Kulman Ghising assumes office as NEA Managing Director

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Kathmandu: Kulman Ghising has assumed his office as the Managing Director of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Wednesday. It is the second time that Ghising was appointed to the top post at the power authority.

Ghising assumed his office after receiving an appointment letter from the Ministry for Energy.

A meeting of Council of Ministers held on Monday had picked Ghising to the post. He had retired from the NEA Managing Director ten months ago after completion of his four-year term.

Likewise, NEA’s outgoing Managing Director Hitendra Dev Shakya has been appointed the full-term member with the special rank and TOR at the Water and Energy Commission.

The KP Sharma Oli-led government decided not to continue Ghising for a second term though there was a demand from the civic level for his reappointment.

The Ministry said the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government decided to bring Ghising to the NEA second time with the hope of seeing his outstanding performance.

He was first appointed the NEA Managing Director by the then government led by CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.

Ghising was widely remembered by the public for his successful leadership in the NEA during the first term as he was credited for liberating the NEA from 28 billion accumulated loss, taking the organization to profit. He had been able to completely free the people of the hours-long power outage while he was in office.

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