Home Minister, Lyonpo Dawa Gyeltshen

Meet the new Home Minister

His Majesty granted Dhar to officially appoint the new Home Minister, Lyonpo Dawa Gyaltshen, who is the Bongo-Chapcha constituency member of parliament in the National Assembly.

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan Article 17.3 states that a minister of the government is appointed by the Druk Gyalpo from among the members of the parliament, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister submitted the recommendation to appoint Lyonpo Dawa Gyaltshen as the Home Minister to His Majesty the King on July 20.

Lyonpo joined the civil service in 1977 in the National Technical Training Authority. He was a chief technical supervisor and also worked as a vice principal and principal under the NTTA. He served several years at the Royal Technical Institute, Phuentsholing, as Instructor, Deputy Supervisor and Vice Principal.

In 2003 he started working in the Labour Department as the Chief Human Resources officer. In 2006 he resigned from the civil service and joined the Tala Hydroelectric Project Authority as the Senior Personnel Officer.

He was the Senior Manager of the human Resource and Administration Division before he resigned to joined politics in 2013.

He has a Bachelors degree in Education from the Huddersfield University in United Kingdom.

He also has been trained in Educational Management and Administration for Technical and Vocational Education Sector, DSE, Mannheim, Germany; Management of Training Centers from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand; and Skill Development for Industry, in Tokyo, Japan.

In the NA as an MP he was the Chairperson of the Good Governance Committee and a member of the Parliamentary Affairs and Finance Committee of the National Assembly.

A senior official on the condition of anonymity said that the new Home Minister was chosen based on his experience, capability and track record in the Parliament itself.

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