Ramesh Silwal removed from National Sports Council’s top position

NSC Member Secretary Ramesh Silwal
File: NSC Member Secretary Ramesh Silwal

Kathmandu, October 19

The government has sacked Ramesh Silwal from the position of member secretary of the National Sports Council.

A cabinet meeting held on Monday decided to remove him from the top executive position of the national sports governing body, informs a minister.

Silwal, also known for his college business in the capital, is considered close to the former prime minister and CPN-UML chairman KP Sharma Oli. The Oli government had appointed him as the NSC member secretary for the second term in July 2020.

He was appointed for four years, but the change in the government made him lose the position in one year and three months.

Earlier, in 2019 July, he was appointed in the same position for four years. However, he was forced to quit as the government enacted a new Sports Act recently that had a provision of forming the NSC in the new structure. Silwal’s appointment was expected for many for his close ties with the then ruling party and the successful hosting of the 13th South Asian Games in 2019 December.

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