Parliamentary committee unanimously okays Gopal Parajuli for Chief Justice

File image: Acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli

Kathmandu, July 16

The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Sunday unanimously endorsed the name of Gopal Parajuli for the appointment to the vacant position of Chief Justice of Nepal.

Now, the President has to appoint Parajuli to the top judicial position.

Earlier, the House panel had asked members of the public to file complaints against Parajuli within 10 days if they had any. But, no any complaint was received against him.

The Constitutional Council had forwarded the name of Parajuli for hearing after his predecessor Sushila Karki retired in June first week.

Parajuli has been working as Acting Chief Justice at the Supreme Court since Karki’s retirement.

Once appointed, he will hold the top office till April 27, 2018, when he reaches the age of 65 years.


Published on July 16th, Sunday, 2017 11:05 AM

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