Supreme Court stays appointment of new Member Secretary at Lumbini Development Trust

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Kathmandu, August 9:   The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of government not to let new Member Secretary of Lumbini Development Trust, Bishnu Prasad Dhakal, assume his responsibility till the final verdict on a writ petition filed against him is issued.

A single bench of Justice Deepak Kumar Karki has handed down the order in response to the writ filed by Shiva Aryal.

Advocate Aryal was one of 22 applicants who were competing for the position after then Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government began an open competition for the position. After the government appointed Dhakal, who was not in the competition, around two weeks ago, Aryal had moved the court claiming the decision breached the law.

Dhakal is also the incumbent Chief District Officer of Palpa.

In the preliminary hearing held on the case, advocates Raman Shrestha, Upendra Keshari Neupane, Tikaram Bhattarai, Sunil Pokharal and Aryal himself argued against the government decision.

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