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Workshop conducted on Introduction to Basic Legal Principles and Interpretation of Statutes

Posted on : 21 February 2017

A five day workshop was conducted on Introduction to Basic Legal Principles and Interpretation of Statutes for the Committee Secretaries of the National Assembly at Phuentsholing from 16-20 February 2017. During the course of workshop, the participants were able to comprehend some of the important subjects such as law making institutions, constitutional provisions related to law making and doctrine of separation of power, and rule of law.


Bhutanese parliamentary delegation attends South Asian Speakers’ summit on SDGs

Posted on : 20 February 2017

A joint parliamentary delegation led by the Hon’ble Speaker Jigme Zangpo of the National Assembly attended the second South Asian Speakers’ summit on SDGs in Indore, India held from 18-20 February 2017. The summit discussed on strengthening regional cooperation and resources for SDGs. Discussions were also held on impacts of climate change and growing inequalities between men and women.


Workshop conducted on Paperless initiatives

Posted on : 13 February 2017

The officers and staff of the National Assembly Secretariat attended a half day workshop on Paperless Operations today in the Gyelyong Tshokhang conference hall. The training workshop was organized by Mr. Duba, Director and Mr. Sampa Dhendup, ICTA to acquaint the officers and staff on the paperless operations for implementation in the National Assembly Secretariat. The participants were also presented on the use of various Google apps which could significantly…....

Parliament celebrates the 1st Birth Anniversary of HRH the Gyalsey

Posted on : 05 February 2017

The Parliament today marked the joyous occasion of the 1st birth anniversary of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck at the Gyelyong Tshokhang.  Coinciding with the occasion, the third issue of the Legislative Journal and the Public Hearing Manual was launched. The event was graced by the Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly and the Hon’ble Chairperson of the National Council. Hon’ble Members of Parliament , Mr. Piet…....

Ambassadors from EU Member States calls on the Hon’ble Speaker

Posted on : 31 January 2017

A delegation comprising of Ambassadors of Czech Republic, Austria, Spain, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania and Malta called on the Hon’ble Speaker earlier this afternoon. The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, EU Ambassador to Bhutan.


Members of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament visits the National Assembly

Posted on : 29 December 2016


A total of 67 students who are members of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament visited the National Assembly today. The youngsters were greeted by Hon’ble Chimi Dorji, Dy. Speaker of the National Assembly.


Mongolian Foreign Minister visits National Assembly

Posted on : 21 December 2016

The Foreign Minister of Mongolia H.E. Mr. Tsend Munkh-Orgil called on the Hon’ble Dy. Speaker Dasho Chimi Dorji earlier this morning. The visiting dignitary was accompanied by Mongolian Ambassador to Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Gongchig Ganbold, Hon’ble Mr. Lkhagvaa Eldev-Ochir, MP and three other officials from the Mongolian embassy based in New Delhi and the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Civil service medals awarded

Posted on : 15 December 2016

The Secretary General of the National Assembly awarded the civil service medals earlier today to Ms. Tashi Dem, Sr. ICT Officer and Ms. Sonam Wangmo, Human Resource Officer with the National Assembly Secretariat. The bronze medals were awarded to the duo for completing 10 years of dedicated service.


Public Accounts Committee organizes a Presentation on the Four Performance Audit Reports to the Parliamentarians

Posted on : 13 December 2016

Public Accounts Committee organized a Presentation on the Four Performance Audit Reports of the RAA  to the Parliamentarians today.  Royal Audit Authority made the presentation on each of the following reports. The Presentations include

  1. Joint Performance Audit Report of Punatsangchu Hydro Project Authority –I
  2. Performance Audit Report on the Business Income Tax Administration
  3. Performance Audit Report on the Disaster Management
  4. Performance Audit on the IT and Public Expenditure Management…....

Parliament conducts Awareness workshop on the Legislative Drafting Manual, 2016 today

Posted on : 13 December 2016

The Parliament today organized an awareness workshop on the Legislative Drafting Manual, 2016 for the Legal Officers from the ministries and agencies  at the Jambayang Resort, Thimphu. The objective of the workshop was to bring uniformity and consistency in the drafting of bills by government and private drafters through the Legislative Drafting Manual.The workshop was chaired by the Hon’ble Speaker and was attended by six Members of Parliament and 30…....

The 8th Session of Second Parliament concludes

Posted on : 09 December 2016

The 8th Session of the Second Parliament concluded today. The occasion was graced by His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo. Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, Members of the Royal Family, representatives of the international community, senior government officials, students and other people attended the occasion.


National Council endorses the resolutions of the National Assembly on Income Tax & Supplementary Budget

Posted on : 08 December 2016

The Dy. Speaker today informed the House that the National Council had deliberated and endorsed the resolutions of the National Assembly on Income Tax (Repeal of Certain Provisions) Bill 2016 and the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2016-17. There have been no recommendations or objections on the above agenda from the National Council.


Deliberation concludes on the Public Accounts Committee’s report

Posted on : 07 December 2016

The joint sitting today continued its deliberation on the report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Deliberating on the implementation of the resolutions of the sixth session, Members submitted that three of the seven resolutions were not implemented undermining the parliamentary resolutions.


Public Accounts Committee presents report

Posted on : 06 December 2016

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) presented the annual audit reports to the joint sitting of parliament today as per Article 25(6) of the Constitution. The Member of National Assembly from Kabji-Talo constituency who is also the chairperson for the PAC made the presentation which included synthesis of annual audit report 2015 and the follow up of the resolution of the 6th session of second parliament.


House re-deliberates on the Sub-regional Motor Vehicle Agreement (BBIN)

Posted on : 05 December 2016

The House re-deliberated on the Motor Vehicle Agreement between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN). The deliberations were based on 15 point objections transmitted by the National Council which deliberated and voted not to ratify the agreement on 15th of this month. The National Assembly had ratified the agreement during the 7th session of the Second Parliament.

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