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Government transfers senior bureaucrats; top security officials ahead of elections


KATHMANDU: With the announcement of the elections of the constituent assembly, the government has made major reshuffle in the security agency and bureaucracy.

The cabinet meeting of Thursday, which finalized the electoral legislation and announced the date for the new election of the constituent assembly also transferred seven secretaries and 10 DIGs of the Nepal Police.

The Cabinet meeting transferred Energy Secretary Hari Ram Koirala to the Vice President’s office. According to government source Koirala was transfer red due to the controversy over the Upper Trishuli 3A capacity upgradation in which he was actively pushing for the project’s upgradation.

Bishwa Prakash Pandit, secretary at the Water and Energy Commission, has replaced Koirala.

Likewise, Commerce Secretary Lal Mani Joshi has been transferred to the Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, while Ganesh Raj Joshi has been sent to the Forest Ministry from the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority. Krishna Chandra Paudel, secretary of the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, has been shifted to the Water and Energy Commission. Regional Administrator of the Mid-Western Development Region, Sharad Prasad Trital, has been sent to the President’s office and Eastern Region Administrator Janardan Nepal to the Finance Ministry.

DIG Upendra Kanta Aryal has been shifted to the Eastern Region, DIG Narayan Bastakoti to Far-Western, DIG Bigyan Raj Sharma to Central, DIG Surendra Bahadur Shah to Western and DIG Rajendra Singh Bhandari to Mid-Western Region. Upholding a proposal forwarded by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the Cabinet decided to transfer DIG Keshav Adhikari to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD).

DIG Gopal Bhandari has been sent to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), DIG Prakash Aryal to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), DIG Bam Bahadur Bhandari to Anti-Terrorist Cell and DIG Nawa Raj Silwal to the Inspector General of Police (IGP)’s Secretariat.

Likewise, Deputy Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, has been promoted to the director general

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