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Presentation on Review of Programme Initiatives towards improving the Quality of Education

Posted on : 20 February 2020
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House continues deliberates on draft recommendations of Legislation and Strategies for addressing Human Trafficking

Posted on : 20 February 2020
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NC adopts recommendations for the withdrawal of GST Bill

Posted on : 19 February 2020
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Deliberation on Review of Legislation and Strategies for Addressing Human Trafficking

Posted on : 19 February 2020
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NC adopts Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2019-20 and Pay Revision (Amendment) Bill 2020

Posted on : 18 February 2020
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Good Governance Committee recommends for withdrawal of the Goods and Services Tax Bill of Bhutan 2020

Posted on : 18 February 2020
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24th Sitting

Posted on : 17 February 2020
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Parliament Launches MTV in celebration of the 40th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo

Posted on : 14 February 2020
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Finance Minister introduces Money Bills and the House adopts the Property Tax Bill of Bhutan 2020

Posted on : 14 February 2020
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House Adopts the Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 and deliberates on the Property Tax Bill of Bhutan 2020

Posted on : 12 February 2020
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Recommendation on Impeachment Procedure of Bhutan 2019 and the Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill 2019

Posted on : 12 February 2020
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Introduction of Property Tax Bill 2020 and Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill 2020

Posted on : 11 February 2020
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NC adopts the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2019 and the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2019

Posted on : 10 February 2020
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Hon’ble Chairperson graces the 37th batch Integrated De-suung Training Program

Posted on : 09 February 2020
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Natural Resources and Environment Committee presents the Interim Review Report on the Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) Marketing Policy

Posted on : 07 February 2020
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The House adopts the Tourism Levy Exemption (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan, 2020

Posted on : 07 February 2020
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17th Sitting

Posted on : 06 February 2020
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16th Sitting

Posted on : 05 February 2020
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NC celebrates the 4th Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey

Posted on : 05 February 2020
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Introduction of Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 and Deliberation on the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan.

Posted on : 04 February 2020
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Re-deliberation on the Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holders Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019.

Posted on : 03 February 2020
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Re-deliberation on the Impeachment Procedure Bill of Bhutan 2019

Posted on : 03 February 2020
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Finance Minister introduces the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020

Posted on : 31 January 2020
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Travel Advisory on Coronavirus Outbreak by MoH

Posted on : 30 January 2020
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Presentation on Money Bills

Posted on : 30 January 2020
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Question Hour Session

Posted on : 29 January 2020
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Economic Affairs Committee Presents Review of Policies related to Vehicle Imports

Posted on : 29 January 2020
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First Question Hour of the 24th Session

Posted on : 27 January 2020
The first Question Hour of the 24th session was held with the Minister for Education Lyonpo Jai Bir Rai in the afternoon of the 9th sitting of the House. Hon’ble Lhatu, Member of the Tashigang Dzongkhag, on behalf of the House raised the question to the Hon’ble Minister. He said the Government has decided to remove examinations for Classes PP-III from the academic year 2020. As an alternative to examinations,…....

9th Sitting: Continuation of the Deliberation on the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020; and Introduction of the Entitlement and Service Conditions (Amendment) Bill for the Holders, Members and Commissioners of Constitutional Offices of Bhutan 2020.

Posted on : 27 January 2020
In the morning, the House continued with the deliberation on the last two Chapters of the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020, followed by introduction of the Entitlement and Service Conditions (Amendment) Bill for the Holders, Members and Commissioners of Constitutional Offices of Bhutan 2020 by the Good Governance Committee Some of the members supported the submission made by Hon’ble Tashi Wangmo on the removal of the whole Chapter 9 on Cabinet…....

Deliberation on the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill resumes

Posted on : 24 January 2020
n the Eighth sitting, the House resumed with the deliberation on the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020. Extensively deliberating on the power, functions and responsibilities of the Lhengye Zhungtshog and in particular its power to institute, oversee or dissolve the Committee of Secretaries, the House assigned the Committee to further discuss the provisions taking into consideration the views of the members who raised their concerns and…....

NC introduces the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020

Posted on : 23 January 2020
The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee (SCAC) of the House introduced the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020 today. Hon'ble Ugyen Namgay, Deputy Chair of the committee stated that most of the provisions of the existing Lhengye Zhungtshog Act (1999) were found to be conflicting with the Constitution as the former was enacted prior to the Constitution. Moreover, the National Law Review Taskforce, 2018, also found the Act redundant and recommended for…....

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.....
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