KATHMANDU: Newly appointed Finance Secretary Krishna Hari Pushkar assumed office today.
Addressing a programme, Finance Secretary Pushkar stressed the need for bureaucracy to put in optimal efforts to resolve problems in the country's economy at present.
Directing Finance Ministry employees, Secretary Pushkar expressed the hope that problems surrounding the country's economy will be resolved.
"The government has entrusted me with the responsibility of looking after affairs of the ministry as a finance secretary at a time when the economy is facing challenges. I have taken this very seriously. I have the confidence that we can resolve the challenges being faced by the state. We will resolve challenges of economy at any cost," he said.
The finance secretary mentioned that the country's economy at present is facing national and international challenges and expressed the hope that the problems could be resolved by carrying out work dedicatedly and confidently.
"At present, there are challenges like that of stabilising the economy, reducing revenue deficit and managing public debt. In the issues of capital market, all stakeholders should come together to manage challenges. Challenges come from time to time. These challenges should be managed and addressed."
Results could be achieved through coordination and implementation of the disaster policy and monetary policy, he opined.
He also expressed the hope that government employees would fully help him carry out his duty. He also directed government employees to carry out their duties with dedication in the present context.
Previously, Pushkar served as revenue secretary of the Finance Ministry.
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