The joint bench of High Court Judges Dhruvraj Chand and Sudarshan Raj Pandey decided to dismiss the petition filed with the Rehapp Board with the demand for reinstatement on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports dismissed 9 board members of Rakhep last November 3. Among them, Renuka Shrestha, Suvarna Shrestha, Subhas Shrestha, Sumanna Shrestha and Reem Ranabhat filed a writ in the Patan High Court on November 8.
The High Court had issued an interim order in the name of the Ministry of Youth and Sports not to implement the decision of dismissal after the preliminary hearing on 10th of December. Those members who were reinstated after the interim order were not invited to the Board of Trustees meeting held on May 9.
They filed a contempt of court case on May 25 saying that they were not invited to the board meeting. The bench on Wednesday dismissed the writ as the claim was not reached.
The Ministry of Sports appointed 8 board members on November 10. With the interim order of the court, they could not take responsibility. Now the way to keep them in office is open.
The appointment of Mohammad Fazil of Kathmandu, Pema Dolma Lama of Hetaunda, Janak Prasad Bartaula of Makwanpur, Dipendra Bista of Bardia, Prakash Kumar Kusari of Rukum, Bina Nawache Shrestha of Bhaktapur, Anjan Dhamala of Gorkha and Mr. Thapamagar of Banke in November will be implemented by the ministry.