Kathmandu, Aug. 5: A meeting of the Council of Ministers this morning appointed Dr Somlal Subedi as the new Chief Secretary.

Dr Subedi, who was serving in the capacity of the Secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, replaces Chief Secretary Leelamani Poudel.

Chief Secretary Poudel is retiring from August 7. The Cabinet meeting has decided to appoint Dr Subedi the new Chief Secretary effective from August 7 itself, shared the Government Spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal. RSS