His Majesty ap­points Home Min­is­ter and Con­sti­tu­tional Post Hold­ers

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31 July 2015, Tashich­hod­zong: His Majesty granted dhar to of­fi­cially ap­point the new Home Min­is­ter, Ly­onpo Dawa Gyaltshen, who is the Bongo- Chapcha con­stituency mem­ber of par­lia­ment in the Na­tional Assem­bly.

The Con­sti­tu­tion of the King­dom of Bhutan Ar­ti­cle 17.3 states that a min­is­ter of the gov­ern­ment is ap­pointed by the Druk Gyalpo from among the mem­bers of the par­lia­ment, on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the Prime Min­is­ter.

The Prime Min­is­ter sub­mit­ted the rec­om­men­da­tion to ap­point Ly­onpo Dawa Gyaltshen as the Home Min­is­ter to His Majesty The King on July 20.

His Majesty also granted dhars to ap­point the Chief Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner and two Elec­tion Com­mis­sion­ers of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion, the Au­di­tor Gen­eral of the Royal Au­dit Au­thor­ity, and the Chair­per­son and two Com­mis­sion­ers of the Anti Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion.

The Chief Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner, Ch­ogyal Dago Rigzin was for­merly an Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner in the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan.

The for­mer CEO of Na­tional Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, Ugyen Che­wang, and the for­mer Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner Deki Pema, were ap­pointed Elec­tion Com­mis­sion­ers.

The for­mer Pema­gat­shel Dzongda, Tsh­er­ing Kezang, was ap­pointed the Au­di­tor Gen­eral.

For­mer RCSC Com­mis­sioner, Kin­ley Yang­zom, was ap­pointed the Chair­per­son of the Anti Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion.

The for­mer em­i­nent mem­ber of the Na­tional Coun­cil, Karma Dam­cho Nidup and the for­mer deputy Au­di­tor Gen­eral of Royal Au­dit Au­thor­ity, Jamt­sho, were ap­pointed Com- mis­sion­ers of the Anti Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion.

Ar­ti­cles 24.2, 25.2, and 27.2 of the Con­sti­tu­tion of the King­dom of Bhutan state that the re­spec­tive Con­sti­tu­tional post hold­ers will be ap­pointed by the Druk Gyalpo from a list of names rec­om­mended jointly by the Prime Min­is­ter, the Chief Jus­tice of Bhutan, the Speaker, the Chair­per­son of the Na­tional Coun­cil and the Leader of the Op­po­si­tion Party.

Home Min­is­ter Dawa Gyaltshen

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