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22nd Session of the National Council Concludes

Posted on :23 January 2019

The 22nd Session of the National Council concluded with the closing statement by Hon. Chairperson followed by Tashi Moenlem. The Guenzhu Neten and monks from the Zhung Dratsang, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Speaker of National Assembly and the Cabinet Secretary attended the concluding session.

In his closing speech, the Hon. Chairperson briefly highlighted on the deliberations carried out during the 22nd session of the National Council which focused on the Annual Budget and Appropriation Bill 2018-19; 12th Five-Year-Plan; Preliminary report on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET);and Preliminary report on harmful use of alcohol in the country. He informed that in conducting the question hour session, the Prime Minister and six other ministers were called upon for various issues.

The Hon. Chairperson reported that for the preparation of the 23rd session of the National Council, the Committees have been assigned with the review work on various issues such as; Final Review Report on the harmful use of Alcohol in the Country; Final Review Report on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); Review on the Guideline for the Appointment of the Constitutional Post Holders; Budget and Appropriation Bill 2019-2020; Review of Lhengyel Zhungtsho Act 1999; Ratification of the Air Service Agreement between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the United Arab Emirates; Amendments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone layers; Initiation of Impeachment Bill and Entitlement Bill for the Cabinet Ministers and equivalent positions  amongst other.

The Hon. Chairperson also expressed his deepest gratitude to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo and His Majesty the Fourth King for their far-sighted guidance.  He said that the National Council was able to conclude its 22nd Session successfully because of the support rendered by the Hon. Members and the Secretariat staff. He also thanked the officials of the Department of National Properties, security personnel and media for supporting the conduct of the proceeding.  

The Session concluded with offering of  Zhapten and Tashi Moenlam for the long lives and prosperity of His Majesty the King and the members of the Royal Family.

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