1. The Religious Conference: This is primarily a biannual gathering of religious leaders and representatives of four major Tibetan Buddhist schools and Bon religion. Since 1963, the Department organized eleven such gatherings and the last one took place on September 22 , 2011 for three days at Dharamsala.
2. Religious Services: The DRC yearly organizes Chotrul Monlam Chenmo and Guru Bumtsok, conducts special services like “long life prayers” to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and leaders of four major Tibetan Buddhist schools and Bon religion on timely basis, and coordinates other religious services required to be done by community for the security of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and for welfare of Tibetan nation.
3. Research on religious issues: It has to establish and finance research workgroup appointed for special issue concerning religious matter. Since couple of decades a research on finding the possibility of introducing bhikshuni order compatible to the Tibetan Buddhist Vinaya tradition (Mulasarvastivada) is being pursued.
4. Scholarship for Newly escaped monks and nuns: This is support program in which monks and nuns who recently escaped from Tibet and aged between 6 and 25 years. Such a monk or nun is provided with monthly stipend of Rs. 200 for 15 years or until they leave the monasteries and nunneries where they are enrolled. This program was started in 1980s and during the course of its operation the DRC was able to provide support to more than 10000 monks and nuns.
5. Support to unregistered and destitute sangha: This is a support for destitute monks, nuns, and tantric who are not registered to any monasteries and nunneries and faced with difficulty in livelihood.
6. Support to Russian and Mongolian people: It is a scholarship support for Russian and Mongolian (whose country has strong cultural relation with Tibet) enrolled in Tibetan monastic and other learning centers. Each person is given scholarship of Rs. 200 per month for 15 years or until they leave the institution to whom they belong.
7. Salary for Teachers: The DRC provides salary for religious teachers of smaller and financially weaker monasteries and nunneries, including institutions in Himalayan region, and Chinese language teachers of other institutions.
8. Stipend for Temple Chamberlains: Chamberlains or caretakers of temple and monasteries located in several Tibetan settlements are provided with monthly stipend.
9. Supervising and Funding of Dharma Awareness Organizing Committees: The DRC has to provide guidelines and finance the activities of Dharma Awareness Organizing Committees formed in almost every settlements. The role of these committees is to promote learning of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and science amongst laities. It has to organize at least three campaigns in a year.
10. Project Funding: The DRC also provides small grants to projects that are compatible with the aim and objectives of this office, like temple and mural restorations, publication of scriptures, and small-scale religious and cultural awareness campaigns.