In recognition of their distinguished and meritorious service to the nation, His Majesty The King awarded the Lifetime Service Award to 45 retired civil servants, who have served in the civil service between 1985 and 2011.

“I congratulate the 45 retired civil servants who have received the lifetime civil service award this year,” His Majesty The King said.

His Majesty the King said the medals to recognize civil servants were initiated in 2013 and civil servants have received recognition for having completed 10, 20, and 30 years of service.

“This award recognizes the importance of our civil servants, and also their services in all the 20 dzongkhags and 205 gewogs of Bhutan,” His Majesty said. “This award is an expression of appreciation to our civil servants, and more importantly, a reminder to the civil servants that they must continue to shoulder their responsibilities impeccably. I am deeply satisfied with this award because it recognizes individuals irrespective of their position in the civil service.  There are many other civil servants who have received the medals for 10, 20, or 30 years of service, and I am pleased to extend my Tashi Delek to them as well.”