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Interim Government advisors assigned portfolios

The Interim Government advisors assumed their portfolios yesterday. 

Chief Advisor Dasho Tshering Wangchuk is responsible for the ministries of Home and Cultural Affairs, and Foreign affairs.

Dasho Tshering Wangchuk has a master degree of law from George Washington university law school Washington, DC in 2003.

He has a degree in law from the University of Delhi and graduate diploma in human rights. He began his career as a judicial officer in 1987 as an apprentice to the judges of the High Court.

President of Centre for Bhutan Studies, Dasho Karma Ura, is the advisor to Ministry of Finance. Dasho Karma Ura has a BA Hons, Oxford University, and M. Phil in Economics. He worked with the Ministry of Planning for 12 years before becoming the Director of the Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS) in 1999. 

He was a member of the Drafting Committee of Bhutan’s Constitution, enacted in July 2008. He was awarded the red scarf in 2006. In 2010, he was bestowed the honour of Druk Khorlo (Wheel of Dragon Kingdom) by His Majesty The King for his contributions to literature and fine arts. 

Chairman of Druk Holding and Investments, Dasho Ugen Chewang is the advisor to Ministry of Education. He served as the Auditor General between 2005 and 2015. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Pension and Provident Fund. 

He was awarded the red scarf in 2011. He joined the civil service in 1979 as a trainee officer in the Royal Audit Authority. He has a Masters in Business Administration in Business Management and Accounting from Syracuse University, New York, USA. He was appointed as the chairperson of DHI last month. 

Royal Civil Service Commission Chairperson Dasho Karma Tshiteem is the advisor to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. 

Dasho Karma Tshiteem has a masters in Business Administration from University of Canberra, Australia. Dasho Karma Tshiteem has also served as the secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission. 

He joined the civil service as an assistant finance officer in the Public Enterprise Division, became the director of public accounts, and deputy secretary of the policy and planning division in the finance ministry. He was conferred the red scarf in 2015. 

Druk Green Power Corporation managing director, Dasho Chhewang Rinzin is the advisor to the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement. 

He has been serving as the managing director of the Druk Green Power Corporation since January 2008. He was conferred the red scarf in December 2009.

Dasho Chhewang Rinzin has a Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, USA. He began his career as an engineer trainee at the Department of Power in November 1985. He also served as the managing director of Bhutan Power Corporation, and Kurichhu Hydro Power Corporation Limited and Kurichhu Project Authority where he was the general manager. 

Governor of RMA, Dasho Penjore, is the advisor to Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.  Dasho Penjore is a recipient of Druk Thuksey in recognition for his contributions as the Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) in 2017. 

He also served for 17 years in various capacities at the Royal Monetary Authority and became the deputy governor in 2006. Dasho Penjore then became the Gyalpoi Zimpon and served for seven years. He was conferred the red scarf in 2008. 

Dasho has a Masters in Economics Northeastern University Boston, USA and B.Com. (Honours) from Delhi University in 1986. 

Vice Chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan Nidup Dorji, is the advisor to Ministry of Information and Communications. 

Nidup Dorji began his career as a Mathematics lecturer at Sherubtse College in 1991. 

He was appointed the Director of College of Science and Technology in 2005. Nidup Dorji also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Telecom, before assuming the post of the Vice Chancellor in 2014. 

Chairperson of the Anti- Corruption Commission Kinley Yangzom, is the advisor to the Ministry of Health. 

The former RCSC Commissioner Kinley Yangzom joined the civil service in 1988 as a trainee officer. In 2002, she joined the RCSC as head of the Human Resource Management Division and in 2009 she was appointed as a Commissioner. She has a Masters in Education from the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Managing Director of Kuensel Corporation Ltd., Bachu Phub Dorji, is the Advisor to the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. 

He began his career as a commissioned short service officer in the Royal Bhutan Army in 1991. He served as the deputy director of policy and planning division of information and communications ministry and the works and human settlement ministry. He has a Masters in Infrastructure Management from Australia National University and has a BA Economics and Mathematics from Sherubtse College.

He last served as a commissioner of the RCSC, before becoming the managing director of Kuensel Corporation Ltd in July 2014. 

In accordance with Article 19 of the Constitution, His Majesty The King issued the Royal Kasho appointing the Chief Advisor and Advisors for the second Interim Government on August 9, 2018. 

The government shall be formed within 90 days from the date of submission of the National Assembly. The last day of the Interim Government in office is October 30. 

Tshering Palden 

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