His Majesty grants Dhar to appoint government secretaries
His Majesty The King appointed 7 government secretaries last Thursday. The new secretaries who received Dhar from His Majesty at the Tashich- hodzong are:
Dasho Karma W Penjor, the former secretary of Dratshang Lhentshog, who is the new secretary of Information and Communications Ministry. He received the red scarf in April this year.
Sonam Wangchuk, the former secretary of GNHC, who has been appointed as the new secretary of the Labour and Human Resources Ministry.
Dr. Ugen Dophu, former Director General of Department of Medical Services, who takes over as the new Health Secretary.
Sonam Topgay, former Director General of Department of Law and Order, now the secretary of Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.
Karma Yeshey, former Director General of Department of School Education, now the secretary of Education Ministry.
Nim Dorji, who returns to the Ministry of Finance, where he worked for 25 years, as the Secretary, after serving as Director General of Agriculture Department for a year. and,
Chencho Tshering , the former Paro Dzongda, now the National Council’s Secretary General.
The Secretaries to the Government are appointed by His Majesty The King, as described in the Constitution (Article 2.19): “on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who shall obtain nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission on the basis of merit and seniority and in accordance with other relevant rules and regulations.”