All of the above are expected to join PDP in the coming months
The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) recently accepted the resignations of five senior executives of the government including the senior-most civil servant- the cabinet secretary Kinzang Wangdi.
The Cabinet Secretary’s resignation was formally accepted last week by the RCSC though the effective date was 28th April 2018.
The resignation had been submitted by the Cabinet Secretary on 23rd March in line with the mandatory one-month notice period.
The cabinet secretary is expected to be the PDP candidate from Bartsham-Shongphu constituency in Trashigang that is currently held by the DPT MP Wangdi Norbu.
The party is expected to formally declare his candidature in the next few days in Thimphu.
RCSC has also accepted the resignation of the Director General of Department of Local Governance Lungten Dorji whose effective resignation date is 15th May 2018.
Next in line are the two Dzongdas of Trongsa and Zhemgang, Sonam Rinchen and Harkha S. Tamang who are scheduled to leave by 1st June.
Finally, the DG of National Library and Archives Dorji Norbu will also exit the civil service by 1st June.
All of the above are expected to join PDP as candidates.
A RCSC official said that as per the BCSR, the resignation letter is normally forwarded to the head of the agency who then sends it to RCSC.
Based on the approval of the resignation of all of the above the RCSC has already sent them approvals in the form of separation orders.
These orders will enable all of the above to process and claim their eligible retirement benefits and also start the handing and taking over process.
In the case of the cabinet secretary and the two Dzongdas, the RCSC will now have to come up with a list of potential candidates in the civil service and then submit them to the Prime Minister who will do his due diligence and submit the final list to His Majesty The King for appointment.
For the two DG’s post the RCSC can either chose to float vacancies so that eligible civil servants can compete or it can transfer somebody from another government agency there.