Biswo Poudel appointed vice chair of National Planning CommissionHe earlier served as senior economist of the commission. The Cabinet has also appointed two members of the commission.
The government has appointed economist Biswo Poudel vice chairman of the National Planning Commission. The Cabinet on Tuesday made a decision to this effect.
Poudel had served as an economic adviser to the International Labor Organisation and as a senior economist at the National Planning Commission. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
The post of the vice chairman was vacant after economist Pushpa Kandel, close to the CPN-UML, resigned shortly after KP Sharma Oli stepped down as prime minister on July 13.
The Cabinet meeting also appointed Ram Kumar Phuyal and Dil Bahadur Gurung members of the commission.