Economist by education, Mr. Baikuntha Aryal has been serving for the Government of Nepal since January 1990.
Before assuming the office of Commerce and Supplies Secretary in August 2019, he had served as the Secretary of National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission. Working in the Commission for nearly 20 months, he led the entire process of devising formula for fiscal transfers to province and local levels. Further he played a lead role to assist the Commission to devise the formula for distribution of royalties from natural resources to the province and local level.
After becoming the Joint Secretary in September 2009, he was deputed at the Ministry of Home Affairs for few weeks and then transferred to Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. While working in the Prime Minister's Office for nearly 20 months, he was instrumental to digitizing the official communication and document management. He was then transferred to Ministry of Finance, where he worked for six and half years with the responsibility of Economic Affairs and Policy Analysis Division, Economic Policy Analysis Division, Budget and Program Division and International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division. He was involved in various system reforms in the Ministry of Finance including introducing Line Ministry Budgetary Information System, Document Management System and Data Management for Public Expenditure Review.
As an Under Secretary, he served the National Planning Commission for ten years from July 1999 to September 2009. He was heavily involved in Economic Analysis and responsible for sectors as Industry, Commerce, Supplies, Tourism and Water Resources among others. Prior to this, he was Section Officer in the various offices under Postal Services Department.
Mr. Aryal has completed his PhD studies from Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Masters of Economics and Masters of Public Administration from Tribhuvan University and Masters of Development and Resource Economics from Agricultural University of Norway.
In addition to his official responsibility, he has keen interests in the area of macroeconomics and resource economics.