The government made the move a day after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority arrested NEA Director Arjun Kumar Chauhan in connection with irregularities in the procurement of transformers.
“Karki will serve as NEA executive director until further notice,” said Minister for Information and Communications Madhav Paudel. This is Karki’s second stint as the top NEA official. Girija Prasad Koirala-led government had appointed him as executive director of the state power monopoly in 2006.
Last week, CIAA had filed a corruption case at the Special Court against then NEA executive director Rameshwor Yadav, leading to his automatic suspension. Since then, Chauhan had been heading the NEA.
CIAA plans to file a graft case against Chauhan as well, sources at the anti-corruption body said.
Soure : The Himalayan Times
KATHMANDU, SEP 02 – The government on Monday appointed Joint Secretary at the Water and Energy Commission Arjun Kumar Karki as the new Managing Director at the Nepal Electricity Authority .
Information Minister and government spokesperson Madhav Prasad Poudel informed that Karki had been appointed as the NEA Managing Director until another arrangement was made. A cabinet meeting in the Capital on Monday made the decision to the effect.
The post had remained vacant after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority indicted NEA Managing Director Rameshwor Yadav for his alleged involvement in transformer procurement scam.
Police have already filed corruption charge sheet against Yadav at the Special Court.
Yadav will be automatically reinstated as the NEA MD, should he be exonerated by the Special Court.
Source : eKantipur