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Posted on : 05 August 2022
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Public Accounts Committee continues consultation meetings

Posted on : 04 August 2022
Public Accounts Committee continues consultation meetings on the Performance Audit Report on Farm Road Development and Management in Bhutan On the second day of consultation on the Performance Audit Report on Farm Road Development and Management in Bhutan, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) consulted with the officials from the Royal Audit Authority, the Gross National Happiness Commission, and the officials from the Dzongkhag Administrations of Chhukha and Paro today. The…....

Voluntay Resignation

Posted on : 04 August 2022
The National Council’s Deputy Chief Finance Officer Mr. Pema Y. Rinzin voluntarily resigns from the Civil Service. Mr. Pema served for 37 years in different Ministries and agencies overseeing finance related responsibilities with diligence. The National Council family would like to wish Mr. Pema well and wish him good health and happiness in his retirement.....

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) commences consultation meeting after the 7th Session of the Third Parliament

Posted on : 03 August 2022
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) commences consultation meeting after the 7th Session of the Third Parliament The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) commenced its consultation meetings on the Performance Audit Report on Farm Road Development and Management in Bhutan with the relevant stakeholders as per the directives of the 7th Session of the Third Parliament. On 3rd August 2022, the Committee led by the Chairperson of the Committee, Hon’ble Ugyen Tshering, National…....

Oath taking ceremony

Posted on : 03 August 2022
03/8/2022: The newly appointed Eminent Member Hon’ble Tashi Chhozom took the Oath or Affirmation of Office this afternoon in the National Council hall. His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo appointed Hon’ble Tashi Chhozom as an Eminent Member of the National Council and conferred Tashi Khadar at the Tashichhodzong on 15th July 2022. In keeping with Article 10.18 of the Constitution the Oath or Affirmation of Office was administered by the Hon’ble…....

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) welcomes a new Member

Posted on : 02 August 2022
02/8/2022 Public Accounts Committee (PAC) welcomes a new Member The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) conducted a meeting today to welcome Hon’ble Dawa, Member of the National Assembly for Chhoekhor Tang Constituency as the new member of the Committee. In addition, the committee also discussed its plan to conduct consultation meetings with its stakeholders on the Performance Audit Report on Farm Road Development and Management in Bhutan and the Performance Audit…....

Promotion Recipient 2022

Posted on : 25 July 2022
Mr. Tshering of the National Council Secretariat was awarded with a promotion order this afternoon. He is promoted in appreciation and recognition for his dedicated service and unwavering loyalty to the Tsa Wa Sum from 1st July 2022. The Chief Program Officer who is currently the officiating Secretary General handed over the promotion order along with a Tashi Khadar. We wish you continued success in the service of the Tsa-Wa-Sum.....

National Council Presents the Civil Liability Bill of Bhutan, 2022

Posted on : 25 July 2022
Upon the request of the Human Rights and Foreign Relation Committee of the National Assembly, the Legislative Committee of the National Council made a presentation on the Civil Liability Bill of Bhutan 2022 to the Hon. Members of the Committee. The Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly also attended the presentation. The Hon’ble Ugyen Tshering, Dy. Chairperson of the Legislative Committee made a detailed presentation on the background and objectives…....

In-House Session on “Origin of Law and Key Legal Process”

Posted on : 21 July 2022
An in-house training session was held on “Origin of Laws and Key Legal Process” to the Hon'ble Members and Secretariat Staff by Eminent Member Uygen Tshering and Hon’ble Member Choining Dorji. The session was held as per the decision of one of the Plenary Meetings primarily to enhance the understanding of the prevailing law process in the country. Highlighting the brief background on the Theories of Origin of Law and…....

Consultation on the Forest and Nature Conservation Bill of Bhutan 2021.

Posted on : 19 July 2022
Today, the Natural Resources and Environment Committee held a consultative meeting to discuss the Forest and Nature Conservation Bill of Bhutan 2021. Upon receiving directives from the House during its recent Plenary, the committee sought a presentation on the Bill prior to the constituency visits of the Members. Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests made a presentation on the 11 Chapters and 245 Sections of the Bill to…....

His Majesty The King appoints an Eminent Member of the National Council.

Posted on : 15 July 2022
15/07/2022: His Majesty The King granted Dhar to Supreme Court Justice Tashi Chhozom, appointing her as the Eminent Member of the National Council of Bhutan. She served as a Supreme Court Justice since 2012. Hon'ble Tashi Chhozom was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the Washington College of Law and completed her Master's Degree, LLM from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She also received the University's Special Excellence Award in…....

Appointment of the Chair and deputy Chair of the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee (SCAC).

Posted on : 12 July 2022
The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee held its 30th Committee meeting on 12th July 2022 at the National Council Raven Lounge. The Committee unanimously elected Hon'ble Sonam Pelzom as the Chair and Hon'ble Tshewang Rinzin as the Deputy Chair of the Committee. Hon'ble Lhaki Dolma, completed her term as the Chair and Hon'ble Sonam Pelzom as a Deputy Chair to the Committee. The Committee is mandated to review legislations, policies…....

Plenary Meeting

Posted on : 11 July 2022
With the conclusion of the 29th session of the National Council on 4th July 2022, the National Council of Bhutan convened its 30th plenary meeting today to distribute work among the Committees and to brief about the Budget for the FY 2022-2023. The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee was assigned to review the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Person,…....

Presentation by the Royal Audit Authority

Posted on : 07 July 2022
Led by the Hon’ble Auditor General, the officials of RAA presented: 1. Performance Audit Report on Farm Road Development & Management in Bhutan; and 2. Performance Audit Report of Safe and Sustainable Road Transport System. The primary objectives of the Audit are to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of road safety strategies to ensure a safe road transport system and to determine the extent to which the government initiatives…....

Sensitization on The PEMA by The PEMA Center Secretariat

Posted on : 06 July 2022
Led by HE Dasho Dechen Wangmo (Health Minister), Chairperson, The PEMA Board was accompanied by seven officials from The PEMA Center Secretariat to sensitize the Hon. Members of the National Council on the mandates of The PEMA today. Upon the Royal Command of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, The PEMA, an institution has been founded with the vision to build a society that promotes mental wellbeing of all Bhutanese through coordinated…....

Press Conference

Posted on : 05 July 2022
This afternoon, the National Council conducted a press conference to report the resolutions passed by the House in the 29th Session. The Media Spokesperson Hon'ble Jigme Wangchuk, Deputy Chairperson welcomed the feedback from the reporter's to brief the public on the resolutions passed by the House. He said that the National Council reviewed 5 Money Bills, 4 Legislative Bills and 5 Question Hour sessions were conducted. The respective Chairs of…....

Appointment of Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of FRC

Posted on : 05 July 2022
The members of the Foreign Relations Committee (FRC) held a meeting on 5 July 2022 at the National Council Committee Room. The Committee, unanimously elected Hon. Lhatu and Hon Tashi Samdrup as the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson respectively. The FRC in the National Council was constituted as a Standing Committee on 19th July 2013 during its 5th Plenary Session. Members of the FRC also hold additional portfolios in other…....

The 29th Session of the National Council concluded

Posted on : 04 July 2022
The 29th Session of the National Council concluded today with offering of Tashi Moenlam and offering of Zhabten to His Majesty The King. His Excellency the Chairperson of the National Council Tashi Dorji highlighted some of the issues and Bills discussed during this session. He informed the House that 4 Legislative Bills, 5 Money Bills were deliberated and 5 Question Hour sessions with Ministers including the Prime Minister were conducted.…....

Tangra

Posted on : 04 July 2022
With the closing of the 29th Session of the National Council, Led by His Excellency Thrizin Tashi Dorji, Chairperson of the National Council, Hon’ble Members and the secretariat staff visited Dechenphu Monastery and Tashichhodzong Dukhang to offer Tangra. A tradition followed by the National Council as a gesture of offering gratitude in successfully concluding the session.....

17th Sitting: National Council Adopts Tourism Levy Bill of Bhutan 2022 and Civil Liability Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 27 June 2022
The Economic Affairs Committee, the Committee In-charge of the Tourism Levy Bill of Bhutan 2022 informed review works carried out by the Committee and presented the Bill for adoption. Accordingly, the House unanimously adopted the Bill with 21 ‘Yes’ and 1 ‘Abstain’ of 22 members present and voting. Similarly, the Legislative Committee, the Committee In-charge of the Civil Liability Bill of Bhutan shared an overview of the review works conducted…....

16th Sitting: House adopts four Bills and rejects the Goods and Services Tax(Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2022.

Posted on : 24 June 2022
As per the directives of the House in the 13th sitting of the ongoing session, the Economic Affairs Committee presented the general recommendations and adopted the Annual Budget Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023, Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill of Bhutan for the FY 2022-2023 and Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill of Bhutan for the FY 2021-2022. Both the Bills were unanimously adopted with all 23 members present voting in the favour of the…....

Question Hour Session with the education minister

Posted on : 24 June 2022
On behalf of the House, the Deputy Chairperson of the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee, Hon’ble Sonam Pelzom reverted to the resolutions passed in the 28th Session of the National Council on Mental Health and Suicide issues in Bhutan addressed to the Ministry of Education. She said that the Ministry did not respond to the recommendations passed by the House, therefore, the House decided to follow up with the Ministry…....

Introduction and deliberation on Tourism Levey Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 24 June 2022
In the afternoon, His Excellency Lyonpo Namgay Tshering Minister for Finance introduced the Tourism Levy Bill of Bhutan 2022. The Bill was deliberated in the National Assembly on 20th & 23rd June 2022 and was adopted today and forwarded to the National Council as a Money Bill. Introducing the Bill, Lyonpo highlighted that the reasons for amending the Bill were mainly to revise the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) from USD…....

15th Sitting: National Council adopts three Bills and calls for Accountability on GST

Posted on : 23 June 2022
The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee, the Committee In-charge of the Framework Agreement on the Establishment of the International Solar Alliance presented the Bill for adoption. Accordingly, the House unanimously adopted the Bill with 21 Members present and voting. The Natural Resources & Environment Committee, the Committee In-charge of the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021 presented the Bill for adoption. The Members with a show of hands approved all the…....

Question Hour Session with Her Excellency Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo

Posted on : 22 June 2022
In the afternoon, the House conducted its Question Hour Session with Her Excellency Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo, Minister for Health. Hon’ble Member Kesang Chuki Dorjee representing the House asked a total of three questions to the Minister. Highlighting the harmful impact on health and the society at large due to easing access to alcohol, she reported that liver disease is still the top Non Communicable Disease killer in the country, also…....

Introduction of the Fiscal Incentives (FI) (Amendment ) Bill of Bhutan 2022 and the Good and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2022

Posted on : 22 June 2022
As per section 47 of the Public Finance (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2012, the Minister for Finance introduced the Fiscal Incentive (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2022 and the Good and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2022. The House then continued with the deliberation on the Annual Budget Report 2022-2023, Budget Appropriation Bill for FY 2022-2023, Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2021-2022 and proposed recommendations by the Economic Affairs Committee on…....

Introduced the Annual Budget for 2022-23 and the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill FY 2021-2022

Posted on : 21 June 2022
Today, His Excellency Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, Minister for Finance introduced the Annual Budget for 2022-23 and the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill FY 2021-2022. This was then followed by deliberations on the budget report 2022-2023 after the Economic Affairs Committee presented the recommendations on the Bills to the House. Introducing the Annual Budget for the FY 2022-23 to the House, the Minister briefly highlighted the economic performance and outlook, national response…....

10th Sitting: Deliberation on the Civil Liability Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022.

Posted on : 16 June 2022
10th Sitting: Deliberation on the Civil Liability Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022. The House today continued with the deliberation on the Civil Liability Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022. The Bill was introduced to the House yesterday by the Legislative Committee. Deliberating on the provisions of the Bill, Members shared concerns that the same provisions covered by other Acts will create confusion during its implementation. The formulation…....

QUESTION TIME - Hon’ble Minister for Home & Cultural Affairs

Posted on : 15 June 2022
QUESTION TIME - Hon’ble Minister for Home & Cultural Affairs Watch live session our page fook page : National Council of Bhutan.....

Introduction to the Civil Liability Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022.

Posted on : 15 June 2022
Introduction to the Civil Liability Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022. The Legislative Committee (LC) introduced the Civil Liability Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022 to the house. The Committee was assigned to draft the Bill in the 27th session and the Committee has been working on the drafting of the Bill since then. As per the statement of the objective and reasons, the main objective of the…....

Introduction of the Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance

Posted on : 13 June 2022
introduction of the Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance. The 8th Sitting of the National Council resumed with the introduction of the Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance by His Excellency Lyonpo Loknath Sharma, the Minister for Economic Affair. Introducing the Framework Agreement, Lyonpo reported that the idea of solar alliance was first initiated by India and France in November 2015. Lyonpo…....

Question hour session with Hon'ble Prime Minister.

Posted on : 13 June 2022
Question hour session with Hon'ble Prime Minister. The House conducted a question hour session with the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Dasho (Dr.) Lotey Tshering this afternoon on the status of the enactment of the Legal Aid Act. Hon’ble Member Lhaki Dolma highlighted that the lack of legal aid has deprived vulnerable sections of the population from the constitutional right to have access to justice and fairness. She asked about the status…....

7th sitting

Posted on : 10 June 2022
The House continued deliberations on the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021. Most of the remaining provisions were approved. The House directed the Committee to discuss the disputed clauses along with the other Members before the final adoption of the Bill.....

Deliberation on the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021.

Posted on : 09 June 2022
Deliberation on the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021. The Good Governance Committee presented the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021 for deliberation. The Bill was introduced by the Minister-in-charge on 3rd June 2022. The Bill was passed in the 5th session of the 3rd Parliament of the National Assembly (NA) and forwarded to the National Council. The Good Governance Committee of the National Council (GGC)…....

Introduction of Biodiversity Bill of the Bhutan 2021.

Posted on : 06 June 2022
Introduction of Biodiversity Bill of the Bhutan 2021. The 3rd sitting of the National Council resumed with the introduction of the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2022 by His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor, Minister for Agriculture and Forests. Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor emphasized the importance of this revised Bill. He said the need for the revision of the Act became necessary to harmonize the Biodiversity Act with the existing policies, acts and…....

Introduction of the Royal Bhutan Police Bill of Bhutan 2021

Posted on : 03 June 2022
Introduction of the Royal Bhutan Police Bill of Bhutan 2021 The session was then followed by the introduction of the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021, by His Excellency Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji, Minister for Home & Cultural Affairs. Introducing the Bill, His Excellency reported that the primary reason to amend the whole Bill is to mainly harmonize and resolve the existing issues on implementing the Royal Bhutan Police Act 2009.…....

Follow-up on the resolution of the 28th session

Posted on : 03 June 2022
1. Follow-up on the resolution of the 28th session The House today resumed with the responses received by the relevant committees on the resolution passed by the National Council in the 28th session. The respective Committee highlighted the background and outlined the responses and implementation status of the resolution passed by the House during the 28th session. The Legislative Committee reported on the response received from the Office of the…....

Opening Ceremony of the 29th Session of the National Council of Bhutan

Posted on : 02 June 2022
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The National Council Convenes Pre-Session Meeting

Posted on : 30 May 2022
In preparation for the 29th session of the National Council, a plenary session was held to update the findings of committees on the various legislative and policy issues assigned to the committees. Highlighting the need for the Civil Liability Bill (CLB) , extensive research as well as consultation meetings were held with the relevant stakeholders according to Hon'ble Dhan Kumar Sunwar, Chairperson of the Legislative Committee who reported on the…....

National Council performs Kurim for the 29th Session

Posted on : 30 May 2022
Led by His Excellency Thrizin Tashi Dorji, Chairperson of the National Council, the Hon'ble Members and Secretariat staff visited Dechenphu Lhakhang and Tashichho dzong to offer prayers for the successful and productive deliberation of the 29th session.....

Field Visits at NBC

Posted on : 28 May 2022
The Natural Resources and Environment Committee member visited the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) to explore and understand the ground realities and issues at the centre for a comprehensive review of the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021. The officials of the NBC presented the functions and different programs of work under NBC and the efforts on biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization, including the Access and Benefit Sharing regime in Bhutan. Following…....

NC conducts its 29th Session Press Conference

Posted on : 27 May 2022
The Deputy Chairperson along with the Committee Chairperson of the National Council met with the reporters from the BBS, Bhutan Times, Bhutan Today, Kuensel, and The Bhutanese on 27th May 2022. The press conference is conducted to brief the reporters on the agenda of the upcoming session of the National Council. The Deputy Chairperson reported that the session of the National Council will be held in the afternoon of 2…....

GGC Consultative Meeting with RCSC and OAG

Posted on : 26 May 2022
The Good Governance Committee of the National Council held a consultative meeting with the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and the Office of Attorney the General (OAG) on May 26, 2022, to discuss on the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021. The Meeting was attended by Hon. Commissioner and Chief Legal Officer of the Royal Civil Service Commission, and Senior Attorneys of the Office of the Attorney General. The stakeholder’s…....

Good Governance Committee of the National Council on a field visit

Posted on : 26 May 2022
In the process of reviewing the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021, Hon. Members of the Good Governance Committee of the National Council visited a detention center and prisons from 24th to 25th May 2022. The Committee visited Thimphu Detention Center, Chamgang Central Jail, Dawakha Women Open Air Prison and Tsimasham Youth Development and Rehabilitation Center. The Superintendent of the Prison Services Division of the Royal Bhutan Police and the…....

NREC consults with ECCC on the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021

Posted on : 24 May 2022
NREC consults with ECCC on the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021 The National Council's Natural Resources and Environment Committee met with Hon. Members of the Environment and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) of the National Assembly to discuss issues on the Biodiversity Bill, 2021, for in-depth understanding. ECCC members have also indicated some confusion between MoAF and NEC concerning Bill's title. Nevertheless, the Committee submitted no reservation on the Bill and…....

Consultative meeting on Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021

Posted on : 23 May 2022
The Good Governance Committee of the National Council and National Assembly had a consultation meeting today to discuss on the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021. The Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly presented its amendment to the Bill during the 6th Session of the Third Parliament. The meeting discussed and debated the role of local governments in crime prevention activities, prosecution by the Royal Bhutan Police, the composition…....

The Good Governance Committee of the National Council met with the Royal Bhutan Police and the Department of Law and Order

Posted on : 17 May 2022
The Good Governance Committee of the National Council met with the Royal Bhutan Police and the Department of Law and Order today to discuss the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021. The consultation meeting was attended by the Chief of Police, Additional Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police (Special Police Branch), and Superintendent of Police (Planning and Research Division) from the Royal Bhutan Police. The Director, Deputy Chief Program…....

Plenary meets to update on Committee (s) status

Posted on : 13 May 2022
A plenary session was held today to update the committee(s) finding on the various legislative issues under review. The respective Chairperson to the relevant committees updated on their working status to the Plenary. Hon’ble Member Lhaki Dolma, Chairperson of the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee reported and outlined the key findings of the Committee, which were the outcome of the various consultative meetings held with relevant stakeholders on the Framework…....

National Council Members visits Punakha Dzong

Posted on : 09 May 2022
The Deputy Chairperson and Hon’ble Members of the National Council visited Punakha Dzong to join the celebration of the founding of the Zhung Dratshang (Central Monastic Body) that turned four hundred years this year. The Zhung Dratshang is coordinating this historic celebration as Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal established the dual system of governance and constructed several Dzongs (Fortresses) to serve as the bedrock of continued flourishing of Buddha’s teachings. The celebration…....

Constituency Visit By Hon'ble Members

Posted on : 07 May 2022
The Hon'ble Chairperson is on tour to the central and eastern Dzongkhags meeting Local Government leaders and Dzongkhag officials. The Hon'ble Members of the National Council are currently visiting their constituencies. This parliamentary practice is carried out to fulfill their oversight function of the House. During the visit, the Members will not only disseminate information on the mandate of the House but also gather issues of critical importance that their…....
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