Tibet Sun Newsroom
McLEOD GANJ, India, 24 September 2019
The exile Tibetan Parliament on Monday elected Sonam Norbu Dagpo as the new Chief Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA).
Out of the 42 members of Parliament who cast their votes, 30 favoured Dagpo for the post. He is expected to take the oath of office in mid-October. The incumbent Chief Justice Commissioner, Kargyu Dhondup, retires on 15 October.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Commissioner, Dagpo is serving as Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations.
Speaking to Tibet Sun, Dagpo said, “My responsibility will be to uphold and defend the Charter of the Tibetan people. I will perform my duties conscientiously, and ensure justice for all.”
Dagpo, 63, holds a Masters degree in History from Delhi University, and a Bachelor of Education from Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, as well as an additional Masters in Public Administration from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He has over 30 years of service in CTA, including a position as the Representative of the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet in Canberra, Australia. He attended eight of the nine Sino-Tibet talks in Beijing as an assistant to the envoys of the Dalai Lama.
Tenzin Lungtok, Secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture, was elected as one of the two Justice Commissioners of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission. He has served CTA for 24 years.
Wangdu Tsering Pesur, Secretary of Department of Home, has been elected to be the new Chief Election Commissioner and Chairman of the Public Service Commission. He has 34 years of service in CTA.