His Majesty The King appointed seven government secretaries, today. The new secretaries received Dhar from His Majesty at the Tashichhodzong.
Dasho Karma W Penjor, the former secretary of Dratshang Lhentshog, 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, has been appointed as the new secretary of the Labour and Human Resources Ministry.
Dr. Ugen Dophu, the former Director General of Department of Medical Services, takes over as the new Health Secretary.
Sonam Topgay, the former Director General of Department of Law and Order, is now the secretary of Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.
Karma Yeshey, the former Director General of Department of School Education, is now the secretary of Education Ministry.
Nim Dorji, 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.
The Constitution says 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.