1 Narkyi Ngawang Dhondup
2 Thupten Dawa
3 Dawatsang Yeshi Gyurmey August 31, 1966 – August 03, 1968
4 Gadong Tenzin Wangdak   August 18, 1972 – May 27, 1974
5 Drongretsang Lobsang Khedup May 28, 1974 – June 20, 1975
6 Tekhang Namgyal Dorjee November 14, 1975 – December 09, 1976
7 Jangtre Phuntsok Wangdue December 15, 1976 – August 01, 1993
8 Deshar Tsering Dorjee November 30, 1993 – March 19, 1996
9 Rangkor Ngawang Tsultrim March 20, 1996 – June 30, 2008
10 Sharlho Phurbu Tsering May 19, 2008 – July 29, 2010
11 Topgyal August 20, 2010 – February 28, 2017
12 Tsering Topgyal Lhakhang
March 6, 2017 – March 6, 2020
13 Tsewang Ngodup
March 6, 2020 – January 24, 2022
Sonam Dorjee
February 28, 2022-
  • 14th Secretary-General Sonam Dorjee was born on 11 September 1967 in Lhasa. On 15 June 1993, he began his service at the Central Tibetan Administration as an office assistant at the Department of Religion and Culture. Within the same year on 2 August, he was appointed as an office assistant at the Public Service Commission on probation. On 25 April 1994, he was appointed as undersecretary at the same office. On 1 May 1997, he was appointed as the Deputy Secretary of the Public Service Commission. Between 1998-2000, he went to pursue further studies. On 16 April 2000, he continued as the Deputy Secretary at Public Service Commission. Since 1 August 2002, he has served at the Office of Tibet in Taiwan in various capacities as the Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary, and Additional Secretary. On 1 November 2021, he was appointed as the Additional Secretary of the Department of Secretary and subsequently was appointed as Secretary of Tibetan Parliament in Exile on 19 January 2022 and assumed the charge effective today.
  • 13th Secretary-General  Tsewang Ngodup was born on 14 August 1968 in Darjeeling, West Bengal. He started as an accountant designated ‘Junior Clerk’ in Odisha Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement’s factory on 18 February 1989. Since then, Mr. Tsewang Ngodup has served as Accountant in Bandara Tibetan Settlement’s corporative, secretary of Tibetan Welfare Office of Dharamsala, Under Secretary of Public Service Commission, Accountant of Delhi Bureau Office, Head Accountant of Department of Education, Settlement Officer of Lugsam Tibetan Settlement in Bylakuppe, Joint Secretary during the transfer of schools of the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) to Sambhota Tibetan School Administration, Additional Secretary of Health Department, and most recently Additional Secretary of Office of Auditor General.
  • 12th Secretary-General Tsering Topgyal Lhakhang born on the highest plateau of the world, Mr. Tsering Topgyal Lhakhang had to flee his snow-capped homeland along with his parents and siblings in 1959 as a consequence of the occupation of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China. They traveled via Bhutan and Nepal and finally landed in Bomdila, the northeastern part of India. In 1962, the children of the road construction workers were picked up by the Tibetan government-in-exile, to send to the schools. As one of these children, he was enrolled in a transit school at Kangra, Dharamsala, and eventually the Central School for Tibetans Dalhousie in H.P. where he studied up to Class VIII. Later on, he joined the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies based in Sarnath to pursue Tibetan Traditional learnings. However, by then his parents were old and sick and had to be shifted to an old people’s home at Mundgod Tibetan settlement in South India. He also moved along to look after his aged and ailing parents and subsequently joined Central School for Tibetans Mundgod and completed his IX and X classes. He had to leave again to continue his studies at Central School for Tibetans Dalhousie. Finally, he completed his school education with good results. So, in 1977, he got the opportunity to partake in the first recruitment exam of the Central Tibetan Administration, in which he succeeded, thereby fulfilling his own and his parent’s wishes to serve the cause of the Tibetan Freedom Movement. 

            Mr. TseringTopgyal Lhakhang has served the Central Tibetan Administration for almost 40 years with full dedication and sincerity. He has dedicated 22 years of his 40-year service to the onerous responsibility at the seven most difficult places like Changthang in Ladakh, Miao in Arunachal Pradesh, Ravangla in Sikkim, Mainpat (twice) in Chhatisgarh, Bhandara (twice) in Maharashtra, Mundgod and Kollegal in Karnataka.  He has been accepting the transfer orders without any complaints, following wherever the finger is pointed.  He has been discharging his duties wholeheartedly, be it big or small, at the center or in the community as per the kind guidance and great wishes of H.H. the Dalai Lama and the policies of the Central Tibetan Administration.