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  • Ninth Session of National Council concludes

    July 10, 2012

    The month long session of the National Council concluded today with offering of Tashi Moenlam for wellbeing of the King, the Country and the People. In his closing remarks, Hon’ble Chairperson said that the success of the session was attributed to the full commitment of the individual members and committees of the National Council and the untiring support of the Secretariat. He also paid condolences to the recent fire accident at Wangduephodrang dzong, landslides in Gasa and a soldier killed in Sarpang by unknown militants.

    He informed the house that the Ninth Session of the National Council had deliberated on nine legislative issues, three other legislative motions, two policy issues and five any other businesses. The House also deliberated to annual report on Anti-Corruption Commission and Royal Audit Authority which was reviewed by PAC. Likewise in the past sessions, Question Time session was also conducted with four Cabinet Ministers attended for oral questions.

    Before the closing, the National Council continued deliberating on Rupee shortfall in the country with summoning the Deputy Governor of the RMA in the National Council proceeding. In his clarification of not able to submit the minutes of the board meeting, he informed the House that, the minutes of the board meeting has been kept as top secret that they don’t allow taking out side from their office, even by the internal and external auditors. It was mainly because of other monetary decisions are also included in the said minutes. However, he said that they are ready to produce the documents and share the information if the Committees visit their office.

    The House also resolved to conduct a research on merits and demerits of nationalization of mines and quarries in Bhutan during the 10th session and to review the Public Accounts Committee Rule and Regulations 2006. A set of recommendations on land issues shall also be submitted to the Government and relevant agencies. 

    Published on July 10, 2012 · Filed under: News;