Kathmandu, Jan. 17 -- The government has decided to remove representatives of airlines operators from the board of directors of Nepal's civil aviation body to end the conflict of interest between the operators and the regulator.

The Cabinet on Thursday approved the Tourism Ministry proposal to this effect.

The draft of the Civil Aviation Bill, which envisages splitting the authority into regulator and service provider, has also proposed that the board of the civil aviation regulator should not include representatives airlines.

The draft bill, which is currently being discussed at the Cabinet's legislation committee, however, has recommended including airlines representatives on the board of another organization that will function as a ...