Dawa Tsultrim Assumes Charge as Secretary of Department of Health

Handing and taking over the charge between new Secretary Dawa Tsultrim and outgoing Secretary Palden Dhondup.

Dharamshala: Dawa Tsultrim officially took charge as the new Secretary of the Department of Health following the appointment of outgoing Secretary Palden Dhondup to the Department of Home.

As a part of the handover-takeover ceremony held earlier this morning, the new and outgoing Home Secretary exchanged official documents in the presence of an official witness Jigme Namgyal, the Secretary of Education Department, appointed by the Kashag. The event was also attended by sMenpa Tsering Thakchoe Drungtso (Chair of the Central Council of Tibetan Medicine), Tsering Phuntsok (General Secretary of Drophen Men-Tsee-Khang) and Dawa Phunkyi (Chief Administrator of Delek Hospital).

Secretary Dawa Tsultrim was born in Miao (Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh). After completing his Bachelor’s degree at Punjab University, he joined the Central Tibetan Administration with the designation of Office Assistant in 2000 and thereafter ascended to various positions till his latest appointment. During these periods, he has served in various departments and offices, such as Settlement Officer at Miao Choephelling and Joint Secretary at the Tibet Bureau in Geneva.

Official witness Secretary Jigme Namgyal congratulating the outgoing Secretary Palden Dhondup.
Official witness Secretary Jigme Namgyal felicitating the new Secretary of Health Department with a ceremonial scarf.
A glimpse of handing and taking over ceremony of the Health Secretary.