Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS) finalized the list after a rigorous selection process spanning eight months. It finalized the list as per the report submitted by a committee led by Ishwari Prasad Ghimire, executive director of Trade and Export Promotion Center.
The selection was carried out as per the Commercially Important Person Selection, Award and Facility Guidelines 2013. The firms were selected on the basis of criteria like exporter volume and value, employment generation and tax payment, among others.
President Ram Baran Yadav will confer the title on the representatives of 34 firms and organizations at a gala event to be held at Sheetal Niwas on January 27.
The recipient firms and organizations can enjoy the CIP facilities until 2015.
Arihanta Multifibers, a subsidiary of Golchha Organization, has been selected for becoming the largest employer, while Dabur Nepal has been chosen on the basis of export volume to India.
Jiba Raj Koirala, joint secretary of MoCS, said the CIP recipients will also be accorded Very Important Person (VIP) facility. “We, however, are yet to take formal decision on it,” added Koirala.