Joint-secretary Bhattarai transferred to labor ministry
May 25, 2018 07:28 AM
KATHMANDU, May 25: Joint-secretary Rupnarayan Bhattarai, who played a crucial role in crushing the transport syndicate, has been transferred to Ministry of Labor and Employment. Despite criticism from all walks of life, Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister Raghubir Mahaseth had recalled Bhattarai to the ministry from the Department of Physical Infrastructure and Transport.
The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) transferred him to the Labor, Employment and Social Security Ministry. Bhattarai will have to now work with Labor Minister Gokarna Bista.
Dismayed with the government decision, Bhattarai was on leave after he was pulled to reserve. Minister Bista had personally approached the General Administration Minister to transfer Bhattarai to his ministry.
MoGA on Thursday posted 12 joint-secretaries, who were promoted previously and transferred 16 more officials. Most officials were transferred from the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD).
Shiva Lal Tiwari of the MoFALD has been transferred to Office of Province 3 Governor whereas Shesh Narayan Poudel has been transferred to Pokhara Municipality and Chakrapani Poudel to Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City.
Suman Ghimire has been transferred to Susari Sub-metropolitan City, Toya Narayan Poudel to Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City, Shiva Kumar Karki to Simara Sub-metropolitan City and Chhabi Raj Poudel to Itahari Sub-metropolitan City.
Gyanraj Subedi has been transferred to General Development Ministry of Province 1, Pushpa Raj Shahi to Hetauda Sub-metropolitan City, Umesh Dhungana to Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City, Humkala Pandey to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority and Bhishma Kumar Bhushal to Birgunj Sub-metropolitan City.
Similarly, Gopikrishna Khanal has been transferred to Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission, Tulsi Prasad Gautam to MoGA, Dinesh Bhattarai to Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Sanat KC to National Reconstruction Authority and Janaki Ballav to Public Service Commission and Bhupal Poudel to MoGA.