Shrestha appointed NPC vice chairman

Kathmandu, September 1

The government has appointed Min Bahadur Shrestha, executive director of Nepal Rastra Bank, as the vice chairman of National Planning Commission, the apex planning body of the government.

Shrestha is an executive director of Public Debt Management Department at NRB. He had also served as Research Department head of NRB.

Having received a PhD from the University of Wollongong, Australia, he has published half a dozen books on finance, monetary economics, financial liberalisation and economic development.

Similarly, the government has appointed Shreeram Poudel as adviser at Ministry of Finance. Poudel is also a board member of Nepal Rastra Bank. He had also served as adviser of the finance ministry earlier during the term of Baburam Bhattarai-led government.