SC justices to be assigned cases through lottery system

SC justices to be assigned cases through lottery system

KATHMANDU: With newly amended Supreme Court (SC) Regulations being published in the Nepal Gazette, justices at the apex will now be assigned daily cases through a system of drawing lots.

The notice regarding the amended version of SC Regulations was published in the Nepal Gazette on Monday.

Though Monday’s notice in the gazette paved the way for the assignment of cases through the lottery system, an SC full court is required to take a decision to give it a formality.

The new provision replaces the prerogative that the Chief Justice enjoys while assigning cases to the justices at the apex court.

A report submitted by Justice Hari Krishna Karki had recommended introducing the lottery system. Another report by Justice Mira Khadka had also suggested the procedure to implement the system.

A full court held on November 18 decided to introduce a lottery system amending the existing provisions in the SC Regulations and endorsing a procedure regarding the new system.

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