11 Jan, Kathmandu: The government has appointed Dr Govinda Raj Pokharel to the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) by removing Sushil Gyawali.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers today decided to replace Gyawali with the new appointment, citing his response to the clarification sought by the government second time over his official performance unconvincing, according to Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki who also serves as the Spokesperson for the government.

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The erstwhile government led by the CPN (UML) had picked Gyawali as the chief of the government body formed to carry out the post-earthquake reconstruction works.

The previous Cabinet meeting decided to seek clarifications again from Gyawali for the lack of noticeable progress in the reconstruction works.

Newly appointed NRA CEO Pokhrel is the former Vice Chair of National Planning Commission and also the NRA CEO before the formulation of NRA Act.

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