February 26, 2013
Today, which is the last day of the 10th Session of the National Council, the house ratified the Resolution to join the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU). The Chairperson of the Legislative Committee, in moving the motion to join the inter-Parliamentary Union, outlined the advantages Bhutan would have in strengthening its sovereignty and independence as well as knowledge and wisdom it would gain by interacting with other democracies, both old and young, around the world. The House unanimously endorsed the recommendations and ratified the Resolution as proposed.
In keeping with the provisions of the National Council Act of Bhutan 2008, the resolutions of the 10th Session of National Council were read out by the Secretary General to the House for endorsement. The house endorsed the resolutions after making necessary changes. Read More »
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.