HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: President of Nepal Bar Association Prem Bahadur Khadka today urged the government to implement the Notary Council Act to facilitate service to the public.
Declaring that notary rights had been fully transferred to lawyers after expiry of Nepal Law Book Management Board’s authority to translate and attest public documents, Khadka, also the Vice-Chairman of Nepal Notary Public Council, urged the government to eliminate hurdles in implementation of the Act.
“Despite the attempt by bureaucrats to block this authority of lawyers, we won the battle so the government must now convey to foreign countries and diplomatic missions that the authority is not vested with the government but with lawyers,” Khadka added.
Nepal Notary Public Association President Basanta Bahadur Basnet warned the government against giving this authority to bureaucrats, who have vested interest in not releasing the authority to lawyers.
A team of lawyers led by NBA Secretary General Bijaya Prasad Mishra submitted a memorandum to Attorney General Mukti Narayan Pradhan and government secretaries urging them to create a positive environment so as to enable lawyers to continue their profession effectively.
Shree Prasad Pundit, former Registrar of the Supreme Court, urged the community of lawyers to provide service to the public easily as this authority is intended to decentralise the service.