WHO’S WHO IN CENTRAL TIBETAN ADMINISTRATION (Updated on 14 February 2017)

The order of this list does not necessarily reflect the actual hierarchy of the CTA portfolio

Judiciary: Supreme Justice Commission

  • Chief Justice Commissioner – Kargyu Dhondup
  • Justice Commissioner –  Ngawang Choedak Choetri Tengpa
  • Justice Commissioner – Dr Ngawang Rabgyal
  • Secretary General –  Tashi Gyatso Shadrong

Legislature: 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

  • Speaker – Khenpo Sonam Tenphel
  • Deputy Speaker – Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok

Members of standing committee of the 16th Tibetan Parliament in exile

  1. Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel
  2. Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok
  3. Kunchok Choedon Juchen, Member
  4. Lopoen Thubten Gyaltsen, Member
  5. Geshe Monlam Tharchin, Member
  6. Atruk Tseten, Member
  7. Dolma Tsering, Member
  8. Tenpa Yarphel, Member
  9. Kunchok Yarphel, Member
  10. Gyarig Thar, Member
  11. Lobsang Choejor, Member

Members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (2016 – 2021)

NYINGMA: Khenpo Sonam Tenphel (Speaker), Khenpo Jampel Tenzin

SAKYA: Lopoen Thupten Gyaltsen, Khenpo Kadrak Ngodup Sonam

KAGYUE: Ven Kunga Sotop, Ven Tenpa Yarphel

GELUG: Geshe Atruk Tseten, Gowo Lobsang Phende

BON: Geshe Monlam Tharchin, Tsewang Tashi Bhara

U-TSANG: Dhondup Tashi, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Dolma Tsering, Pema Jungney, Namgyal Dolkar Lhagyari, Samten Choedon, Dawa Phunkyi, Dawa Tsering, Migyur Dorjee, Tenzin Jamyang

DO-TOE: Kunchok Choedon Juchen, Yangchen Dolkar, Serta Tsultrim, Dorje Tsetan, Youdon Aukatsang, Kunchok Yarphel, Pema Delek, Lobsang Dakpa, Ngawang Tharpa, Lobsang Yeshi

DO-MEY: Thupten Lungrig, Tashi Dhondup, Tsering Lhamo, Yeshi Dolma, Gyarig Thar, Lobsang Choejor, Dhondup Tashi, Sonam Norbu Dratsa, Karma Gelek, Tsering Youdon

EUROPE: Thupten Wangchen, Jampa Tsering Samdho

NORTH AMERICA: Pema Chakzoetsang, Tsewang Rigzin

AUSTRALASIA: Kyinzom Dhongdue

Parliamentary Secretariat

  • Secretary – Topgyal
  • Additional Secretary – Tsering Topgyal Lhakang
  • Joint Secretary – Yeshi Choedon Dhoechugtsang
  • Joint Secretary – Tenzin Choedon

Executive: 15th Kashag

  • Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay
  • Kalon Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok
  • Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang
  • Kalon Karma Yeshi
  • Kalon Ngodup Tsering
  • Kalon Phagpa Tsering Labrang
  • Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk

Kashag Secretariat

  • Secretary – Topgyal Tsering Zongkha
  • Additional Secretary – Phuntsok Tsering
  • Joint Secretary – Kelsang Tsering
  • Joint Secretary – Tenzin Norbu

Kashag History Documentation and Interim Placement Section

  • Director – Tsering Dorjee Zotsang (Additional Secretary)
  • Additional Secretary – Ngawang Namgyal

Election Commission

  • Commissioner – Sonam Choephel Shosur
  • Acting Secretary – Jigme Tsering (Additional Secretary)

Public Service Commission

  • Chairman – Sonam Choephel Shosur
  •  Acting Secretary – Jigme Tsering (Additional Secretary)

Office of the Auditor General

  • Auditor General – Gompo Phuntsok
  • Acting Secretary  – Tashi Topgyal (Additional Secretary)
  • Additional Secretary – Tsewang Ngodup
  • Joint Secretary – Tsering Tamdin
  • Joint Secretary – Thinley Chomphel
  • Joint Secretary – Thinley Wangdue

Department of Religion and Culture

  • Kalon – Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok
  • Acting Secretary – Tenzin Lungtok (Additional Secretary)
  • Joint Secretary – Thupten Tsering

Department of Home

  • Kalon – Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang
  • Acting Secretary – Chemi Rigzin (Additional Secretary)
  • Additional Secretary – Tsewang Dolma
  • Additional Secretary – Karma Choeying
  • Joint Secretary – Tseten Kelsang
  • Joint Secretary – Tsewang Tashi
  • Joint Secretary – Tsering Dorje
  • Joint Secretary – Dudul Dorje

Department of Finance

  • Kalon – Karma Yeshi
  • Secretary – Trinlay Gyatso
  • Additional Secretary – Wangdue Tsering Chok-khang
  • Director (SARD) – Kaydor Aukartsang
  • Joint Secretary – Gedun Choephel
  • Joint Secretary –  Tenzin Choedon

Planning Commission

Chief Planning Officer – Dr Kunchok Tsundue (Additional Secretary)

Department of Education

  • Kalon – Ngodup Tsering
  • Secretary – Nangsa Choedon
  • Acting Secretary – Karma Singhe (Additional Secretary)
  • Additional Secretary – Tsering Samdup
  • Joint Secretary – Kunga Gyaltsen
  • Joint Secretary – Dolkar Wangmo
  • Joint Secretary – Ngawang Yonten

Department of Security

  • Kalon – Phagpa Tsering Labrang
  • Secretary (Security) – Wangchuk Phasur
  • Acting Secretary (Administration) – Karma Rinchen (Additional Secretary)

Reception Centre for New Arrivals from Tibet

  • Director – Palden Dhondup (Additional Secretary)

Department of Information and International Relation

  • Kalon – Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay (Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay has temporarily taken the additional charge of Department of Information and International Relations from 3 June 2016)
  • Secretary (International Relations) –  Sonam Norbu Dagpo
  • Secretary-Equivalent (Information) -Tenzin Dhardon Sharling
  • Additional Secretary – Tsering Yangkyi
  • Additional Secretary – Chemi Tseyang
  • Joint Secretary – Jigme Namgyal Namgyalkhang (Administrator)
  • Joint Secretary – Namgyal Tsewang
  • Joint Secretary – Tsering Choezom (TCRC)

Tibet Policy Institute

  • Executive Director – Thubten Samphel
  • Additional Secretary – Sonam Tenzin

Department of Health

  • Kalon – Choekyong Wangchuk
  • Secretary – Tsegyal Chukya Dranyi
  • Additional Secretary – Yeshi Wangmo
  • Joint Secretary – Jampa Phuntsok