Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug 16, 2019: The ruling head Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has on Friday finalized the names of the heads of various departments including the most contentious school department.
Secretariat meeting of the party held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar finalized the departments’ chiefs amid the widening differences among the top leaders.
Among the 33 departments, the leaders from the formerly CPN-UML got head of 19 departments while remaining 14 were handed over to formerly CPN Maoist Center.
Ishwar Pokhrel, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry for Defense, has been named the chief of the contentious school department. The party had been failing to name the department heads due to the widening differences on school department.
Likewise, Madhav Kumar Nepal has been named as head of the foreign department, Jhalanath Khanal as head of policy department, Narayan Kaji Shrestha as Department of Publicity department and Surendra Pandey as Finance Department.
With the aim to patch up the differences, the meeting has proposed Bam Dev Gautam as the Vice-Chairperson of the party. Earlier, Gautam had been claiming the post of either the organization department or the school department of the party.