Kathmandu, January 9
The chair of Nepal Telecommunication Authority, Purushottam Khanal, has handed in his resignation.
He tendered his resignation at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology on Tuesday morning.
Questions have been raised regarding alleged irregularities in the procurement of systems like Mobile Device Management System (MDMS) and Teramox during his tenure.
His resignation comes amid criticism that the leadership of the authority was not effectively addressing issues such as the cancellation process of Smart Cell, as well as the purchase and sale of Ncell shares, including tax collection from internet service providers.
Purushottam Khanal took office on July 25, 2019.
Even though his tenure was ending in July, Khanal resigned amid his involvement in various cases and being subjected to investigation by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.
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