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New Kashag (Cabinet) Formed

posted Sep 16, 2011, 6:54 AM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 7:14 AM ]
 
Tibet.net - Dharamsala, September 16, 2011

Kalon Tripa, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, introduced six nominees of his Kashag (cabinet) on the floor of the Parliament this morning, the first day of the inaugural session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The six nominees were found to be in compliance with the requirements stipulated in Article 21 of the Charter of the Tibetans in Exile. The Parliament approved all six nominees as Kalons (Ministers).

The new Kalons will be sworn in by Chief Justice Commissioner Ngawang Phelgyal Gyechen at the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission office at 3:15pm this afternoon.

The six new Kalons are Mr. Dongchung Ngodup, Mr. Tsering Dhundup, Mr. Pema Chhinjor, Ms. Dolma Gyari, Ms. Dicki Chhoyang and Mr. Tsering Wangchuk. Brief biographies of the new Kalons are attached.

The Kalon Tripa, who is also the Chairman of the Kashag, will announce the portfolios of the new Kalons at the Press Conference on Monday, 12:30PM.

(From right: Kalon Dolma Gyari, Kalon Dongchung Ngodup, Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay, Kalon Pema Chhinjor,
Kalon Dicki Chhoyang and Kalon Tsering Wangchuk, during their visit to receive blessings at the Tsuglagkhang,
main temple, in Dharamshala, on 16 September 2011. The six Kalons nominated by Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang
Sangay were unanimously approved by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile during its opening session on 16
September 2011/Photo/Tibetonline.tv


1. Name:                           
Mr. Dongchung Ngodup
 
 

2. Year of Birth:                  1956

3. Present Address:             McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala

4. Present Occupation:         Former Kalon for Department of Security

5. Brief Biography:          Joined Central Tibetan Administration in 1977 after completion of BA. From 1993 to 2007 Mr. Ngodup worked as Secretary for Department of Security. While holding the post of Secretary he was nominated and served as Kalon for Security in the 13th Kashag.

 



1. Name:                            Mr. Tsering Dhundup

 
 


2. Year of Birth:                  1960

3. Present Address:             Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala

4. Present Occupation:         Former Kalon for Department of Finance

5. Brief Biography:                Joined Central Tibetan Administration after completion of M.Com in 1984. From 2000 to 2007 Mr. Dhundup worked as Secretary for Department of Education and Home. From 2007 to 2011 he was nominated and served as Kalon for Finance in the 13th Kashag.

 



1. Name:                              Mr. Pema Chhinjor

 
 

2. Year of Birth:                    1945

3. Present Address:              California, United States

4. Present Occupation:         Former Kalon for Department of Security

5. Brief Biography:               After arrival in India in 1959 Mr. Chhinjor taught Tibetan language and history in Department of Asian Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh for 20 years from 1964 to 1984. While in Chandigarh he founded Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and served as President for four consecutive terms. In 1974 he was elected as member of the Central Executive Committee of Tibetan Youth Congress. From 1992 he was elected as member of Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies for two terms. He was nominated and served as Kalon for Security in the 11th Kashag.

 

1. Name:                            Mrs. Dolma Gyari

 


2. Year of Birth:                   1964

3. Present Address:              New Delhi

4. Present Occupation:         Former Deputy Speaker

5. Brief Biography:               After completion of her studies Mrs. Gyari joined the women section of the Tibetan Youth Congress. In the following years 1986 and 1989 she was elected as culture officer and joint secretary of the Central Executive Committee of Tibetan Youth Congress. From 1991 to 2006 she was elected as member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile for four consecutive term during which she was elected as Deputy Speaker of the House three times.

 



1. Name:                           Ms. Dicki Chhoyang


 

2. Year of Birth:                  1966

3. Present Address:             Montreal, Canada

4. Present Occupation:         Member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from North America

5. Brief Biography:               In 1971 Ms. Chhoyang migrated to Canada where she completed her M.A. in Central Eurasian Studies and M.Sc. in Planning and International Development. In 1990 she served as resettlement coordinator in Connecticut for the Tibetan-US resettlement project. From 1999 to 2003 she worked on community development project in Tibet. She has also worked for Pepperidge Farm Inc., and youth volunteer program for Canada World Youth. Presently she is a Community Liaison Officer for the University of Montreal Hospital Center construction project – a 2 billion Canadian dollar project.

 

1. Name:                           Mr. Tsering Wangchuk

 
 

2. Year of Birth:                  1974

3. Present Address:              Bylakuppe, India

4. Present Occupation:         Medical Officer at Tsojhe Khangsar Charity Hospital, Bylakuppe.

5. Brief Biography:               After completion of High School in 1993 Mr. Wangchuk received scholarship for further studies in Warsaw, Poland from the Department of Education where he did his Doctor in Medicine followed by two years of internship at Hospital of Warsaw Medical University. In 2003 he returned to India and joined as Resident Medical Officer at Menlha Hospital, Phuntsokling for five years from 2003 and 2008. From 2008 to 2009 he worked as Medical Officer cum In-charge of TRSHC Clinic and Hospital of Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center in Darjeeling. Since 2009 he has been working as Senior Medical Officer at Tsojhe Khangsar Charity Hospital, Bylakuppe.

Source: Tibet.net 



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