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Economic & Private Sector Development Committee presents report

Posted on : 18 November 2016

The Member of Parliament from Shompangkha constituency, who is also the Dy. Chairperson for Economic & Private Sector Development Committee, presented the committee’s report to the House. He informed that the report was drawn on three issues of access to finance to Cottage, Small & Medium Industries (CSMI), unemployment and non tariff tourism.

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Highlights from Question Hour

Posted on : 18 November 2016

Question raised on school dining hall

The Member from Wamrong constituency enquired on the dining hall of Jigme Sherubling Central School in Trashigang which was without a ceiling compromising the hygiene of students.  Responding to the query, the Minister for Education expressed that it seems that the problem was not reported by school authorities to the Dzongkhag administration and thus it was not reflected in the planned budget. …....

Human Rights Committee presents report

Posted on : 17 November 2016

The Member from Bji-Kartshog-Uesu constituency who is also the Dy. Chairperson for the Human Rights Committee presented the committee’s report to the House. She informed on the works carried out by the committee on establishment of separate detention centre for detainees of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), prohibition of handcuffs on ACC detainees while traveling, re-announcement of the innocence of an alleged person in media, issuance of security clearance to youth after…....

Women, Children & Youth Committee presents report

Posted on : 17 November 2016

The Member from Chumey-Ura Constituency who is also the Chairperson for the Women, Children & Youth Committee (WCYC) presented the committee’s report to the House. He informed that the report has been prepared as per the resolution of the 7th session of the House. The report highlighted on framing a policy by a high level task force under the Foreign Ministry on the International Convention for disabled people. The committee…....

Minister for Economic Affairs presents report on ‘Fronting’

Posted on : 16 November 2016

The Minister for Economic Affairs presented a report on the study carried out to amend relevant laws to define ‘Fronting’ as a criminal offence as resolved during the 7th Session of the National Assembly. The Minister reported that the ministry had formed a committee consisting of members from relevant departments which had reviewed relevant laws and rules including the Penal Code of Bhutan and the Anti Corruption Act. 

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Amendment of Marriage Act moved in the House

Posted on : 16 November 2016

The Chairperson of the Women, Children & Youth Committee moved a motion to introduce the Marriage (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2016. The House endorsed the motion to deliberate on the Bill through a show of hands. 

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Finance Minister presents report on establishing a division to manage seized properties

Posted on : 15 November 2016

The Finance Minister presented a report on establishing a division under the Department of National Properties (DNP) to manage seized goods and properties as per the resolution of the 7th session. The Minister reported that a consultation meeting was called with all the law enforcement agencies to discuss on establishing such division.

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The Minister for Labor & Human Resources presents report on maternity leave

Posted on : 15 November 2016

The Minister for Labor & Human Resources presented a report on the implementation status of the resolution passed during the 7th session of the National Assembly pertaining to possibility of increasing maternity leave outside the scope of civil service. Presenting the report, the Minister informed that the ministry has conducted research on possibility of increasing the maternity leave for women working in corporate and private sectors. He reported that the…....

House resolves to deliberate on the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2016-17

Posted on : 14 November 2016

The Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2016-17 was introduced to the House by the Minister for Finance today. He expressed that the unemployment problem was becoming a challenge for the country and thus the supplementary budget was mainly aimed to address this problem. The Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2016-17 amounts to the tune of Nu. 262.808 million.

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Income Tax Bill of Bhutan 2016 introduced in the House

Posted on : 14 November 2016

The Minister for Finance today introduced the Income Tax (Repeal of certain provisions) Bill of Bhutan 2016 in the National Assembly. Introducing the Bill, the Finance Minister submitted that once the Bill is passed, interest shall no longer be applicable to fixed deposits. At the same time, he said that the amended Income Tax Bill would promote savings in the banks and benefit loan lending.

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New Member of Parliament from North Thimphu Constituency takes oath

Posted on : 10 November 2016

The newly elected Member of Parliament from North Thimphu constituency, Hon’ble Tshering took the oath or affirmation of office in a ceremony held earlier this morning. The ceremony was administered by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Bhutan in accordance to Section 18 of Article 10 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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His Majesty the Druk Gyaplo graces the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Session of the Second Parliament

Posted on : 10 November 2016

Today, His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo graced the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Session of the Second Parliament. The occasion was witnessed by Members of the Royal Family, representatives of the Central Monastic Body, senior government officials, members of the international community, students and public.

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Full Address of Hon'ble Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Session of the Second Parliament

Posted on : 10 November 2016
  1. Today, the opening ceremony of the 8th session of the second parliament is being commenced as we celebrate ten years of our beloved His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s reign on the golden throne.His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo has always graced the opening ceremonies of the parliament despite being engaged with numerous activities of national importance. On behalf of the parliament and on my own behalf, I…....

New Director joins National Assembly Secretariat

Posted on : 08 November 2016

The National Assembly Secretariat is pleased to announce that Mr. Duba, former Chief Programe Officer with the Cabinet Secretariat has joined today as the new Director for the National Assembly Secretariat.

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The President of Hungarian Bhutan Friendship Society visits National Assembly

Posted on : 03 November 2016

The President of Hungarian Bhutan Friendship Society Dr. Zoltan Valcsicsak called on the Hon’ble Speaker Jigme Zangpo yesterday evening. Hon’ble Speaker thanked Dr. Zoltan for founding the Hungarian Bhutan Friendship Society and extending goodwill assistance to Bhutanese visiting Hungary.

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