Friday, January 19, 2007

CJ Poudel administers oath of office to Justices

Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Poudel administered the oath of office and secrecy to all Justices of the Supreme Court as per the Interim Constitution 2007.

Poudel administered oath of office and secrecy to 11 permanent Justices of the apex court in the first phase and seven temporary Justices in the second phase amidst a function held at Poudel’s office this morning.

CJ Poudel himself took the oath of office and secrecy from Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Thursday.

According to Article 162 (2) of the Interim Constitution promulgated on January 15, all judges need to take fresh oath of office and the judges who fail to do so will be automatically dismissed from their posts.

A special Cabinet meeting on Wednesday had decided that the CJ should take the oath of office from the PM and that the CJ would administer the oath of office to other SC justices.

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