Hitendra Dev Shakya appointed NEA’s Officiating Managing Director

Published On: November 9, 2020 02:01 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The government has appointed Hitendra Dev Shakya as the officiating managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation decided to appoint Shakya as the Officiating Managing Director of the NEA.

Shakya, who was recalled to the NEA from its subsidiary NEA Engineering Company last week, assumed office on Monday.

Earlier, he was deputed to the NEA Engineering Company as its Managing Director.  

The post of NEA’s Managing Director remains vacant for the last two months after Kulman Ghising’s four-year term as the executive head of the government-owned generator and distributor of electric power came to an end in mid-September.

Despite public pressure to reappoint Ghising whose success in ending the hours-long power cuts propelled him to a celebrity-status, the government did not decide to retain him.  After Ghising, the government had appointed Deputy Executive Director Lekhnath Koirala as the acting Managing Director of the NEA.

The newly-appointed Officiating Managing Director Shakya is said to have supported Ghising in his efforts at the NEA to end the power cut. Shakya had also worked as a power sector specialist at the Office of the Millennium Challenge Nepal Compact for the development of projects in the power sector for MCA qualification.


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