His Majesty The King granted dhar to formally appoint the new Health Secretary and Ambassadors to Kuwait and Thailand, and granted promotion to 11 Officers from the Royal Bhutan Army and Royal Body Guards on 24 March.
Dr. Pandup Tshering, who had been serving as the Director-General of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health, was appointed as the new Health Secretary.
The Secretaries to the Government are appointed by His Majesty The King, in accordance with Article 2.19 of the Constitution, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who shall obtain nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission on the basis of merit and seniority and in accordance with other relevant rules and regulations.
Chitem Tenzin, who was serving as Zimpon Wogma at the Office of the Gyalpo Zimpon, has been appointed as the new Ambassador to Kuwait. Kinzang Dorji, the former Dzongda of Haa has been appointed as the new Ambassador to Thailand.
In accordance with Article 2.19 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, His Majesty The King appoints Ambassadors on the recommendation of the Prime Minister who obtains nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission.
His Majesty also granted promotions to 9 officers from the Royal Bhutan Army and 2 officers from the Royal Body Guard. The officers have been promoted from the rank of Lt. Colonel to Colonel.
His Majesty The King is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.