Chief Justice Shah retires, Shrestha’s oath today


Chief Justice Ram Kumar Prasad Shah today retired from service.

Justices and staff of the Supreme Court today organised a programme to bid farewell to CJ Shah, who retired after reaching the age of 65. The retirement age for chief justice is 65. Shah became chief justice on October 10 last year.

Among major works undertaken during his 10-month-stint include online update of hearing calendar of cases as part of maximum use of information technology, issuance of work schedule of case hearing at 10:00 am, case-related alert circulation to clients through SMS and email and arrangement of filing writ from law firm.

Seniormost SC Justice Kalyan Shrestha, who has been already endorsed by the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee, will succeed Shah from tomorrow.

President Ram Baran Yadav will formally appoint Shrestha as the new chief justice and administer oath of office and secrecy to him tomorrow morning.

Shrestha was recommended by the Constitution Council as the new chief justice and the PHSC had endorsed his name for the same on June 29.