HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A member of the Judicial Council today accused Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi of showing reluctance to reform the judiciary.
“He is busy hearing cases and does not have time for the council. That’s why, the council has not been able to deliver results,” Khem Narayan Dhungana, member of the Judicial Council, told The Himalayan Times today.
“Despite our serious efforts, the JC is yet to appoint judges, endorse new norms for judges and punish those involved in wrongdoings,” said Dhungana.
“We prepared many reports in this regard but Regmi is not giving us time,” he added. Recently, another member Upendra Keshari Neupane had submitted a memorandum to Chief Justice Regmi over the same issue.
“There is an urgent need for the council to take the lead,” said Dhungana. Regmi should focus on formulating policies rather than settling cases, Dhungana held.
The council member held that it was highly unlikely that ad hoc judges at the Supreme Court would be made permanent before May 27. If the constitution does not include a provision for ad hoc judges, seven ad hoc judges would lose their job, he added.