4 July 2014
The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee, as a part of their consultative meeting sought a presentation on the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse Bill 2014 from the Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency (BNCA). Consequently, today, a team led by the Director General made the presentation to the members of the National Council.
Besides, discussing various aspects of the Bill, the members also sought clarifications on the control of black marketing by the Agency at the border areas and the source of illicit drugs and other substances. Along the lines of professional services, the members inquired about the issues pertaining to relapse cases, capacity constraint in the rehabilitation and Drop-in-centres, lack of professional counseling and others.
The Narcotics Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse Bill 2014 was introduced and passed in the 3rd session of the National Assembly and the National Council shall deliberate on the Bill during its 14th Session.
June 18, 2014
The 13th session of the National Council concluded today with Tashi Moenlam. Prior to the closing session, the House conducted its final question hour session with the Minster for Economic Affairs and ratified the Resolutions of the 13th Session.
During the Question Hour, the National Council member from Wangduephodrang raised questions regarding the impact of blasting at Mangdechu Hydro Power Project on Trongsa Dzong and measures taken by the government to compensate communities near mega projects affected by blasting. He also enquired what activities were carried out by the large power projects as part of their corporate social responsibility. Read More »