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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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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…....

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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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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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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French Ambassador Dr. Thierry Mathou pays courtesy call on to the Hon’ble Speaker

Posted on : 02 November 2016

The French Ambassador to Republic of Philippines Dr. Thierry Mathou called on the Hon’ble Speaker Jigme Zangpo earlier this morning at Gyelyong Tshokhang. The Hon’ble Speaker thanked Ambassador Mathou for his research works on Bhutan and expressed that his involvement in reviving Tashi Gomang or portable altar was commendable. Ambassador Mathou was also briefed on parliamentary democracy which was flourishing in the country.       

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Parliament launches the Legislative Drafting Manual

Posted on : 31 October 2016

The Parliament of Bhutan today launched the Legislative Drafting Manual at a ceremony held in the Gyelyong Tshokhang. The event was graced by the Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo and the International IDEA’s Regional Director for Asia Pacific, Ms. Leena Rikkila Tamang. The event was attended by the officials of International IDEA, Hon’ble Members of Parliament and officials from the two Houses.

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Hon’ble Speaker addresses the 135th IPU general assembly

Posted on : 26 October 2016

A ten member joint parliamentary delegation from the Parliament of Bhutan is currently attending the 135th general assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union at Geneva, Switzerland which commenced from 23rd of this month.  The theme for the 135th general assembly is ‘Human rights abuses as precursors of conflict: Parliaments as early responders’.

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Full statement of the Hon’ble Speaker at the 135th IPU General Assembly

Posted on : 26 October 2016

Statement by Hon’ble Speaker Jigme Zangpo on Human rights abuses as precursors of conflict: Parliaments as early responders at the 135th IPU General Assembly                    

(Geneva, Switzerland, 23-27 October 2016)

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The Director General of IDI makes a courtesy call on Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament

Posted on : 25 October 2016

A two member delegation from INTOSAI Development Initiatives (IDI) led by Director General, Mr. Einar John Goerrissen called on the Public Accounts Committee last evening. Hon’ble Member, Pema Dakpa welcomed the delegation on behalf of the Committee.

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National Assembly launches its first ever Annual Report

Posted on : 20 October 2016

The National Assembly of Bhutan today launched its first ever Annual Report 2015-2016 during the preliminary meeting for the 8th session of the Second Parliament at the Gyelyong Tshokhang. The annual report was jointly launched by the Hon’ble Speaker, Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Hon’ble Member Yeshey Zimba of South Thimphu Constituency representing the Hon’ble Leader of Opposition party.

 

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Meetings of APA 1st Executive Council and Standing Committee Meeting on Staff and Financial Regulations

Posted on : 04 October 2016

Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo and Hon’ble Karma Rangdol, MP attended the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee on Staff and Financial Regulation and 1st APA Executive Council Meeting held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from September 26-27, 2016. Out of 42 member countries for the APA, 22 member countries were present during the meetings.

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Presentation on adopting ISSAIs as authoritative Auditing Standards of the RAA (Organized by PAC)

Posted on : 20 September 2016

The officials from the Royal Audit Authority lead by the Hon’ble Auditor General made a brief presentation on adopting International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) to be used as an authoritative Auditing Standards of the RAA on the 16 September, 2016.

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Vietnam, Bhutan enjoy firm basis for stronger relations

Posted on : 16 September 2016

Vietnam and Bhutan share many similarities in culture, history and religion, which is a solid foundation for bilateral relations to develop, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has said.

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