Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli will be the new Chief Justice of Nepal. The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) yesterday unanimously endorsed Justice Parajuli’s name for the post of Chief Justice of Supreme Court. After endorsement by PHSC the President will now appoint him as Chief Justice. He will head the judiciary till April 28, 2018.
The Constitutional Council on June 29 had recommended Justice Parajuli’s name to PHSC for hearing. No complaints were received against him at PHSC. Justice Parajuli is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court and officiating as acting Chief Justice after the retirement of Chief Justice Sushila Karki on June 6, 2017.