Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (Nepal)

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Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
संस्कृति, पर्यटन तथा नागरिक उड्डयन मन्त्रालय
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Agency overview
Formed 1978
Jurisdiction    Nepal
Headquarters Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Ghanshyam Upadhyaya, Joint Secretary
  • Suresh Acharya, Joint Secretary
Website tourism.gov.np

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is the governmental body for promoting tourism, culture and private sector involvement in Nepal. It also serves as the Nepalese aviation regulatory body. The ministry is located in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu. As of March 2018, the ministry is currently led by Rabindra Prasad Adhikari.[2]

History[edit]

The 'Ministry of Tourism was established in 1978 by the Government of Nepal. The portfolios of Civil Aviation and Culture were added in 1982 and 2000 respectively. This structure was disolved again in 2008, when the ministry was split into the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation on the one side and the Ministry of Culture and State Restructuring on the other side. In 2012, the ministry again renamed and gained its current form as the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.[3]

Organisational Structure[edit]

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has several departments and subdivisions:[4]


Former Ministers of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation[edit]

This is a list of former Ministers of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation since the Nepalese Constituent Assembly election in 2013:

Name Party Assumed Office Left Office
1 Bhim Acharya[5] Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) 25 February 2014 13 September 2014
2 Deepak Chandra Amatya[6] Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) 14 September 2014 22 May 2015[7]
3 Kripasur Sherpa[7] Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) 23 May 2015
4 Ananda Pokharel[8] Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) 5 November 2015
5 Jeevan Bahadur Shahi[9] Nepali Congress 26 August 2016
6 Jitendra Narayan Dev[10] Nepal Loktantrik Forum 8 May 2017 14 February 2018
7 Rabindra Prasad Adhikari[11] Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) 16 March 2018 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM inducts 15 members to cabinet". My Republica. Retrieved 2018-03-19. 
  2. ^ "संस्कृति, पर्यटन तथा नागरिक उड्डयन मन्त्रालय". www.tourism.gov.np. Retrieved 2018-03-19. 
  3. ^ "हाम्रो बारेमा" (in Nepali). Government of Nepal. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "हाम्रो बारेमा" (in Nepali). Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Meet the new cabinet of ministers". Nepali Times. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "PM KOIRALA ADMINISTERS OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW MINISTERS". Glocal Khabar. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Sherpa appointed new tourism minister". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "3 more DPMs, 4 ministers sworn-in; total Cabinet strength is 26". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "13 new ministers take oath from President". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Three ministers from Nepal Democratic Forum sworn in". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Second International Airport is on new tourism's minister's priority". english.onlinekhabar.com. Retrieved 2018-03-19. 

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