The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended senior-most Justice Sushila Karki as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Karki will be the country's first female chief of the judiciary, reports The Himalayan Times.
A meeting of the Constitutional Council, which was deferred earlier in the absence of Speaker Onsari Gharti, took the decision in the evening with her consent.
Karki will take charge once the President appoints her after the CC nod.
Karki's nomination is considered yet another milestone in women's leadership in the state mechanism.
Karki is known for her zero tolerance against corruption in the judiciary.