Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha, who previously served as the Acting Chief Justice, has now assumed the role of Chief Justice (CJ) of the Supreme Court.

This appointment was made by President Ram Chandra Paudel on Monday, in accordance with Article 129(2) of the Constitution of Nepal, following the recommendation of the Constitutional Council.

Notably, Shrestha’s nomination as CJ was endorsed without opposition by the parliamentary hearing committee the day before.

Born on October 6, 1959 in Doti of Sudurpaschim province, Shrestha will get 14 months to lead the judiciary before he retires on October 5, 2024. He entered government service as a section officer on April 9, 1982 and became a Supreme Court Justice on August 1, 2016.