KATHMANDU — The government has appointed Lok Darshan Regmi, Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, as the new Chief Secretary.
A Cabinet meeting held on Monday morning took the decision to this effect.
The meeting has also transferred three secretaries. Mohan Krishna Sapkota was transferred to Home Ministry from the Ministry for General Administration. Similarly Reshmi Raj Panday has been transferred to General Administration Ministry while Shankar Adhikari took charge of Finance Ministry.
Likewise, the cabinet meeting has also appointed Yubaraj Bhusal as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority.
“As the post remained vacant after the outgoing CEO Govinda Pokharel tendered his resignation on Monday for contesting the federal election, the Cabinet has appointed Bhusal to the post,” said the government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communication Mohan Bahadur Basnet.
Bhusal is the third CEO in the National Reconstruction Authority.
National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Chief Executive Officer Govinda Pokharel on Monday resigned from the post. It has been learnt that Bhusal had resigned from the post to contest in upcoming House of Representative election from Pyuthan.Follow @gorkhapost
PM Oli expands cabinet, 15 new ministers inducted
KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has has expanded the Cabinet inducting 15 new ministers from his party CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre), increasing the size of his Cabinet to 22 on Friday.With this, the cabinet led by PM Oli has been extended to 21 members.
Six lawmakers from CPN-UML and five from CPN Maoist Centre lawmakers have been inducted as Ministers to the Cabinet. Likewise, three lawmakers are included as Minister of State.
The newly appointed ministers and state ministers were administered the oath of office at President’s office in Sheetal Niwas, by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas amid an official function.
The newly ministers are as follows :
Gokarna Bista – Minister for Labour and Employment
Pradeep Kumar Gyawali – Minister for Foreign Affairs
Rabindra Adhikari – Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation
Jagat Bishwakarma – Minister for Youth and Sports
Sher Bahadur Tamang – Minister for Law
Raghubir Mahaseth – Minister for Physical Infrastructure Planning and Development
Gokul Baskota – State Minister for Information and Communication
Padma Kumari Aryal -State Minister for Health and Polulation
CPN Maoist Centre
Barsha Man Pun -Minister for Energy and Water Resources
Giriraj Mani Pokharel – Minister for Education
Shakti Basnet – Minister of Forestry
Chakrapani Khanal – Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
Bina Magar – Minister for Drinking Water
Ram Kumari Chaudhary – State Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
PM Oli, earlier in the second expansion of his Cabinet, had appointed CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Ram Bahadur Thapa as Minister for Home Affairs, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Matrika Yadav as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, former governor Yabaraj Khatiwada as Minister for Finance, and CPN-UML’s Ishwor Pokharel as Defence Minister.Follow @gorkhapost
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