Chief Justice Parajuli assumes office

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Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has assumed office at the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office to Parajuli at the President's Office earlier on Monday.

The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Sunday had unanimously endorsed his name for the vacant post of chief justice. The post was vacant after Sushila Karki retired on June 6 after crossing the age limit of 65 years. Parajuli had taken charge as acting CJ from June 7.

Parajuli had presented a 39-point judiciary reforms plan during the hearing. No complaints were registered against him in the PHSC. He will lead the judiciary of the country till April 28, 2018.

The meeting of the Constitutional Council on June 29 had sent his name in PHSC for hearing.
 

Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli assuming office on Monday, July 17, 2017. Anish Regmi/Setopati

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