Judiciary should uphold CS: CJ

KATHMANDU: Newly appointed Chief Justice Min Bahadur Rayamajhi on Saturday said the country's judiciary would work for establishing the rule of law and constitutional supremacy.

Launching a book titled Implementation of Strategic Planning and Achievement of Judiciary, at a function to mark the Law Day, Rayamajhi said, "We are undergoing a historical change in our norms and values." Appreciating a progressive change, the CJ said the Supreme Court was committed to provide effective and accessible justice to the public.

Rayamajhi said the judiciary was facing brain drain. "The foremost need is to formulate the judicature and to manage an efficient workforce."

The CJ stressed good relation between the bench and the bar for their importance in justice delivery. He said political interference would render the judiciary ineffective. Rayamajhi said that every citizen should respect the court order and not politicise any verdict.

"By nature, the judiciary should come to the aid of the poor, the illiterate and the marginalised," he said. "The judges should govern themselves in the light of the Code of Conduct prepared by a national conference."

Justice Anup Raj Sharma said the judicial strategic planning was the first of its kind in South Asia. Stating that the law should move with the times, Sharma said the country was suffering from a 'legal syndrome'.

Ram Krishna Timilsina, registrar, SC, said the strategic plan was prepared after an intensive research.