Hearing panel devising a fast track to okay 3 new Supreme Court justices

File: Supreme Court of Nepal
File: Supreme Court of Nepal

Kathmandu, September 7

The Parliamentary Hearing Committee in the federal parliament is devising a fast track to endorse three new Supreme Court justices for their appointment.

The Judicial Council on Tuesday recommended three people for justiceship at the Supreme Court. They are two high court judges Nita Gautam Dixit and Binod Sharma Gautam, and senior advocate DN Parajuli, also the chief of the Tribhuvan University Nepal Law Campus.

As per the constitutional provision, the nominees have to get approved by the parliamentary committee before their appointment. However, as the House of Representatives is completing its term after some 10 days before filing nominations for the November elections, the committee is under pressure to complete the procedure.

As an exception, the nominees are eligible for appointment if the hearing committee fails to make any specific decision.

The panel has members from both houses of the federal parliament, but members of the House of Representatives command the majority.

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