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Tenzin Lungtok sworn in as new Justice Commissioner

Mr. Tenzin Lungtok being sworn in as new Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission by Chief Justice Commissioner Sonam Norbu Dagpo at the swearing-in ceremony, Sikyong auditorium, Central Tibetan Secretariat,10 January 2020.

Dharamshala: Mr. Tenzin Lungtok was sworn in as Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission at a swearing-in ceremony held today at Sikyong auditorium.

Mr. Lungtok succeeds Mr. Ngawang Rabgyal Norpa who is retiring from his long and dedicated service. Chief Justice Commissioner Mr. Sonam Norbu Dagpo administered the oath of office to the new Justice Commissioner.

Speaker of Tibetan parliament-in-Exile, Deputy Speaker, Justice Commissioners, Kalons, heads of the Autonomous bodies and members, Secretaries of CTA functionaries greeted the new Justice Commissioner in a ceremonial setting.

New Justice Commissioner and former Secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture, Mr. Lungtok was elected the Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission during the eighth session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile held in September 2019.

Chief Justice Commissioner Sonam Norbu Dagpo greeting the new Justice Commissioner Tenzin Lungtok at a swearing-in ceremony held at Sikyong auditorium.

Bio of Tenzin Lungtok:

Tenzin Lungtok has been serving the Central Tibetan Administration for over 24 years. He began his service on 11 September 1995 as Under Secretary at Department of Security, CTA. A year later, on 10 October 1996, he was transferred to the Department of Education. On 9 February 1999, Mr. Lungtok was promoted to Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education. Mr. Lungtok later served at the Office of Tibet, Nepal from 5 August 2002 to 2004. On 12 July 2004, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Public Service Commission. On 28 February 2005, he was promoted to Joint Secretary at the Department of Finance. As a Joint Secretary, he served in the Department of Home and the Election Commission from August 2006 – May 2012. On 15 May 2012, he was promoted to Additional Secretary. On 8 August 2016, he assumed the role of the Acting Secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture. On 22 May 2017, Mr. Lungtok was promoted to Secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture, CTA.

On 23 September 2019, after 24 years of service in various roles and positions within the exile Tibetan community, he was elected the Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission during the eighth session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.

The oath-taking ceremony of new Justice Commissioner Mr. Tenzin Lungtok.

Dignitaries and officials present at the ceremony.

CTA staff at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Justice Commissioner at Sikyong auditorium, Central Tibetan Secretariat