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New Kashag Formed

September 18, 2011

Kalons Take Oath of Office

Dharamsala, September 16, 2011 – Kalon Tripa, Dr. Lobsang Sangay,
introduced six nominees of his Kashag (cabinet) on the floor of the
Parliament this morning, the first day of the inaugural session of
the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The six nominees were found
to be in compliance with the requirements stipulated in Article 21
of the Charter of the Tibetans in Exile. The Parliament approved
all six nominees as Kalons (Ministers).

The new Kalons will be sworn in by Chief Justice Commissioner
Ngawang Phelgyal Gyechen at the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission
office at 3:15pm this afternoon.

The six new Kalons are Mr. Dongchung Ngodup, Mr. Tsering Dhundup,
Mr. Pema Chhinjor, Ms. Dolma Gyari, Ms. Dicki Chhoyang and Mr.
Tsering Wangchuk. Brief biographies of the new Kalons are attached.

The Kalon Tripa, who is also the Chairman of the Kashag, will
announce the portfolios of the new Kalons at the Press Conference
on Monday, 12:30PM.

Contact: Mr. Lobsang Choedak

Tel:+91-1892-222510

Email: diir@tibet.net

 Department of Information and International Relation, Central
Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala  – 176215, INDIA

1. Name:                           Mr. Dongchung Ngodup

2. Year of Birth:                  1956

3. Present Address:             McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala

4. Present Occupation:         Former Kalon for Department of
Security

5. Brief Biography:          Joined Central Tibetan Administration
in 1977 after completion of BA. From 1993 to 2007 Mr. Ngodup worked
as Secretary for Department of Security. While holding the post of
Secretary he was nominated and served as Kalon for Security in the
13th Kashag.

 

1. Name:                            Mr. Tsering Dhundup

2. Year of Birth:                  1960

3. Present Address:             Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala

4. Present Occupation:         Former Kalon for Department of
Finance

5. Brief Biography:           Joined Central Tibetan Administration
after completion of M.Com in 1984. From 2000 to 2007 Mr. Dhundup
worked as Secretary for Department of Education and Home. From 2007
to 2011 he was nominated and served as Kalon for Finance in the
13th Kashag.

 

1. Name:                              Mr. Pema Chhinjor

2. Year of Birth:                    1945

3. Present Address:              California, United States

4. Present Occupation:         Former Kalon for Department of
Security

5. Brief Biography:               After arrival in India in 1959
Mr. Chhinjor taught Tibetan language and history in Department of
Asian Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh for 20 years from 1964
to 1984. While in Chandigarh he founded Regional Tibetan Youth
Congress and served as President for four consecutive terms. In
1974 he was elected as member of the Central Executive Committee of
Tibetan Youth Congress. From 1992 he was elected as member of
Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies for two terms. He was
nominated and served as Kalon for Security in the 11th Kashag.

 

1. Name:                            Mrs. Dolma Gyari

2. Year of Birth:                   1964

3. Present Address:              New Delhi

4. Present Occupation:         Former Deputy Speaker

5. Brief Biography:               After completion of her studies
Mrs. Gyari joined the women section of the Tibetan Youth Congress.
In the following years 1986 and 1989 she was elected as culture
officer and joint secretary of the Central Executive Committee of
Tibetan Youth Congress. From 1991 to 2006 she was elected as member
of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile for four consecutive term during
which she was elected as Deputy Speaker of the House three times.

 

1. Name:                           Ms. Dicki Chhoyang

2. Year of Birth:                  1966

3. Present Address:             Montreal, Canada

4. Present Occupation:         Member of Tibetan Parliament-in-
Exile from North America

5. Brief Biography:               In 1971 Ms. Chhoyang migrated to
Canada where she completed her M.A. in Central Eurasian Studies and
M.Sc. in Planning and International Development. In 1990 she served
as resettlement coordinator in Connecticut for the Tibetan-US
resettlement project. From 1999 to 2003 she worked on community
development project in Tibet. She has also worked for Pepperidge
Farm Inc., and youth volunteer program for Canada World Youth.
Presently she is a Community Liaison Officer for the University of
Montreal Hospital Center construction project – a 2 billion
Canadian dollar project.

 

1. Name:                           Mr. Tsering Wangchuk

2. Year of Birth:                  1974

3. Present Address:              Bylakuppe, India

4. Present Occupation:         Medical Officer at Tsojhe Khangsar
Charity Hospital, Bylakuppe.

5. Brief Biography:               After completion of High School
in 1993 Mr. Wangchuk received scholarship for further studies in
Warsaw, Poland from the Department of Education where he did his
Doctor in Medicine followed by two years of internship at Hospital
of Warsaw Medical University. In 2003 he returned to India and
joined as Resident Medical Officer at Menlha Hospital, Phuntsokling
for five years from 2003 and 2008. From 2008 to 2009 he worked as
Medical Officer cum In-charge of TRSHC Clinic and Hospital of
Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center in Darjeeling. Since 2009 he has
been working as Senior Medical Officer at Tsojhe Khangsar Charity
Hospital, Bylakuppe.

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