Nepal Chief Justice Sacked For Allegedly Overstaying Past Retirement Age

Kathmandu:  Nepal’s powerful judicial council has removed the country’s Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli for holding office despite crossing the retirement age. Today’s decision of the Himalayan nation’s judicial council to remove Chief Justice Parajuli came minutes before he administered the oath of office to Bidya Bhandari, who was re-elected President for a second.

The judicial council said Chief Justice Parajuli’s date of birth mentioned in his identity papers and academic certificates did not match. The retirement cut-off for state officials in Nepal is 65. The council said Chief Justice Parajuli should have retired seven months ago.

“According to a secretary level decision of March 14, 2018, we inform that respectable Gopal Prasad Parajuli no longer remains in the post of Chief Justice as he has crossed the retirement age of 65 on August 5, 20017,” the letter issued by the judicial council secretary Nripa Dhwal Niraula said.

The letter referred to Chief…

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