Chief Justice of Nepal

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Chief Justice of
Nepal
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प्रधान न्यायाधीश
नेपाल
Incumbent
Cholendra Shamsher Rana

since 2 January 2019
StyleRight Hon'ble Chief Justice
AppointerPresidential nomination with Parliament confirmation
Term length6 years [1]
Inaugural holderHari Prasad Pradhan
(10 August 1951)
Formation10 August 1951
Salary88,950 Nepalese rupees (NPR)[2]
WebsiteSupreme Court 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.

The current Chief Justice is Cholendra Shumsher Rana, who took over the role on 2 January 2019.[3]

List of Chief Justices[edit]

The list of Chief Justices of Nepal are as follows:[4][5]

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
(1) Hari Prasad Pradhan 14 December 1961 15 December 1963
3 Bhagwati Prashad Singh 9 April 1964 10 July 1970
4 Ratna Bahadur Bista 26 July 1970 6 August 1976
5 Nayan Bahadur Khatri 8 December 1976 10 December 1985 King Birendra
6 Dhanendra Bahadur Singh 11 December 1985 7 August 1991
7 Bishwonath Upadhyaya 8 August 1991 25 September 1995
8 Surendra Prasad Singh 26 September 1995 14 February 1997
9 Trilok Pratap Rana 15 February 1997 16 September 1997
10 Om Bhakta Shrestha 22 September 1997 12 April 1998
11 Mohan Prasad Sharma 13 April 1998 15 December 1999
12 Keshav Prasad Upadhyaya 16 December 1999 5 December 2002
13 Kedar Nath Upadhyay 6 December 2002 21 January 2004 King Gyanendra
14 Govinda Bahadur Shrestha 22 January 2004 13 January 2005
15 Hari Prasad Sharma 14 January 2005 29 July 2005
16 Dilip Kumar Poudel 31 July 2005 8 September 2007 King Gyanendra
17 Kedar Prasad Giri 5 October 2007 7 May 2009 Girija Prasad Koirala
18 Min Bahadur Rayamajhi 8 May 2009 10 February 2010 Ram Baran Yadav
19 Anup Raj Sharma 11 February 2010 25 March 2010
20 Ram Prasad Shrestha 26 March 2010 5 May 2011
21 Khil Raj Regmi 6 May 2011 11 February 2014
22 Damodar Prasad Sharma 11 April 2014 9 October 2014
23 Ram Kumar Shah 10 October 2014 7 July 2015
24 Kalyan Shrestha[6] 8 July 2015 12 April 2016
25 Sushila Karki 11 July 2016 9 June 2017 Bidhya Devi Bhandari
26 Gopal Prasad Parajuli 9 June 2017 14 March 2018
27 Om Prakash Mishra 5 August 2018 1 January 2019
28 Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana 2 January 2019 Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constitution of Nepal 2015". Peace Agreements. 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Know how much a minister, an MP and other high officials earn in Nepal". Online Khabar. 7 September 2021. Archived from the original on 7 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  3. ^ "न्यायाधीशहरु". Supreme Court of Nepal. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "SUPREME COURT (RETIRED CHIEF JUSTICES)". Supreme Court of Nepal. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  5. ^ "JUSTICES". Supreme Court of Nepal. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  6. ^ "PHSC endorses Kalyan Shrestha as new Chief Justice". My Republica. Retrieved 29 June 2015.