Decision on Gyewali’s fate likely today

Kathmandu, January 10

The government is likely to decide the fate of Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyewali tomorrow.

A Cabinet meeting slated for tomorrow morning is likely to decide on his case, Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi told The Himalayan Times.

“I don’t know whether there was any discussion among the parties or what the government’s decision would be, but his case might be taken up in tomorrow’s Cabinet meeting,” Subedi said. The meeting is slated to be held at 11:00am tomorrow.

It’s learnt that Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi is pressing for the removal of Gyewali, who was appointed by erstwhile KP Sharma Oli-led government.

A close aide to DPM Nidhi told this daily that the steps taken so far regarding Gyewali were just a prelude to his removal.

“It’s crystal clear that the move is to discharge the NRA CEO from his duty,” the aide said.

The government on January 5 asked Gyewali to furnish a second clarification, asking him why he shouldn’t be removed from his post. He was charged with failing to properly coordinate with relevant stakeholders, not doing enough for the rehabilitation of the displaced quake-victims and for being unable to disburse house reconstruction grants to the beneficiaries.

The NRA CEO furnished a defiant clarification on Sunday, claiming that he was doing his job properly.