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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…....

Introduction to the Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019

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

Posted on : 05 June 2019
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Question Time Session with the Hon’ble Health Minister

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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2nd Sitting deliberates on the follow up reports of the 22nd Session

Posted on : 24 May 2019
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23rd Session of the National Council Commences

Posted on : 23 May 2019
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Ad-hoc Committee formed to review the Pay Commission Report

Posted on : 22 May 2019
During the Briefing Session for the 23rd Session of the National Council held on 21st May, 2019, the House decided to form an Ad-hoc Committee to review the Fourth Pay Commission Report. The First and Second Pay Commission's Recommendations were submitted to the Parliament by the government in the form of Pay Revision Report and endorsed by the Parliament as a Report. However, the Third Pay Commission’s Recommendations were submitted…....

Press Conference on the Agenda of 23rd Session

Posted on : 21 May 2019
Presided over by the Hon’ble Jigme Wangchuk, Deputy Chairperson of the National Council a press conference was conducted on the agenda of the 23rd Session this afternoon. The Deputy Chairperson informed the reporters that the 23rd Session of the National Council is scheduled to be held from 23 May- June 26, 2019. He said that the session will commence with an opening ceremony followed by follow–up reports on the resolutions…....

Kurim Offering for the Opening of the 23rd Session

Posted on : 20 May 2019
The Hon. Chairperson accompanied by the Members and the secretariat staff offered Kurim at Dechenphu Lhakhang and Tashichho Dzong earlier today. The members received blessings and prayed for the smooth and fruitful deliberations of the proceedings of the 23rd Session of the National Council. Parliament begins on 23rd May, 2019.....

Review of Situation of Human Trafficking Continues

Posted on : 20 May 2019
The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee conducted meetings with Bhutan Kidney Foundation, Department of Cottage and Small Industries and the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources on 14th, 16th and 17th May, 2019 respectively. The Committee sought presentations on issues pertaining to Trafficking in Persons which were followed by extensive discussions. The Committee will carry on the review after the 23rd Session and the final report will be presented during…....

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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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…....

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…....

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…....
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