24 October 2014
The Hon’ble Chairperson, National Council of Bhutan resumes office, today after a 3-week visit to the eastern dzongkhags. While on tour, the Hon’ble Chairperson convened public consultations on various issues of immediate concern to the people and also visited schools and cultural heritage sights. The people submitted their concerns mostly related to human-wildlife conflicts, rise in prices of goods in the market after taxes on vehicles, fuel, mobile phone recharge vouchers, salary hike, lack of support to Community Information Centers, remuneration for chipon services and empty households (gungtong). Read More »
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 »