Three justices recommended for Supreme CourtThe nominees are chief judges Neeta Gautam Dixit and Binod Sharma, and advocate DN Parajuli.
A meeting of the Judicial Council held on Tuesday decided to recommend three justices for the Supreme Court.
The meeting of the council decided to recommend two chief judges of the high courts–Neeta Gautam Dixit and Binod Sharma and an advocate DN Parajuli, who is also an associate professor of law, for Supreme Court justices. Parajuli is also the campus chief of the Nepal Law Campus.
Gautam Dixit is the chief judge of the Tulsipur High Court while Sharma heads the Janakpur High Court.
“The Judicial Council has decided to recommend three names for Supreme Court justices on Tuesday,” said Govinda Bandi, minister for law, justice and parliamentary affairs.
The 21-strong apex court currently has only 19 justices while the chief justice, Cholendra Shumsher Rana, remains on suspension after 98 lawmakers filed an impeachment motion against him on February 13.
“As per section 4 of the Judicial Council Act 2016, we need to appoint the justice a month before the term of any justice expires,” said the minister.
Acting Chief Justice Deepak Kumar Karki will retire in the first week of October.
The three nominees for Supreme Court justices will be appointed by the President after they are confirmed through a parliamentary hearing.