Palden Dhondup: Palden Dhondup la is the Secretary of the Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration since May 1, 2019. He was born on July 6, 1969, in Ladakh. He completed his schooling from TCV School Ladakh and thereafter completed his studies from Central Insitute for Higher Tibetan Studies at Varanasi attaining a degree in Shastri and Acharya. In the year 1997, he was appointed as the settlement officer of Kalimpong Tibetan settlement. In 2001, he was appointed as the settlement officer of Choephel Tibetan settlement in Miao, Arunachal Pradesh. From 2002-2006, Palden Dhondup was appointed as the settlement officer of Phuntsokling Tibetan settlement, Orissa. From 2006-2007, he presided as the settlement officer of Kunphenling Tibetan settlement in Ravangla. In 2007 he was appointed as the settlement officer of Dorling Tibetan settlement. On Febuarary 26, Palden Dhondup was promoted to Joint Secretary position. He was appointed as the settlement officer of Doeguling Tibetan settlement, Mundgod in 2008. Later in the year 2011, he was transferred to the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Delhi. In 2013, he was appointed as the Joint Secretary in the Department of Home and thereafter was promoted to Additional Secretary in 2014. From 2016 he has been presiding as the Director of Tibetan Administrative Training and Welfare Society.