May 23, 2014
Today, the House continued its deliberations on the Local Government Act (Amendment) Bill 2014.
As directed by the Chairperson, the Good Governance Committee conducted an in-house meeting among 21 of its members on the sections 10(B), 15) and 16) yesterday. The Deputy Chairperson to the GG Committee, in presenting his report, said that based on majority decision, the Committee decided not to adopt National Assembly’s amendment, retain sections 15 and 16 as per the Act and delete the new section 10(B).
While deliberating on the report, the House was not able to build consensus among the members due to lack of clarity, therefore, the Chairperson deferred the discussions to a later date. Read More »
22 May 2014
The Local Government Act (Amendment) Bill 2014 was introduced to the House for deliberation by Hon’ble Tashi Wangmo, Chairperson of the Good Governance Committee. She reported that GGC Committee had consulted all relevant stakeholders and studied all related documents with regard to 17 sections passed by the National Assembly for amendment and additional 12 sections proposed for amendment by the GG Committee on the Bill.
The members questioned as to why the bill needed to be amended in the first place and if proposed amendments would lead to establishing Thromde Tshogdes in all the Dzongkhags as pledged by the government. Read More »