Sep 15, 2011

Tibet: TPPRC Announces Seminar As New Government Takes Office

The TPPRC has launched a five-day policy event for the newly elected members of the 15th Tibetan Parliament as the Government in Exile looks to begin its new session.

Below is an article published by The Times of India:  


The New Delhi-based Tibetan parliamentary and policy research centre (TPPRC) has organized a five-day orientation course on Tuesday for the newly-elected members of the 15th Tibetan parliament in exile here [New Delhi] from September 10 to 15 [September 2011].

 Choekyong Wangchuk, an MP and the executive director of the TPPRC, had said the orientation aims to enhance the Tibetan parliamentarians' understanding and knowledge about the parliamentary regulations and procedures, policies and workings of the central Tibetan administration and activities of the institutions here among other important issues.

 "The members would be briefed about the parliamentary regulations and procedures, workings of the parliamentary standing committee, the charter for Tibetans in exile, the basic education policy, the socio-economic condition and sustenance of the Tibetan settlements and co-operative societies in exile, " Wangchuk said.


There would be briefings about the human rights situation inside Tibet and political structure of China, he added.

 As part of the ongoing course, the MPs on Wednesday [14 September 2011] visited various departments and offices of the central Tibetan administration, starting from the department of information & international relations (DIIR).

Tashi, additional secretary of DIIR, made a detailed presentation about the activities of the department, following which the MPs were taken for a short visit to different sections of the department. The MPs also made queries about the workings of the department.

Meanwhile, Tenzin Lhundup, a Tibetan law graduate, has been appointed as the local Tibetan justice commissioner for northern India on Wednesday. The former local Tibetan justice commissioner for northern India was Norpa Tsering Norbu. Tenzin Lhundup (LL.B) has served the Tibetan supreme justice commission in various capacities.


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