Gyewali moves Supreme Court against removal

KATHMANDU: Recently sacked Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, Sushil Gyewali, has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court demanding that he be allowed to work in the previous position.

Gyewali demanded that an interim order be issued against the decision to remove him.

The government on July 11 had dismissed him from the top position of the national post-earthquake reconstruction body citing inefficiency during his tenure.

However, Gyewali in the writ filed today has claimed that he was appointed for a period of five years and he had been carrying out his responsibilities as the NRA Chief, informed Gyewali's Secretary Pradip Acharya.

Meanwhile, Gyewali demanded that the apex court issue an order of certiorari to quash the decision to remove him and appoint Govinda Raj Pokharel in the position.

The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Pokharel have been made defendants in the case.

The government had sought clarification from Gyewali twice — on December 29 and January 5 — expressing dissatisfaction over his performance.