Mr. Balananda Paudel
Chairperson, National Natural Resource and Fiscal Commission (NNRFC)
Current Term: 2018 to 2023
Balananda Paudel is the Chairperson of the National Natural Resource and Fiscal Commission, a constitutional commission responsible for recommending bases and frameworks for revenue sharing, inter-governmental fiscal transfer, borrowing and share of federal units in investment and returns in the mobilization of natural resources, measures to resolve potential conflicts and evidence-backed recommendations for maximizing revenue generation.
Previously, he served as the Chairperson of the Commission for Determination of the Number and Boundaries of Rural Municipalities, Municipalities and Special, Protected or Autonomous Region (2016-17). Mr. Paudel worked as a bureaucrat with the Government of Nepal (1988-2012). During this time, he served as the Secretary of various sectoral ministries of GoN from 2006-2012 like Ministry of Education & Sports, Ministry of General Administration, Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, etc. With the Ministry of Energy, as the Secretary during the year of 2011,
Mr. Paudel has been honored with the Suprabal JanaSewa Shree in 2017 A.D. for his contributions in the demarcation and restructuring of the local level and the Civil Service Award in 2002 A.D. for his outstanding contribution to the civil service. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor of Law from Tribhuwan University. Mr. Paudel is originally from Parbat.