Mr. Ngodup Dongchung was born on 31 December 1956 at Surtso, a small village in Nyanang County, Tibet. After escaping into exile with his parents, he received his primary school education at the Namche day school of Delekling settlement, Solokhumbu, Nepal. He joined the Central School for Tibetans, Dalhousie, in April 1964. After finishing school in 1973 he joined Ramjas College, Delhi University, and earned his BA (Hons.) degree in Political Science in 1977.
He joined the Central Tibetan Administration as an assistant Office Secretary at the Department of Security on 15 June 1977 and became a full fledged official on 1 September 1978. He was promoted to Deputy Secretary in March 1987. He was later promoted as Additional Secretary in July 1991 and took charge as the department’s Acting Secretary in November that year. He was promoted as the department’s Secretary in April 1993 and continued to serve in that capacity till 11 December 2001. After that he remained the Secretary for Security when a second Secretary post was introduced for the department as a policy decision.
On 4 October 2007, Mr. Ngodup Dongchung was nominated, and duly approved by the 14th TPiE, as a Kalon. Again in 2011, under the political leadership of Dr. Lobsang Sangay, he was nominated and approved as the kalon for Department of Security, Central Tibetan Administration. However, he retired as the Kalon of Department of Security on 6 April 2016.
On 01 June 2016, Kashag Secretariat Circular announced the appointment of Kasur Ngodup Dongchung as the new Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi succeeding Kasur Tempa Tsering who served almost 11 years as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He joined the office on 10 August 2016.