TOR for CTAB Committee

The Curriculum and Technical Advisory Board (CTAB) is the apex decision making body to provide professional and technical guidance. The CTAB shall recommend and/or approve curriculum matters, research activities and professional development programmes in terms of quality and relevancy.


The Board shall comprise of the following ex officio members:

  1. Sherig Lyonpo - Chairperson
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Education (MoE) - Vice Chairperson
  3. Secretary, Dzongkha Development Commission - Member
  4. Director General, Department of School Education, MoE - Member
  5. Director General, Department of Youth and Sports, MoE - Member
  6. Director General, Department of Adult and Higher Education, MoE - Member
  7. Director General, Royal Education Council (REC) - Member
  8. Secretary, Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment - Member
  9. Dean, Professional Development Centre, REC - Member
  10. Dean, Curriculum Development Centre, REC - Member Secretary

  • Relevant subject committee chairpersons shall be invited to attend the board meeting as members.

  • The membership shall be reviewed as and when required. The relevant officials from REC shall attend the Board Meetings as non-members


The functions of the CTAB shall be to:

  1. Review, deliberate and propose a way forward on issues related to school curriculum, teacher professional development and research.
  2. Recommend/Approve plans and policy proposals on curricular matters including teaching learning materials and other relevant issues concerning the school education.
  3. Approve subject committees and chairpersons.



  1. Provide direction and guidance to the Board;
  2. Review and approve provisional agenda submitted by the Secretariat for Board Meetings;
  3. Conduct effective board meetings by encouraging the members to engage in open and constructive debate, and secure active participation and contribution of all members;
  4. Arbitrate and resolve conflicting opinions to reach consensus; and
  5. The Vice Chairperson shall chair the meeting in absence of the Chairperson.

Member Secretary:

  1. Inform the members of the date and venue of the meeting;
  2. Circulate the agenda and relevant documents in advance; and
  3. Compile the proceedings of the meetings and finalise the minutes within two weeks of the meeting.


  1. Attend the board meetings regularly;
  2. Prepare for meetings in advance by reading the agenda and other relevant documents;
  3. Engage in open and constructive debate; and
  4. Sign on the minutes of meetings.


  • Decision Making
    The decisions shall be taken through consensus of simple majority. In the event there is no consensus, the Chairperson shall make the final call through the exercise of his vote.
  • Frequency of Meetings
    The CTAB shall convene twice a year. It shall also be convened as and when required.
  • Quorum
    The attendance of two-third of the members shall constitute the quorum.
  • Conflict of Interest
    The members shall inform and declare conflict of interest prior to any board meeting.
  • Remuneration
    The members and participants in the meeting shall claim their DSA/TA from their own organisations.