National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology


The National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) bid farewell to Mr. Manila, Regular staff on 25th March 2021, upon the attainment of superannuation age. Manila joined civil service in 1980 and served the nation for last 40 years and 3 months’ in various capacities in the field of hydrological data collection, installation of flood and GLOF early warning system, lean flow measurement, hydrologic data processing, training of staff on operational hydrology, and hydropower project feasibility studies.

Center organized a simple farewell lunch from the NCHM welfare fund with farewell gifts. Mr. Manila was a simple and dedicated civil servant, who served in nooks and corners of the country. His last posting was at Head quarter, Thimphu. He has two childrens one daughter and one son.

The Center Management thanked him for the dedicated services to Tsawa sum and also wish him and his family best of luck in their future endeavors.

Story of Mr. Manila,

Mr. Manila joined Civil Service in 1980 as a Gauge and Discharge Reader (G&D Reader) erstwhile under Survey and Investigation, Division of Power, Ministry of Trade and Industry. He was immediately posted in newly opened G&D site at Chumey   under Bumthang Dzongkhag. He was responsible to observed and record water levels of the station that was installed to study the feasibility of Chumey hydropower project.

From 1983 he was transferred to Kholongchhu G&D site under Tashiyangtse, that was opened for hydro-meteorological data collection of planning and feasibility study of Kholongchhu hydropower project, which is the construction now.

From 1986 he was transferred back to Head office, Thimphu and served until his superannuation April 2021.

Mr. Manila is passionate, hardworking and dedicated civil servant. He has immensely contributed for carrying out the lean flow measurement through the country, site selection, installation and operation of hydrological and flood warning station network as well hydrological data processing.

He received the Civil Servant Award from the His Majesty for 20 and 30 years for his dedicated services to the Tsa wa sum.