Acting chief justice says judiciary not given enough budget

Kathmandu, May 31

Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee today said that if the government allocated adequate budget for the judiciary, then the judiciary would not require any help from national and international organisations.

He said this while delivering his inuagural speech at a five-day  seminar  organised by Kathmandu School of Law. “If the government allocates enough budget for judiciary, there will be no  I/NGOs in the judiciary,” he added. Joshee said the government should at least allocate one per cent budget for the judiciary. Despite our request, the government allocated minimum budget for the judiciary, he added. He said the judiciary was in a situation where it had to rely on the donors to organise ordinary programmes.  “Unless the government allocates one per cent budget, the judiciary will continue to face problems even to carry out its day-to-day work,” he added.

He said a research was being conducted to know whether or not the assistance provided by  I/NGO was effective in the judiciary.