Kathmandu, August 7:
The agitating staffers and the Registrar of the Supreme Court today reached an agreement to withdraw the nationwide agitation and resume work in courts from tomorrow.
After Registrar Dr Ram Krishna Timalsena reviewed his decision to transfer three staffers from the Supreme Court, the staffers today agreed to withdraw their nationwide agitation. Since the past three consecutives days, work in courts nationwide has been disrupted.
After Dr Timalsena decided to transfer three officials Binod Adhikary, Nagendra Kalakheti and Jivan Bhandari in several district courts, they had started an agitation. Timalsena transferred Adhikary in the Rautahat District Court, Kalakheti in Siraha District Court and Bhandari in the Taplegunj District Court, but after the agitation Timalsena had to review his decision. Timalsena said today he would review the transfers and that the three staffers would be transferred to Kathmandu Valley courts â€” Bhaktapur District Court, Labour Court and the Administrative Court. Accusing him of being involved in financial irregularities, court officials have disrupted work in courts across the country. They have demanded Dr Timalsenaâ€™s resignation from the post of Registrar saying that he has been involving in irregularities while installing the information technology and computer network in the Supreme Court.
Dr Timalsena, however, has said it was a baseless allegation and said he would publicise facts regarding the installation of the computer network. The agitating staffers and Timalsena agreed today that a mechanism would be set up to look into matters of welfare of the staffers and also managerial reform. The agreement was made with the unions of the agitating officials and Timalsena.