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NC conducts its 1st Press Conference for the third tenure

Posted on :14 June 2018

The National Council of Bhutan convened its 1st Press Conference for the third tenure in the adjacent room of the Convention Centre chaired by Hon’ble Jigme Wangchuk, Deputy Chairperson of the National Council to brief on the agenda of the 21st Session. 17 reporters from nine media houses attended the press conference.

Welcoming the media, the Deputy Chairperson said that the 21th session of the National Council is scheduled from 15th - 27th June 2018.

Providing a detailed agenda, He said that the session will deliberate on the follow-up reports on the resolution of the 20th session of the National Council on Legal Aid to Indigent Persons, G2C Services, Local Government Members’ Leave Entitlement and the Allocating Budget for Black-topping of Chuzomsa-Baylandra Road.

The session will also deliberate and adopt the Annual Anti-corruption Report 2017 and Budget and Appropriation Bill for the Financial year 2018-2019.

The agenda also includes Ratification of Agreement between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes of Income.

The joint sitting will deliberate on the disputed clauses of the Audit Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2017, Public Accounts Committee report, review of Performance Audit Report and the Annual Report by the Prime Minister of Bhutan.

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