Chief Justice of Nepal
|Chief Justice of |
|Style||Right Hon'ble Chief Justice|
|Appointer||Presidential nomination with Parliament confirmation|
|Inaugural holder||Hari Prasad Pradhan|
(10 August 1951)
|Formation||Constitution of Nepal|
|Website||Supreme Court of Nepal|
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The Chief Justice of Nepal (Nepali: प्रधान न्यायाधीश) is the head of the judicial branch of Nepal and the chief judge of the Supreme Court of Nepal. The Chief Justice is the highest judicial officer in the country, and acts as a chief administrative officer for all the judicial system.
The current Chief Justice is Chholendra Shumsher Rana, who took over the role on 2 January 2019.
List of Chief Justices
|No.||Name||Term start||Term end||Appointed by|
|1||Hari Prasad Pradhan||10 August 1951||20 May 1956||King Tribhuvan|
|2||Anirudra Prasad Singh||21 May 1956||29 June 1959||King Mahendra|
|3||Hari Prasad Pradhan||14 December 1961||15 December 1963|
|4||Bhagwati Prashad Singh||9 April 1964||10 July 1970|
|5||Ratna Bahadur Bista||26 July 1970||6 August 1976|
|6||Nayan Bahadur Karki||8 December 1976||10 December 1985||King Birendra|
|7||Dhanendra Bahadur Singh||11 December 1985||7 August 1991|
|8||Bishwonath Upadhyaya||8 August 1991||25 September 1995|
|9||Surendra Prasad Singh||26 September 1995||14 February 1997|
|10||Trilok Pratap Rana||15 February 1997||16 September 1997|
|11||Om Bhakta Shrestha||22 September 1997||12 April 1998|
|12||Mohan Prasad Sharma||13 April 1998||15 December 1999|
|13||Keshav Prasad Upadhyaya||16 December 1999||5 December 2002|
|14||Kedar Nath Upadhyaya||6 December 2002||21 January 2004||King Gyanendra|
|15||Govinda Bahadur Shrestha||22 January 2004||13 January 2005|
|16||Hari Prasad Sharma||14 January 2005||29 July 2005|
|17||Dilip Kumar Poudel||31 July 2005||8 September 2007||Girija Prasad Koirala|
|18||Kedar Prasad Giri||5 October 2007||7 May 2009||King Gyanendra|
|19||Min Bahadur Rayamajhi||8 May 2009||10 February 2010||Ram Baran Yadav|
|20||Anup Raj Sharma||11 February 2010||25 March 2010|
|21||Ram Prasad Shrestha||26 March 2010||5 May 2011|
|22||Khil Raj Regmi||6 May 2011||11 February 2014|
|22||Damodar Prasad Sharma||11 April 2014||9 October 2014|
|22||Ram Kumar Prasad Shah||10 October 2014||7 July 2015|
|23||Kalyan Shrestha||8 July 2015||12 April 2016|
|24||Sushila Karki||11 July 2016||9 June 2017||Bidya Devi Bhandari|
|25||Gopal Prasad Parajuli||9 June 2017||14 March 2018|
|26||Om Prakash Mishra||5 August 2018||1 January 2019|
|27||Cholendra Shumsher JBR||2 January 2019|
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- "SUPREME COURT (RETIRED CHIEF JUSTICES)". Supreme Court of Nepal. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
- "JUSTICES". Supreme Court of Nepal. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
- "PHSC endorses Kalyan Shrestha as new Chief Justice". My Republica. Retrieved 29 June 2015.