SC seeks clarification on civil servants’ deprivation to cast vote

controversial vacancy announcement

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday asked the government and the Election Commission (EC) to furnish written clarification within 15 days on failure to arrange the civil servants to cast their vote in the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections.

A single bench of Justice Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai also summoned the government and the EC to attend a meeting to be organaized on November 5 wherein the matter is scheduled to discuss. The government and the EC are named as defendants.

Bharat Kumar Mainali of the Office of Attorney General had filed a writ petition on October 30, demanding that government officials be granted their right to vote.