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His Majesty The King granted dhar to formally appoint the new Health Secretary and Ambassadors to Kuwait and Thailand, and granted promotion to 11 officers from the Royal Bhutan Army and the Royal Body Guards, yesterday. 

Dr Pandup Tshering, who had been serving as the Director General of Medical Services at the health ministry, was appointed as the new Health Secretary. 

The secretaries to the government are appointed by His Majesty The King, in accordance with Article 2.19 of the Constitution, on the recommendation of the prime minister, who shall obtain nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission on the basis of merit and seniority and in accordance with other relevant rules and regulations.

Chitem Tenzin, who was serving as Zimpon Wogma at the Office of the Gyalpo Zimpon, has been appointed as the new Ambassador to Kuwait. Kinzang Dorji, the former Haa Dzongdag has been appointed as the new Ambassador to Thailand. 

In accordance with Article 2.19 of the Constitution, His Majesty The King appoints Ambassadors on the recommendation of the prime minister who obtains nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission.

His Majesty also granted promotions to nine officers from the Royal Bhutan Army and two officers from the Royal Body Guards. The officers have been promoted from the rank of Lt. Colonel to Colonel.

His Majesty The King is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Dr Pandup Tshering, Health Secretary

 

From left: Chitem Tenzin, Ambassador to Kuwait, and
Kinzang Dorji, Ambassador to Thailand

Top row from left: Colonel Kuenzang Jamtsho, Colonel Sonam Nima (DT), Colonel Jamyang Tashi, Colonel Namgyel Tshering, Colonel Sonam Tobgyel, Colonel Karma Dorji
Front row from left: Colonel Ugen Phintso, Colonel Dechen Dorji Shartsho (DK), Colonel Pelchen Dorji (DK), Colonel Tsheten Dorji (DK), Colonel Sonam Wangchuk

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