The Chairperson of the Royal Privy Council Lyonpo Chenkyab Dorji passed away on October 9.  Lyonpo was awarded the Order of Druk Thuksey in 2017 in recognition for his dedicated service to the country spanning over 56 years. Lyonpo Chenkyab Dorji joined the civil service in 1961 as the first graduate forester in the country. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo conferred him the Red Scarf in 1975 and the Orange Scarf in 1991. He was a former Cabinet Minister in the Planning Commission until 1998. His Majesty The King appointed him as the Chairperson of the Royal Privy Council in May 2008.