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Thematic session concludes with the Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs

Posted on :08 June 2018

Officials led by the Hon’ble Lyonpo Dawa Gyaltshen, Minister for the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs made presentations on the various roles and responsibilities carried out by the departments to fulfill the mandate of the Ministry. The Hon’ble Minister expressed his appreciation for providing this platform and also for the contributions made by the National Council. On behalf of the House, the Hon’ble Chairperson expressed gratitude for the continued support and cooperation the Ministry had rendered to the Council. He said that the session would further enhance the understanding of the Members to issues related to national security while the House conducts their business. Presentations on law and order; police services; immigration; civil registration and census services; cultural heritage; fisaster management; and local governance were made in the day long programme. During the presentation, the respective departments highlighted the challenges faced by them in retaining staff; inadequate manpower due to high rate of attrition; and lack of proper infrastructure for service delivery in carrying out their duties. The Members sought clarification and exchanged views with the ministry on many issues; a few of the questions raised were related to youth and drugs, crime, cultural preservation and career progression for gewog administrative officers. The programme of the five days thematic session ended with a vote of thanks for a very informative and fruitful discussion by the Hon’ble Chairperson and Dasho Sonam Topgay, Secretary from the MoHCA.

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