MoAF celebrates civil service award day

Hon'ble Lyonpo awarding the award to Dasho Sangay Thinley
Hon’ble Lyonpo awarding the award to Dasho Sangay Thinley

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) celebrated the civil service award day on 12 December 14 at the conference hall of the Department of Agriculture.

It was attended by the Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji and Secretary Dasho Tenzin Dhendup along with the departmental and agencies heads and senior officials. Also present were the previous Agriculture Secretaries Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen and Dasho Sangay Thinley.

The ‘royal civil service award’ is a way of acknowledging, thanking, and expressing gratitude to our civil servants for serving the Tsa-wa-Sum for so long and with so much dedication.

Dasho Secretarty awarding the award to one of the gold medalist
Dasho Secretarty awarding the award to one of the gold medalist

It was launched last year coinciding with the 106th National Day. The award, comprising a medal and certificate signed by His Majesty the King is now a regular annual feature.

There are four types of service medals instituted.  The dedicated service awards has three categories viz. bronze medals for 10 years services and above, silver medals for 20 years and above, and gold medals for 30 years and above.

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