Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cabinet appoints Shrestha as NPC vice chair

The government has appointed executive director of central bank Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha as the vice chair of National Planning Commission (NPC).
Shrestha – an executive director of Public Debt Management Department at the central bank – had also served as the Research Department head of the central bank, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).
Having received a PhD from the University of Wollongong, Australia, Shrestha has published half a dozen books on finance, monetary economics, financial liberalisation and economic development.
Similarly, the government has appointed Shreeram Poudel as adviser at Finance Ministry. Poudel is also a board member of the central bank. He had also served as adviser of the Finance Ministry earlier during the term of Baburam Bhattarai-led government.

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