Dr. Rajan Khanal

Executive Director
Area of specialization: 
Public Policy, Governance and Administration, Public Finance
Doctor of Philosophy

Email: rajan.khanal@nasc.org.np, rajankhanal@gmail.com

Educational Qualification

  • PhD in Taxation Policy of Nepal
  • Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Masters in Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Training and Professional Courses

  • Various training programmes and professional courses in the areas of public policy, governance, public finance and fiscal management

Seminar & Conference

  • Participated as the Chair, Discussant and Paper Presenter in various national and international Seminars and Conferences.

Work Experience

  • Executive Director of NASC (2020, June - Present)
  • Secretary in Ministry of Finance (2018 - 2020)
  • Secretary in Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (2017 – 2018)
  • Secretary in Ministry of Finance (Revenue) (2015 – 2017)
  • Secretary in Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (2015)
  • Joint Secretary in Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; and Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
  • Director General of Inland Revenue Department (2010 – 2011)
  • Under Secretary in Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
  • Section Officer in Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
  • President of Nepal Industrial Development Corporation Limited (NIDC) and Deposit and Credit Guarantee Fund
  • Board Member of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), Agriculture Development Bank Limited (ADBL) and Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited (RBB)
  • Member Secretary of Intergovernmental Fiscal Council
  • Member of the Governing Council, Executive Committee and HR Recruitment Committee at NASC

Major Work Achievements

  • Formulation of Intergovernmental Fiscal Arrangement Act2074 (2017)”
  • Formulation of "National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission Act, 2074
  • Implementation of Fiscal Federalism in Federal, Province and Local level governments
  • Implementation of proper budget system, expenditure system for budget distribution and revenue collection system
  • Modernization of revenue collection system and regulation of taxation system
  • Formulation of HR management policy
  • Formulation of strategic plans, taxation laws and amendments in existing laws and bylaws for revenue management and strengthening the activities of Inland Revenue Department
  • Formulation of plans and policies for fiscal transparency and regulation of expenditure system



  • Public Policy, Administration and Management
  • Contemporary issues of Public Administration and Management

Articles on Public Policy, Administration and Management

Awards and Recognition

  • Utkrista Nijamati Sewa Puraskaar
  • Janasewa Shree Padak
  • Shikshya Puraskaar

Best Manager Award from Nepal Management Association