Bed Prasad Bhattarai appointed NHRC Secy

KATHMANDU: The government has appointed Bed Prasad Bhattarai as the Secretary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Bhattarai had been serving as the Acting-Secretary at the NHRC for over two years since the NHRC Secretary retired.

The constitutional rights body around two months ago had recommended Bhattarai for the promotion.

Bhattarai had joined the NHRC as the Regional Director on March 5, 2006.

During the People’s Movement II in 2006, Madhesh Movement, Tharuhat Movement of Nepal and the Constituent Assembly election, Bhattarai had monitored the situation of human rights, especially the civil and political rights of the people in the region, according to the NHRC.

Nepal Government has appointed Mr. @BedBhattarai as Secretary of @NepalNHRC

— NHRC Nepal (@NepalNHRC) May 28, 2016