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NC adopts Budget Bills

Posted on :15 June 2020

The House unanimously adopted the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2019-20; Budget Appropriation Bill 2020-21; and the recommendations on the National Budget 2020-21. There were 21 members present and voting.

Recommendations on the National Budget 2020-21:

The House adopted a total of seven recommendations including the general recommendations.

The House recommended the government to: 

  1. Delete leave encashment from the Dzongkha text of the National Budget 2020-21 as it is not mentioned in the Budget Appropriation Bill 2020-21;

  2. Establish cold chain to link farms to the market outlet including the provision of transportation of produce by refrigerated van;

  3. Continue to allocate mines (new mines and those mines whose leases expired) to the SMCL until the amendment of the Mines and Minerals Management Act is completed; 

  4. Immediately commission an independent third party to study the current problems and issues at the Punatsangchu-I hydroelectric project and find feasible solutions;

  5. Make endowment fund for crop and livestock conservation operational as soon as possible so that the affected people can be compensated.

  6. Come up with realistic expenditure measures to reduce wastage and redundancy in public spending and achieve overall efficiency in the utilization of limited public resources; and

  7. Draft all bills, including money and financial bills, in accordance with the provisions of the Legislative Drafting Manual 2016 hereafter.

The House will conduct the closing ceremony tomorrow. 

 

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