Tibetans-in-Exile

 

POPULATION IN EXILE: Approximately 128,014 (Approximate worldwide distribution: India 94,203; Nepal 13,514; Bhutan 1,298 and rest of the world 18,999)

HEAD OF THE CENTRAL TIBETAN ADMINISTRATION: Sikyong, after the devolution of political power by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to the elected leader in 2011.

CENTRAL TIBETAN ADMINISTRATION’S DEPARTMENTS: Religion and Culture, Home, Security, Education, Finance, Information and International Relations, Health

AUTONOMOUS COMMISSIONS: Election Commission, Public Service Commission and Office of the Auditor General

ELECTION SCHEDULE: Tibetan Parliament in Exile and Sikyong elections are held every five years

SEAT OF THE CENTRAL TIBETAN ADMINISTRATION: Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India.

OFFICES OF TIBET ABROAD: New Delhi, Kathmandu, New York, Geneva, Tokyo, London, Canberra, Brussels, Moscow, Pretoria and Taipei

LITERACY: Estimated at 82.4% as per the 2009 Demographic Survey of Tibetans in Exile Source: Planning Commision, CTA

INCOME OF THE ADMINISTRATION: Annual voluntary contribution by exile Tibetans and foreign donations

LIVELIHOOD: Agriculture, agro-industrial enterprises, carpet weaving, service sector and seasonal selling of woollen garments

EDUCATION: Total school enrolment is 85 to 90 percent of school-going age students

LEGAL STATUS: Refugees