Karma Choeying, DIIR Secretary has been appointed as the new CTA Official Spokesperson, effetive from August 21, 2020. Photo: Tenzin Jigme/CTA

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Dharamshala, India — the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has decided to appoint DIIR Additional Secretary Karma Choeying as its new official spokesperson.

Karma Choeying, Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) has been appointed as the official spokesperson of the CTA,' the Kashag Secretariat said in a statement. The appointment was effective from August 21, 2020.

During his long career over 24 years, Choeying has undertaken prominent roles such as General Secretary, Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi, Secretary at the Office of Tibet, Brussels, and also as a welfare officer in Kalimpong and Darjeeling.

Prior to his promotion and subsequent appointment as the Secretary of DIIR, he was the Additional Secretary of the Department of Home, where he supervised the Administrative Section and Agriculture cum Co-operative Section. In addition to his current role as DIIR Secretary, Choeying now assumes the charge of the CTA spokesperson.

Choeying was born and brought up in Ladakh. He studie at TCV schools in Ladakh and Dharamshala. In 1995, he graduated in commerce from Delhi University. After a brief stint at the TCV Suja school as a part-time teacher in early 1996, Choeying joined the CTA in September 1996 as an Undersecretary. He is also an alumnus of the University of San Francisco, where he received the Tibetan Scholarship Program award for a one-year study program, in 2007.