November 28, 2014
The House re-deliberated on the Office of the Attorney General (Amendment) Bill 2014. Since there were a few major differences, the Bill will be discussed in the joint sitting of the two Houses. The House also adopted the Narcotic, Psychotropic substance and Substance Abuse Bill 2014.
The Chairperson of the Special Committee reported on the background, observations and key findings of the Performance Audit Report on Tax of Mining and Quarrying Sector carried out by the Royal Audit Authority. In addition, individual reports on respective chapters were carried out by concerned members. Read More »
November 26, 2014
1. Deliberations on Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Bill 2014
The House continued its deliberations on the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Bill 2014. It looked at the establishment of the Narcotics Control Board, appointment of Board Members, and Powers and Functions of the Board. By the same token, it also looked at the establishment of Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), appointment of its Head, and Powers and functions of the Authority. While the Board is required to provide effective leadership and coordination in implementing Bhutan’s national drug control and strategy, the BNCA is to function as the Secretariat to the Board. Read More »