Jai Bir Rai

Honorable Minister for Education is from Phuentsholing under Chhukha Dzongkhag. His Excellency earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and Finance from the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.His Excellency held the post of Chief Leadership Officer and Principal Trainer for the AMG group of Business before joining Politics. He has also served the Royal Government of Bhutan in the Public Service for over 10 years from 2002 to 2012 as the Head of Finance in the Ministry of Health (2002 – 2005), Head of Finance at the Royal University of Bhutan (2006 – 2009) and as Chief Finance Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (2010 – 2012).

He also worked as a Social Science Researcher and Consultant for the Royal Government of Bhutan and other Corporate Entities. Apart from that he was also the National and Regional consultant and trainer in the field of Project Management, Leadership Development, Strategic Management, Financial Management, Fiscal Planning and Forecasting.

The Education Minister has great reverence for writers and is an avid reader. Some of his other passions include helping communities/societies, volunteering for social causes, collection of books, magazines, articles, artifacts and paintings, gardening, meditation, landscape painting and photography.

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Media Unit

  • Be the technical arm of the Ministry thus rendering a variety of media support services to all the Departments and Divisions.Plan and produce a wide range of educational materials (both in print and broadcast formats like educational TV programs, tutorials).
  • Maintaining a central archival system of important education, publications and documents (past and present) as well as educational documentaries for future references and posterity.
  • Planning and administering the agency’s communication activities by developing and maintaining a proactive communication and information system with schools, public, media outlets and staff.
  • Assist in investigating the authenticity of the media materials, both in the print and broadcast media pertaining to any matter related to education and give feedbacks to the Ministry.
  • Facilitate the Ministry (MoE) in drafting and issuing advisories, press statements and press releases both for print and broadcast media outlets.
  • Upload and update the Royal Government of Bhutan’s social media page and Education social media page(s).
  • Coordination and Production of the Annual Calendar.
  • Coordination and Production of the Bi-Annual Education Newsletter.

Leki Choden
Assistant Information & Media Officer


Shova Waglay
Assistant Information & Media Officer