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Presentation on the draft Strategic Development Plan 2024-2028 for the National Council of Bhutan.

Posted on : 20 January 2023
Hon’ble Chairperson, few Members, Offtg. Secretary General and the Secretariat Staff attended a presentation on the draft Strategic Development Plan 2024-2028 for the National Council of Bhutan on 20/1/2023. Mr. Tendel Gyeltshen, Sr. Legislative Officer, presented the content and details of the strategic plan document. The Strategic Plan is prepared as a roadmap and a guiding document for implementation and execution of programs and activities for the next five years.…....

གཞུང་འབྲེལ་བཅའ་སྒྲིག་ལམ་སྟོན་གྱི་གོ་བརྡ།

Posted on : 14 December 2022
ད་རེས་ སྤྱི་ཚེས་ ༡༤/༡༢/༢༠༢༢ ལུ་ ནང་སྲིད་དང་སྲོལ་འཛིན་ལྷན་ཁག་ སྲོལ་འཛིན་ལས་ཁུངས་ཀྱི་ སྒྲིག་ལམ་སྡེ་ཚན་ནང་ལས་ གཙོ་འཛིན་འཇིགས་མེད་འོད་ཟེར་གྱིས་ རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེའི་ ཆེད་བསྟོད་ཅན་གྱི་འཐུས་མི་དང་ ཡོངས་ཁྱབ་དྲུང་ཆེན་ འགོ་དཔོན་དང་ ལས་བྱེད་ཚུ་ལུ་ སྲོལ་འཛིན་ལས་ཁུངས་ཀྱི་ཁ་ཐུག་ལས་ རྒྱལ་ཁབ་གོང་འཕེལ་གྱི་འགྱུར་བ་དང་འཁྲིལ་ཏེ་ འབྲུག་མི་ཡོངས་ལུ་ ཕན་ཐོག་པའི་རེ་བ་ལུ་དམིགས་ཏེ་ གཞུང་འབྲེལ་བཅའ་སྒྲིག་ལམ་སྟོན་ ཕྱོགས་བསྒྲིགས་འབད་དེ་ཡོད་པའི་ནང་ལས་ སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ལུ་ ཁེ་ཕན་ཆེ་བའི་ དོན་ཚན་རིགས་བཀོད་དེ་ཡོད་མི་ཚུ་ གསལ་སྟོན་ཕུལ་གནངམ་དང་འབྲེལ་ཏེ་ ཆེད་བསྟོད་ཅན་གྱི་འཐུས་མི་རྣམས་དང་ བཅའ་མར་གཏོགས་མི་ཚུ་གི་ བསམ་འཆར་བརྗེད་སོར་དང་ འདྲི་བ་འདྲི་ལན་ཚུ་ཡང་ མཛད་གནང་ཡི། འདི་བཟུམ་གྱི་ དམིགས་བསལ་ཅན་གྱི་ ལས་རིམ་འདི་གིས་ སྤྱིར་བཏང་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེ་དང་ ལྷག་པར་དུ་ ཆེད་བསྟོད་ཅན་གྱི་འཐུས་མི་ཚུ་ལུ་ ཁེ་ཕན་སྦོམ་སྦེ་ར་བྱུང་སྟེ་ཡོདཔ་ལས་ སྒྲིག་ལམ་སྡེ་ཚན་གྱི་གཙོ་འཛིན་དང་ འགོ་དཔོན་ཡོངས་ལུ་ བཅའ་མར་གཏོགས་མི་ཚུ་གི་ཁ་ཐུག་ལས་ དགའ་འཚོར་ཕུཝ་ཨིན།....

Annual Civil Service Award

Posted on : 12 December 2022
In recognition of the dedicated service of civil servants, Hon’ble Member Tashi Chhozom and 14 secretariat officials were awarded medals by the Hon’ble Chairperson today as per the Civil Service Rules & Regulations. The award recipients were as follows; Hon’ble Member Tashi Chhozom- Gold Medal Mr. Pema Y. Rinzin - Gold Medal Mr. Thinley Wangchuk - Silver Medal Mr. Sonam Phuntsho - Silver Medal Mr. Tshering Dorji- Bronze Medal Ms.…....

Members of the National Council offer Tangra

Posted on : 09 December 2022
Today the Hon’ble Chairperson, Members, and Secretary General visited Dechenphu and Tashichodzong to offer prayers of gratitude for the successful conclusion of the 30th Session of the National Council. The National Council pays a visit to these two sacred places before the commencement and after the closing of every session.....

Closing Ceremony of the 30th Session of the National Council

Posted on : 08 December 2022
The 30th Session of the National Council concluded today with the offering of Zhabten to His Majesty The King. In the closing remarks, His Excellency the Hon’ble Chairperson Tashi Dorji said that although it is the last session for the Members of the Third National Council, the Members have time and opportunity until 9th May, 2023, to continue to serve the people and the nation. He gave his assurances that…....

Re-deliberation on the Civil Liability Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 02 December 2022
The 19th Sitting of the National Council resumed with the re-deliberation of the Civil Liability Bill of Bhutan 2022. The Bill was presented to the House as a Private Member’s Bill during the 29th session of the National Council. The Bill was then forwarded to the National Assembly. The National Assembly deliberated on the Bill during the ongoing session and made 170 amendments. The Bill was re-submitted to the National…....

Adoption of the Pay Structure Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 30 November 2022
The Good Governance Committee proposed the Pay Structure Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022 for adoption. While deliberating the Bill yesterday, the House reverted disputed sections to discuss during the committee’s internal meeting by involving relevant Members. The committee incorporated the comments raised by the Members on the allowance-related clauses and presented the Bill for adoption. The Bill was adopted with 19 ‘Yes’ and 2 ‘Abstain’ of 21 Members present and…....

Deliberation on the Pay Structure Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 29 November 2022
Today, the House deliberated on the Pay Structure Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022 after the introduction of the Bill by the Finance Minister yesterday. The National Assembly adopted the Bill on 24/11/2022 and forwarded it to the National Council for deliberation according to the Public Finance (Amendment) Act 2012. The Bill was assigned to the Good Governance Committee (GGC) for further review, wherein the Chairperson of the GGC presented the…....

Introduction of the Pay Structure Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 28 November 2022
The Finance Minister, Lyonpo Namgay Tshering introduced the Pay Structure Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022 today. The Bill was deliberated and passed by the National Assembly and forwarded as a Money Bill to the National Council as per the Public Finance (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2012. Introducing the Bill, His Excellency informed that the reform is not a pay revision but a reform in the pay structure of the public…....

Question Hour Session with the Minister for Works and Human Settlement

Posted on : 28 November 2022
Hon'ble Member, Lhaki Dolma asked what the reasons were behind the policy of disallowing construction and infrastructure development in the red and green zone areas, as it is a concern for the people owning land in these zones, while there is an exception for Government structures. Moreover, she added that Parliament had also passed a resolution, but there was no change in policy. Therefore, why hasn't the Government upheld and…....

Deliberation on the Property Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 24 November 2022
The 13th Sitting of the National Council resumed with the deliberation of the Property Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022. The Bill was introduced to the House by the Hon’ble Finance Minister yesterday. Hon’ble Ugyen Tshering of Paro Dzongkhag, Chairperson of the Economics Affairs Committee informed the House that the Committee made few amendments to the Bill. He said that the Committee retained 35 sections of the total 38 sections amended…....

Adoption of the Civil Service Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022,UNTOC,TIP

Posted on : 23 November 2022
In the first half of the 12th Sitting of the National Council, the House adopted the Civil Service Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022, the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (TIP), and the Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022. The Legislative Committee presented the Civil Service Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022 for adoption with a…....

Introduction of the Property Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 23 November 2022
Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, the Minister of Finance introduced the Property Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022, to the House today. The National Assembly deliberated and passed the Bill yesterday and forwarded it to the National Council. The Bill was submitted to Parliament as a Money Bill. The Hon’ble Minister highlighted its background and aims. He said that the Bill aims to resolve several ambiguities and biases of the Revised Taxation Policy…....

Good Governance Committee presents the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Annual Report 2021-2022

Posted on : 22 November 2022
The Good Governance Committee's Chairperson, Hon'ble Nima presented the overview of the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Annual Report. He said that this is the 15th Annual Report submitted to the Druk Gyalpo, Prime Minister, and Parliament in accordance with Article 27(4) of the Constitution and Section 169(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act of Bhutan 2011. He said that the report covered the Prevention of Corruption; Complaints and Referrals; Investigation of Corrupt Acts; Overall…....

Introduction of the Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 21 November 2022
Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, Minister of Finance introduced the Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022 to the National Council today. The National Assembly deliberated and passed the Bill on November 18, 2022 and forwarded to the National Council. The Bill was submitted to Parliament as a Money Bill. Introducing the Bill, Hon’ble Lyonpo presented the background, objectives, and the areas of proposed tax revision. He said that the Bill aims to address…....

Deliberation on the Civil Service Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 17 November 2022
Today the 8th sitting of the National Council resumed with the deliberation on the Civil Service Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022 which was introduced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister yesterday. The Bill was reviewed and presented to the House by the Legislative Committee. The Chairperson of the Legislative Committee, Hon’ble Dhan Kumar Sunwar of Tsirang Dzongkhag informed the House that the Committee retained most of the amendments made by the…....

Presentation on the Pay Structure Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 17 November 2022
Officials from the Pay Commission and the Ministry of Finance lead by the Cabinet Secretary and Acting Finance Secretary made a comprehensive presentation on the Pay Structure Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022 to the Good Governance Committee of the National Council. Apart from the Committee Members, other Members also attended the meeting and participated in its discussion. The presentation covered the objectives and principles, current issues and summary of the…....

Introduction of the Civil Service Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 16 November 2022
Hon’ble Prime Minister introduced the Civil Service Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022 to the House today. The Bill is presented to Parliament as an Urgent Bill. Introducing the Bill, His Excellency said that the reform initiative is to restructure and reorganize the existing agencies for effective and efficient civil service. He said that the Bill will impact around 46 legislations ranging from minor name changes to repealing certain provisions including…....

Question Time with the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests

Posted on : 16 November 2022
In the afternoon of the 7th Sitting, His Excellency Yeshey Penjor, Minister of Agriculture and Forests attended a question time session of the National Council. Hon’ble Anand Rai of Sarpang Dzongkhag asked the Hon’ble Minister on the production trend of cereal crops. He said that the production of cereal crops like rice, maize, wheat, millet and barley decreased despite the government’s effort in pursuing self-reliance. Quoting the Agriculture Statistics from…....

Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) Consults Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Posted on : 16 November 2022
Led by the Acting Secretary, the officials from the MoF made presentations on the Draft Tax Bill 2022 and the Proposed Property Tax Bill to the EAC today. The background, objectives, areas of proposed tax revision, and impact analysis were the highlights of the presentation. The Tax Bill 2022 proposes to amend existing Customs Duty, Sales Tax, and Green Tax Rates. Apart from the Members of EAC, the Hon’ble Chairperson…....

Introduction of the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (TIP Protocol)

Posted on : 14 November 2022
Today, during the 6th Sitting of the National Council, His Excellency Ugyen Dorji, Minister for Home and Cultural Affairs introduced the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (TIP Protocol). The Hon’ble Minister said that while globalization and technological advancement have immensely benefitted social and economic development, associated challenges with specific reference to terrorism…....

Deliberation on the Forest and Nature Conservation Bill of Bhutan 2021

Posted on : 10 November 2022
The Natural Resources and Environment Committee (NREC) of the National Council presented the Forest and Nature Conservation Bill of Bhutan 2021 for deliberation. The Bill was passed by the National Assembly in its 7th Session of Third Parliament. Hon’ble Dorji Khandu, Chairperson of the Committee presented the highlights of the stakeholder’s consultations and internal meetings held over the past six month in the process of review. He informed the House…....

Introduction of the Forest and Nature Conservation Bill of Bhutan 2021

Posted on : 09 November 2022
The Minister for Agriculture and Forests, His Excellency Yeshi Penjore introduced the Forest and Nature Conservation Bill of Bhutan 2021 in the National Council this morning. The Hon’ble Minister informed the House that the National Assembly repealed 6 sections and inserted 9 new sections to the proposed Forest and Nature Conservation Bill submitted by the Ministry during its deliberation in the last session. He said that the Bill contains 11…....

The National Council adopts the Gyalsung Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 08 November 2022
Today, coinciding with the auspicious 15th Day of the 9th Month of the Bhutanese Calendar, Hon’ble Chairperson of the National Council of Bhutan received the Royal Kasho from the Golden Throne and read to the Members on the historic Gyalsung Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022. As per the command of His Majesty, Dasho (Dr.) Sonam Kinga, a member of the National Service Core Working Group, introduced the Gyalsung…....

H.E Tashi Dorji, the Chairperson, and the Members of the National Council attended the introduction of the historic Gyalsung Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 07 November 2022
H.E Tashi Dorji, the Chairperson, and the Members of the National Council attended the introduction of the historic Gyalsung Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022 at the first sitting of the National Assembly as an audience today. The Hon’ble Speaker read the sacred Royal Kasho, followed by the introduction of the momentous Bill by Dasho Dr. Sonam Kinga (a member of the National Service Core Working Group) as per…....

Opening Ceremony of the 30th Session of the National Council

Posted on : 04 November 2022
Corresponding to the Eleventh Day of the Ninth Month of the Water Male Tiger Year, the 30th Session of the National Council commenced today with the Zhugdrel Phunsum Tshogpai Tendrel followed by the opening address delivered by His Excellency Tashi Dorji, the Chairperson of the National Council. His Excellency welcomed the delegates to the session and expressed greetings to all the viewers of the Bhutan Broadcasting Service and social media…....

Translation of His Majesty's Address to the Nation at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Session of the Third Parliament

Posted on : 04 November 2022
Recently, I met a 27-year-old woman who has a four-year-old son. She works in a café, and makes Nu. 12,500 a month. Her house rent is Nu. 7,750. She is her family’s sole breadwinner. I was dismayed to hear about her struggles supporting her family and trying to make ends meet. Thimphu is seen as a place of opportunities for our youth. But the young people I met in Thimphu…....

The Interim Secretary General of the National Council Secretariat (NCS), Mr. Tenzin Thinley, paid a courtesy call to the Hon’ble Chairperson today.

Posted on : 03 November 2022
The Interim Secretary General of the National Council Secretariat (NCS), Mr. Tenzin Thinley, paid a courtesy call to the Hon’ble Chairperson today. According to the appointment order of the Royal Civil Service Commission, Mr. Tenzin Thinley joined as an Interim Secretary General of the NCS on 28th November 2022. Before joining as the Interim Secretary General, he served as the Director General of the Department of Youth and Sports under…....

Pre-Session Meeting in preparation for the 30th session

Posted on : 03 November 2022
Today, the National Council(NC) convened its Pre-Session Meeting in preparation for the 30th session. Apart from the issues reported previously, the NC will table the Civil Service Reform Bill as an urgent Bill. As proposed by the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Chairperson of the NC directed the Legislative Committee for further analysis. The Legislative Committee, ensuing in-depth study, considered the Bill as an urgent Bill. Tomorrow, the Opening…....

Press Conference for the 30th Session of the National Council

Posted on : 03 November 2022
The Deputy Chairperson/Media Spokesperson of the National Council (NC) briefed the Media firms on the following Bills, International Conventions, and Annual Report that the House will deliberate and adopt in the upcoming session; The Forest and Nature Conservation Bill of Bhutan 2021 Civil Service Reform Bill of Bhutan 2022 United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children…....

The National Council commemorates the joyous occasion of the 14th Coronation Day of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo

Posted on : 01 November 2022
On the joyous occasion of the 14th Coronation Day of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, the Chairperson, Members, and the Secretariat Staff of the National Council offered Prayers and Zhabten for long life, good health, and glorious reign of His Majesty The King. We submit our profound gratitude for extraordinary commitments in light of navigating the Nation to greater heights of Harmony, Security, and Stability. May the people of Bhutan…....

In view of the successful conduct of the 30th session, the National Council offers prayers at Dechenphu and Tashichhodzong

Posted on : 01 November 2022
Led by the Hon. Chairperson, the Members and the Secretariat Staffs offered prayers at Dechenphu and Tashichhodzong today. This is in view of the successful conduct of the 30th session of the National Council, which will commence on 4th November 2022.....

དྲིན་ཅན་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་ ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་འཇིགས་མེད་ཆོས་གྲགས་མཆོག་གིས་དབུ་བཞུགས་ཐོག་ལས་ ཀུན་གསལ་ཕོ་བྲང་སྟོན་པ་རྡོར་གདན་མའི་སྐུ་མདུན་ལུ་ ཀུན་མཁྱེན་པདྨ་དཀར་པོའི་གསུང་འབུམ་གྱི་ལྗགས་ལུང་གནང་སར་ འབྲུག་གི་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེའི་ མི་རྗེ་ཁྲི་ འཛིན་ག

Posted on : 27 October 2022
ད་རིས་ སྐལ་བཟང་གི་ཉིནམ་དང་འབྲེལ་ དྲིན་ཅན་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་ ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་འཇིགས་མེད་ཆོས་གྲགས་མཆོག་གིས་དབུ་བཞུགས་ཐོག་ལས་ ཀུན་གསལ་ཕོ་བྲང་སྟོན་པ་རྡོར་གདན་མའི་སྐུ་མདུན་ལུ་ ཀུན་མཁྱེན་པདྨ་དཀར་པོའི་གསུང་འབུམ་གྱི་ལྗགས་ལུང་གནང་སར་ འབྲུག་གི་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེའི་ མི་རྗེ་ཁྲི་འཛིན་གྱིས་གཙོས་པའི་ ཆེད་བསྟོད་ཅན་གྱི་འཐུས་མི་ཡོངས་དང་ དྲུང་ཆེན་ཡིག་ཚང་གི་ལས་བྱེདཔ་ཚུ་གིས་ དད་མོས་རྣམ་དག་གི་སྒོ་ལས་ ཕྱག་དང་སྨོན་འདེབས་ཕུལ་གནང་ཡི། དཔལ་ལྡན་འབྲུག་པའི་ཆོས་ཀྱི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་དམ་པ་ སྐྱབས་རྗེ་རྗེ་མཁན་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་ཞབས་ལས་ རང་ལུགས་གནམ་ལོ་ཆུ་ཕོ་སྟག་ལོ་ རང་ཟླ་ ༨ པའི་ཚེས་ ༡༤ ལུ་ མགོན་པོའི་ཚོགས་འཁོར་གནང་སྟེ་ ཚེས་ ༡༥ ལས་ འགོ་བཙུགས་ ཟླ་ངོ་གཅིག་གི་རིང་ལུ་ དཔལ་འབྲུག་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ སྐྱབས་མགོན་ངག་དབང་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་མཆོག་གི་ སྐུ་གོང་མ་ཀུན་མཁྱེན་པདྨ་དཀར་པོའི་ བཀའ་འབུམ་ཡོངས་རྫོགས་ཀྱི་ལྗགས་ལུང་ཞུ་མི་ ཉིན་བསྟར་བཞིན་དུ་ དད་མོས་ཅན་གྱི་མི་སེར་ སྟོང་ཕྲག་ལས་བཅད་དེ་ འཛོམས་དོ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན།....

Members of the GGC and SCAC of the National Council attended a day long advocacy and strategy workshop

Posted on : 26 October 2022
Members of the Good Governance Committee and Social and Cultural Affairs Committee of the National Council attended a day long advocacy and strategy workshop on 'Reflecting on our gender commitments towards Agenda 2030' at Paro. The workshop was organized by BNEW and Sabah Bhutan in collaboration with NCWC.....

ACC’s Presentation to the Good Governance Committee on their Annual Report 2021-2022

Posted on : 19 October 2022
The Good Governance Committee of the National Council held a consultative meeting with Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to discuss on the Commission’s Annual Report 2021-2022. Twelve officials from the Commission led by the Hon’ble Chairperson attended the meeting. The Commission made a comprehensive presentation to the Committee on their report covering five sections: prevention of corruption; complaints and referrals; investigation of corrupt acts; overall performance of the Commission, and the challenges…....

The National Council Convenes its 31st Plenary Meeting.

Posted on : 18 October 2022
In preparation for the 30th session of the National Council, the Plenary Session was held to update the House with the progress reports of the Committees. The Chairpersons of respective Committees made presentations emphasizing the series of reviews and consultations held with possible recommendations. Further, the house debated views and concerns to improve the review report. The following issues will be tabled in the upcoming session of the National Council…....

The National Council Commemorates 11th Royal Wedding Anniversary

Posted on : 13 October 2022
On the historic 11th Royal Wedding Anniversary, the Deputy Chairperson, Members, and the Secretariat Staff of the National Council gathered to offer Zhapten and prayers for Their Majesties’ everlasting peace and happiness. A simple cake-cutting ceremony was also held to express our heartfelt gratitude and love for this occasion. May we find the fountain of inspiration to live such life as exemplified by Their Majesties.....

His Excellency A.K.M. Shahidul Karim, the Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Bhutan, calls on His Excellency Tashi Dorji, the Chairperson of the National Council.

Posted on : 07 October 2022
H.E. A.K.M Shadidul Karim, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Bhutan, paid a courtesy call-on to the Chairperson of the National Council today. The Hon. Chairperson expressed gratitude for his commitment and support in strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries during his tenure. Similarly, the Ambassador also extended his most profound gratitude for the efforts and assistance rendered by the parliament in deepening the relationship between…....

Members of the National Council attend the ongoing Durga Puja

Posted on : 04 October 2022
Led by the Hon'ble Deputy Chairperson of the National Council, Jigme Wangchuk - Hon'ble Members attended the annual Durga Puja at the Devi Panchayan Mandir in Thimphu. Hon'ble Anand Rai, Hon'ble Dhan Kumar Sunwar, Hon'ble Surjaman Thapa and Hon'ble Kesang Chuki Dorjee (Chhoedey Lhentshog representative from the NC) joined the community to offer their prayers for the peace and prosperity of the country. Tomorrow, the 10th day of the Puja…....

H.E Sudhakar Dalela, ambassador of the Government of India to Bhutan paid a courtesy call on to the Hon’ble Chairperson of the National Council today.

Posted on : 03 October 2022
H.E Sudhakar Dalela, ambassador of the Government of India to Bhutan paid a courtesy call on to the Hon’ble Chairperson of the National Council today. His Excellency, the Hon’ble Chairperson extended his heartiest welcome and goodwill to work together to strengthen the overall bilateral relations. The Ambassador also assured his continued efforts in enhancing existing good relationships between the two parliaments and working towards exploring new areas of developmental cooperation.…....

The National Council offers Buelwa at Ongoing Thimphu Dromchoe

Posted on : 30 September 2022
The National Council members, led by the Hon'ble Chairperson, offered Buelwa to the Zhung Dratsang in the presence of His Eminence Dorji Lopen today at Thimphu Tashichodzong. Traditionally, the offering of Buelwa is to thank the Dratshang for propitiating our guardian deities. In conclusion of the annual Thimphu Lhamoi Drupchen, the sacred dances dedicated to the Palden Lhamo, the female protective deity of Bhutan, were performed in the courtyard of…....

Information Session on the Communications Strategy for the Parliament of Bhutan.

Posted on : 26 September 2022
Today, His Excellency Wangchuk Namgyel, the Speaker of National Assembly, the Hon’ble Members of Parliament and Secretariat Officials from National Council and National Assembly attended the Information Session on the Communications strategy for the Parliament of Bhutan. The Session was led by Mrs. Aileen Walker, the Public Engagement Expert and Ms. Ingrid Walker, INTER PARES Senior Programme Officer, International IDEA via Virtual Zoom Link. Since the beginning of this year,…....

འབྲུག་གི་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེའི་ མི་རྗེ་ཁྲི་འཛིན་གྱིས་གཙོས་པའི་ ཆེད་བསྟོད་ཅན་གྱི་འཐུས་མི་ཚུ་གིས་ ཐིམ་ཕུག་ལྷ་མོའི་སྒྲུབ་ཆེན་གྱི་མཆོད་བསྐོར་གནང་སར་ ཕྱག་དང་སྨོན་འདེབས་ཕུལ་ཡོདཔ།

Posted on : 25 September 2022
ད་རིས་དྲོ་པ་ ཐིམ་ཕུག་བཀྲིས་ཆོས་རྫོང་གི་འདུ་ཁང་ཆེན་མོའི་ནང་ ལོ་བསྟར་གནང་སྲོལ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཐིམ་ཕུག་ལྷ་མོའི་སྒྲུབ་ཆེན་གྱི་མཆོད་བསྐོར་གནང་སར་ འབྲུག་གི་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེའི་ མི་རྗེ་ཁྲི་འཛིན་གྱིས་གཙོས་པའི་ ཆེད་བསྟོད་ཅན་གྱི་འཐུས་མི་ཚུ་གིས་ ཕྱག་དང་སྨོན་འདེབས་ཕུལ་གནང་ཡི།....

EU Parliamentary Delegation called on the Chairperson of the National Council

Posted on : 20 September 2022
Today on 20th September 2022, nine-member Delegation from the European Parliamentary visited the National Council and met with H.E Tashi Dorji, the Chairperson of the National Council, Dy. Chairperson Honourable Jigme Wangchuk and Chairperson of different Committees. His Excellency, Tashi Dorji, the Chairperson of the National Council welcomed the Parliamentary delegation of the European Parliament to Bhutan in general and specifically to the National Council, Bhutan. His Excellency on behalf…....

HE Tashi Dorji, the Chairperson of the National Council of Bhutan, offers butter lamps and prayers at Takila and Namdroling, Lhuentse.

Posted on : 09 September 2022
The Hon. Chairperson of the National Council offered butter lamps and prayers at Takila and Namdroling Goenzin Dratsang in Lhuentse to observe the National Day of Mourning over the demise of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, the longest reigning monarch in British history today. Yesterday, His Excellency also visited the Zham Water Flagship Irrigation Project, the construction of the Longorchu Irrigation Scheme for Zham village through the RGoB…....

Official Handing Taking over of the Wangringmo Irrigation Project

Posted on : 04 September 2022
Official Handing Taking over of the Wangringmo Irrigation Project HE Tashi Dorji, the Chairperson of the National Council, launched the Water Supply Project at Wangringmo, Ramjar Gewog, Tashiyangtse today. The project is part of His Majesty’s vision of providing adequate safe drinking and irrigation water to every citizen. Inaugurated on 12th January 2022, the project has been implemented in partnership between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the De-sung office,…....

Public Accounts Committee’s Consultation at Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag

Posted on : 21 August 2022
The Committee’s two days consultation meeting with the Dzongkhag administration and the Gups of Wangdue Phodrang dzongkhag ended yesterday. oh During the first day of its meeting, the Committee met with the Dzongkhag officials and gups of 15 gewogs to discuss on the Performance Audit Report on Farm Road Development and Management. In the afternoon the Committee visited Wonjukha and Rubjaphu farm roads under Thedtsho and Rubesa gewogs respectively.....

PAC Consultation at Punakha Dzongkhag

Posted on : 19 August 2022
The Public Accounts Committee met with the officials and the Gups of eleven gewogs in Punakha Dzongkhag and visited Sewla and Dzomisa to Dampa Jangsa farm roads under Chubu and Dzomi gewogs respectively. The main objective of consultation was to understand the ground reality of those shortfalls and lapses observed by Royal Audit Authority while carrying out Performance Audit on Farm Road Development and Management. The Committee will have consultation…....

PAC Members’ field visit in Tsirang

Posted on : 17 August 2022
PAC Members’ field visit in Tsirang. The Hon. Members of Public Accounts Committee visited Farm Roads under Rangthangling and Barshong gewogs in Tsirang Dzongkhag. During the visit, Committee met with the Chairperson and members of the Road User Groups formed for the maintenance of the Farm Roads. The Committee also met with the local leaders as to see how the farms roads falling under their respective gewogs are maintained by…....

Public Accounts Committee’s sconsultation

Posted on : 17 August 2022
Public Accounts Committee’s sconsultation As part of Stakeholder Consultation, the Public Accounts Committee met with the Gups and relevant officials of Tsirang Dzongkhag to discuss on the Performance Audit on Farm Road Development and Management During the meeting, the Committee discussed with the LG leaders on those issues related to Farm Road which were reflected in the Audit Report. The Committee members are visiting the farm roads in some of…....
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