Dharamshala: Mr Wangdu Tsering Pesur, the current Secretary of the Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration, was elected as the new chief election commissioner and chairman of Public Service Commission in a ballot of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile held this Monday.
Secretary Wangdu Tsering secured 23 votes against 18 for Mr Tashi Gyatso Shadrung, Secretary-General, Tibetan Supreme Justice Commissioner with 1 vote invalid.
The nominations were proposed by a 3-member selection committee comprising of former Kalon Tsering Phuntsok, former Chief Election Commissioner Mr Tekhang Namgyal Dorjee and former member of Public Service Commission Mr Dorjee.
Secretary Wangdu Tsering has dedicated over 34 years in service of the Central Tibetan Administration since 1984. He has served in various capacities in CTA, most recently as the Director of Tibetan Institute Performing Arts from 2014 – 2018. Wangdue Tsering Pesur was born on 1 July 1959. He began his service in Central Tibetan Administration as a Junior Clerk in the Department of Finance on 1 July 1984. On 15 November 1984, he was transferred to Lugsum Tibetan Settlement Office, Bylakuppe. On 1 January 1988, he was transferred to Tenzingang Tibetan Settlement Office, Arunachal Pradesh. On 1 August 1992, Wangdu Tsering was promoted to Office Superintendent at the Tenzingang Tibetan Settlement Office. After a year, he was promoted to Section Officer. On 2 July 1996, he was promoted to Under Secretary and served in the position at Rabgyaling Tibetan Settlement, Hunsur. On 21 June 1997, he was transferred to Paonta Tibetan Settlement Office. On 9 March 1999, he was promoted to Deputy Secretary at the Tibetan Cooperative Society, Mainpat. On 12 March 2003, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of Dhondeling Tibetan Settlement Office, Kollegal. He was promoted to Joint Secretary after two years in December 2005. On 16 January 2009, he was appointed as Joint Secretary of Department of Finance. On 2 August 2013, he was promoted as Additional Secretary of the Finance Department. From 1 September 2014, he has been serving as the Director of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts until his appointment to the post of Secretary of the Department of Home on 30 November 2018.