Leader Acharya draws PM's attention over delay in appointing heads of constitutional bodies

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader Mahesh Acharya has drawn the attention of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to why the posts of Chief Justice and chiefs of other constitutional bodies were lying vacant for long.

Writing a letter to the PM, leader Acharya said PM Oli himself violated the provision in Article 284 (3) of the Constitution, thereby creating severe damage to the judiciary system, a significant pillar of democracy.

"Although three months have already passed, there is no Chief Justice in the Supreme Court and no Chief Commissioner in the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). No initiative has been taken by the government in his regard, which is sheer violation of constitutional provision," leader Acharya argued.

In the letter, he further underscored that not having chiefs in these government bodies, which play vital roles to check and balance power and maintain good governance in the country, may invite government's control and undue influence over these bodies at any time.