Kathmandu, Jan 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher Rana. The newly appointed CJ took oath of office and secrecy before the Head-of-the-State today amidst a ceremony at the Office of President, Shital Niwas.
The swearing-in ceremony was held on the witnesses of Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Minister for Law, Justice and Federal Affairs Bhanubhakta Dhakal and the Supreme Court (SC) judges.
The Parliamentary Hearing Committee on Tuesday unanimously endorsed his name for the appointment as the CJ.
CJ (previous) Om Prakash Mishra took retirement from his office on Tuesday due to age-limit. Now, Rana gets an opportunity to serve as the 29th CJ.
He was born to Uma Rajya Laxmi (mother) and Yuba Raj Shumsher Rana (father) on Mangsir 28, 2014 BS (December 13, 1957) at Kalikasthan of Kathmandu.
Rana completed his LLB degree from the Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University and received the advocate's license in Mangsir 6, 2036 BS. Since then, he served as a legal practitioner till the month of Chaita, 2052 BS.
He joined the Appellate Court as an additional judge on the recommendation of the Judicial Council in Baisakh, 2053 BS and was appointed as the permanent judge of the appellate court in Chaita, 2061 BS. He started his duty at the Special Court in Asoj, 2065 BS. He has already served as the acting chief Judge at the Appellate Court Dipayal, Rajbiraj and Butwal.
Rana was appointed the permanent judge of the Supreme Court on Jeth 13, 2071 BS (May 27, 2014). He is scheduled to assume his office as the CJ today itself. He will stay in the office for the next four years.
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