Government accepts Wagle’s resignation

KATHMANDU: The government on Sunday accepted resignation tendered by the National Planning Commission (NPC) vice-chairman Swarnim Wagle.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Sunday at Singha Durbar took decision to this effect. The Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government had appointed Wagle to the top post of NPC on August 3 last year. “The government has accepted resignation tendered by NPC vice-chair Swarnim Wagle and also thanked him for his work,” said, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. He said that the Cabinet meeting had also taken some important decisions and would be unveiled ‘at the right time’.

Addressing a press meet to announce that he was tendering his resignation earlier in the day, Wagle had said, “My resignation intends to facilitate work execution of the newly formed government.” During the press meet, Wagle had also launched NPC publication titled ‘14-year Sustainable Development Goals’. — HNS