Rayamajhi takes over as acting CJ

KATHMANDU: Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri on Sunday took compulsory retirement after completing 65 years of age. He will be succeeded by senior most justice of the Supreme Court Min Bahadur Rayamajhi as the Acting Chief Justice from Monday.

As per Article 103 (4) of the Constitution, at the time of a vacant post of CJ, or the Chief Justice is unable to carry out the duties of his/her office due to illness or any other reasons, or he/she cannot be present in the office due to a leave of absence or his/her being outside of Nepal, the senior-most Judge will be given the duties of an Acting Chief Justice.

A programme was organised in the Supreme Court to bid farewell to Giri attended by Justices and court officials. Incoming CJ Rayamajhi praised the contribution of the retiring CJ at the programme.

“We will always remember his dedication and remarkable contribution to the judiciary,” said Rayamajhi.

Registrar of the Supreme Court Ram Krishna Timalsena also praised his contributions to the judiciary at the programme.