Appointment: His Majesty The King conferred the orange scarf to Dasho Sangay Wangchug of the Privy Council, and granted dhar to appoint the Privy Councilor of the Privy Council, and three dzongdags yesterday.
Dasho Sangay Wangchug, who will take over as Deputy Chairman of the Privy Council following the retirement of Dasho Nado Rinchen, was conferred the orange scarf, which is equivalent to the rank of deputy minister.
Dasho Bharat Tamang Yonzen, the former Managing Director of the Bhutan Power Corporation, was appointed Privy Councilor.
Three dzongdags were also appointed for Mongar, Tashiyangtse, and Zhemgang dzongkhags.
Mongar dzongdag Ugen Sonam formerly served as a Zimpon Woma (Deputy Chamberlain) at the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon.
Zhemgang dzongdag Harka Singh Tamang was working as the executive secretary at the Gelephu thromde.
Tashiyangtse dzongdag Thuji Tshering was previously the executive secretary at the Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde.
Dzongdags are appointed by His Majesty upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who receives nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission.