17 September 2014
All the 25 Honorable Members of the National Council of Bhutan have successfully completed the e-learning course on ethics and integrity initiated by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The course for the Parliament and Judiciary was launched on June 21, 2014 at the Royal Institute of Management (RIM), Semtokha in the gracious presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechen Wangchuk.
The main objective of the program is to promote ethical conduct in the parliamentarians to create a wider societal awareness on ethics and integrity, and living by example. According to the Anti-Corruption Commission, such programs on ethics and integrity will help to recognize the importance of ethical standards in the workplace and also educating the public servants on the corruption and anti-corruption policies.
For sustainability and institutionalization of the course, the Secretariat will initiate alternatives like including this course into the induction training for the new members or by making it one of the pre-requisites for training and other administrative benefits.
8 September 2014
The Chairperson and 9 members of the National Council are taking part in the 13th batch of De-Suung training at the Military Training Center at Tencholing, Wangdue Phodrang, which began today and will be completed on 20 September 2014.
Besides the parliamentarians, the 13th batch of Desung trainees include volunteers from the executive level of the government ministries and agencies and, CEO’s of corporation and private companies. The programme is conceived and created by His Majesty the King with the vision to promote, encourage and inculcate citizenry to be active in the greater role of nation building and to serve the Tsa-Wa-Sum with full loyalty and dedication.