KATHMANDU, June 29: The Constitutional Council (CC) on Thursday recommended Gopal Prasad Parajuli for the post of chief justice of the Supreme Court.
A meeting of the CC held Thursday unanimously recommended acting Chief Justice Parajuli for the highest post. Parajuli will take charge officially after the Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee endorses.
The recommendation had been delayed after the CPN-UML chairman, who is also the leader of the main opposition party, KP Sharma Oli, sought time to look into the background and profile of Parajuli.
Earlier, the Judicial Council had recommended six candidate for chief justice including Parajuli, Deepak Raj Joshi, Om Prakash Mishra, Devendra Gopal Shrestha, Jagadish Sharma Paudel and Cholendra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana.
The JC meeting also decided to accept April 28, 1953, as date of birth of Parajuli as per the latest copy of his citizenship certificate. This will allow him to stay in the post of CJ until April 28, 2018, if appointed.