PHSC starting hearing of proposed CEC tomorrow

Published On: July 7, 2016 02:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 7: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) is to conduct the parliamentary hearing of Ayodhi Prasad Yadav, who has been proposed for appointment to the Chief Election Commissioner.

A meeting of the Committee chaired by its president Kul Bahadur Gurung on Thursday decided to call for the presence of Yadav for hearing in the committee's meeting tomorrow morning.

Two complaints were filed against Yadav at the PHSC, arguing that Yadav's parliamentary hearing should not be held until the writ filed against his reappointment at the Supreme Court was decided upon. Yadav is currently the Acting Chief Election Commissioner.

It is stated that the committee is directly holding the parliamentary hearing as it was not possible to inquire in detail about the complaints against him as the complainants have not mentioned their contact number or e-mail in the complaint.

Regarding the Acting Chief Justice Sushila Karki, the PHSC has decided to call the people who filed complaints against her appointment as the Chief Justice to its meeting on Sunday to vindicate their complaints and also to hold Karki's hearing the same day.

The complaints against Karki include her declining to give recognition to the DNA test in a case filed to establish family relations, an employee faced expulsion from service as she declined to issue an interim order in the name of the National Human Rights Commission, politicization of the judiciary, settling a case related to her relatives against the law, adopting separate parameters in court decision, deciding cases without studying the case and owning a house worth millions of rupees at Basundhara in Kathmandu. RSS

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