SC notices to govt

Kathmandu, November 21:

The Supreme Court today issued show cause notices to government authorities, including the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Ministry of Information and Communication, on the Compensation Fixing Committee. The court asked the authorities why a panel was not set up according to the Working Journalist Act 2053 BS.

A single bench of justice Ram Kumar Prasad Shah was responding to a writ petition filed by the president of Freedom Forum, Tara Nath Dahal. Giving a 15-day time frame, the bench sought written replies from the authorities on not formation of a committee.