Govt preparing to apoint Hitendra Dev Shakya as new NEA executive director

KATHMANDU: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun is learned to have been preparing to hand over the leadership of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to Hitendra Dev Shakya.

Shakya is currently working as the Managing Director of NEA Engineering Company, a subsidiary of the authority.

As per the sources of the authority’s board of directors, the board is preparing to appoint Shakya to the vacant post of the executive director.

Former  executive director Kulman Ghising’s tenure in NEA expired on September 14. Since then, Lekhnath Koirala has been leading the authority as the acting executive director.

As Shakya is a senior among the deputy executive directors, he will replace Koirala on hierarchy basis if he returns to the authority.

Although Pun made a public statement to the authority to repeat Ghising, the Council of Ministers did not make any decisions in reappointing Ghising to NEA.

Shakya has an earlier working experience of documentation in Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), plant manager in Chilime.

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Sunday November 8, 2020, 04:30:59 PM |

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