Chief Justice of Nepal

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Chief Justice of
Nepal
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प्रधान न्यायाधीश
नेपाल
Incumbent
Gopal Parajuli (Acting)

since 10 June 2017
Style Right Hon'ble Chief Justice
Appointer Presidential nomination with Parliament confirmation
Inaugural holder Hari Prasad Pradhan
(10 August 1951)
Formation Constitution of Nepal
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Nepal

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.

List of Chief Justices[edit]

The list of Chief Justices of Nepal are as follows:[1][2]

No. Name Term start Term end Head of state
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 King Mahendra
4 Bhagwati Prashad Singh 9 April 1964 10 July 1970 King Mahendra
5 Ratna Bahadur Bista 26 July 1970 6 August 1976 King Mahendra
6 Nayan Bahadur Karki 8 December 1976 10 December 1985 King Birendra
7 Dhanendra Bahadur Singh 11 December 1985 7 August 1991 King Birendra
8 Bishwonath Upadhyaya 8 August 1991 25 September 1995 King Birendra
9 Surendra Prasad Singh 26 September 1995 14 February 1997 King Birendra
10 Trilok Pratap Rana 15 February 1997 16 September 1997 King Birendra
11 Om Bhakta Shrestha 22 September 1997 12 April 1998 King Birendra
12 Mohan Prasad Sharma 13 April 1998 15 December 1999 King Birendra
13 Keshav Prasad Upadhyaya 16 December 1999 5 December 2002 King Birendra
14 Kedar Nath Upadhyaya 6 December 2002 21 January 2004 King Gyanendra
15 Govinda Bahadur Shrestha 22 January 2004 13 January 2005 King Gyanendra
16 Hari Prasad Sharma 14 January 2005 29 July 2005 King Gyanendra
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 Ram Baran Yadav
21 Ram Prasad Shrestha 26 March 2010 5 May 2011 Ram Baran Yadav
22 Khil Raj Regmi 6 May 2011 11 February 2014 Ram Baran Yadav
22 Damodar Prasad Sharma 11 April 2014 9 October 2014 Ram Baran Yadav
22 Ram Kumar Prasad Shah 10 October 2014 7 July 2015 Ram Baran Yadav
23 Kalyan Shrestha[3] 8 July 2015 12 April 2016 Ram Baran Yadav
24 Sushila Karki 11 July 2016 9 June 2017 Bidya Devi Bhandari

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUPREME COURT (RETIRED CHIEF JUSTICES)". Supreme Court of Nepal. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "JUSTICES". Supreme Court of Nepal. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "PHSC endorses Kalyan Shrestha as new Chief Justice". My Republica. Retrieved 29 June 2015.