Department of Finance

Department of Finance is one of the major Departments under the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). Prior to the inception of the Finance Department, the responsibility of all the financial and budgetary activities were shouldered by Gadrang Lobsang Rigzin, Kalon for Security Department till 1966.  Subsequently, a collective Finance Committee consisting of five members headed by Woeser Gyaltsen, Kalon for Department of Religious Affairs looked after the financial aspects of the CTA. On May 29, 1969, Department of Finance was incepted with Late Kasur Tsewang Tamdin as the first Kalon and Mr Lhundup Gyalpo as the first Secretary of the Department.

The main objective and role of the Department is to raise revenue for CTA to fulfil its mission and to prepare, execute and control its annual budget, issuing Green Book and management of voluntary contribution from Tibetans, various registered bodies and projects under the department.

The Finance Department started with an initial capital of Rs 72,983.79 and gradually strengthened its financial prospects with tremendous support from individual Tibetans, donations from International organizations, and engaging in various trade and commerce activities by the department.

In 2001, the 12th Kashag changed the existing financial policy and all business establishments run by the Department were privatized.

Currently, the Department of Finance is headed by Honorable Kalon Mr Karma Yeshi and executive secretary Ms Yeshi Wangmo for overseeing the activities of the Department. The current staff strength of the Department is fifty-three.

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