11 August 2014
The Social & Cultural Affairs Committee will be conducting a consultative meeting with the relevant stakeholders on 18th August 2014 at 09:30 am in the Convention Centre on the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse Bill 2014.
The Committee shall engage the following stakeholders to seek their views and clarification on the Bill:
- Royal Bhutan Police
- Department of Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Finance
- Department of Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs
- Road Safety and Transport Authority, Ministry of Information and communications
- Bhutan Information, Communication and media Authority, Ministry of Information and communications
- Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
- Drug Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Health
- Bureau of Law and order, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
- Ministry of Education – Department of Youth and Sports
- Ministry of Health
- Non-Government Organization (YDF)
- Civil Society Organization (Chithuen Phendey Tshogpa)
- Rehabilitation Center
- National Council Members
- Legislative Committee Members, National Assembly of Bhutan
The interested members of the National Council are welcome to register their participation to the Committee Secretary and all the media house are invited to observe the stakeholders meeting.
August 8, 2014
Immediately upon conclusion of its 13th Session in June 2014, the committees of the National Council were assigned responsibilities to review the various issues and Bills received from the National Assembly. Following a plenary meeting on 28th July 2014, it was agreed that the committees shall complete the review works by the end of August 2014 so that the members can visit their constituencies in September and October months to consult the people on the businesses in hand besides collecting specific constituency issues.
The committees are currently seeking consultative meetings with the different stakeholders to fully understand the nuances, the scope and the impact of the various Bills after enactment. Read More »