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The 14th session of the National Council will commence from 12th November 2014. - Click here for tentative agenda


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  • NC/LLD/LEG/01-2014/952

    2nd September 2014

    The 14th Session of the National Council of Bhutan shall commence from 12th November 2014. In this regard, issues of national importance for inclusion in the agenda for the session may kindly be forwarded to the National Council Secretariat on or before 15th September 2014. The National Council shall be deliberating the following Bills and Agreement during the 14th Session:

    1. The Tenancy Act (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2014;
    2. The Local Government Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2014;
    3. The Biosafety Bill of Bhutan 2014;
    4. The Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse Act (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2014;
    5. The Parliamentary Entitlement Act (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2014; and
    6. Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Royal Government of Bhutan;

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  • 29 August 2014

    shareThe Chairperson officially announced the commencement date for the 14th session of the National Council as 12 November 2014 during the Council’s 18th plenary session which was conducted on 28th and 29th August. He said that the session will be very intensive and will require at least a month for deliberations on different Bills and Policy Issues. The session is expected to conclude before the National Day celebrations.

    The 18th plenary meeting was conducted for two days to discuss various issues in preparation for the 14th session. Chairpersons of different committees made presentations on bills and policy issues which their committees were allocated during the 13th session. The Bills are: i) Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse Bill, ii) Bio-Safety Bill, iii) Tenancy Bill, iv) Local Government Entitlement Bill and v) Parliamentary Entitlement Bill, which were all passed by the National Assembly last summer during their 3rd session. Read More »