A single-member bench of Justice Prakash Wosti stayed the recruitment process after a joint hearing on two separate writs filed by Mina Basnet and Binod Phuyal et al.
The petitioners had claimed NHRC should follow the norms of Public Service Commission (PSC) like any other constitutional body.
However, the commission had started its recruitment process claiming the NHRC is an independent body and governed as per the Paris Principle. The PSC and the Prime Minister’s office had shown dissent to the NHRC’s recruitment drive.
SC has also directed NHRC chairman Kedar Nath Upadhyaya and commissioners of the constitutional rights body to furnish written explanation justifying the recruitment drive within two weeks. nepalnews.com