Education Staff Welfare Scheme (ESWS)

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  • Education staff constitute about a third of the entire civil service.
  • Comradeship among education personnel needs further strengthening.
  • Most education staff cannot access financial support in times of emergencies and distress.

Mindful of these factors, His Excellency, Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup, Minister of Health & Education initiated the creation of a welfare scheme for education staff.

In 1996 a nation-wide survey was conducted to determine the level of support for establishing a welfare scheme. More than 80% of those who responded were in favor of introducing a welfare scheme, none were against the idea.

Based on the results of the survey, the Education Staff Welfare Scheme was established on 27th September 1996.