Education Ministers of Nepal

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February 28, 2021
Last updated September 20, 2021

 

Below is the list of all the education ministers since the inception of the Ministry of Education in Nepal in 2007 BS:

Year (in B.S) Name of the Ministers
2007 Nripa Jung Rana
2009 Sharada Shumsher
2010 Tripukhar Singh Pradhan
2010 Dr. Dilliraman Regmi
2012 Balachandra Sharma
2014 Laxmi Prasad Devkota
2015 Shri Ranadhir Subba
2016 Parshunarayan Chaudhary
2017 Anirudra Prasad Singh
2018 Bishwa Bandhu Thapa
2019 Kriti Nidhi Bista
2022 Pushkar Nath Upreti
2023 Kriti Nidhi Bista
2024 Surendra Bahadur Basnet
2025 Gehendra Bahadur Rajbhandari
2025 Basudev Prasad Dhungana
2026 Narendra Kumar Pradhan
2028 Gyanendra Bahadur Karki
2030 Krishnaraj Aryal
2032 Radha Prasad Ghimire
2033 Dr. Tarka Bahadur Gurung
2035 Pashupati Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana
2036 Dr. Dambarnath Yadav
2037 Marichman Singh Shrestha
2038 Narayan Dutta Bhatta
2040 Phatteman Singh Tharu
2041 Shri Ranadhir Subba
2043 Keshar Bahadur Bista
2044 Parshu Narayan Chaudhary
2046 Achut Raj Regmi
2047 Dr. Keshar Jung Rayamajhi
2048 Ramhari Joshi
2048 Govinda Raj Joshi
2051 Modnath Prasrit
2052 Govinda Raj Joshi
2053 Devi Prasad Ojha
2055 Arjun Narsingh KC
2056 Yog Prasad Upadhyaya
2058 Om Prasad Upadhyaya
2059 Devi Prasad Ojha
2060 Hari Bahadur Basnet
2061 Bimalendra Nidhi
2061 Radha Kridhna Mainali
2063 Dr. Mangalsiddhi Manandhar
2064 Pradeep Nepal
2065 Renu Kumari Yadav
2066 Ram Chandra Kushwaha
2067 Gangalal Tuladhar
2068 Din Nath Sharma
2069 Madhav Prasad Poudel
2070 Chitralekha Yadav
2072 Giriraj Mani Pokhrel
2073 Dhaniran Poudel
2074 Gopal Man Shrestha
2074 Giriraj Mani Pokhrel
2077 Krishna Gopal Shrestha

The Minister of Education, like every other minister in the council of ministers, is selected from among the members of the federal parliament by the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

The political appointee leads the entire Ministry that is stationed inside Singha Durbar in Kathmandu. As per the constitution of Nepal, The Minister of Education is individually responsible for the Ministry's overall work and reports to the Prime Minister and the Federal Parliament. Minister of Education sits above all others in the organizational structure and leads all the divisions under it. The Minister of education oversees the process of formulating educational policies and plans along with management and implementation of the same. The Minister is also responsible for designing the educational budget plan and sharing it with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and is thus accountable for constructing major education action plans for the fiscal year. 

According to the federal structure of Nepal, the Minister of Education is also responsible for administering provincial governments, which further administers local governments. With the country progressively following the federal structure, provincial and local governments are granted more power in planning and executing education policies; this decentralizes the primary function of the education minister to the local administrators. However, the Minister has the added responsibility of regulating the local bodies and ensuring accountability from them.

Some remarkable facts:

Nripa Jung Rana was the first education minister of Nepal.

Renu Kumari Yadav was the first female education minister of Nepal.