The Je Khenpo is the seniormost religious authority of Bhutan, responsible for the Zhung Dratshang or Central Monastic Body. Under the Je Khenpo are Five Senior Lopens or Lopen Lhengye. Out of the Five Senior Lopens, Dorji Lopen is the senior-most and is the representative of the Je Khenpo. The Je Khenpo is also the head of the Dratshang Lhentshog or The Commission of Monastic Affairs, which is a government body that oversees the administrative management of the Zhung Dratshang or Central Monastic Body. They are appointed to their positions and are responsible for overseeing monastic education, managing religious institutions, acting in an advisory position to the leader of the country, and conducting rituals necessary for the protection and perpetuation of the Bhutanese state. Since the First Je Khenpo, Pekar Jungne, seventy Je Khenpo have served Bhutan. The current Je Khenpo, Jigme Chodra, has held this post since 1996.