February 10, 2014
1. Supplementary Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2013-14.
This morning, the Hon’ble Minister for Finance introduced the Supplementary Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2013-14.
During the introduction of the Bill, the Minister reported that with the view to improving the current economic situation prevailing in the country, Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP) was implemented. He said that after Government of India had committed to provide Rs. 5 Billion, economic stimulus plan implementation strategy was drawn up by the National Level Task Force constituted under the Executive order of the Prime Minister of Bhutan. He said that the ESP was to facilitate loans to the private sector through financial institutions, ease rupee situation, and promote economic activities that will reduce trade deficit, improve the balance of payments and provide special schemes for greater socio-economic benefit. Read More »
February 07, 2014
Today, the Chairperson to the Good Governance Committee (GGC) introduced the review report on Performance Auditing of Lease of Government Land and Government Reserved Forest (GRF) Land for deliberation in the House.
The House discussed on the three broad categories of findings of the performance audit which were lack of appropriate policy framework on leasing of government land, weak enforcement of legal provisions by competent authorities, and occupation of government land and GRF land by other agencies and institutions. The members also deliberated on the cases under each of the findings during which they sought clarifications and proposed recommendations. Read More »