Kathmandu, April 10
Seventeen high court judges, who were recently recommended for the posts by the Judicial Council, took the oath of office and secrecy from Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana today.
The judges will assume their respective offices after undergoing a training, according to Information Officer at the Supreme Court Nagendra Kalakheti.
The Judicial Council had, on April 2, recommended 17 judges for high courts, including three special class officers of the judicial service, one additional judge of erstwhile appellate courts, six district judges and seven advocates.
Deputy Attorney General Kiran Paudel was appointed judge of Patan High Court, Supreme Court Registrar Mahendra Nath Upadhyaya judge of Patan High Court, Hetauda bench, and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Secretary Ramesh Dhakal judge of Janakpur High Court.
Former additional judge at Lalitpur Appellate Court Nilam Paudel has been appointed as judge of Janakpur High Court, Rajbiraj bench.
Sarlahi District Court Judge Rajesh Kumar Kaphle has been appointed judge of Surkhet High Court, Rautahat District Court Judge Lekhnath Dhakal will be judge of Janakpur High Court, Rajbiraj bench, and Bhaktapur District Court Judge Mohammed Junaid Azad has been appointed judge of Biratnagar High Court.
Chitwan District Court Judge Kul Prasad Sharma has been appointed judge of Patan High Court, Lalitpur District Court Judge Bal Mukunda Dawadi will be judge of Janakpur High Court, Birgunj bench, and Parsa District Court Judge Nagendra Lal Karna has been appointed judge of Surkhet High Court.
The seven advocates appointed as high court judges are: Jagat Bahadur Thapa (Patan), Sarala Kumari Pandey (Patan), Bimal Subedi (Tulsipur, Nepalgunj bench), Renuka Shah (Biratnagar), Dal Kumar Khadka (Pokhara), Ujjwal Shukla (Janakpur) and Navaraj Thapaliya (Dipayal).
A version of this article appears in print on April 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.