14 July, Kathmandu:
On Monday, government promoted joint-secretary Man Bahadur BK to a vacant position of the secretary.
BK has been the first Dalit government secretary of Nepal.
A promotion recommendation committee led by the Public Service Commission Chairperson Umesh Nath Mainali had shortlisted BK, Gokarna Mani Duwadi and Madhu Marasini for the position. Among the nominees, the government picked BK.
BK was working at the Ministry of Health and Population.