Dasho Tashi is the 3rd Auditor General of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) appointed by His Majesty the King under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan on 14 October 2020. The Auditor General of the Royal Audit Authority is appointed by the Druk Gyalpo from a list of eminent persons recommended jointly by the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of Bhutan, the Speaker, the Chairperson of the National Council and the Leader of the Opposition Party.
Dasho Tashi was born on 05 November 1970 and comes from Thimphu. He has graduated from Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Trashigang in 1993 with Bachelors of Commerce degree and has joined the civil service on 01 July 1994 as a Trainee Officer in the RAA. While in RAA, he has held various significant posts, as the Chiefs of Human Resource Division, Performance & System Audit Division & the Thematic Audit Division. Dasho was instrumental in setting up the foundations for conducting Performance Audits in the RAA including Environmental and IT Audits.
Dasho Tashi has pursued further studies and obtained an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (1999) from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in London. He is also the first Bhutanese to be certified as an INTOSAI/IDI Training Specialist, which had paved the way for many other auditors to make their mark and contribute to the international audit community.
Prior to his appointment as the Auditor General, Dasho has served with the His Majesty’s Secretariat as Zimpon Wom (Deputy Chamberlain to His Majesty the King of Bhutan) from July 2009 till October 2020. Specifically, Dasho was looking after the Queen’s Project Office of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen.
Dasho has served His Majesty and Her Majesty for over a decade and in following Their Majesties’ steps, Dasho has discovered great joy in nature. Dasho enjoys gardening during leisure and is an avid environmentalist with great love for plantations and conservation efforts. Dasho has three children.
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Mr. Chimi Dorji
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Mr. Chimi Dorji serves as a Specialist II. He served as the Dzongdag of Zhemgang Dzongkhag prior to his current position. He was the Deputy Auditor General of the Department of Follow-up and Regions (March-Nov 2020) and the Department of Performance & Commercial Audits (2016-2020) at the Royal Audit Authority, the Supreme Audit Institution of Bhutan. He has also served as the Assistant Auditor General for the General Governance Division (2014-2016), Office of Assistant Auditor General, Samdrup Jongkhar (2011-2014) and the Performance and System Audit Division (2009-2011).
He has also led the taskforce in drafting the new Audit Bill in 2017 and Audit Rules and Regulations, which were later enacted and adopted as Audit Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2018 and Audit Rules and Regulations 2020 respectively. He has spearheaded many special audits viz: Review of Public Procurement Systems, Review of Judiciary Systems and Practices, Audit of Royal Academy, Pangbisa, Audit of BFAL, Pasakha and various projects of Her Majesty Royal Grand Queen Mother Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck in 2017 and 2014.
Mr. Chimi Dorji had joined the Royal Civil Service in 18 October 1996 as a Senior Auditor having been selected through Royal Civil Service Commission Examination. He holds Master of Business (Advanced Accounting) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia (2011); a Post Graduate Certificate in Financial Management from the Royal Institute of Management, Semtokha (1997); and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Honours) from the Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Trashigang.
He has attended the Bhutan Executive Services Training (BEST-4) at Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies, Phuentsholing (2016) and the Indian Accounts and Audit Service (IA&AS) course at National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla, India (2003). He was a recipient of the International Auditors Fellowship Programme at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Washington D.C, USA (2005).
In 2010, he won the Significant Audit Observation Award and the National Inter-Sectoral Quiz Competition on ‘Ozone and Environment’ organized by the National Environment Commission in 2011. During his tenure as AAG of the Performance and System Audit Division, the Division won the ‘Auditor General’s Compliance Assurance Award’ for Best Performance Audit Report in 2012.
He is also the Associate Member (ASA) of the CPA Australia and the Voting Member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria representing South East Asia Constituency since 2020.