September 22: The Supreme Court (SC) has denied issuing an interim order in a writ petition filed against the appointment of Kulman Ghising as the executive director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
With the apex court’s latest decision, Ghising can now continue his job at the NEA.
A single bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana ordered the concerned parties to furnish the details regarding the appointment but refused to issue an interim order or a show cause notice.
The Supreme Court noted that the petitioner Hitendra Dev Shakya has been appointed as a specialist member in the Water and Energy Commission as per the decision of the Council of Ministers to give him the post of deputy executive.
“From the current status, the petitioner does not seem to have been removed from his post thus an interim order is not deemed necessary,” the SC’s statement read.
Shakya had lodged the writ petition at the Supreme Court on August challenging the government’s decision to appoint Ghising as the Executive Director of NEA. --RSS