Kathmandu, April 6
A selection committee formed to recommend potential candidates for the governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of the country, has submitted a list of three names to the government on Monday.
The team led by Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada recommended Rajan Khanal, Maha Prasad Adhikari and Chinta Mani Siwakoti for the position. Now, the Cabinet will pick one from among them for the powerful position.
Officials in the Finance Ministry say minister Khatiwada is preparing to table the proposal of governor appointment in the Cabinet meeting scheduled for this afternoon. If Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is willing to make the decision immediately, the central bank will get its chief today itself.
Khanal is a former finance secretary. He had retired in February this year. Likewise, Adhikari, a former deputy governor of the NRB, is the current chief executive officer of the Investment Board. Siwakoti is a current deputy governor. After the retirement of incumbent Chiranjibi Nepal a few weeks ago, Siwakoti has been working as the acting governor.
Published on April 6th, Monday, 2020 1:20 PM