Nima Wangdi

Erstwhile Minister of Information and Communications, Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi officially resigned from the Cabinet position yesterday. 

This is in keeping with the reorganisation of the ten ministries to nine, a component of the ongoing Civil Service reform as per a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.

“I will continue to serve my country in all possible ways, irrespective of the place and position,” the minister said.

Thanking Lyonpo for the display of leadership spirit, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said it was a proud moment for the government as the move indicated implementation of the reform process. It also revealed the selflessness of the Cabinet as more than three ministers came forward with offers to resign from ministership. 

“They all considered the bigger interest of the nation rather than personal claims to stick to the position,” the prime minister said. “While we all seek change, it must start from oneself and this is what we are seeing.” 

According to the Lhengye Zhungtshog Act, a minister may resign after submitting an application of resignation in writing to the Prime Minister, at least 30 days in advance and subject to acceptance by the Druk Gyalpo.