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The Members of the National Assembly visit Dechenphu to offer thanks for the successful conclusion of the 10th Session, Second Parliament

Posted on : 08 December 2017

After the conclusion of the Tenth Session of the Second Parliament, the Members of the Parliament led by the Hon’ble Speaker visited Dechenphu Lhakhang and Tashichhodzong to offer gratitude to the Guardian Deities for the successful conclusion of the Session.

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National Assembly Ratifies the Resolution of the 10th Session of the Second Parliament

Posted on : 07 December 2017

In accordance with the Daily Business Order for the day, the Secretary General read out the Draft Resolutions to the House. The National Assembly ratified the Resolutions of the 10th Session of the Second Parliament after making necessary amendments.

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Hon’ble Speaker granted Tashi Khadar

Posted on : 07 December 2017

Hon’ble Speaker granted Tashi Khadar and congratulated Ms. Sonam Lhamo on being promoted as Chief Information and Media Officer of the National Assembly Secretariat.

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Mr. Rinchen Khandu, ARO of NAS tops Technical Category in Bhutan Civil Service Examination 2017

Posted on : 07 December 2017

Hon’ble Tshogpon granted Tashi Khadhar and congratulated Mr. Rinchen Khandu for his achievement in the Bhutan Civil Service Examination 2017. Mr. Rinchen Khandu topped Bhutan Civil Service Examination 2017 in the technical category (IT), which was appeared by some 21 candidates. Mr. Rinchen Khandu joined the National Assembly Secretariat in August 2016 as Assistant Research Officer after his graduation from the College of Science & Technology in Rinchending with Bachelors…....

The Joint Sitting of the Parliament continues deliberation on the Review of the Performance Audit Report (PAR)

Posted on : 06 December 2017

The Joint Sitting of the Parliament continued deliberations on the Review of the Seven Performance Audit Report of various sectors today.

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

Posted on : 05 December 2017

The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, National Council Member from Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag, presented the Public Accounts Committee Report to the Parliament today. 

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Re-deliberation on the Amendments and Objections of the National Council Narcotics Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2017 (Urgent Bill)

Posted on : 04 December 2017

Re-deliberation on the Amendments and Objections of the National Council Narcotics Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2017 (Urgent Bill)

The National Assembly re-deliberated on the recommendations and the objections made by the National Council on the Narcotics Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2017 today.  

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National Assembly makes a 3-day field visit to Phuentsholing

Posted on : 03 December 2017

Hon’ble Members of the National Assembly led by Hon’ble Speaker made a 3-day field visits to Phuentsholing from 1 – 3 December 2017. The sole purpose of the visit was to facilitate Hon’ble Members of National Assembly to oversee the status of various industries, dry port and special housing project in Phuentsholing.

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Question Hour Highlight

Posted on : 01 December 2017

Question Hour Highlight

1. Question on Plan of Action to Address Suicide Problem

The Member from Nanong-Shumar constituency asked the Prime Minister to inform the House on the policies, strategies and plan of action being pursued to address the issue of increasing number of suicide in the country.

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National Assembly Passes the Tourism Levy Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2017

Posted on : 30 November 2017

National Assembly Passes the Tourism Levy Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2017

The National Assembly adopted the Tourism Levy Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2017 with 37 “Yes” votes, 2 “ No” and 1  “Abstain”, out of 40 members present and voting.

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National Assembly Adopts the Audit Bill 2017

Posted on : 29 November 2017

National Assembly Adopts the Audit Bill 2017

The National Assembly adopted the Audit Bill 2017 today with 41 “Yes” votes, 1 “No” vote and 1 “Abstain”, out of the 43 members present and voting.

 
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Question Hour Highlights (28.11.2017)

Posted on : 28 November 2017

1. Issues related to Alcohol Consumption

The Member from Chhumig-Ura constituency asked the Health Minister to inform the House on the annual spending by the government to treat alcohol related diseases, policies and plans to reduce consumption of alcohol, implementation status of alcohol reduction policy and current status of alcohol consumption in the country.

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National Assembly Adopts the Narcotics Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2017

Posted on : 27 November 2017

National Assembly Adopts the Narcotics Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2017

The National Assembly passed the Narcotics Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and Substance Abuse (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2017 with 38 “Yes” votes, 1 “No” vote and 3 “Abstain” out of total of 42 members present and voting.

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Question Hour Highlights (24 November 2017)

Posted on : 24 November 2017

1. Excise duty on petrol and diesel

The Member from Bartsam-Shongphu asked the Minister for Economic Affairs to clarify whether the full excise duty exemption on petrol and diesel by the Government of India was passed on to the consumers.

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National Assembly passes the motion to stop the Corporatization of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH)

Posted on : 23 November 2017

National Assembly passes the motion to stop the Corporatization of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH)

The Member from Panbang constituency moved the motion to stop corporatization of JDWNRH by the government with immediate effect giving due respect to the rights of the people of Bhutan as enshrined in the Constitution of Bhutan to provide free basic health services. 

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