Suspended CJ Rana declined decoration
Suspended Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana (file photo)
KATHMANDU: The government has not conferred the honorary title on the suspended Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana, even though it had previously decided to parry it.
The government had decided to bestow a coveted honorary title “Mahaujjwal Rashtradeep” on Rana six months ago on Constitution Day (Ashwin 3, 2078).
Rana was not summoned yesterday to the ceremony organized in Shital Niwas for the distribution of decorations and honorary titles.
Although Rana’s name is on the list made public by the Interior Ministry, a ministry meeting on Wednesday decided to suspend her title until her corruption case is resolved.
Rana had been suspended after an impeachment petition was filed against him in the Supreme Court on February 13.
It is a tradition that the decorations announced on Constitution Day are distributed during the Nepali New Year (Baisakh 1).
The government had decided to confer this year decorations and honorary titles to at least 906 eminent personalities, for which Rs 180 million were spent.
The President distributes decorations and honorary titles according to tradition.