Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration today mourned the demise of its long-serving civil servant and Director of Kashag Documentation and Interim Placement Section, Mr Tsering Dorjee Zotsang. Mr Tsering Dorjee passed away on Tuesday morning at Fortis Hospital in Kangra. He was 66.
As a mark of respect to the deceased, a prayer service was organised at Gangkyi Nyatri hall from 3 – 4pm to pray for his noble rebirth. All the offices of the Central Tibetan Administration were shut after the prayer service as a gesture of mourning.
Mr Tsering Dorjee Zotsang was born in Tibet in 1951. With over 45 years of service, Additional Secretary Tsering Dorjee was one of the senior most civil servant. During his long and accomplished career, he undertook various prominent roles in the Central Tibetan Administration. He joined the Tibetan civil service from 1 January 1983 as Office Assistant at the Tibetan Settlement Office in Shimla. On 1 February 1985, he was appointed as cashier cum accountant at the Shimla settlement office. Mr Tsering Dorjee also served in Bir Tibetan community in 1991.
He joined the Kashag Secretariat on 15 April 1992 as a senior clerk. On 23 August 1993, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary at the Kashag Secretariat.
On 30 January 1999, he was appointed as Joint Secretary at Kashag Secretariat. He was later promoted to Additional Secretary of the Cabinet on 5 June 2007. On 26 December, Additional Secretary Tsering Dorjee was appointed at the Kashag Documentation and Interim Placement Section. On 19 June 2013, he took charge as Director of the Kashag Documentation and Interim Placement Section. Mr Tsering had served beyond his retirement age and continued his dedicated service until his sudden demise.