Kathmandu, Sept 18 : The Image Channel Nepal has decided to honour Kulman Ghising, the managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), with the 'Personality of The Year' award.
Ghising was chosen for the award to be given by a private television channel in recognition of his contribution to the country's energy sector and significant reduction in the power outage.
He, who has been in the NEA chief post since the past three years, is largely acclaimed by the public for his role in the cutting off load shedding hours. He is the recipient of the Suprabal Jana Sewa Shree Padak (award) conferred by the government on the occasion of the Republic Day-2074 BS.
His managerial skill is credited for the significant fall in the power outage hours. Under his leadership, the NEA succeeded in giving a financial boost to the organisation. It made the net profit of Rs 1.51 billion in the fiscal year 2073/ 74 BS against the net loss of Rs 8.89 billion in the previous year. The NEA's electricity leakage was limited to 20.45 per cent last fiscal year which is the lowest per centage in its history of 32 years of establishment.