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  • March 19, 2012

    The National Council on March 16, 2012 bid farewell to Mr. Hodo Tshering, Chief Administrative Officer in a simple dinner organized by the Secretariat. He retires after having put in 37 years of dedicated services to the government. He started his career in the Department of Forest in 1974 and then served in the Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs in various capacities including as Dzongrab in Mongar Dzongkhag. He was transferred back to Thimphu as a member of the Joint Verification Team in 2001 and as the Deputy Secretary of the Royal Advisory Council in 2005 before joining the National Council in 2008.

    Hailing from Talo in Punakha, Mr. Hodo Tshering was a man of honesty and high integrity. He was also very conscientious and ensured that the tasks assigned to him were performed well on time. As a sincere and disciplined manager, he was admired and respected by everyone in the office. We will certainly miss him a lot.

    Members and staff of the National Council wish him good health, long life and a very happy retired life.

  • January 18, 2012

    The 8th Session of National Council concluded today with prayers for His Majesty’s long life and usual Tashi Moenlam. In his closing remarks, the Hon’ble Deputy Chairperson who presided over the closing session attributed the success of the session to the blessings of Triple Gem, prayers of His Holiness the Je Khenpo and Zhung Dratshang, wise guidance of Their Majesties the Druk Gyalpos, and the full support of the Hon’ble Members.

    He said that the eighth session was different and extraordinary in which Her Majesty the Queen graced the opening session of Parliament after the Royal Wedding, and the first ever Private Member’s Bill was deliberated. Read More »