July 18, 2017
Gopal Prasad Parajuli was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Nepal. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, at a special ceremony at the office of the President in Sheetal Niwas on Monday.
Parajuli, who was officiating as acting Chief Justice after the retirement of Chief Justice Sushila Karki on June 6, 2017, will head the judiciary till April 28, 2018.
In his comments, Parajuli recalled the widespread discontent about the slow justice delivery in Nepal and said that he has prepared a 39-point action plan pertaining to judicial reforms in the country. He added that, “The Supreme Court would remain in touch with the Nepal Bar Association in this regard”.
The event was attended by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Speaker Onsari Gharti, chiefs of constitutional bodies and judges of the Supreme Court among others.