His Majesty appoints Privy Council Members and Dzongdags
Three dzongdags were also appointed for Mongar, Tashiyangtse, and Zhemgang dzongkhags. Mongar Dzongdag Ugen Sonam formerly served as a Zimpon Woma (Deputy Chamberlain) at the Office of the Gyalpoi ZImpon. Zhemgang Dzongdag Harka Singh Tamang was previously the executive secretary at the Gelephu Thromde. Tashiyangtse Dzongdag Thuji Tshering was previously the executive secretary at the Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde. Dzongdags are appointed by His Majesty upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who receives nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission.
20 July 2015, Tashichhodzong: His Majesty The King conferred the orange scarf to Dasho Sangay Wangchug of the Privy Council, and granted dhar to appoint the Privy Councilor of the Privy Council, and three dzongdags. Dasho Sangay Wangchug, who will take over as Deputy Chairman of the Privy Council following the retirement of Dasho Nado Rinchen, was conferred the orange scarf, which is equivalent to the rank of deputy minister. Dasho Bharat Tamang Yonzen, the former Managing Director of the Bhutan Power Corporation, was appointed Privy Councilor.
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay attended the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of Damchu-Haa Link road yesterday. Project Dantak is constructing the road. Lyonchhen thanked the Government of India, Project Dantak and Border Road for helping Bhutan get connected. Indian Ambassador Gautam Bambawale, Lt. General of Border Road, Lyonpo Dorji Choden and Lyonpo D.N Dhungyel were also present at the event.
L-R: Tashiyangtse Dzongdag, Mongar Dzongdag, and Zhemgang Dzongdag