May 19, 2014
As per the proceeding of the House, the 2nd sitting of the 13th session of the National Council deliberated on the follow up of the resolution of 12th session.
During the 12th session, the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee was assigned to follow-up on the resolutions of the 12th session and to submit the report in the 13th session. Accordingly, today the Committee reported the follow-up on the resolutions of 12th session which consisted of one legislative and five policy issues all together.
The follow-up report covers the responses received from the implementing agencies on the resolutions passed by the National Council during the 12th session. The Committee reported that the Ministry of Finance had responded and clarified on the queries of the National Council on Double Tax Avoidance Agreement between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the Republic of India and on the issue pertaining to dual citizenship. Read More »
May 16, 2014
The opening ceremony of the 13th Session of National Council began with a Marchang ceremony in the National Council Hall at 2:30 pm. Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly were present at the ceremony.
In his inaugural address, the Chairperson reminded the members of His Majesty the King’s command for the National Council to fulfill its sacred mandates in such a manner that it continued to enjoy the trust and confidence of the people. Read More »