The government has decided to appoint Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi as the Chief Secretary.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Singha Durbar today promoted Home Secretary Regmi to the post of Chief Secretary. Now, he serves as the 24th chief secretary of the government. Incumbent Chief Secretary Rajendra Kishor Chhetri is retiring Tuesday due to age-limit.
Talking to media persons following the meeting, Spokesperson for the government and Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet said the meeting also decided to reshuffle government secretaries and installed them in different ministries and commissions.
Similarly, the meeting allocated the responsibility of NRA CEO to the former Finance Secretary Yubraj Bhusal for the time being.
Moreover, the meeting endorsed the provision for exempting the registration fees for transfer of houses built in the Giranchaur Integrated Model Settlement in Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk to the earthquake survivors.
The meeting decided to sign on a memorandum of understanding between the Nepal Government and the European Union regarding the election observation and give authority to form a talks team to negotiate for an agreement relating to receiving a loan of 80 million US dollars from the World Bank for the Livestock Sector Innovation Project.
The Council of Ministers has reached an agreement regarding the 'medical education ordinance' and the final decision on this is expected from the next meeting, according to Government Spokesperson Basnet.