Dharamshala — Former Kalon (Minister) for Department of Security, Dongchung Ngodup has been appointed the new Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Tibet Bureau, New Delhi. He will assume office from 15 July 2016, according to a circular from the Kashag secretariat.
Speaking to media after the announcement of his appointment, Mr Ngodup said, "I feel that I may have to keep many things in my mind since I have less experience in the foreign affairs department. However, since I am given this responsibility, I will be fully committed in fulfilling all my duties."
He further added that as of now his main plan would be to continue the works and relationships developed by the outgoing representative Kasur Tempa Tsering.
Mr Ngodup joined the civil service of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on 15 June 1977 and he was appointed as senior clerk in the Department of Security on 1 September 1978. He was promoted to deputy secretary in 1987.
On 1 July 1991, he was promoted to additional secretary. From 1993 – 2006, he served as the Secretary of Department of Security. He served as Kalon for the Department of Security in the 13th Kashag from September 2006 – August 2011.
He was re-elected as Kalon in the 14th Kashag and held the portfolio of Security department. However, he retired as the Kalon of Department of Security on 6 April 2016.