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Government forms experts’ team to deepen Nepal-India ties

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Kathmandu, January 28, 2016: The government has constituted a group of eminent persons to recommend on further expanding and deepening the multi-faceted relations subsisting between Nepal and India.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar this evening decided to form the group comprising four eminent persons.

After the meeting, government spokesman and Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai said that economist Dr Bhekh Bahadur Thapa, legal expert Surya Nath Upadhyaya, civil society leader Nilambar Acahrya and lawmaker Dr Rajan Bhattarai were in the group of eminent persons.

Dr Thapa is the former foreign minister and ambassador to India, while Upadhyaya is the former Chief Commissioner at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

Similarly, Acharya from the civil society and member of parliament Dr Bhattarai have been elected in the group of eminent persons.

The government formed the group as per the agreement the third meeting of Nepal-India Foreign Minister level joint commission made last year in Kathmandu, and hoping it would look after entire gamut of the two-country relations. It has been given two years terms.
The previous meeting of the Council of Ministers had held adequate discussion on formation of the group, informed Minister Rai.

Two secretaries transferred
Likewise, the Cabinet meeting has transferred two secretaries. As per the decision, Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya was transferred to Ministry of Information and Communications from the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation while Prem Kumar Rai was taken to the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Sharma appointed Vice-Chairman
The Cabinet meeting appointed Bheshraj Sharma as the Vice-Chairman of Nepal Law Reforms Commission. The government appointed Sharma to the post by accepting his resignation tendered from the post of Secretary of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.

The cabinet meeting also accepted the resignation of Prachanda Man Pradhan from the post of Commission’s Vice-Chairman.

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