Dhardon Sharling submits resignation letter

Dhardon Sharling during an event in Geneva in September 2018.

Dhardon Sharling during an event in Geneva in September 2018. File photo/Facebook

By Lobsang Wangyal

ON THE WEB, 12 December 2018

Information Secretary of Central Tibetan Administration, Dhardon Sharling, has submitted her resignation letter to leave the administration of Lobsang Sangay, reliable sources told Tibet Sun.

Letter was submitted on 7 December but her resignation will be effective in the first week of January as CTA rules requires a one-month notice from their employees.

Rumour mills are rife with speculation that she has been asked by Sangay to testify in the on-going case filed against him by former Representative of the Office of Tibet, Washington DC, Penpa Tsering.

Penpa Tsering filed a defamation case in the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission in Dharamshala, India, for “false accusations” against him as he was ousted from the post by Sangay’s administration in November last year.

One of the ten reasons for ousting was that Dhardon had been asked by Penpa Tsering not to work for Sangay.

An email to Dhardon on Monday requesting comments remain unanswered.

She has been serving as the Information Secretary at the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration since October 2016.

It has been learned that Dhardon will travel to the US in January.

Meanwhile, it has been learned that the Government Relations Officer at the Office of Tibet, Washington DC, Ms Tenzin Palkyi, has also submitted her resignation letter.

Sources said she submitted her resignation on 30 November. She was appointed to the post in March this year.

Attempts to reach Palkyi for comment were unsuccessful.

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