The tenure of the existing executive committee of the- Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has been extended by six more months. A virtual meeting of the NRNA yesterday took a decision to this effect.

It should convene its 10th NRN Global Conference within six months after its term extension, said NRNA Spokesperson DB Chhetri.

The term of the NRNA executive committee can be extended by six months only once, according to the NRNA statute. The 10th NRN Global Conference and NRNA International General Assembly scheduled for October 23-25 was postponed following disputes over the selection of NRNA general assembly representatives.

A complaint to this effect was filed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal. Following this, the ministry had written to the NRNA to halt all process of elections.

The NRNA meeting has also tasked NRNA global President Kumar Pant with creating environment conducive for the General Assembly, said Chhetri.

Similarly, the meeting decided to form an independent committee to address any complaint related to general assembly representatives.

Three candidates - Kul Acharya, Rabina Thapa and Dr Badri KC - have announced their candidacy for the new president of the NRNA.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 18, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.