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SCAC holds meeting with Bhutan Kidney Foundation

Posted on : 14 May 2019
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Hon’ble Chairperson at Vesak 2019

Posted on : 12 May 2019
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Special Committee for TVET of the National Council meets with TVET graduates

Posted on : 10 May 2019
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FRC meets with relevant stakeholders to discuss Air Service Agreement

Posted on : 09 May 2019
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Consultative meeting on the Draft Impeachment Procedure Bill of Bhutan 2019

Posted on : 06 May 2019
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GGC meets with REC Officials

Posted on : 01 May 2019
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12th Plenary held

Posted on : 30 April 2019
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Special Committee for TVET meets with Labour officials

Posted on : 25 April 2019
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Hon'ble Chairperson concludes advocacy program by visiting College of Science and Technology and Gedu College of Business Studies

Posted on : 20 April 2019
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Hon'ble Chairperson continues with the advocacy program at Samtse College of Education

Posted on : 19 April 2019
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Capacity Building Training

Posted on : 17 April 2019
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Hon'ble Chairperson conducts advocacy program at CNR

Posted on : 16 April 2019
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Hon'ble Chairperson kicks off advocacy program at Paro

Posted on : 15 April 2019
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Review of Situation of Human Trafficking in Bhutan by Social and Cultural Affairs Committee

Posted on : 14 April 2019
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Joint parliamentary at #IPU 140th Assembly

Posted on : 10 April 2019
A ten-member joint parliamentary delegation led by Hon’ble Speaker from the National Assembly is currently attending the on-going 140th IPU Assembly scheduled from 6 - 10 April, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Over 1600 parliamentarians, UN partners and experts from around the world has assembled in Doha, Qatar, for the 140th IPU Assembly. Under the overarching theme of education for peace, the Assembly will also consider ways in which parliaments can…....

National Assembly of Republic of Korea meets with the Hon’ble Chairperson

Posted on : 10 April 2019
A six-member delegation from the National Assembly of Republic of Korea met with the Hon’ble Chairperson and other Hon’ble Members of the National Council today. The team was led by Hon’ble Won, Yoo-chul, Liberty Korea interim Chairman. Cordially welcoming the delegation, the Chairperson highlighted on the existing diplomatic relationship and also thanked them for the visit which will further enhance and strengthen the close ties between the two countries. During…....

Parliament of Bhutan attends the Seminar for South Asian Parliamentarian

Posted on : 04 April 2019
Three members delegates from the Parliament of Bhutan attended the Seminar for South Asian Parliamentarian in New Delhi from March 26-27,2019 . It was organised by the South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC). SARTTAC is a collaborative venture between the IMF, the member countries, and development partners. The Center’s strategic goal is to help its member countries strengthen their institutional and human capacity to design and implement macroeconomic…....

NC attends Jana Chidoe ritual

Posted on : 02 April 2019
Led by the Hon’ble Chairperson, four Hon’ble Members and the secretariat staff attended the on-going Jana Chidoe ritual at Pangrizampa College for Astrology. The ritual is performed to ward off disasters. People from across the country come to offer their prayers for the well being of our Monarchs and the country during the ritual. This Kurim was first conducted in 2002. It has been conducted annually in Dechencholing since 2004.…....

Courtesy Call On by the United Nations Development Program Resident Representative

Posted on : 01 April 2019
Ms. Azusa Kubota, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Program paid a courtesy call on with Hon’ble Chairperson Tashi Dorji of the National Council of Bhutan. Extending warm welcome, the Hon'ble Chairperson expressed his gratitude for all the support rendered by UNDP to the Parliament. They discussed on various strategies to enhance and strengthen the capacity of secretariat staffs of the Parliament in the field of research, legislative drafting and media.…....

Social and Cultural Affairs Committee Meets the Cabinet Secretariat and Office of the Attorney General

Posted on : 29 March 2019
Today, the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee (SCAC) met with the Hon'ble Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat and an Attorney from the Office of the Attorney General with regard to the review of the Lhengye Zhungtshog (LZ) Act 1999. SCAC was tasked by the House to review the need for a new LZ bill. The findings will be presented in the summer session of Parliament.....

SCAC holds stakeholder consultation meeting on Human Trafficking in Bhutan

Posted on : 28 March 2019
In order to better understand the human trafficking situation in Bhutan, the Social and Culture Affairs Committee (SCAC) held a stakeholder consultative meeting with relevant agencies, CSOs and International Organizations in the National Council conference hall, today. The meeting commenced with a presentation from the Department of Law and Order (DLO). As the lead agency dealing with Trafficking in Person (TIP) situation in Bhutan since 2017, they shared the initiatives…....

Good Governance Committee Consultative Meeting

Posted on : 27 March 2019
Today Good Governance Committee met with officials of Mongar Dzongkhag Administration led by Dasho Dzongrab to continue with the ongoing meeting with stakeholders on the issue of harmful use of alcohol. The final report will be submitted during the summer session of the National Council.....

Opening Ceremony of the 33rd Batch Integrated Desuung Training Program

Posted on : 25 March 2019
His Excellency Tashi Dorji, Chairperson of the National Council of Bhutan graced the opening ceremony of the 33rd batch Integrated Desuung Training Program(Executives) today. Total of 107 executives including eleven members from the National Council will be undergoing the three-week training starting from 25 March to 13 April 2019.....

Courtesy Call On by Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Posted on : 20 March 2019
His Excellency Mr. Balut Sarsenbayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan made a courtesy call on to His Excellency Hon. Tashi Dorji, Chairperson of the National Council. After exchange of greetings, they talked on the commonalities shared between the two countries on various aspects such as culture, environment, religion and political set up in the countries. Expressing wishes to further deepen the present level of cooperation, the Ambassador also handed…....

Delegation from King Prajadhipok’s Institution visits Parliament

Posted on : 18 March 2019
A thirty-nine member delegation of the Public Administration and Public Law (Class 18), from King Prajadhipok’s Institution (KPI), Bangkok, Thailand visited the Parliament of Bhutan as a part of their study visit earlier today. Prof Borwornsak Uwanno, President of Public Administration and Public Law Program, KPI is leading the group. During their stay in Bhutan, the delegation will also be visiting the Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research; and…....

Launching Ceremony

Posted on : 15 March 2019
The launching ceremony of Bhutan National Human Development Report: Ten Years of Democracy in Bhutan took place at the National Assembly courtyard on 12 March 2019. The Report is a reminder that human development is the essence of development and the report also resonates relationship between Gross National Happiness and the Sustainable Development Goals as a broad vision for human development. The Report is jointly published by the Parliament of…....

Review Work

Posted on : 08 March 2019
As part of review work on harmful use of alcohol in the country, the Good Governance Committee assigned eight officials from the National Council to carry out field research. The team will be covering communities in the four Dzongkhags from 1 -20 March, 2019.....

Good Governance Committee Chairperson Consults Chithuen Phendey Association

Posted on : 07 March 2019
Today the Good Governance Committee Chairperson met with the officials of Chithuen Phendey Association led by the Executive Director in order to continue the ongoing consultative meetings with stakeholders on the harmful use of alcohol. Chithuen Phendey Association highlighted that mere curing and medication of the alcohol and drug addicts is not the solution as the preventive measures plays a pivotal role. Chithuen Phendey Association have treated almost 400 addicts,…....

Secretary General Meets the Delegation from the US Embassy

Posted on : 07 March 2019
Mr. Derek Westfall, Dty. Minister Counsellor, US Embassy, New Delhi accompanied by Ms. Alexis Hart Haftvani, Desk officer for Nepal and Bhutan, U.S. Department of State paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General earlier today. Cordially welcoming the delegation on behalf of the Chairperson of the National Council, the Secretary General talked about the inception of the Democratic System in Bhutan. He also briefly talked on the elections and…....

Courtesy Call on the Secretary General

Posted on : 07 March 2019
Mr. Derek Westfall, Dty. Minister Counsellor, US Embassy, New Delhi accompanied by Ms. Alexis Hart Haftvani, Desk officer for Nepal and Bhutan, U.S. Department of State paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General earlier today. Cordially welcoming the delegation on behalf of the Chairperson of the National Council, the Secretary General talked about the inception of the Democratic System in Bhutan. He also briefly talked on the elections and…....

Chairperson Meets the Deputy Chief of Mission

Posted on : 05 March 2019
Shri R. Gaurav Shresth, Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of India paid a courtesy call on to the Chairperson of the National Council this evening. Shri R. Gaurav Shresth served as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Mozambique before his current appointment as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Bhutan.....

Special Committee for TVET Consultative Meeting

Posted on : 05 March 2019
As a part of TVET Review consultative process, the Special Committee for TVET met with the Association of Bhutanese Industries to discuss their concerns over TVET development in general and challenges faced by the industries in particular with regard to availability of skilled workforce.....

The Honorable Chairperson interacts with students and staff of Laya Central School

Posted on : 20 February 2019
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Closing Press Conference of the 22nd session of the National Council

Posted on : 24 January 2019
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Hon. Members offers Tangra

Posted on : 23 January 2019
After the closing ceremony of the 22nd session of the National Council, the Hon. Chairperson, Hon. Members and the secretariat staff visited Dechenphu Lhakhang and Tashichoedzong to offer tangra on successfully concluding the session.....

22nd Session of the National Council Concludes

Posted on : 23 January 2019
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Joint Session Concludes

Posted on : 22 January 2019
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Joint Session of the Parliament on Report of the Public Account Committee

Posted on : 21 January 2019
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Question Hour Session

Posted on : 18 January 2019
The 11th sitting of the National Council conducted the question hour session with Hon. Minister Dorji Tshering, Minister for Works and Human Settlement and Hon. Minister Ugyen Dorji, Minister for Labour and Human Resources. The House, concerned with the substandard quality of most of the Gewog Centre (GC) roads constructed in the 11 FYP, asked the Minister whether the Ministry has any plan to modify the current specification of the…....

NC discusses the National Budget for Financial Year (FY) 2018-19

Posted on : 16 January 2019
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National Council adopts the 12th Five-Year- Plan

Posted on : 15 January 2019
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Deliberation continues on 12th FYP

Posted on : 11 January 2019
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5th Sitting continues with the discussion on 12th FYP

Posted on : 10 January 2019
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First Question Hour of the 22nd Session

Posted on : 09 January 2019
The first Question Hour of the 22nd session was conducted in the afternoon of the 4th sitting with the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dr. Lotey Tshering and the Minister for Information and Communication Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi. Outlining a brief background on the growing concern of the income and wealth gap between the rich and poor or have and have not in the Coutnry, Hon. Member Karma Tshering raised question on…....

Finance Minister Presents 12th FYP

Posted on : 09 January 2019
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Special Committee for TVET submits its interim review report

Posted on : 08 January 2019
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Courtesy call on to Hon. Chairperson by the Vietnamese Ambassador to Bhutan

Posted on : 07 January 2019
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Good Governance Committee (GGC) presented the interim report on the review of harmful use of alcohol

Posted on : 07 January 2019
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22nd Session of the National Council begins

Posted on : 04 January 2019
The opening ceremony of the National Council commenced today with an offering of Marchang followed by the opening statement by the Hon. Chairperson Tashi Dorji and the follow-up report on the resolutions of the 21st session of the National Council. The Hon. Chairperson extended a warm welcome to the Hon. Members, Hon. Minister for Health, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and other guests present in the august hall. In…....

Opening Session of the First Session of the Third Parliament

Posted on : 02 January 2019
His Majesty the King graced the opening ceremony of the first session of the Third Parliament. Addressing the august hall, the Speaker on behalf of the Parliament expressed his gratitude to His Majesty the King, Members of the Royal Family, representatives of the Central Monastic Body, senior government officials and representatives of the international community for gracing the opening ceremony. The first session of the Third Parliament will see the…....
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