Education Staff Welfare Scheme (ESWS)
- 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.