DHARAMSHALA: Mr Ngodup Tsering was sworn in for his consecutive term as the Kalon of Department of Education, CTA at a ceremony held today at the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission.
Mr Kargyu Dhondup, the Chief Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission administered the oath of office to the new Kalon.
Brief Biography of Education Kalon Mr Ngodup Tsering
Mr Ngodup Tsering was born on 1 July 1953. He is an alumnus of Punjab University, Chandigarh with a degree in Bachelor of Arts. He was also a former member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, formerly known as the Tibetan People’s Deputies from 1979-1982.
He joined the Central Tibetan Administration in 1983, on the post of Deputy Secretary. He was initially posted at the Department of Education. From 1991-1995, he served as the Director of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA). In 1996, he was promoted to the post of Secretary and appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of Education. In 1999, he was transferred to the Department of Home of the Central Tibetan Administration as the home secretary.
From 2001-2008, he served as the president and the director of various Tibetan associations in the United States.
He was appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Education in 2012 and nominated as the Kalon of Education department by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay in September 2014. He was nominated again as Kalon by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay in the 15th Kashag.