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  • February 18, 2013 

    The National Council adopted the Domestic Violence Prevention Bill 2012 and ratified the SAARC Agreement on Implementation of Regional Standards and SAARC Agreement on Multilateral Arrangement on Recognition of Conformity Assessment. 

    The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee submitted the final recommendations to the House for adoption. The House endorsed all the amendments submitted by the Committee. However, some expressed their reservation on the adverse effects that may prevail.

    The House postponed the date for the adoption of the Road Bill of Bhutan 2012 to 25th February 2013.  

    The House will resume on 20th February 2013 with a presentation of Public Accounts Committee Report 2012. 

  • 15 February 2013

    The National Council resumed its deliberation on the Domestic Violence Prevention Bill of Bhutan 2012 today followed by its discussion on the Road Bill of Bhutan 2012.

    On the Domestic Violence Prevention Bill, the House directed the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee to further review the Bill and present its recommendations to the House on Monday.

    The Road Bill of Bhutan 2012 was adopted by the National Assembly during the 9th session of Parliament and forwarded to the National Council of Bhutan. The Good Governance Committee of the National Council reviewed the Bill and submitted its recommendations to the House. The House approved most of the recommendations, but directed the Committee to revisit certain sections of the Bill and report back.

    The two Bills will be adopted on 18th February 2013, followed by the ratification of the SAARC Agreement on Implementation of Regional Standard and the SAARC Agreement on Multilateral Arrangement on Recognition of Conformity Assessment.