The post of Economic Development Officer (EDO) was created by the RCSC and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) in January 2019. On 1st February, nine EDOs were placed in nine Dzongkhags, including one in Sarpang.
The main objective of appointing EDOs is to spearhead economic development activities in the Dzongkhags and to contribute towards realizing the national aspiration of Economic Diversification in the 12 FYP. The EDOs are expected to play a crucial role in achieving other national objectives of poverty eradication & reducing inequality, employment creation, and decentralization and support other economic flagship programs in the Dzongkhags.
The EDO of the Dzongkhag is Mr. Dorji and prior to joining the sector, he worked for 11 years as the Gewog administrative Officer under the department of local government.