KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal has retired from the service.
"I have taken retirement after a 37-year-long civil service career today", Paudyal wrote on social media.
The government has recommended the name of Paudyal as the Nepali Ambassador to Canada. The parliamentary hearing committee has already endorsed the recommendation.
With the retirement of Secretary Paudyal, senior Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sewa Lamsal has been entrusted with the responsibility of acting foreign secretary. For that, the Public Service Commission will complete the secretary appointment process within a few days and then the Council of Ministers will appoint her.