26 September 2014
The Legislative Committee of the National Council held its consultation meeting with the officials from the National Pension & Provident Fund (NPPF), National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) and Thimphu Thromde on the Tenancy Bill of Bhutan 2014 at the NC Conference Hall on 26th September 2014. The Committee has already conducted its meeting with the Ministry of Works & Human Settlement.
The main objective of the meeting was to seek views from the relevant stakeholders if the Bill addressed the concerns and difficulties with the existing law. The stakeholders expressed their difficulty in enforcing the Tenancy Act 2004 and submitted recommendations for the Committee to consider while reviewing the Bill. Read More »
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.