Lokman Singh Karki.About this sound Listen (help·info), born:April 5, 1956), widely criticized for his appointment as the Chief Commissioner of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) – Nepal and deemed ineligible to head CIAA-Nepal  by the supreme court of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, was the chief of CIAA. He assumed office in May, 2013. He was suspended from the post on 21 October 2016. In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on 8 January 2017, disqualified Lokman Singh Karki as the chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority
Lokman Singh Karki was born on April 5, 1956 in Kathmandu to Late General Bhupal Man Singh Karki and Late Durga Kumari Karki. He is married to Sunita Karki. He has one Son and two daughters. He has received Master’s Degree in Economics from Tribhuwan University and Master’s Degree in Economics and Social Studies from Victoria University, United Kingdom.
Karki, who was appointed under-secretary at the then palace secretariat in 1984 through royal edict, joined civil service in 1990 after the reinstatement of democracy. If Karki’s earlier six years of service at the then palace secretariat is excluded, he does not meet the required criteria for holding the position.
He joined the civil service in 1984 as an Under-Secretary of the State Council and served till 2009 in different capacities. He worked as an Under Secretary from 1984 to 1993 in various capacities. He was a Joint Secretary of the Government of Nepal from 1993 to 2001 when he served in the Ministry of Finance in different capacities. He worked as a Convener and Chief of the Revenue Advisory Committee and Central Monitoring Unit in the Ministry of Finance. He also held the position of Director General of the Department of Customs. He was the first Director General of the Department of Revenue Investigation. He served as the Secretary of Government of Nepal from 2001 to 2006. As the Secretary, he worked at the Ministry of Information and Communications, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Population and Environment and Ministry of Water Resources. He then served as the Chief Secretary of Government of Nepal from 2006 to 2009.