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11th Coronation Anniversary

Posted on : 01 November 2019
1 November 2019: Coinciding with the 11th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Their Eminences Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche and Vairocana Rinpoche Ngawang Jigme Jigten Wangchuck, the Hon'ble Chairperson, Members, staff of the National Council and public gathered at the Memorial Chorten to offer butter lamps and Zhapten for the good health and long life of His Majesty the King earlier this morning. After the…....

The Economic Affairs Committee of National Council met with the team from Department of Revenue and Customs

Posted on : 31 October 2019
31st October 2019 The Economic Affairs Committee of National Council met with the team from Department of Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Finance to discuss on the issue related to Vehicle Import in the country. At the outset the team presented on Tax Policy on Vehicle imports since 2002. The major tax reform on vehicle import was done in the year 2011 with the enactment of Tax Act 2011. Customs…....

The Economic Affairs Committee met with the officials of Ministry of Information and communications

Posted on : 30 October 2019
30th October 2019: The Economic Affairs Committee met with the officials of Ministry of Information and communications led by the Director General of Road Safety and Transport Authority. The Ministry of Information and communications made a presentation highlighting the vehicle quota, current situation and future projection on growth of number of vehicles, factors contributing to the increase in vehicle numbers, impact of increasing vehicle number, past intervention or initiatives to…....

Members attending workshop on Gender Balance

Posted on : 22 October 2019
Four members from the National Council of Bhutan are currently attending a capacity building workshop on Gender Balance from 21-25 October, 2019 at Paro. The workshop is being organized by the Election Commission of Bhutan in collaboration with the Bhutan Democracy Dialogue, a project which supports promotion of democracy in the country. Team of resource persons from the project counterpart Danish Institution of Parties and Democracy and local trainers will…....

141st IPU Assembly

Posted on : 14 October 2019
Members of the Parliament of Bhutan at the 141st IPU Assembly Led by the Chairperson of the National Council, members from the Parliament of Bhutan are on a five days visit in Belgrade, Serbia, from 13 to 17 October for the 141st IPU Assembly. Over 1700 parliamentarians and UN and civil society partners from around the world are participating in the event under the overarching theme of Strengthening international law:…....

Wishing Their Majesties' a Happy Royal Wedding Anniversary

Posted on : 12 October 2019
The national council of Bhutan humbly offered our sincerest Felicitation to Their Majesties on the 8th royal Anniversary, We pray for Their Majesties long live, Happiness and good health.....

The Parliament of Bhutan recognized for its outstanding contribution towards achieving the NCDs related SDGs

Posted on : 11 October 2019
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Offered buelwa at the Lhamoi Drubchen

Posted on : 04 October 2019
The National Council members and secretariat staff led by the Chairperson offered buelwa at the Lhamoi Drubchen at Thimphu today. The Buelwa tradition was revived by the National Council during its second term and is offered during Thimphu and Puna Dromchoes. Representing the people of twenty Dzongkhags, the members thank the Zhung Dratshang for conducting the drubchen, which is a national kurim. The buelwa is offered the moment Lhamo Tsomo…....

The Purjang of late Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji

Posted on : 03 October 2019
3 October 2019: The Purjang of late Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji, was held on the 3rd of October, corresponding to the 5th day of the Eighth Bhutanese month, at Wolakha, in Punakha. The Purjang was attended by His Majesty The King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and the entire Royal Family. Representatives of the government led by the Prime Minister, members of Parliament, the armed forces, dignitaries from the…....

Presentation on the Parliament of Bhutan and National Assembly of Hungary

Posted on : 06 September 2019
Presentation on the Parliament of Bhutan and National Assembly of Hungary In order to exchange ideas on the working system of the Parliament of Bhutan and the Hungarian National Assembly. The Speaker, few members, Secretary General and the Secretariat Staff from both the Houses of the Parliament attended a presentation on the parliamentarian system of the two countries in the National Assembly Conference Hall. The Director of the National Assembly…....

Courtesy Call on by the Hungarian National Assembly’s Director General to the Secretary General

Posted on : 05 September 2019
September 2019: Courtesy Call on by the Hungarian National Assembly’s Director General to the Secretary General His Excellency Mr. Gyorgy Such, Hungarian National Assembly's Director General paid a courtesy call on to the Secretary General of the National Council of Bhutan earlier today. On behalf of the Hon’ble Chairperson and the members the Secretary General of the National Council of Bhutan heartily welcomed the Director General. Expressing his appreciation he…....

SCAC resumes review of Situation of Human Trafficking in Bhutan

Posted on : 02 September 2019
Following the 23rd Session of the National Council, the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee (SCAC) resumed the review of situation of human trafficking in Bhutan. In the month of August, the SCAC met with the members of Hotels and Restaurant Association of Bhutan, officials of the Tourism Council of Bhutan and the members of the Guides Association of Bhutan. Similarly, the Committee also carried out field visits from August 19th…....

Discussion On Buy-back program

Posted on : 29 August 2019
In continuation to the review work on the buy-back program, the members of the Natural Resources & Environment Committee consulted the officials from the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperative under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The officials made a brief presentation outlining the background, implementation modality, implementation status and some of the major issues related to the buy-back program. In highlighting the objective it was reported that the…....

Good Governance Committee met schools

Posted on : 21 August 2019
21st Aug 2019 : To Continue with the ongoing Consultative meetings with Schools, Good Governance Committee met with Zilukha Middle Secondary School and Rinchen Kuenphen Primary School led by their Principal, Vice Principal and staffs. The meeting was convened to understand what initiatives they have undertaken to impart quality education, the challenges they face in implementing these initiatives and ultimately to take away their recommendations for the betterment of education…....

UNICEF Bhutan Resident Representative Calls on to the Chairperson

Posted on : 21 August 2019
2 August 2019: UNICEF Bhutan Resident Representative Calls on to the Chairperson The Resident Representative of the UNICEF Country Office in Bhutan Mr. William Parks paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Tashi Dorji, Chairperson of the National Council. Highlighting the positive relation shared between the Parliament and the UNICEF, and the participation and support of the parliamentarian in different forums organised by the UNICEF, Mr. William Parks proposed on…....

Good Governance Committee

Posted on : 20 August 2019
2 August 2019: The Good Governance Committee met with Babesa Higher Secondary School and Rinchen Higher Secondary School led by their Principal, Vice Principal and staffs. The meeting was convened to understand what initiatives they have undertaken to impart quality education, the challenges they face in implementing these initiatives and ultimately to take away their recommendations for the betterment of education system since the committee is reviewing on the education…....

Warm welcome to the Imperial Family of Japan

Posted on : 16 August 2019
Warm welcome to the Imperial Family of Japan....

Warm welcome note

Posted on : 16 August 2019
Warm welcome to the Honorable Prime Minister of India His Excellency Narendra Modi....

In celebration of the Independence Day of India

Posted on : 15 August 2019
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NREC briefed the Legislative Committee of the NAB on the Impeachment Procedure Bill 2019.

Posted on : 14 August 2019
The Natural Resources and Environment Committee (NREC) briefed the Legislative Committee of the National Assembly of Bhutan on the Impeachment Procedure Bill 2019. Welcoming the Hon’ble Chairperson, Members and Secretariat staff of the Legislative Committee of the National Assembly (NA), Hon’ble Tashi Samdrup, the Chairperson of the Natural Resources & Environment Committee briefed the Committee on the background, objectives and the content of the Bill as intended by the House.…....

Public Accounts Committee Meeting

Posted on : 08 August 2019
In continuation to its review process, the Public Accounts Committee on August 7, 2019 met with the Dzongkhag administration of Punakha and Gewog administrations of Guma, Goen Shari, Kabjisa, Talo, Laya, Lunana, Khamed, Gasetshowom, Kashi and Nyisho to discuss on the unresolved irregularities reported in the annual audit reports since 2010. It is to take stock of the implementation status on various unresolved issues, understand the ground realities and come…....

Clarification and Corrigendum by Kuensel on the “Signage guideline lumbers about” news story

Posted on : 29 July 2019
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Legislative Committee meets stakeholders

Posted on : 26 July 2019
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Public Accounts Committee (PAC) began its hearing/consultative meeting on unresolved irregularities of Annual Audit Reports.

Posted on : 25 July 2019
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Chairperson meets with the team from ICIMOD

Posted on : 25 July 2019
A three-member team from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) met with the Hon’ble Chairperson, Hon Member from Trongsa, Tashi Samdrup, the Secretary General and the Director of the National Council earlier today. The team sharing the strategies and objective of the Organization expressed that they support transboundary programmes through partnership with regional institutions, facilitate the exchange of experiences and serve as a regional knowledge center. Generally, they…....

The Legislative Committee consults relevant stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Penal Code and the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code

Posted on : 23 July 2019
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The Legislative Committee consults the Office of Attorney General

Posted on : 19 July 2019
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National Council visits the Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authorities (PHPAs)

Posted on : 10 July 2019
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Vietnamese Delegation calls on the Hon'ble Chairperson

Posted on : 08 July 2019
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Committees Elect Chairperson and Deputy Chairpersons

Posted on : 04 July 2019
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Reflection Exercise on the 23rd Session

Posted on : 03 July 2019
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Courtesy Call on to the Chairperson

Posted on : 01 July 2019
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Hon'ble Members and staff offer prayers at the ongoing Moenlam Chenmo

Posted on : 28 June 2019
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23rd Session Concludes with Tashi Moenlam

Posted on : 25 June 2019
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Finance Minister presents the Budget and Appropriation Bill 2019-2020

Posted on : 18 June 2019
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16th Sitting; Deliberation on Recommendations of the Ad-hoc Committee on Pay Revision Bill of Bhutan 2019

Posted on : 13 June 2019
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Introduction of Pay Revision Report

Posted on : 12 June 2019
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Annual Anti-Corruption Commission Report 2018 by Good Governance Committee

Posted on : 10 June 2019
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Question Time with the Hon. Minister, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement

Posted on : 07 June 2019
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Review Report on Fronting by Economic Affairs Committee

Posted on : 07 June 2019
The Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) presented the review report on fronting: issues, consequences and recommendations. The members of the committee detailed-out the review report which included background, introduction, motives for fronting, difference between FDI and fronting, measures taken to curb fronting, limitations and weaknesses of government actions, risks and impacts of continued fronting and committee recommendations. Presenting the report Hon. Member Dasho Tashi Wangyal, Chairperson of the Committee, briefly stated…....

Deliberation on Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019 continues

Posted on : 06 June 2019
In continuing with the deliberation on the Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill, the House adopted most of the provisions of the Bill. In-depth deliberation took place on a few provisions of the bill, especially with regard to the definitions such as the definition for Entertainment, Entitlement, Hospitality and Minister. Hon. Member from Haa suggested the removal of the phrase “ It excludes an entertainment in connection with…....

Question Time Session with the Hon’ble Health Minister

Posted on : 05 June 2019
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Question Time Session with the MoIC

Posted on : 05 June 2019
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Introduction to the Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019

Posted on : 05 June 2019
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Deliberation on Harmful Use of Alcohol Continues

Posted on : 04 June 2019
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1st Question Hour of the 23rd Session held today

Posted on : 31 May 2019
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Introduction of Impeachment Procedure Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2019

Posted on : 30 May 2019
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Deliberation on TVET continues

Posted on : 29 May 2019
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Submission of the Review Report on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Posted on : 28 May 2019
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The House Ratifies Two International Agreements

Posted on : 27 May 2019
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