Kathmandu, April 3
As the deadline to register candidacy for the upcoming FNCCI election ended today, 111 candidates have registered their nominations for 64 various posts, according to the election committee of FNCCI.
The private sector umbrella organisation is holding its 51st annual general meeting and election on April 10 and 11.
As per the election committee of FNCCI, Shekhar Golchha and Kishore Pradhan have filed their candidacy for senior vice-president (single post). As the new statue of FNCCI has provision of senior vice-president automaticaly being appointed to the post of president in the next term, the senior vice-presidential election of FNCCI has become fierce and is garnering much attention this year. The current Senior Vice-president Bhawani Rana will lead FNCCI after the AGM.
Similarly, Dinesh Shrestha and Pramod Shrestha have filed their candidacy for the post of vice-presidents (district and municipal chapter) from Golchha and Pradhan panels, respectively. Likewise, industrialists Umesh Lal Shrestha, Anup Bahadur Mall and Shankar Prasad have registered their candidacy for vice-president (commodity). Meanwhile, Chandra Prasad Dhakal is sure to be the next vice-president (Associates) as nobody else is contesting for the post.
While district and municipal members have 50 per cent weightage in the election, associates members and commodity members have 30 per cent weightage and 20 per cent weightage, respectively.
As per FNCCI, 1,067 members will take part in the FNCCI election. Of the total votes, 104 would be from district and municipal chamber, 99 from commodity, 852 from associates and 12 from bi-national chambers.
Similarly, 29 industrialists have filed their candidacy for 18 posts in FNCCI executive committee (district and municipal chapter), 27 industrialists are vying for 14 posts from commodity. Likewise, 31 industrialists have filed their nominations for 19 FNCCI executive committee posts from associates.
Likewise, FNCCI election this year has received a total of 15 nominations for seven executive committee member posts — one each from seven provinces.
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A version of this article appears in print on April 04, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.