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Kul Man Ghising retires today as govt hasn’t yet decided his reappointment

File: Kul Man Ghising

Kathmandu, September 13

With the government not making any decision on whether to reappoint Kul Man Ghising as the managing director of the state-owned power distribution monopoly, Nepal Electricity Authority, the authority officials are preparing to bid farewell to their popular boss on Sunday afternoon.

Although stakeholders and the public had mounted pressure on the government to continue Ghising, who is credited for ending years of the regular power outage in the country, to lead the NEA, the cabinet has neither decided to reappoint him nor found a successor. Any decision about the issue is unlikely by this evening as the next cabinet meeting has been scheduled for Monday only.

Ghising was appointed the executive chief of the authority exactly four years ago through an open competition. He was working for the authority since the mid-1990s, but some years before the government picked him for the top position in 2016, he was not given any significant responsibility.

It is not sure if the government will reappoint Ghising or picks anyone in his position.

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