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24march20103Dharamshala:  Earlier today His Holiness the Dalai Lama administered the oath of office to Mr. Tsering Dhondup Namey Lahkhang, instating him as the Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission. Mr. Dhondup, a former Secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture of Central Tibetan Administration, was recommended for the position by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and unanimously approved for the job by the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPIE) during its ninth session.

The swearing in took place this morning at the Office of His Holiness. Notable people in attendance were the Chief Justice Commissioner and Justice Commissioner, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile and members of the Kashag. After the swearing in ceremony, the official ceremony was performed at the Kashag Secretariat.

Mr. Dhondup also served as Additional Secretary at the Kashag Secretariat in 2000 and as the officiating Cabinet Secretary in 2005. In 2006 he was promoted to Secretary at the Department of Religion and Culture. He retired from that position in 2008.

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