Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture wel­comes new Di­rec­tor Gen­eral

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The Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Forests re­ceived their new Di­rec­tor Gen­eral for the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and of­fered Trashi Khad­har to Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Live­stock Depart­ment last Wed­nes­day. . The Agri­cul­ture Di­rec­tor – Gen­eral was trans­ferred from the Fi­nance Min­istry while Di­rec­tor – Gen­eral for the Depart­ment of Live­stock was re­cently pro­moted.

Mr. Nim Dorji, the for­mer joint Sec­re­tary for­mally took over the charge of the Agri­cul­ture Depart­ment. He was con­ferred a welcome dhar by Ly­onpo Yeshey Dorji, Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture and Forests in pres­ence of Ly­onpo Nam­gay Dorji, Min­is­ter for Fi­nance and other of­fi­cials.

Mr. Nim Dorji started his ca­reer in the Depart­ment of Bud­get and Ac­counts, Min­istry of Fi­nance as trainee of­fi­cer in Jan­uary 1999. Since then, he has worked in var­i­ous de­part­ments in dif­fer­ent ca­pac­i­ties for the pe­riod span­ning al­most 26 years. He served in Depart­ment of Na- tional Bud­get and Aid Co-or­di­na­tion, Depart­ment of Aid and Debt Man­age­ment, Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Sec­re­tar­iat and Depart­ment of Public Ac­counts. In ad­di­tion, he worked in Poverty Re­duc­tion and Eco­nomic Man­age­ment (PREM), South Asia, World Bank, Washington DC, United States of Amer­ica from Septem­ber 2003 till Au­gust 2004.

Mr. Nim Dorji brings along huge knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence on fi­nan­cial deal­ings which the Min­istry stands to ben­e­fit a lot from. He has a Mas­ters of Busi- ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion (Fi­nance) from Univer­sity of Can­berra, Aus­tralia.

Mean­while, Dr. Tashi Sam­drup was ap­pointed as the Di­rec­tor for Depart­ment of Live­stock in Novem­ber 2013. Prior to that, he served as the Di­rec­tor for CoRRB from 2007-2013. Be­fore then, he was the Chief Live­stock Of­fi­cer till 2003. Among the other var­i­ous key posts, he served as a Sr. Live­stock and Vet­eri­nary Of­fi­cer in the then Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Live­stock Sup­port Ser­vices (2000-2003), Of­fi­cer In-Charge for Na­tional Jersey Breed­ing Cen­tre in Samtse (1997- 2000) and as Of­fi­cer In-Charge for Na­tional Horse and Brown Swiss Cat­tle Breed­ing Pro­gramme in Bumthang (1993-1997).

He holds a de­gree in Vet­eri­nary Medicine, Surgery and An­i­mal Hus­bandry from Col­lege of Vet­eri­nary and An­i­mal Sciences, Kerela Agri­cul­ture Univer­sity, In­dia; he also has a Mas­ters De­gree in An­i­mal Breed­ing and Pro­duc­tion and a PhD in Sus­tain­abil­ity of Mixed Farm­ing Sys­tems, both from Wa­genin­gen Univer­sity, Nether­lands.

New Di­rec­tor Gen­eral for Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture with Ly­onpo Yeshey Dorji

Dr.Tashi Samdup, pro­moted to Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Depart­ment of Live­stock with Ly­onpo Yeshey Dorji

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