Kathmandu, November 30
The government has appointed Tanka Lal Ghising as the member secretary of the National Sports Council, the apex sports governance body of the country.
The position was vacant since the government fired Ramesh Silwal from the position last month.
A native of Ramechhap, Ghising is the president of the Nepal Rugby Association. He is also a member of the CPN-Maoist Centre, a major ruling coalition partner.
Earlier, the government had called for applications from the positions and had received 18 nominations. From them, a task force formed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports had shortlisted three, namely Ghising, Achyutam Lamichhane and Mamata Shrestha.
Based on the shortlist, a cabinet meeting on Monday made the decision.