Including 532 public servants 

A total of 2,892 civil servants and public servants received the Royal Civil Service Award this year. Of the total, 2,360 were civil servants and 532 were public servants.

On the command of His Majesty The King, the Royal Civil Service Commission launched the ‘royal civil service award’ on December 17, 2013 coinciding with the 106th National Day.

The award, comprising a medal and certificate signed by His Majesty The King, has become an annual event.

Of the 2,892 recipients, 1,758 received Bronze medal, 587 silver and 297, gold. A total of 250 civil and public servants from across the country received lifetime (superannuation) award.

The dedicated service awards has three categories where bronze medals are awarded for services of 10 years and above; silver for services of 20 years and above, and gold medals for services of 30 years and above. The lifetime service awardees receive gold medals.

A RCSC official said the award was also for public servants who work in companies that are fully owned by the state and are under government payroll and subsidy payroll.

The civil service award was one of the new chapters included in the Bhutan Civil Service Rules, 2012. Since 2013, 36,802 medals have been awarded including 5,672 public servants.

In 2013, a total of 23,860 civil servants and public servants first received the medal. 268 civil servants received lifetime medals in 2014 and 89 in 2015.

The award is a way of acknowledging, thanking, and expressing gratitude to civil servants for serving the Tsawa-Sum with dedication.

Yangchen C Rinzin