DHARAMSHALA: At the 177th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel today announced Mr Sangye Tandar Naga, the incumbent Department Head of Culture Research and Publication, Library of Tibetan Works and Archive, as the member of Public Service Commission (PSC) on 3 July.
As per clause (1) of Article (101) as enshrined in the Charter of Tibetans in Exile, ‘With requisite of a Chairperson and 2 to 4 members for Public Service Commission, whenever there is a vacancy for the said designation, Chief Justice Commissioner, Speaker & Deputy Speaker and Sikyong are to set up a three-membered ad-hoc Nomination Committee, for the purpose of drawing up a list of candidates numbering at least twice the number of posts to be filled. Thereby with an election in the Tibetan Parliament, the candidate with majority votes is elected as either Chairperson or Committee member(s) of Public Service Commission, whichever the case may be,’ and clause (2) of the same aforementioned article in the Charter of Tibetans in exile that states, ‘If the election of either Chairperson or members of Public Service Commission is demanded in the absence of Parliamentary house in session, candidates as per submitted by the aforementioned ad hoc Nomination Committee will be voted upon by the members of Standing Committee. The candidate with two-third majority votes from the total number of members of Standing Committee will, thereby, be announced either Chairperson or Committee member(s) of Public Service Commission, whichever the case may be,‘ the ad hoc Nomination Committee, comprising of former Chief Justice Commissioner Mr Ngawang Phelgyal Genchen, former Chief Election Commissioner Dekyi Khangsar Jamphel Choesang and former committee of PSC Mr Dorjee Tsamdha submitted the list of candidates, viz., Mr Phuntsok Namgyal and Mr Sangye Tandar Naga.
Committee’s nomination Data Administrator at Head Office, Upper Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) Mr. Phuntsok Namgya and Mr. Sangye Tandar Naga, Department Head of Culture Research and Publication, Library of Tibetan Works and Archive were pitted against each other in the voting by present nine members of 16th Tibetan Parliament’s Standing Committee on its 177th meeting on 3 July.
With the majority of two-thirds of votes from the members of the Standing Committee, Mr Sangye Tandar Naga is elected as the member of Public Service Commission.