Govt invites applications for the post of NTA Chair

Published On: January 28, 2024 12:07 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The government has called for Applications for the post of Chairman of Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA). The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has published a notice inviting applications on Sunday.

To be eligible for the Chairman's role, candidates must be at least 30 years old and not exceed 65 years by the application deadline. The notice specifies that applicants must have a minimum of a graduation degree from a recognized educational institution, along with 10 years of relevant experience.

Government service employees, or those from public institutions, authorities, boards, committees, commissions, establishments, or public companies, are also eligible to apply. These candidates must hold a graduation degree in a relevant field and have served in a national gazetted first-class, tenth-level position or higher.

It is said that the applicant should not be disqualified for appointment by the prevailing law.

Eligible persons can apply within seven days from the date of publication of the notice along with a copy of citizenship, biodata, educational certificate, experience disclosure certificate, professional action plan, and two copies of photos, the ministry said.

After failing to withstand the pressure of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Minister of Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma, the Chairman of the NTA, Purushottam Khanal, resigned on January 9 with seven months left of his tenure.

With the resignation, the cabinet formed a committee to recommend a new chairman under the coordination of the secretary of the Communication Ministry. The responsibility of acting chairman of the NTA has been given to Nabaraj Adhikari, who is also a board member.


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