With a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Delhi, India and a Masters in Public Administration from the International Institute of Public Administration, France, Sonam Topgay currently serves as the Secretary of Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs. Before that, he served as the Director General of Department of Law and Order under Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.
He also studied the Indian Administrative Service Professional Training course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India and has a Diploma in French Language from the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Over the last 33 years of service, Sonam Topgay has served in various capacities in the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs. For his dedicated and exceptional service, he received the Coronation Silver Medal by His Majesty The King of Bhutan in 2010 and the Coronation Silver Medal by the Royal Government of Bhutan in 2008.