Prime Minister of Nepal

The prime minister of Nepal (Nepali: नेपालको प्रधानमन्त्री) is the head of government and chief executive of Nepal. The prime minister is the chair of the Council of Ministers of Nepal and the chief adviser to the President of Nepal. The Prime Minister is a member of the House of Representatives of Nepal and is the highest ranking federal officer within the government.

Prime Minister of Nepal
नेपालको प्रधानमन्त्री
Sher Bahadur Deuba[1]

since 13 July 2021
StyleThe Right Honourable (formal)
His Excellency (diplomatic)
StatusHead of government
Member of
Reports to
ResidenceBaluwatar, Kathmandu[2]
SeatSingha Durbar, Kathmandu
AppointerPresident of Nepal
Term lengthUntil the term of House of Representatives; or the Prime Minister resigns/vote of no confidence is passed/ceases to be member of HoR/dies
Inaugural holderBhimsen Thapa (disputed)
as second Mukhtiyar of Nepal and de facto first Prime Minister, disputed with Damodar Pande.
Formation25 December 1843; 177 years ago (1843-12-25)
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Nepal (multiple)
SalaryNPR 77,800.00 (basic monthly pay)[3]

The federal cabinet headed by the prime minister is appointed by the president of Nepal to assist the latter in the administration of the affairs of the executive. The prime minister has to enjoy the confidence of a majority in the Pratinidhi Sabha and shall resign if they are unable to prove majority when instructed by the president.

The residence of the prime minister of Nepal is in Baluwatar, Kathmandu.[2][4] The seat of the prime minister is Singha Darbar since the time of Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana.[5] The basic monthly salary of the prime minister of Nepal is NPR 77,280.[3]

The current prime minister is Sher Bahadur Deuba from Nepali Congress since 13 July 2021. He was appointed as per Supreme Court decision.[6]