Kathmandu, November 21
The procedure to appoint new Nepali ambassadors to India, the United States and the United Kingdom has got stalled as the Parliamentary Heading Special Committee could not convene a meeting to hear the nominations on Sunday.
With this, it is highly likely that the appointment will take place only in December.
A cabinet meeting on October 28 had recommended economist Shankar Sharma for the Nepali ambassador to India, international political and foreign affairs expert Shreedhar Khatri to the United States and longtime career diplomat Gyan Chandra Acharya to the United Kingdom.
However, the nominees are yet to be endorsed by the parliamentary committee, a requirement for their appointment by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
The committee had called a meeting to hear the nominations today, but the meeting could not be convened as no sufficient lawmakers were present to meet the quorum for the meeting. Consequently, the next meeting has been called for December 3, informs its chairperson Laxman Lal Karna.