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Hon’ble Speaker meets with Ms. Stella Avallone, Minister Plenipotentiary, Federal Ministry of for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Posted on : 23 August 2017

Ms. Stella Avallone, Minister Plenipotentiary, Head Unit for Bilateral Development Cooperation in Asia, Federal Ministry of for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, accompanied by the Resident Coordinator, made a courtesy call on to the Hon’ble Speaker in the GyelyongTshogkhang today afternoon.

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The Hon Speaker meets with Koreans visiting Bhutan to celebrate Bhutan-Korea Friendship

Posted on : 11 August 2017

The Hon Speaker met with a group of 22 Korean led by a Councilor of Gwangju Metropolitian Council, Rep. Jeon Jin Sook at the National Assembly Conference Hall. 

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Farewell Courtesy call on by Former Kuwait Ambassador to Bhutan

Posted on : 09 August 2017

H.E. Mr. Youses Almaskati made a farewell call on to the Hon Speaker today at the Gyelyong Tshogkhang.

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Kuwait Ambassador to Bhutan H.E. Fadel Haider Saud Alhasan calls on Hon Speaker

Posted on : 02 August 2017

The Kuwait Ambassador to Bhutan H.E Fadel Haider Saud Alhasan called on the Hon Speaker in the GyelyongTshogkhang today.

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H.E. Mr. Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah, DY. Speaker of Bangladeshi Parliament calls on Hon Speaker

Posted on : 01 August 2017

A four member delegation led by H.E. Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah, DY. Speaker of Bangladeshi Parliament called on the Hon Speaker this morning at the GyalyongTshogkhang.  He extended their gratitude to the Royal Government for the very warm welcome accorded to him. 

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3-Day Workshop on Committee Functioning System of Parliament and the Role of Committee Secretaries

Posted on : 24 July 2017

The 3-Day Workshop to understand the Committee Functioning System of Parliament and the Role of Committee Secretaries is underway at Metta Resort in Paro. The workshop is facilitated by five eminent resource persons from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats of Parliament of India. The workshop is organized by the Secretariats of Parliament of Bhutan with financial supports from the UNDP Bhutan Office.

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Presentation on the Annual Audit Report 2016 and other Reports by the RAA

Posted on : 07 July 2017

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) organized a presentation from Royal Audit Authority (RAA) on 6th July, 2017 in the National Assembly Conference Hall. The presentations were made on Annual Audit Report 2016 and 6 Performance Audit Reports. 

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Sensitization workshop held on Gender Responsive Planning & Budgeting for parliamentarians

Posted on : 27 June 2017

A high level sensitization workshop on Gender Responsive Planning & Budgeting (GRPB) was organized yesterday by the Parliament of Bhutan in collaboration with the UNDP. The workshop was aimed at sensitizing the Members of Parliament on GRPB which is an important tool towards the empowerment of women.

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Ninth Session of the Second Parliament concludes

Posted on : 20 June 2017

The Ninth Session of the Second Parliament concluded today. The occasion was graced by His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo. In his concluding address, the Speaker welcomed and expressed his gratitude to His Majesty for gracing the occasion. On behalf of the Parliament, he further expressed his gratitude to His Majesty for the royal initiatives undertaken for the welfare of the people and the country. Words of gratitude were also expressed…....

Prime Minister presents annual state of the nation report

Posted on : 19 June 2017

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering  Tobgay today presented the annual report on the state of the nation including legislative plans and priorities of the government to the Druk Gyalpo and the  joint sitting of parliament as per article 10 (10)  of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Highlights from the Question Hour

Posted on : 16 June 2017

Disengaging of questions on corruption in the recent National Housing & Population Census questioned

 

The Member from Nubi-Tangsibji constituency questioned on why the questions pertaining to corruption although listed in the questionnaire for the recent National Housing & Population Census (NHPC) 2016 were not asked to the people. Responding to the query, the Prime Minister clarified that the questionnaire was wholly prepared by the committee on NHPC and the…....

BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement deferred

Posted on : 15 June 2017

The joint committee of the Parliament today presented a brief report on the meetings it held on the Bangladesh, Bhutan India & Nepal Motor Vehicle Agreement. The Member from Tashicholing constituency who chaired the joint committee informed the joint sitting that despite holding five meetings, the committee could not reach a consensus on the BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement.

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Joint Sitting endorses nine of eleven recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee

Posted on : 14 June 2017

 

The joint sitting today endorsed nine of the 11 recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee after 52 Members voted ‘Yes’ and three Members voted ‘No’ while nine abstained from voting. There was a total of 64 Members present during the voting. The two recommendations which were not endorsed are revision of guidelines for the Gewog Development Grant and establishment of sustainable trust fund for…....

Public Accounts Committee presents its report to the Joint Sitting of Parliament

Posted on : 13 June 2017

The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) who is also the Member from Kabji-Talo constituency presented the performance audit reports to the joint sitting of parliament today. The report was presented after the Royal Kasho for convention of the joint sitting was read out by the Secretary General of the National Assembly in the House.

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Recommendations of the National Council on the Budget Appropriation Bill, Pay Revision Report and the Fiscal Incentive Bill deliberated

Posted on : 12 June 2017

The House today re-deliberated on the recommendations of the National Council on the budget appropriation bill 2017-18, pay revision report (Money bill) and the fiscal incentive bill 2017. A total of seven recommendations were made on the budget appropriation bill and four recommendations on the pay revision bill. The National Council had, however, revoked the fiscal incentives bill 2017 with four general objections and 10 specific objections.

 

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