MR DHONDUP TASHI was born on 3 June 1971 at Leh, Ladakh. He attended TCV Schools in Ladakh and Dharamshala. He completed an MA in Economics, Bachelor of Education, and PGD in Journalism.

He worked as a teacher in TCV Ladakh for 14 years and as an Economics lecturer at Lamdon Model Senior Secondary school, Ladakh for two years. He was the first elected Chief Representative Officer of Sonamling Tibetan Settlement, Ladakh in 2010 with 78% votes and was re-elected in 2013 with 95.5% votes. During the course, he took charge of the Regional Election Commissioner for six years and Local Justice Commissioner for more than two years. He was also one of the active members of the 33rd Kalachakra Organizing Committee in Ladakh. He was previously elected to the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and is currently a member of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from Utsang province.

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