15 people have applied for the vacancy of the NTA Chairman. Nepal Telecommunication Authority ( Nepal Doorsanchar Pradhikaran) is the regulatory body for the telecommunication in Nepal. The position was vacant after Government sacked Digambar Jha as NTA chief. MOCIT (Ministry of communication and information technology) called for vacancy last week.
Committee for the selection of NTA chairman will now evaluate the application from the individuals based on the work experience, educational qualification and more. Then the committee will recommend three names to the Cabinet for decision.
Who are the applicants for NTA Chief?
Out of the 15 candidates, two are the senior officials of the regulatory body itself namely Mr. Ananda Raj Khanal and Mr. Purushottam Khanal. They are now working as Senior Director in NTA. Erstwhile NTA chief Mr. Digambar Jha has also applied for the position. One of the candidates Mr. Chandra Madhi Chaulagai is the board member of the NTA.
Some of the retired senior officials of Nepal Telecom have also applied for the position. Former Nepal Telecom (NTC) MD Mr. Buddhi Prasad Acharya applies for the position. Other Nepal Telecom employees who applied are Dev Narayan Yadav, Rabindra Jha, Shiva Bhushan Lal, Madhusudhan Karmacharya and Khadga Basnet.
Similarly, other applicants are Former secretary of Nepal Government Mr. Sushil Ghimire and Mr. Anil Jha. Mr. Jha worked as the GM of Janak Education Material center (Janak Shikshya Samagri).
Remaining candidates for the NTA chairman are Mr. Ujjwal Pradhananga, who is now working as Information and Communication technology expert in UNICEF. Smart Telecom’s employee Mr. Bhupendra Bhandari has also joined the race. Similarly, Mr. Rohit Rauniyar who is working as Sales Director at Ncell applied for the position.