Judicial reforms needed: Rayamajhi

Kathmandu, June 24:

Officiating Chief Justice Min Bahadur Rayamajhi today said the Supreme Court was committed to reform the judiciary.

“As there is a need to reform the judiciary, we are ready to do the needful for this cause,” Rayamajhi, who is also an ex-officio member of the Judicial Council, which looks after the cases of corruption and irregularities in the judiciary, said.

Rayamajhi was speaking at a programme organised by Pairavi Prakashan to felicitate former Supreme Court Justice Top Bahadur Singh for his contribution to judiciary during the closing ceremony of a seven-day book exhibition.

“The SC had asked the Nepal Bar Association three months ago to forward suggestions on ways to bring reforms in the judiciary, but we are yet to get a response,” Rayamajhi said.

NBA President Bishwa Kant Mainali said judicial reforms were needed to provide justice to the common people. “Since our justice system has not been able to provide justice to the poor, there is an urgent need to reform the judiciary.”

Mainali also called on all to check corruption and irregularities in the judiciary. “A strong and effective mechanism is required to check the factors troubling the judiciary,” Mainali said.