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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 cut-off point.

Hon’ble Member Ugyen Tshering, Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee, reported the implementation status of Budget Appropriation for 2019-2020 and fronting issues. The House indicated that the concerned agencies have carried out appropriate actions on the recommendations submitted.  

Hon’ble Member Phuntsho Rapten, Chair of the Special Committee for TVET, said that the report of the implementation status are based on the responses and updates received from the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. He submitted that the Committee is only 50 percent satisfied with the responses received from the government regarding TVET. He concluded that the review would be continued with the establishment of the TVET Council.

Hon’ble Member Lhatu, Chair of the Good Governance Committee (GGC) reported that of the total thirteen recommendations made regarding the harmful use of alcohol, the Committee is satisfied with nine responses but also proposed a Question for the Health Minister for the remaining recommendations. 

Continuing with the recommendations of the ACC Report 2018, the GGC Chair submitted that the committee is satisfied with the responses received from the ACC to institute four regional courts to expedite the trial processes of corruption related cases, and there are plans in place for human resource development.  

Hon’ble Member Sangay Dorji, Deputy Chair of GGC, highlighted the issue related to the Government’s decision to remove the cut-off point of Class X. In presenting the responses received from the Ministry of Education, he stated that the Committee was not satisfied on one of the recommendations. 
The House directed the Committee to discuss the issue during the deliberation of review report on the programme initiative towards improving the quality of education in the coming sitting.

Tomorrow, the House will deliberate on the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019.


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