Staff of Department of Health

Secretary

Palden Dhondup

Palden Dhondup la took the responsibility of the Secretary of the Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration on 1st May 2019. He was born on July 6, 1969, in Ladakh Sonamling Tibetan Settlement and also completed his schooling at Ladakh TCV School. Thereafter, he joined The Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (Deemed University) (CIHTS) at Sarnath, Varanasi. There he completed Shastri and Acharya which are equivalent to bachelor's and master's degrees. He joined Central Tibetan Administration in 1977 and was appointed as the settlement officer of Kalimpong Tibetan Settlement. The settlement officers are the representatives of each office of CTA at respective Tibetan settlements. It acts as a medium between the head office and the local Tibetans, also assumes varied roles and responsibilities for the welfare of the community. In 2001, he was transferred to Miao Choepheling in Arunachal Pradesh to head the local office for around a year. From 2002-2006, for nearly six years, he served as the settlement officer in Phuntsokling Tibetan settlement, Odisha. From 2006-2007, he led the settlement office of Kunphenling in Ravangla and followed by a brief time in Dorling Tibetan settlement. While serving in Dorling, on February 26, 2007, Palden Dhondup was promoted to the Joint Secretary. In 2008, he was then appointed as the settlement officer of Doeguling Tibetan settlement, Mundgod which is the largest Tibetan settlement in India. Later in 2011, he was transferred to the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Delhi. The Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama functions as the nodal agent of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration. In 2013, he was appointed as the Joint Secretary in the Department of Home, CTA, and thereafter was promoted to Additional Secretary in 2014. In 2016, he presided as the Director of Tibetan Administrative Training and Welfare Society. The main aim of this society is to provide trainings, seminars, conferences, workshops and to undertake research relating to public administration & educational purposes incidental thereto.
Additional Secretary

Jampa Phuntsok

Mr. Jampa Phuntsok was born in Kollegal Dhondenling Settlement in the South Indian state of Karnataka. After the first few years of schooling in CST Kollegal, he then joined Sera Je School in Bylakuppe and studied there till secondary standard. He completed senior secondary studies from Little Scholars Junior college, Secunderabad. Mr. Jampa graduated with a Bachelor's degree in commerce from St. Joseph Degree College, Hyderabad in the year 2003. On completing his undergraduate, under an initiative program by the Department of Home, CTA, he took the opportunity to complete Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management (HDCM), Bangaluru in 2004. After completing the course, for about more than two years, he served as the secretary of Tibetan Handicraft Cooperative Society, Miao. In November 2007, he joined the CTA as a Deputy Secretary and after the six-month probation period, he was made permanent staff. In July 2008, the first responsibility assigned to him was to serve as a Settlement Officer of Hunsur Settlement. After the first assignment, in May 2012, he was transferred as the settlement officer of Delar Bylakuppe settlement. During his tenure over there for around four months, he also filled the responsibility of settlement officer of Lugsam Bylakuppe. Also in July 2012, he was promoted to a joint secretary. His third assignment was to be the settlement officer of the Dehradun which is one of the largest Tibetan communities in north India and served there till June 2016. After serving as the settlement officer of three major settlements, he was then assigned as the Joint Secretary of the health department at the CTA headquarters. He was promoted to Additional Secretary in May 2019 and currently holds the same position and oversees the Administration, Account, and Welfare sections of the Health Department, CTA.
Joint Secretary

Tsering Youdon

Tsering Youdon la is from Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement, Odisha. She did her schooling from CST Chandragiri till the tenth standard and then joined CST Darjeeling where she completed her Pre-University. She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts from Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. After graduating, she joined the Central Tibetan Administration as an undersecretary in February 2006. She was placed in the Department of Information and International Relations of CTA. After working for six years in DIIR, she was promoted to Deputy Secretary in July 2012 and at the same time was transferred to the Documents Classification Section under Kashag Secretariat. After completing another six years in the documents section, in May 2019, she was promoted to the Joint Secretary of the health department. Her current responsibility is to oversee the Projects section, Public Health, and Disease Prevention section.
Administration Division
Mr. Jampa Phuntsok was born in Kollegal Dhondenling Settlement in the South Indian state of Karnataka. After the first few years of schooling in CST Kollegal, he then joined Sera Je School in Bylakuppe and studied there till secondary standard. He completed senior secondary studies from Little Scholars Junior college, Secunderabad. Mr. Jampa graduated with a Bachelor's degree in commerce from St. Joseph Degree College, Hyderabad in the year 2003. On completing his undergraduate, under an initiative program by the Department of Home, CTA, he took the opportunity to complete Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management (HDCM), Bangaluru in 2004. After completing the course, for about more than two years, he served as the secretary of Tibetan Handicraft Cooperative Society, Miao. In November 2007, he joined the CTA as a Deputy Secretary and after the six-month probation period, he was made permanent staff. In July 2008, the first responsibility assigned to him was to serve as a Settlement Officer of Hunsur Settlement. After the first assignment, in May 2012, he was transferred as the settlement officer of Delar Bylakuppe settlement. During his tenure over there for around four months, he also filled the responsibility of settlement officer of Lugsam Bylakuppe. Also in July 2012, he was promoted to a joint secretary. His third assignment was to be the settlement officer of the Dehradun which is one of the largest Tibetan communities in north India and served there till June 2016. After serving as the settlement officer of three major settlements, he was then assigned as the Joint Secretary of the health department at the CTA headquarters. He was promoted to Additional Secretary in May 2019 and currently holds the same position and oversees the Administration, Account, and Welfare sections of the Health Department, CTA.
Jampa Phuntsok
Additional Secretary
Sonam Chodon did her primary schooling at CST Kollegal and senior secondary at CST Shimla. After graduating from Mysore University, she did a year diploma course in Computer at Learn soft Computer at Bangalore and year more in Teacher Training Course in Mysore. Prior to joining the Health Department, she had worked at Hotel Tibet, Dharamsala and Charitable Tibetan Handicraft Export in Delhi. After the privatization of the business unit, she then worked with the Finance department since 2003. Currently she is the coordinator of Emergency Relief Fund, Health department.
Sonam Choedon
TB Program Coordinator
After completing her schooling from CST Shimla and college at Punjab University, Chandigarh. She was recruited in the Tibetan Civil Service in December 2008, before joining the media section of the Health Department in July 2012. Previously she served as a Sponsorship Coordinator in the Education Department, CTA.
Tashi Yangzom
Administrator of Ngoenga and Health Centers
Tenzin Wangdak completed high school from Tibetan Children's Village, Gopalpur. He has a Bachelor and a Master's Degree in Social Work from St. Joseph College Bangalore. He joined Central Tibetan Administration and was posted at Phuntsokling Tibetan Refugee Settlement Office as Office Assistant. In January 2019, he was transferred to the Health Department.
Tenzin Wangdak
Internal audit and Welfare officer
Tibetan Medicare System Section
Tenzin Nordon first completed her training as a community health worker (CHW) at Delek Hospital in 2003, then continued a career as a CHW for two years at the Kullu Tibetan Primary Health Care Centre. In 2005, she recieved a scholarship from the Department of Education under the guidance of the Department of Health for general nursing and midwifery at Hyderbad. From 2009 to 2019, Tenzin Nordon worked as a nurse at Tenzingang Primary Healthcare Centre, Mainpat Primary Healthcare Centre, and Tibet Charity in Dharamshala. As of April, she has been working as a staff nurse under the DoHe in the Tibetan Medicare System (TMS).
Tenzin Nordon
TMS Nurse
Sangmo Bhuti completed primary schooling from SOS TCV Suja and graduated +2 science from Upper TCV in Dharamshala. In 2012, she received her nursing degree from Dr. MV Shetty College of Nursing under Rajiv Gandhi University. Afterwards, she worked as a staff nurse at Mendata-The Medicity Hospital in Gurgoan and at Max Hospital in New Delhi. In 2016, she joined as TMS dealing staff in Dharamshala. Currently, she works as a TMS Nurse at CTA under the Tibetan Volunteer Health Association.
Sangmo Bhuti
TMS Nurse
Public Health Division
Jigmey Choekyi works as a CCOCC (Comprehensive Community Outreach and Coordinated Care) nurse of the department under the CCOCC program. She is from Tuting Tibetan Settlement and has completed her schooling at TCV Bylakuppe School. She was trained as a nurse at Holdsworth Memorial Mission Hospital, Mysore, where she received the GNM Diploma degree. After receiving the degree, she worked at the same hospital for three and half years. She then has worked for Tibet Charity, an NGO based in Dharamsala as a home nurse for almost ten years. Post working in Tibet Charity, she has joined the department in February 2020.
Jigmey Choekyi
CCOCC Nurse
Tsering Youdon la is from Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement, Odisha. She did her schooling from CST Chandragiri till the tenth standard and then joined CST Darjeeling where she completed her Pre-University. She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts from Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. After graduating, she joined the Central Tibetan Administration as an undersecretary in February 2006. She was placed in the Department of Information and International Relations of CTA. After working for six years in DIIR, she was promoted to Deputy Secretary in July 2012 and at the same time was transferred to the Documents Classification Section under Kashag Secretariat. After completing another six years in the documents section, in May 2019, she was promoted to the Joint Secretary of the health department. Her current responsibility is to oversee the Projects section, Public Health, and Disease Prevention section.
Tsering Youdon
Joint Secretary
Project section
Tenzin Kunsang completed her schooling at SFF Senior Secondary School, Herbertpur, Dehradun. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Arts from Mysore University. In June 1998, she joined the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as an office superintendent and started her service in the Department of Home (DoH). Her first assignment was secretary of the Tezu Settlement office. In March 2000, she was assigned the same role at the office of south zone Bangalore. In Jan 2002, she was promoted to section officer after being transferred as an accountant to Chief Representative Office, Shimla. In May 2006, she served as the secretary at the settlement office of Hepertpur for a brief period of six months. After her brief stint at Herpertpur, in 2006 December, she was assigned as secretary of Lugsam Settlement Office till May 2008. Thereafter she was assigned as the head of Rajpur Women's Cooperative Society also while being there she was promoted to Deputy Secretary. After her assignment in South Africa, she was assigned the head of the Projects section in Feb 2017. She currently oversees all the projects which involve construction, renovation related to drinking water and staff quarters of TPHC as well as installation of open gyms.
Tenzin Kunsang
Deputy Secretary
Tsering la has a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care, and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Sikkim Manipal University. He has over four years of experience working as a hospital administrator and health coordinator under the CTA Department of Health. From 2016 to 2017, he worked at The Tibet Fund based in Dharamshala as Health Project Coordinator for USAID supported Tibetan Health System Capacity Strengthening (THSC) project. Presently, he is serving at the Department of Health CTA as OSM & PRM project Coordinator.
Tsering
OSM/PRM Project Coordinator
Sonam Dolma was born and brought up in Odisha Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement. She completed her earlier schooling from CST Chandigiri and did her senior secondary education from CST Bylakuppe. She received her bachelors degree in Arts from the Government College for Girls, Chandigarh in 2010 and Masters in modern history from Punjab University (P.U) in 2013. Before joining the Health Department, she had the privilege to serve in the history documentation section of CTA for almost one and half years. Currently, she is working in the Project Section of the Health Department.
Sonam Dolma
WASH Project Officer
Born and brought up in Dharamsala, Tenzin Tseyang completed her schooling from Upper TCV and received her post-grad education in English literature from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Gujarat. Afterwards, she joined CTA in 2017, where she began her work in communication section of Kashag and then got transferred to Department of Health. Currently, she is working as project officer, overlooking the project sections under USAID program in the Department of Health. She looks through a positive perspective as an opportunity to learn and inculcate new skills, and aspires to grow as an efficient contributing member of society through this platform.
Tenzin Tseyang
USAID, Assoc. Program Manager
Account Section
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