DIG Ramesh Kharel quits UN job ‘to consolidate IGP race’
Nepal Police DIG Ramesh Kharel today announced to quit the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping responsibility in Darfur of Sudan and return Nepal.
Kharel’s decision has been interpreted as an effort to ensure that he will be appointed the chief of Nepal Police as the incumbent IGP Prakash Aryal will retire in five months.
Along with Aryal, all AIGs will also retire as they will complete the 30-year service period. And the next Inspector General of Police (IGP) will be selected from Kharel’s batch that also includes incumbent DIGs Sarvendra Khanal and Pushkar Karki.
"… with all my competencies and work experience with the UN, I would like to move on from the UN service and join back Nepal Police, to serve my motherland for the greater cause of the law abiding citizens," Kharel wrote on his Facebook profile today indicating the starting of race for next IGP. "Though, my contract was for two years, extendable up to 4 years, I, hereby, announce my resignation from the UN and resume my duty in Nepal with Nepal Police very soon."