His Majesty appoints Home Minister and Constitutional Post Holders
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