Zhung Dratshang’s Leytshog Lopon, Sangay Dorji, launched the Civil Servants’ Welfare Scheme (CSWS), to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, at the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) conference hall yesterday.

The insurance scheme will provide financial assistance to the civil servants and their direct dependents in times of need. All regular civil servants are members of the scheme by default. The monthly contributions will be based on the civil service’s four position categories while the benefits are same for all. The CSWS, a self-help programme ‘of, by and for’ the civil servants will come into effect from November 11.