The Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) was developed as an example of commitment of Nepal Government (NG) Nepal to promote scientific study and quality research in health in Nepal. It started as Nepal Health Research Committee under the Ministry of Health, chaired by the Secretary of Health in 1982 AD (BS 2039). On 12 April 1991 (29 Chaitra 2047 BS), the committee was developed into the Nepal Health Research Council, a statutory and autonomous body as promulgated by the Nepal Health Research Council Act No. 129 of the year 1991 of NG. With the consent of the Council of Ministers pursuant of Article 129 of the constitution of the government of Nepal, 1990 enacted the NHRC.