His Majesty The King granted Dhar to appoint four government secretaries and promote 13 officers of the armed forces. His Majesty also conferred Kabney and Patang to two individuals on February 3.

Pemba Wangchuk, Acting Secretary of Ministry of Health, Tshewang C Dorji, Acting Secretary of Ministry of Education and Skills, Leki Wangmo, Acting Secretary of Ministry of Finance, and Jigme Tenzing, Acting Secretary of GovTech Agency, were appointed Secretaries of their respective agencies.  The Acting Secretaries were appointed by the RCSC in 2022, with the provision that after at least one year in their positions, and based on their performance during that period, they may be recommended for appointment as Secretaries.

L-R: Row 1: Col Lhendup Dorji, Col Sonam Gyambo, Col Jamba Rinchen, Col Sangay Dorji DK, DNY, Col Chogyel Drukpa, Col Sonam Wangchuk, Col Sangay Tshering, DK
Row 2: Col Sisir Chhetri, Col Kinley Chophel, DK, Col Sonam Phuntsho, Col Norbu Zangpo, Col Chimi Dorji, Col Kuenzang D Taula

Three officers from the RBA, three officers of the RBG, and 7 officers from the RBP also received dhar from His Majesty The King, on their promotion from the rank of Lt Colonel to Colonel.

His Majesty The King conferred Kabney and Patang to the founding Dean of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Sangay Dorjee. Sangay Dorjee worked as the Project Director for the establishment of Bhutan’s first and only Law School, which was established by Royal Charter in 2015. In 2016, He was appointed as the founding Dean of the Law School, which began its first classes in 2017. His Majesty also conferred Kabney and Patang to Jigme Yoezer, Driglam Specialist at the Department of Culture. Jigme Yoezer, who joined civil service in 1995, has led the coordination of traditional and cultural ceremonies for important national events since 2008, including the Coronation, Centenary celebrations, Royal Wedding, and National Day celebrations.

Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, the President of JSW Law, Prime Minster Tshering Tobgay, Lt. General Batoo Tshering, COO of the Royal Bhutan Army, and the Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission, were present at the ceremony.