HM appoints RMA governor, NC eminent members, dzongdags
7December His Majesty The King granted Kasho to appoint the governor of the Central Bank, three eminent members of the National Council, and Dzongdags to Pema Gatshel and Haa respectively.
The new appointees received Dhar from His Majesty at the Tashichhodzong this morning.
The new governor of the Cenrtal Bank of Bhutan, Dasho Penjore was working as the CEO of National Pension and Provident Fund prior to his appointment.
He served as Gyalpoi Zimpon for 7 years, and was conferred the red scarf by His Majesty in 2008. He also served for 17 years in various capacities in the Royal Monetary Authority.
The governor of the Central Bank is appointed by His Majesty The King upon the recom- mendation of the Prime Minister, in accordance to Article 2.19 (k) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
The three new eminent members of the National Council are Karma Tshering, Phuntsho Rapten, and Kesang Chuki Dorjee.
Karma Tshering was working as the Director of the Department of Hydropower & Power Systems in the Ministry of Economic Affairs prior to his appointment. Phuntsho Rapten was serving as the Chief Planning Officer of Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, and Kesang Chuki Dorjee was the director for KCD Productions.
Eminent members to the National Council are appointed by His Majesty The King, in accordance with Article 11.1 of the Constitution.
Phuntsho, the former Director of the National Council Secretariat, has been appointed the Pema Gatshel Dzongdag. Kinzang Dorji, the Deputy Head of Mission for the Royal Bhutan Embassy in New Delhi, India, has been appointed the Haa Dzongdag.
In accordance with Article 2.19 (q), His Majesty The King appoints Dzongdags on the recommendation of the Prime Minister who obtains nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission.
NC Eminent Members: (From Left) Phuntsho Rapten, Kesang Chuki Dorjee and Karma Tshering
From Left: Pemagatshel Dzongdag Phuntsho and Haa Dzongdag Kinzang Dorji
RMA Governor Dasho Penjore