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Call on to Hon’ble Speaker by Mr. Stefano Manservisi, DG for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), European Commission (EC)

Posted on : 12 January 2019

Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), European Commission (EC) and delegation made a call on with the Hon'ble Speaker on 12 January, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the Gyelyong Tshogkhang.

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The Economic and Finance Committee presents the Review Report on National Budget for Financial Year 2018-2019

Posted on : 11 January 2019

The Chairperson of the Economic and Finance Committee, Member from Athang-Thedtsho Constituency presented the review report on the National Budget for Financial Year 2018-19 today. The Chairperson presented the Terms of Reference of the Committee, Consultation with Stakeholder, Compliance of the Budget Report with the provision of relevant laws, Observations of the Committee on Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook and Budget Estimate for FY 2018-19 and Five Recommendations of the Committee. 

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Question Hour

Posted on : 11 January 2019

A total of Eight Questions were asked in the Question Hour Session Today to Ministers in Group C.  Four Questions were asked to the Minister for Economic Affairs, Three to the MInister for Labour and Human Resources and one to the Finance Minister.

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National Assembly Discusses Local Government Petitions

Posted on : 10 January 2019

Approval for Subsidised Rural Timber

The Member from Athang-Thedtso constituency, on behalf of the Wangdue Dzongkhag Local Government, submitted that despite the establishment of Gewog Forest Offices in the Gewogs, the public still had to travel to the Division Office at Lobeysa to get approval and other forestry related services. It was therefore submitted that the policy and procedure for approval of subsidised timber permit be reviewed and the authority…....

National Assembly passes the 12 FYP

Posted on : 09 January 2019

Into the third day of the deliberation on 12 FYP the  House deliberated on the remaining 12 Key Result Areas, its key performance indicators and the strategies to achieve the NKRAs.

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Question Hour

Posted on : 08 January 2019

Member from Lhamoi Zingkha-Tashiding constituency asked the Agriculture Minister on the plans and programs to support the farmers affected by citrus diseases.  

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The House continued deliberation on the 12 FYP

Posted on : 08 January 2019

In the second day of deliberation on the 12 FYP and on the National Key Result Areas 3, Members pointed out the importance of Roads as the key to economic development as well as boost agricultural sector. Improvement of health, education and living standards to narrow the gap between the rich and poor.  Key indicators to reduce multidimensional poverty line from 5.5 % to below 5 % was also discussed. 

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Courtesy call on to Hon’ble Speaker by the Vietnamese Ambassador to Bhutan

Posted on : 07 January 2019

His Excellency Pham Sanh Chau and staff of the Vietnamese Embassy made a courtesy call on to the Hon’ble Speaker on 7 January 2019.

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Finance Minister Presents the 12th Five Year Plan

Posted on : 07 January 2019

The Finance Minister presented an overview of the 12 FYP, which starts from November 2018 to October 2023 in alignment with the term of the Government. The 12 FYP with the Objective “Just, Harmonious and Sustainable Society through enhanced Decentralization” is guided by the development philosophy of Gross National Happiness.

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First Session of the Third Parliament conducts The First Question Hour

Posted on : 04 January 2019

A total of six Questions were asked to the Ministers in Group A, consisting of the Prime Minister, Minister for Home & Cultural Affairs and Minister for Information and Communications.

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National Assembly formalizes the Standing Committees and appoints Committee Members for the Third Parliament

Posted on : 04 January 2019

The National Assembly unanimously with show of hands endorsed the 9 Standing Committee and Committee Members today. The Nine Standing Committees are:

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The Finance Minister Presents the National Budget for the Financial Year (FY) 2018-2019 to the House.

Posted on : 04 January 2019

The Finance Minister, Lyonpo Namgay Tshering presented the National Budget for the FY 2018-2019 to the National Assembly today. Introducing the Report, the Finance Minister reported that the government comprehensively reviewed the draft 12 FYP and approved the Plan with an outlay of Nu.310 billion. The overarching goal of the 12 FYP is to pursue “Just Harmonious and a sustainable society through enhanced decentralization” and that the 12 FYP is…....

The First Session of Third Parliament Commences

Posted on : 02 January 2019

The Opening Ceremony of the First Session of the Third Parliament was held today. The Ceremony was graced by His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen and Members of the Royal Family.

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National Assembly Members offer Soelkha at Dechenphu and Trashichhodzong

Posted on : 01 January 2019

The National Assembly Members and secretariat staff, led by the Hon’ble Speaker visited Dechenphu and Dukhang in Tashichhodzong today to offer Soelkha and prayers for the successful conduct of the First Session of the Third Parliament.

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Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) presents the Air Services Agreement between Bhutan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Hon’ble Members of the National Assembly.

Posted on : 27 December 2018

On the request of the  National Assembly Secretariat, a team led by the Offtg Secretary of  the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) and Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) made a presentation to the Members of the National Assembly  on Air Services Agreement between Bhutan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) today at the National Assembly Conference Hall.

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