A writ has been filed in the Supreme Court saying that the President is going to be appointed against the law in the Telecommunication Authority
Kathmandu. A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court saying that the chairman is being appointed against the law in Nepal Telecommunication Authority, the regulatory body of the telecommunication sector. Advocates Anantaraj Luintel, Pratibha Upreti and Vishal Thapa have filed a writ on Thursday saying that the call for applications demanded during the appointment of the Chairman of the Authority is against the Telecommunications Act.
In the writ, the Council of Ministers, the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the Telecommunication Authority have been made opponents.
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology had given a deadline of seven days on January 14 and called for applications for the post of Chairman of the Telecommunication Authority.
The writ petitioner claims that the chairman is being appointed contrary to the provisions of the Telecommunications Act. According to Section 5 (1) of the Telecommunications Act 2053, the chairman and members of the authority should be persons with qualifications and experience as specified in the technical and administrative, market management, accounting and auditing or legal fields related to telecommunication services. It is mentioned in the writ that a notice has been published that only those who have worked in the same level or above can apply.
According to the Telecommunication Regulation 2054, there is a legal provision to be a Nepali citizen who has at least 10 years of experience in the case of the chairman and at least seven years of experience in the case of a member in the relevant field after obtaining at least a bachelor's degree from a recognized educational institution in the mentioned field to be the chairman and member of the authority.
However, in the case of employees of government or public institutes, authorities, boards, committees, commissions, establishments or public companies, the illegal condition of having worked for a period of time as per rule 3 of Telecommunications Regulations 2054 in the gazetted first class, tenth level or higher position is prescribed and the application The petitioner has demanded to stop the appointment process.
The preliminary hearing of the writ will be held tomorrow.
Last updated: Jan 18, 2080 19:39
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