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Hon. Mindendra Rijal

Member of Parliament (Nepali Congress Party), House of Representatives
Federal Parliament of Nepal

Honorable Mindendra Rijal has been a Member of Parliament in Nepal for the Nepali Congress Party since 2006 and is currently opposition Spokesman on Finance. Hon. Rijal is a member of the Central Working Committee of the Nepali Congress Party. He is also the Chairperson of Apex College, a renowned private management college in Nepal, since 2000. Hon. Rijal served as Minister for Information and Communication Technology from 2014 to 2015, Minister for Federal Affairs, Constituent Assembly, Parliamentary Affairs and Culture from 2006 to 2008 and was a member of both Constituent Assemblies (2008-2012 & 2013-2017). He served as a member of the Special Committee to oversee the supervision, integration and rehabilitation of former Maoist combatants, formed under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, from February 2009 to April 2012. He was also a member of the National Planning Commission of Nepal. Hon. Rijal taught at New York University for three years (1993-1995), Kathmandu and Tribhuvan Universities in Nepal and has lectured at Lancaster University in the UK. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Stern School of Business, New York
University, New York, USA.