Telecom regulator Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has appointed two new board members Rabindra Jha and Gokarna Prasad Sitaula. The regulator selected Mr. Jha for the technical role and Mr. Sitaula will serve in the accounting part.
NTA appointed the duo to fulfill the currently vacant positions.
Mr. Sitaula and Mr. Jha are both former Managing Directors of Nepal Telecom (NTC) and were having a retied life. Now, they will switch their duty from an operator to the regulator’s office.
Earlier, MoCIT Secretary Baikuntha Aryal led the recommendation committee and identified a total of 6 candidates for the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers had set up the committee on Chaitra 14th.
The committee then shortlisted 6 candidates for technical and accounting roles at NTA.
Among those were Rabindra Jha, Pawan Pathak, and Dr. Rajiv Subba shortlisted for technical positions. Meanwhile, Sunil Jakinbanja, Gokarna Prasad Sitaula, and Kunal Kayal were selected as potential candidates in accounting.
Out of the shortlisted 6, the Government of Nepal chose the two as the two new NTA board members.
The recommendation committee shortlisted the candidates by assessing their professional planning, credentials, and interview. Then, it forwarded 3 names each for technical and accounting positions.
Nepal Telecommunications Authority is the telecom regulator of Nepal. It is responsible for all the matters that concern telecommunications services within the country. Every telecom company, fiber internet service provider, etc. must acquire a license/approval from NTA before they can start providing service. It has been operating as an autonomous body since 1998.