11th June 2021, Kathmandu
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is the government body of Nepal that manages postal services, telecommunications, broadcasting, press, and information and film development in the country.
Recently, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has appointed Nainakala Thapa as the Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
Born in Rupandehi district, Minister Thapa is currently living in Chitwan. Former teacher Thapa had organized and participated in the student movement of 2035 BS.
Thapa, the chairperson of the National Commission for Women from 2064 BS to 2068 BS, was also the central advisor to the then UCPN (M). She has recently been working as a member of the women’s expert group of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Senior Citizens.
Oli has appointed Thapa in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, appointing additional ministers to fill the vacancies in the reconstituted cabinet.
Thapa is not well known in politics. However, she is the wife of former Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa.
After Ram Bahadur Thapa left the Home Ministry due to the Supreme Court’s decision, Nainakala was handed over to the Ministry of Communications from the former Maoist quota. Earlier, she was not in the women’s commission.