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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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Mr. Bjorn Forde, Director of Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) made courtesy call-on to the Hon Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo

Posted on : 13 September 2016

The Director of Danish Institiute for Parties and Democarcy  (DIPD), Mr. Bjorn Forde  made  courtesy call-on to Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo at Gyelyong Tshokhang on 12th September, 2016. Mr. Bjorn expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and stated that officially this would be his last mission in Bhutan as he is soon retiring from the post of Director of DIPD.

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Public Accounts Committee conducts Public Hearing with FCB in Phuntsholing today

Posted on : 12 September 2016

The Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament holds Public Hearing with Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd in Phuentsholing, at FCB Conference Hall. The objective of  public hearing was to understand the issues behind the

Hon Judge Cryan and Master Scrivener Mrs.Pamela Cryan of Inner Temple of Court of London meets with the Legislative Committee of the National Assembly

Posted on : 07 September 2016

The Legislative Committee of the National Assembly met with the Hon'ble Judge Cryan and Master Scrivener Mrs.Pamela Cryan on 6th Sept.2016 at National Assembly Conference Hall. 

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PAC conducted Public Hearing with MoLHR and MoAF today

Posted on : 30 August 2016

The Officials from the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest attended  the Public Hearing conducted by Public Accounts  Committee today.  The Committee summoned the two ministries for failing to resolve the audit irregularities from 2009 to 2013 and also on the 2014 Audit Irregularities.

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Public Accounts Committee conducts Public Hearings with MoFA and MoE today.

Posted on : 24 August 2016

The Public Accounts Committee in its second round of public hearing, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education attended the hearing. The event was organized to obtain documentary evidence as well as oral submission from the respective ministries pertaining to the unresolved audit irregularities from 2009 to 2014.

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New UNICEF Representative call on the Hon Speaker

Posted on : 23 August 2016

The new UNICEF Country Representative, Mr.  Rudolf Schwenk made  call-on to Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo at Gyelyong Tshokhang this afternoon. 

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