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Introduction of the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019

Posted on : 21 January 2020
In the 5th Sitting, the Legislative Committee introduced the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019. The Bill was tabled on 29th May 2019 and passed on June 6, 2019 during the Third Session of the Parliament. The Legislative Committee of the House was assigned to review and prepare for the deliberation on the Bill. In total, there are 215 sections and 44 Chapters in the original…....

Deliberation on Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 continues

Posted on : 20 January 2020
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Introduction of the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019

Posted on : 17 January 2020
The Legislative Committee of National Council of Bhutan introduced the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 today. The Bill was tabled on 29th May 2019 and passed on June 10, 2019 during the Third Session of the Parliament. The Legislative Committee of the House was assigned to review and prepare for the deliberation on the Bill. Hon’ble Choining Dorji, Chair of the Legislative Committee, reported that considering the importance…....

National Council deliberates on follow-up reports

Posted on : 16 January 2020
The second sitting of the House resumed with the deliberation on the follow-up reports of the recommendations of the 23rd Session of the National Council. The House, during the 23rd Session, passed a series of recommendations on issues concerning the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Reducing Harmful use of Alcohol, Fronting Issues, the Annual ACC Report 2018, and issue related to the government’s decision to remove Class X…....

Opening ceremony of the 24th Session of the National Council

Posted on : 15 January 2020
His Majesty the King graced the opening ceremony of the third session of parliament in the morning. Later in the afternoon, the National Council carried out the 24th session of the National Council of Bhutan with the offering of Marchang, followed by the opening address by the Hon’ble Chairperson. The Hon’ble Chairperson on behalf of the House welcomed and extended his greetings to the guests present and those tuning in…....

Press Conference for the 24th Session of National Council

Posted on : 14 January 2020
Hon’ble Jigme Wangchuk, Deputy Chairperson of National Council presented the overall agenda of the upcoming season at the press conference today. The Deputy Chairperson informed the media that the 24th Session of National Council will commence from 15th January, and will conclude on 6th March, 2020. He said that the House will start with its deliberations on the follow-up reports of the resolutions of the 23rd Session. The upcoming agenda…....

NC Members offers prayers

Posted on : 14 January 2020
Earlier today, the Members of the National Council gathered at the plenary hall for a briefing by the Secretary General on the upcoming 24th session. Later in the afternoon, the Hon'ble Chairperson, the Hon’ble Members and the secretariat staff visited Tashichhodzong and Dechenphug Monastery to offer their prayers. Before the start of every Session, a prayer is organized in these monasteries for the success of the session.....

Committee Hearing

Posted on : 07 January 2020
The Special Committee for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), National Council conducted hearing with the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) on January 6, 2020 to inquire into further details and evidences on the implementation status of TVET recommendations. The Committee’s recommendations categorized under five areas – Governance and Leadership, Professional development, Diversification of courses and curriculum, Industrial linkages and collaboration, and Resources were deliberated and resolved…....

Committee’s Presents Final Draft Report

Posted on : 03 January 2020
The Hon’ble Members convened for its 16th Plenary Session to present the final draft review report. Respective committees reported on the issues, findings and recommendations to the House. Hon’ble Members provided views, feedback and comments on the presented draft report. The House will carry out in-depth deliberation on review reports prepared by the Committee in the 24 session of the National Council. During the plenary, a brief report was submitted…....

Translation Training

Posted on : 30 December 2019
A group consisting of 36 officials from the National Council Secretariat are currently undergoing basic translation training at Dzongkha Kherig Pelkhang, Thimphu from 30 December 2019-1 January 2020 . The three days training is conducted with an objective to strengthen and enhance the translation and Dzongkha language competency of the National Council Secretariat officials. The training started with the opening remarks from Dasho Secretary General. He expressed that such training…....

Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill and Human Trafficking review completed

Posted on : 26 December 2019
On 23rd December, the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee met with the Royal Civil Service Commission Dy. Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Choki Drakpa to discuss the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill provisions. In the afternoon, SCAC met with the Multilateral Affairs Department Director, Mr. Tenzin Rongdrel, Chief, Mr. Ugyen Dorji and Mr. Sonam Palden to discuss Bhutan's Tier 3 status, Palermo Protocol and findings of human trafficking review. On 25th December, SCAC…....

NC Offers Tashi Tashi Khadar to His Eminence Dorji Lopen Kinley

Posted on : 24 December 2019
Led by the Chairperson, the Members and Secretary General of the National Council offered Tashi Khadar to His Eminence Dorji Lopen Kinley of the Zhung Dratshang in Punakha dzong today. His Eminence Dorji Lopen was awarded the Druk Wangyal by His Majesty the King on the 112th National Day in recognition of his exceptional services to the nation.....

Training on Media Literacy

Posted on : 18 December 2019
The Bhutan Media Foundation conducted a three-day training on Media Literacy from 18-20 December 2019 at Namgay Heritage, Thimphu. The training was part of BMF's project titled 'Inclusive Media Literacy for Democratic Empowerment' funded by EU/Helvetas Bhutan. Hon’ble Dorji Khandu and officials from the Information and Media Division of the National Council of Bhutan attended the training. Other participants included the National Assembly of Bhutan, civil servants, corporate and CSO…....

National Council organized Civil Service Awards Ceremony

Posted on : 16 December 2019
National Council organized Civil Service Awards Ceremony on 11 December 2019. The Deputy Chairperson, Hon’ble Members and Secretary General graced the ceremony and congratulated the award recipients. This year, the recipients included six officials who received two silver and four bronze medals. The event concluded with an offering of Zhapten (Long Life prayer) to His Majesty the King. Mr. Chundu and Mr. Tandin were awarded silver medals for twenty years…....

Presentation by Bhutan Council for School Examination & Assessment (BCSEA)

Posted on : 11 December 2019
Yesterday, the Good Governance Committee met with the officials of Bhutan Council for School Examination & Assessment (BCSEA) led by the Director. The Chairperson of the Committee highlighted that the meeting is being convened as the committee is currently reviewing on the education quality. The chairperson emphasized: through the meeting the committee intends to get a better insight on examination assessments, measures taken to improve assessment practices, plans and programs…....

19th General Assembly of the Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Conference on Environment and Development (APPCED)

Posted on : 10 December 2019
Hon. Member Tashi Samdrup, Chairperson of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee and Hon. Member Dorji Khandu, member of the Committee are attending the three-day conference in Seoul which began on 10th December 2019. The Conference theme this year is “Climate Change and International Collective Action”. The program began with a welcome dinner hosted by Hon. Won Yoo Chul MP, President of APPCED. APPCED was established in 1993 by the…....

Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development 4-6 December, 2019

Posted on : 05 December 2019
Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development 4-6 December, 2019 The Chair of the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee, Hon. Kesang Chuki Dorjee and the Chair of the Children, Women and Youth Committee, Hon. Tshering Chhoden of the National Assembly are representing Bhutan's Parliament at the conference. At the high level Meeting of Parliamentarians and Ministers for Early Childhood Development yesterday, Hon. Kesang Chuki said that, Bhutan remains committed…....

Newly appointed Division Chiefs.

Posted on : 25 November 2019
The National Council of Bhutan welcomed the two newly appointed Division Chiefs. Mr. Thinley Wangchuk is joining as the new Chief Information & Media Officer. Previously, he was the Dy. Chief Marketing Officer in the Department of Agriculture Marketing & Cooperative under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. Mr. Tashi Tshewang is joining as the new Chief Program Officer. Formerly, he was the Dy. Chief Language Officer in the Dzongkha…....

Consultative meeting

Posted on : 22 November 2019
22 November 2019: Yesterday, the members of the Good Governance Committee of the National Council of Bhutan conducted a consultative meeting with the faculty of Paro College of Education. This meeting was held to review current initiatives undertaken by various agencies to enhance quality of education.....

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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