ANANTA RAJ LUITEL
KATHMANDU: The Constitutional Council (CC) is making preparations to fill up vacancies in constitutional bodies — the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Public Service Commission and the Election Commission — using a new system, a highly placed source at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers told The Himalayan Times.
According to the source, the CC will make appointments using the system in which interested candidates can forward their applications for the vacant posts to the PMO and the CC Secretariat, which had published a 15-day notice seeking applications from interested candidates before October 12.
“After the deadline, we will take an appropriate decision on appointment ,” Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang, an ex-officio member of the CC, told this daily.
On September 16, the CC had endorsed regulations, which have it that candidates vying for constitutional posts must apply detailing their expertise and commitment in less than 500 words via email or submit the applications to the CC Secretariat in person.
The PMO source informed that incumbent and retired judges of appellate courts and government secretaries have also applied for the vacant posts, but refuse to reveal the names. Nembang said the new system envisages appointing the right person in the right place.
He expressed hope that the new system will lead to a speedy selection of qualified individuals.