WHO’S WHO IN CENTRAL TIBETAN ADMINISTRATION (Updated on 14 November 2018)

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 –  Karma Damdul
  • Justice Commissioner – Dr Ngawang Rabgyal
  • Secretary General –  Tashi Gyatso Shadrong
  • Joint Secretary – Thupten Tsering

Legislature: 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

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

Members of the 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. Lopon Thubten Gyaltsen, Member
  5. Geshe Monlam Tharchin, Member
  6. Geshe Atruk Tseten, Member
  7. Dolma Tsering, Member
  8. Tenpa Yarphel, Member
  9. Lobsang Yeshi, Member
  10. Karma Gelek, Member
  11. Dhondup Tashi Tsaneytsang, Member

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

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

SAKYA: Lopon 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 – Tsering Topgyal Lhakhang
  • Additional Secretary –
  • Joint Secretary – Tenzin Choedon
  • Joint Secretary- Tseten Kalsang

Executive: 15th Kashag

  • President Dr Lobsang Sangay (Sikyong)
  • Kalon Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok
  • Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang
  • Kalon Karma Yeshi
  • Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen
  • Kalon Phagpa Tsering Labrang
  • Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk

Kashag Secretariat

  • Secretary – Topgyal Tsering Zongkha
  • Additional Secretary –
  • Additional Secretary – Ngawang Yonten
  • Joint Secretary – Kelsang Tsering
  • Joint Secretary –

Kashag History Documentation and Interim Placement Section

  • Director – Yeshi Choedon Dhoechugtsang  (Additional Secretary)
  • Additional Secretary – Ngawang Namgyal

Election Commission

  • Commissioner – Sonam Choephel Shosur
  • Acting Secretary – Jigme Tsering

Public Service Commission

  • Chairman – Sonam Choephel Shosur
  •  Secretary – Jigme Tsering

Office of the Auditor General

  • Auditor General – Arya Pema Dadul
  • Secretary  – Tashi Topgyal
  • Additional Secretary – Tsewang Ngodup
  • Joint Secretary –
  • Joint Secretary – Thinley Wangdue
  • Joint Secretary – Thinley Chomphel
  • Joint Secretary – Dorjee Wangdue

Department of Religion and Culture

  • Kalon – Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok
  • Secretary – Tenzin Lungtok
  • Additional Secretary – Dawa Tsultrim
  • Joint Secretary –

Department of Home

  • Kalon – Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang
  • Secretary – Wangdue Tsering Pesur
  • Additional Secretary – Tsewang Dolma
  • Additional Secretary – Karma Choeying
  • Joint Secretary – Dhondul Dorjee
  • Joint Secretary – Tsering Dorjee

Department of Finance

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

Planning Commission

Chief Planning Officer – Dr Kunchok Tsundue (Secretary)

Department of Education

  • Kalon – Dr Pema Yangchen (from 3 April 2018)
  • Secretary – Karma Singey
  • Additional Secretary – Tsering Samdup
  • Additional Secretary -Jigme Namgyal Namgyalkhang
  • Joint Secretary – Kunga Gyaltsen
  • Joint Secretary – Dolkar Wangmo
  • Joint Secretary – Tenzin Pema
  • Joint Secretary – Sonam Sangpo

Department of Security

  • Kalon – Phagpa Tsering Labrang
  • Secretary (Security) – Wangchuk Phasur (to retire wef 1 December 2018)
  • Secretary (Administration) – Karma Rinchen

Reception Centre for New Arrivals from Tibet

  • Director – Palden Dhondup (Additional Secretary)

Department of Information and International Relations

  • 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 –
  • Additional Secretary – Chemi Tseyang
  • Additional Secretary -Sonam Dorjee
  • Joint Secretary – Tsering Choezom (Administrator)
  • Joint Secretary – Tashi Dhondup
  • Joint Secretary – Tashi Phuntsok Barling
  • Joint Secretary – Namgyal Tsewang
  • Joint Secretary- Dhondup Gyalpo

Tibet Policy Institute

  • Executive Director – Tsering Yangkyi
  • Joint Secretary (Deputy Director) – Tenzin Lekshay

Department of Health

  • Kalon – Choekyong Wangchuk
  • Secretary – Tsegyal Chukya Dranyi
  • Additional Secretary – Jigmey Tsultrim
  • Joint Secretary – Jampa Phuntsok