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  Deependra Kshetry is new NRB governor  
 

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(Updated with list of former governors, 1955 NST, 1410 GMT)
KATHMANDU, Jan 15
: The cabinet meeting appointed Deependra Bahadur Kshetry as the governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank, on Thursday.

Sources informed that Finance Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai proposed Kshetry for governor and the proposal was passed by the cabinet.

Last Tuesday a three-member committee had recommended Deependra Bahadur Kchetri, Dr Sri Ram Poudel and Bir Bikram Rayamajhi as candidates for the top post.

A cabinet source said that Kshetry was appointed despite protest from Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist). General Secretary of CPN-UML Jhala Nath Khanal had not agreed on Kshetry`s name while talking to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal over telephone before the meeting.

Khanal had maintained that the governor should be the one recommended by his party. The source also added that the PM told Khanal that the appointment of governor comes under the Ministry of Finance currently headed by a Maoist minister.

Newly appointed NRB governor (center) with his family.

Bikash Karki

Kshetry, had served at the central bank for about 30 years and retired from the post of executive director of the bank in April 2007. He served as a member of National Planning Commission from April 2007 to August 2008 and played an important role in drafting and finalizing the three-year Interim Plan of Nepal.

Born in May 1949 in Syangja district, Kshetry earned his Master´s Degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University in 1973. He also completed Master´s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of New England, Australia in 1986.

The post of NRB’s governor became vacant after the government last week decided to remove suspended governor Bijaya Nath Bhattarai, who has been facing corruption charges. The decision was taken on the recommendation of a committee headed by former Supreme Court Justice Udaya Raj Upadhyaya.

Former Governors of Nepal Rastra Bank

Himalaya Shumsher J.B. Rana

 April 26, 1956 – February 7, 1961

Laxmi Nath Gautam

 February 8, l961 – June 17, l965

Pradyuma Lal Rajbhandari

 June l8, l965 – August 13, l966

Dr. Bhekh Bahadur Thapa

 August 14, l966 – July 26, l967

Dr. Yadav Prasad Pant

 April 24, l968 – April 28, l973

Kul Shekhar Sharma

 April 29, l973 – December 12, l978

Kalyana Bikram Adhikary

 June 13, l979 – December 8, l984

Ganesh Bahadur Thapa

 March 25, l985 – May 22, l990

Hari Shankar Tripathi

 August 10, l990 – January 17, l995

Satyendra Pyara Shrestha

 January l8, l995 – January l7, 2000

Dr. Tilak Bahadur Rawal

 January l8, 2000 - January l7, 2005

Deependra Purush Dhakal

 August 29, 2000 – April 27, 2001

Bijaya Nath Bhattarai

 January 31, 2005 – December 31, 2007

Deependra Bahadur Kshetry

 January 15, 2009 -

 
Published on 2009-01-15 19:19:52
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