1. As per the interim constitution 2063 article 144(2) and the cabinet decision of August 27, 2012, Rt. Honorable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav appointed General Gaurav SJB Rana as the Chief of the Army Staff(CoAS) of Nepalese Army amid a special function held at the Presidential Palace, Sital Niwas on Sept 9, 2012 followed by an oath-taking ceremony. 2. The Honorable Prime Minister, Ministers, high level government officials, heads of security forces and Generals of Nepalese Army were present during the function. 3. After the oath taking ceremony, Gen Rana came to the Army HQ and assumed his office effective from today. Upon his arrival at Army HQ, Gen Rana was presented the ‘Guard of Honour’ by a troop of Nepalese Army.