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Tangra Offering by NC

Posted on : 13 December 2020
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26th Session of NC Concludes

Posted on : 12 December 2020
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Question Time with the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Minister for Economic Affairs

Posted on : 09 December 2020
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Posted on : 09 December 2020
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The house adopts Entitlement and Service Conditions (Amendment) Bill 2020

Posted on : 08 December 2020
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Deliberation on the Annual ACC Report

Posted on : 08 December 2020
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Introduction of the Framework Agreement between RGoB and European Investment Bank

Posted on : 08 December 2020
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NC adopts several bills today

Posted on : 07 December 2020
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NC adopts Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill 2020 with recommendations

Posted on : 04 December 2020
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Finance Minister proposes to extend the fiscal incentive

Posted on : 03 December 2020
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Question Hour

Posted on : 02 December 2020
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National Council deliberates on two Bills

Posted on : 02 December 2020
In the 4th sitting, the House introduced and deliberated on the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020 and BIMSTEC Convention on Cooperation in International Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking in the morning session. The House also continued with the deliberation on some of the sections in the Mines and Minerals Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020. Introducing the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill…....

NC Deliberates on Mines and Minerals Bill

Posted on : 01 December 2020
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Mines and Minerals Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020 introduced

Posted on : 30 November 2020
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Opening Ceremony of the National Council of Bhutan

Posted on : 27 November 2020
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Oath Taking Ceremony of the Eminent Member

Posted on : 27 November 2020
The newly appointed Eminent Member Hon’ble Ugyen Tshering took the Oath or Affirmation of Office this morning in the august hall of National Council. His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo appointed Hon’ble Ugyen Tshering as an Eminent Member of the National Council and conferred Tashi Khadar at the Tashichhodzong on 19th November 2020. In keeping with Article 10.18 of the Constitution the Oath or Affirmation of Office was administered by the…....

His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo graced the opening ceremony of the Parliament

Posted on : 26 November 2020
His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo graced the opening ceremony of the Fourth Session of the third Parliament at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang this morning. Representatives from the monastic body, government officials and foreign dignitaries were also present for the occasion. His Majesty was received at the courtyard of the Gyalyong Tshogkhang in traditional chipdrel by the Prime Minister, Chairperson of the National Council, Speaker of the National Assembly, Cabinet members and…....

Offering of Solkha by the National Council

Posted on : 26 November 2020
With only a day away from the opening session of the 26th session of the National Council, the Hon’ble Chairperson accompanied by the Hon’ble Members, Secretary General and the Director paid a visit to the the Tashichho Dzong and Dechenphu Monastery after attending the opening ceremony of the Fourth Session of the Third Parliament. The visit is part of a ritual that is carried out before the start of every…....

Press Conference on 26th Session of National Council

Posted on : 25 November 2020
In the press conference conducted this afternoon for the 26th session of the National Council of Bhutan, the respective Committee Chairperson briefed the reporters from the various media agencies on the agenda of the House. The conference started with the Spokesperson and committee chairs expressing their appreciation to Their Majesties the Kings, the Zhung Dratshang, Ministries, agencies, volunteers, private sectors and the media agencies for playing a vital role in…....

Newly appointed Eminent Member joins Legislative Committee

Posted on : 24 November 2020
The newly appointed Eminent Member, Dasho Ugyen Tshering formally joined the Legislative Committee of the National Council during its 20th Plenary Session held today. The appointment of the members of the committee is in accordance with section 152 of the National Council Act and section 12 of the Committee Rules of the National Council. As stated “The members on a Committee shall be appointed by the Chairperson of the National…....

Committees presents Final Review Report to the 20th Plenary

Posted on : 24 November 2020
In preparation for the 26th session of the National Council this Friday (27th November 2020), the respective committees presented their final review reports to the members in today's plenary. It was then followed by a briefing session by the Secretary General to the members on the session. Hon. Anand Rai, Chairperson of the Economic Affairs Committee briefly presented on The Charter (Amendment) of the SAARC Development Fund. Followed by a…....

NC Offers Tashi Khadhar

Posted on : 21 November 2020
The Hon’ble Chairperson accompanied by some of the Hon’ble Members offered Tashi Khadhar to the newly appointed H.E Tsugla Lopon Karma Rangdrol and H.E Yonton Lopon Trulku Namgyel. On 19 November 2020, His Holiness the Je Khenpo conferred ceremonial scarves to the lopons of the Central Monastic Body appointing them as Tsugla Lopon and Yonten Lopon at the Pungthang Dewa Chhenpoi Phodrang. H.E Tsugla Lopon Khenpo Karma Rangdrol, 53, is…....

Mines and Minerals Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020

Posted on : 20 November 2020
The Legislative Committee of the National Council of Bhutan (NCB) consulted the Economic Finance Committee of Bhutan of the National Assembly(NAB) on the Mines and Minerals of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020 today in the National Council Conference hall. The meeting was conducted to mainly discuss the principles and objectives of the amendments made by the NAB on the Bill. Explaining the objective, the members from NAB explained that the…....

His Majesty appoints Eminent Member

Posted on : 19 November 2020
His Majesty The King conferred Tashi Khadar to Hon’ble Ugyen Tshering for his appointment as an Eminent Member of the National Council at the Tashichhodzong today. Prior to this appointment, Hon’ble Ugyen Tshering served as Drangpon at Trongsa District Court. He has a Masters of Law (L.L.M) degree in International and Comparative Law from George Washington University, USA. He has also served as Drangpon at Thimphu District Court and Gelephu…....

The Joint Committee on Civil & Criminal Procedure Code

Posted on : 18 November 2020
The Joint Committee on Civil & Criminal Procedure Code (CCPC) met to discuss the Disputed Clauses in the Civil & Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2019 today at the Lhen-zom Khangzang National Assembly. During the second Joint Committee meeting, Hon'ble Members from both the Houses came to consensus on all the seven disputed clauses with minor changes on few sections. The Committee’s decision will be put up to the plenary…....

The Central Monastic Body leaves for it's Winter Residence

Posted on : 16 November 2020
The Hon'ble Chairperson accompanied by some of the Members bid farewell to the Central Monastic Body led by His Eminence the Dorji Lopen leaving for Punakha for its winter residence from Tashichoedzong today. The Zhung Dratshang will spend the next six months in Punakha and will return to Thimphu on the first day of the fourth Bhutanese month. The tradition of maintaining summer and winter residence was first introduced by…....

Courtesy Call on to the Hon’ble Chairperson

Posted on : 16 November 2020
The newly appointed Commission of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Chairperson Aum Deki Pema, Commissioner Jamtsho and Commissioner A Karma Rinzin paid a courtesy call on the Hon’ble Chairperson of the National Council this afternoon. His Majesty the King appointed the Third Commission of the ACC on 14th October 2020. The newly appointed Chairperson, Aum Deki Pema, was the former Commissioner of Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB). She served as the Commissioner…....

LC completes consultations on the Mines and Minerals Bill 2020

Posted on : 06 November 2020
The three days consultative meetings conducted virtually by the Legislative Committee on the Mines and Minerals Bill 2020 concludes yesterday evening. The meeting was conducted on Monday, 2nd November and 4-5 November 2020. The meeting was also the final round of the consultative meeting of the Committee for the Bill which was conducted with the local leaders and the people of the Gewogs where the mining sites are located. The…....

FRC meets stakeholders to discuss on EIB

Posted on : 05 November 2020
The members of Foreign Relations Committee(FRC) met with the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) followed by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on the Framework Agreement (FWA) between the Kingdom of Bhutan and European Investment Bank(EIB) this morning. During the 19th plenary session of the National Council (NC), the FRC was tasked to review the FWA for further improvement on the provisions of the Agreement. Accordingly, FRC in its 7th Committee meeting…....

The 206th Extraordinary Virtual Session of the Governing Council of the IPU concludes

Posted on : 04 November 2020
On the third and final day of the 206th Extraordinary Session of the Governing Council of the IPU held virtually, the New President Mr. Duarte Pacheco of the IPU delivered his Acceptance Speech. This was followed by congratulatory messages from the President of the Forum of the Women Members of Parliament, Forum of Young Members of Parliament, Geopolitical Groups and other Governing Council Members. The Governing Council heard a brief…....

Bilateral Consultative Meeting with the Parliament on the Draft National Child Policy

Posted on : 04 November 2020
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Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) elects New President

Posted on : 03 November 2020
Mr. Dutarte Pacheco of Portugal has been elected the new President of the IPU during an extraordinary virtual session of the IPU’s Governing Council, with an absolute majority of online votes. Mr. Pacheco has served as the Member of Assembly of the Republic of Portuguese Parliament since 1991 assuming different positions in the Bureau of the Parliament. He also has an ocean of experience working with the IPU. He headed…....

Legislative Committee consults Druk Holding and Investment (DHI)

Posted on : 03 November 2020
As per the directive in the 19th plenary session, the Legislative Committee continued its stakeholder meeting with Druk Holding and Investment (DHI) on the Mines and Minerals Bill 2020 this morning. Cordially welcoming the Hon’ble Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the officials from DHI, Hon’ble Choining Dorji, the Chairperson of the Committee expressed that the objectives of consulting with the DHI is to seek their perspective towards the Bill. A…....

The 206th Session of the Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Posted on : 01 November 2020
The First Day of the 206th Session of the Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Members of 171 Governing Council and participants from 180 Member Parliaments met today in an extraordinary virtual session. The meeting was Chaired by Acting President Chen Goumin and co-chaired by IPU Secretary General, Martin Chungong. The Governing Council Members adopted the Special Rules of Procedures for the virtual session of the Governing Council and…....

In preparation for the Parliament of Bhutan to participate in the 206th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Posted on : 29 October 2020
In preparation for the Parliament of Bhutan to participate in the 206th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Governing Council (Extraordinary Virtual Session) from 1-4 November 2020, the Governing Council Members met with the Hon’ble Chairperson of the National Council, Lyonpo Tashi Dorji, this morning. The five Member delegation from the Parliament of Bhutan, led by Hon'ble Member Kinley Wangchuk, Hon'ble Member Kesang Chuki Dorjee, Hon'ble Member Norbu Wangzom are…....

The 19th Plenary session conducted today

Posted on : 27 October 2020
In the 19th Plenary session conducted today, the Hon’ble Chairperson briefed the Members on the Royal Tour to the southern regions. He said that the Royal visit had greatly boosted the morale of the people living in the south and further motivated them to remain resilient in combating the pandemic. Following which, the various Committees updated the House on the progress reports. The Economic Affairs Committee Chair presented his update…....

Advanced Media Literacy Workshop for Parliamentarians at Paro from 22-23 October.

Posted on : 23 October 2020
Thirty-one Members of Parliament from National Council and National Assembly are attending two-day Advanced Media Literacy Workshop for Parliamentarians at Paro from 22-23 October. The workshop is part of Bhutan Media Foundation's project titled 'Enhancing the Interface between Media and Parliament' supported by the Embassy of Switzerland to India and Bhutan This workshop aims to sensitise the Parliamentarians on the workings of the media, critical consumption and production of media…....

Parliament of Bhutan to participate in the 206th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Governing Council (Extraordinary Virtual Session) 1-4 November 2020

Posted on : 21 October 2020
Parliament of Bhutan to participate in the 206th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Governing Council (Extraordinary Virtual Session) 1-4 November 2020 Five Members Delegation from the Parliament of Bhutan, led by Hon’ble Member Kinley Wangchuk will be attending the 206th Session of the IPU Governing Council which will be held virtually from 1-4th November 2020. Hon’ble Member Dasho Kinley Wangchuk, Hon’ble Member Kesang Chuki Dorjee and Hon’ble Member Norbu…....

The Joint Committee of the Parliament on The Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan, 2019 met for the second time today at the National Assembly Hall.

Posted on : 19 October 2020
19 October 2020: The Joint Committee of the Parliament on The Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan, 2019 met for the second time today at the National Assembly Hall. Welcoming the Members to the meeting, the Chairperson of Committee, Hon'ble Ugyen Namgay highlighted the importance of the role of the Joint Committee and reiterated the need to come to consensus during the discussion. Representatives from both the Houses made presentations…....

9th Royal Wedding

Posted on : 13 October 2020
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Joint Committee for the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 holds its first meeting

Posted on : 08 October 2020
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Joint Committee on CCPC meets to deliberate on disputed clauses

Posted on : 07 October 2020
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Photography and Designing

Posted on : 05 October 2020
5 October 2020: Ten officials from the National Council Secretariat are currently undergoing training on “Photography and Designing” at the Institute for Management Studies Limited (IMSL) from 5th -18th October 2020. The training is intended to learn photography and explore the basic tools and features of InDesign and Photoshop for creating professional page layouts and designs. Welcoming the participants, Mr Ugyen Pelgen, CEO of the IMSL expressed his appreciation to…....

Deepest condolences to the late Emir, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Posted on : 02 October 2020
2nd October 2020: Led by the Hon'ble Deputy Chairperson, the Hon'ble Members and the Director of the National Council of Bhutan visited the Embassy of the State of Kuwait to sign the condolence book and pay respects to the late Emir, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah this morning. A respected global leader, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah also strengthened the close ties between Kuwait and Bhutan.....

National Council Sungkhop receives Toedtshi Jim

Posted on : 24 September 2020
National Council Sungkhop receives Toedtshi Jim His Eminence Dorji Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang offered Toestshi Jim to Lopen Rinchen Dorji, Sungkhop of the National Council of Bhutan on 24th September, 2020. Lopen Rinchen has been serving as the Sungkhop of the National Council from 2018. We offer our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on his promotion.....

Thimphu Lhamoi Drupchen

Posted on : 17 September 2020
Led by the Hon. Chairperson, the Chairperson of the Committees represented the National Council to offer prayers at the Thimphu Lhamoi Drupchen this morning. Unlike previous years the Zhung Dratshang restricts the number of visitors owing to the current pandemic.....

New Director for National Council

Posted on : 10 September 2020
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Updated toll free numbers for National, Central, Eastern and Southern Regions of Bhutan.

Posted on : 19 August 2020
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Updates on COVID -19 Situation to the Parliament

Posted on : 31 July 2020
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The members of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee

Posted on : 30 July 2020
The members of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee is at Paro conducting consultative meeting with National CSI Development Bank Limited to understand the mechanism of providing loans to the farmers at minimal interest rates for agriculture production and Marketing. During the meeting, the officials from CSI made a presentation on the loan application process and procedures and also briefed the Committee on the background & mandates of the bank.…....
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