Effective immediately, the Chadrel collection for this year and previous years is now being carried out by the TAW and will be forwarded to the Office of Tibet in Washington DC. Therefore, for those of you who have not yet paid the fees for the current year or prior years, please do not hesitate to contact the Chadrel Coordinator Tsering Lhamo la @ 206- Eight One Six – 2684
Keeping in mind the importance of the Chadrel collection and to accommodate the needs and schedule of our community members, the TAW Chadrel Coordinator will be available at Sunday Tibetan Language and Culture School, between the hours of 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE # 1, Shoreline, WA 98155. Please ensure that your book is updated and stamped. We will also issue you a receipt at the same time to reflect the funds paid.
You can also contact Office of Tibet regarding Green Book details @212-213-5010 ex:12
Green Book (Gyalthon Mangyul)
Chadrel Background (www.tibet.net)
The governing members of the Tibetan Freedom Movement convened its preliminary General Assembly in Dharamsala on July 30, 1972. One of the landmark decision was the tabling and passage of a resolution pertaining to the procedures for payment of Chadrel, a monthly voluntary contribution to the Central Tibetan Administration by all Tibetans.
It was resolved during the meeting that to look after the present and future welfare of Tibetan people, a firm and stable government was a must and that this would only be possible if a regular source of finance could be arranged. Therefore, meeting delegates resolved that beginning from August 1, 1972 every Tibetan above the age of six would be required to make annual contributions in the form of Chadrel as per rate stipulated.Those who are employed is required to pay additional chadrel based on a certain percentage of monthly salary. Meeting delegates also viewed the payment of annual Chadrel as signifying the recognition of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as the legitimate representative of all Tibetans.
On the basis of the resolution passed in the July 30, 1972 meeting of the Tibetan Freedom Movement, the 11th Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputy formally adopted a law on the Chadrel in its April 1, 1992 meeting. The payment of Chadrel is a responsibility of all Tibetans as enshrined in article 13 of the Charter of the Tibetans in exile.
Tibetans contributing Chadrel are issued a Green Book. This book has over the years in effect become the passport of the exiled Tibetans to claim their rights from the CTA. Also in future it will become a base to claim Tibetan citizenship. Today, it is used for school admission, school or university scholarship, and employment within the exiled community. Payment of the voluntary contribution is a condition to gain voting rights in parliamentary elections.
Goals and Needs:
The existence of Chadrel symbolizes the Tibetan people’s recognition of CTA as their legitimate representative. Chadrel payment exhibits Tibetan people’s support for CTA’s financial needs until Tibet regains freedom. Chadrel funds is an important source of revenue for CTA and it goes towards supporting various projects and activities benefiting the exiled Tibetan community.
Chadrel Rates – Age Rates (Annually)
- 6 to 17 years US$36
- Students and Unemployed US$46
- 18 plus and employed US$96
- Document requirements checklist
- NEW Green Book (Chadrel) application form
- Lost Green Book (Chadrel) application form
- Green Book (Chadrel) rectification
- Application for bonafide certificate (Office of Tibet)
- Application for recommendation Letter (Office of Tibet)