Background

Brief Background of the Ministry

  • First established as the Ministry of Home Affairs following the formation of the Council of Ministers in 1968 during the 28th Session of the National Assembly
  • Appointed Late Lyonpo Tamzhing Jagar as the First Home Minister (Kidu Lyonpo)
  • In 2004, the Commission for Cultural Affairs was clubbed under the Ministry and renamed as the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs

List of Home Ministers

                              

1. Late Lyonpo Tamzing Jagar (1968 – 1985)      2. HRH Prince Namgyal Wangchuk (1985 – 1991)              

                               

3. Lyonpo Dago Tshering (1991 – 1998)               4. Lyonpo Thinley Gyamtsho (1998 – 2003)

                             

5. Lyonpo Jigme Y. Thinley (2003 – 2007)       6. Lyonpo Minjur Dorji (2007 – 2013)

                            

7. Lyonpo Damcho Dorji (2013 – 2015)             8. Lyonpo Dawa Gyeltshen (2015 – Serving)