Tashiling Tibetan Settlement, Pandoh

A brief story of Tashiling Tibetan Settlement, Pandoh


Tashiling Tibetan settlement is located in Himachal Pradesh state of north India.This settlement was established in the year 1965. Initially the people at this settlement were engaged with Beas Sutley link Dam project construction but now most of them were retired and some are nearing retirement.

Settlement location:

This settlement is situated at Pandoh and it is 15 km away from District Mandi of Himachal Pradesh.The altitude of the area is of 2925ft. above sea level with average temperature from 20° to 40° Celsius, while annual rainfall is 120cm.

Settlement population:

Initial population 216
Present population: 151

No. of villages in the settlement:

This settlement consist of only one village.

Settler's livelihood:

Most of the settlers are working in the Beas Sutley link Dam project and petty business.

Facilities in the settlement:

School 1 Creche and Nursery upto class II
Health facilities 1 Primary Health Center.
Monastery 1 Monastery
Aged care No age care

Administrative setup:

CTA Representative
Tashiling Tibetan settlement office at Pandoh is the representative office of Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration. The settlement offices serves as the liaison between the Tibetans in the region and the Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration. It is also the principal office to look after welfare and overall running of affairs of the Tibetans in the settlement under the policy and guidance of CTA. Daily tasks for the representative ranges from adjudicating disputes to communicating with Local Assembly and outside authorities,and generally watching over the running of all aspects of the settlement.

Local Assemblies
Like every other genuine democratic system, the Tibetans in Pandoh elect their own representative for better understanding of the problems with them.Actual term of the Assemly is five years and the local Assembly hold session twice in year with settlerment officer. During the session they can bring up the problems of the settlers and raise the question on the working of the settlement officer. These members are elected on the basis of their strength of personality and once ability to stand before the interest of their people.

Traveling guide:

Nearest railway station Joginder Nagar (narrow gauge) 80 Km
Nearest airport Bunder 40 Km
Bus and taxi services Yes  

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