Call to appoint judges sans bias

Kathmandu, October 17:

Legal experts today called the government to appoint judges in an impartial way so as to evade political intervention in the judiciary.

“Political intervention in judiciary can be stopped only if the judges are appointed in an impartial way,” senior advocate Shree Hari Aryal said. “If judges’ appointment can not become impartial, nobody can evade political intervention in the judiciary,” he said.

Aryal was speaking at a programme on conflicting judgment review organised by Nepal Environmental Lawyers Association.

“If there are judges, who do not have morality and honesty, then they should be pensioned off,” he added.

He also emphasised the need to properly evaluate judges and honour their capacities. Aryal said that conflicting judgments were the outcome lack of study, proper record-keeping system and publication of judgments in the Supreme Court.

Court staffers, attorneys transferred

Kathmandu: The Judicial Service Commission headed by Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri on Friday decided to transfer senior judicial staffers and government attorneys. An ex-officio member of the JSC and Attorney General Raghav Lal Baidhya said that the meeting held on Friday transferred many court staffers and government attorneys.

Minister for Law, Justice and Constituent Assembly Affairs Dev Gurung, Supreme Court’s senior-most Justice Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, chairman of the Public Service Commission Tirtha Man Shakya and Attorney General Raghav Lal Baidhya participated in the meeting.

According to Baidhya, the JSC has decided to transfer first class, second class and third class gazetted officers.

“This is a routine transfer,” he said, adding, “Many officers have been sent to districts and those who have spent long time in districts have been transferred to Kathmandu and other urban areas.” — HNS