Sikyong Sangay adds new minister to his cabinet

The newly appointed education minister of the Central Tibetan Administration Ngodup Tsering is seen in a file photo taken on 2 April 2013.

The newly appointed education minister of the Central Tibetan Administration Ngodup Tsering is seen in a file photo taken on 2 April 2013. File photo/Tibet Sun/Lobsang Wangyal

By Lobsang Wangyal

MCLEOD GANJ, India, 16 September 2014

Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, the Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration, appointed a new minister to his cabinet on Tuesday.

The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile unanimously approved Ngodup Tsering, the Education Secretary, as a new minister after Sikyong Sangay proposed his name.

He will take oath of office on Wednesday and will head the Department of Education, which has been under the charge of Sikyong himself so far.

Tsering’s induction completes the full seven ministers possible for the seven different departments of the CTA.

He has served in various capacities in the CTA since 1983, including as a Tibetan people’s representative in the Parliament for three years starting in 1979.

Later, he served in the Tibetan community in the US for seven years, until he was appointed in 2012 as the Secretary of the Department of Education under the 14th Kashag led by Sikyong Sangay.

Sangay’s 14th Kashag (cabinet) finishes its term in June 2016.


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