4 November 2014
The Chairperson informed the house that that the 14th session of the National Council of Bhutan will be commence on 12 November 2014 and conclude on 9December 2014.
During the plenary, the house screened the issues submitted by eight dzongkhags namely Bumthang, Chhukha, Dagana, Mongar, Thimphu, Punakha, Trashigang and Tsirang. The concerns submitted were related to land, local government entitlement, rape, reliability of the voting machine and the education city. The plenary decided to deliberate on the land issue and to prepare a question on Education City Bill as submitted by the dzongkhags. Read More »
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 »