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H.E. Mr. Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah, DY. Speaker of Bangladeshi Parliament calls on Hon Speaker

Posted on : 01 August 2017

A four member delegation led by H.E. Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah, DY. Speaker of Bangladeshi Parliament called on the Hon Speaker this morning at the GyalyongTshogkhang.  He extended their gratitude to the Royal Government for the very warm welcome accorded to him. 

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3-Day Workshop on Committee Functioning System of Parliament and the Role of Committee Secretaries

Posted on : 24 July 2017

The 3-Day Workshop to understand the Committee Functioning System of Parliament and the Role of Committee Secretaries is underway at Metta Resort in Paro. The workshop is facilitated by five eminent resource persons from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats of Parliament of India. The workshop is organized by the Secretariats of Parliament of Bhutan with financial supports from the UNDP Bhutan Office.

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Presentation on the Annual Audit Report 2016 and other Reports by the RAA

Posted on : 07 July 2017

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) organized a presentation from Royal Audit Authority (RAA) on 6th July, 2017 in the National Assembly Conference Hall. The presentations were made on Annual Audit Report 2016 and 6 Performance Audit Reports. 

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Sensitization workshop held on Gender Responsive Planning & Budgeting for parliamentarians

Posted on : 27 June 2017

A high level sensitization workshop on Gender Responsive Planning & Budgeting (GRPB) was organized yesterday by the Parliament of Bhutan in collaboration with the UNDP. The workshop was aimed at sensitizing the Members of Parliament on GRPB which is an important tool towards the empowerment of women.

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Ninth Session of the Second Parliament concludes

Posted on : 20 June 2017

The Ninth Session of the Second Parliament concluded today. The occasion was graced by His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo. In his concluding address, the Speaker welcomed and expressed his gratitude to His Majesty for gracing the occasion. On behalf of the Parliament, he further expressed his gratitude to His Majesty for the royal initiatives undertaken for the welfare of the people and the country. Words of gratitude were also expressed…....

Prime Minister presents annual state of the nation report

Posted on : 19 June 2017

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering  Tobgay today presented the annual report on the state of the nation including legislative plans and priorities of the government to the Druk Gyalpo and the  joint sitting of parliament as per article 10 (10)  of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Highlights from the Question Hour

Posted on : 16 June 2017

Disengaging of questions on corruption in the recent National Housing & Population Census questioned

 

The Member from Nubi-Tangsibji constituency questioned on why the questions pertaining to corruption although listed in the questionnaire for the recent National Housing & Population Census (NHPC) 2016 were not asked to the people. Responding to the query, the Prime Minister clarified that the questionnaire was wholly prepared by the committee on NHPC and the…....

BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement deferred

Posted on : 15 June 2017

The joint committee of the Parliament today presented a brief report on the meetings it held on the Bangladesh, Bhutan India & Nepal Motor Vehicle Agreement. The Member from Tashicholing constituency who chaired the joint committee informed the joint sitting that despite holding five meetings, the committee could not reach a consensus on the BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement.

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Joint Sitting endorses nine of eleven recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee

Posted on : 14 June 2017

 

The joint sitting today endorsed nine of the 11 recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee after 52 Members voted ‘Yes’ and three Members voted ‘No’ while nine abstained from voting. There was a total of 64 Members present during the voting. The two recommendations which were not endorsed are revision of guidelines for the Gewog Development Grant and establishment of sustainable trust fund for…....

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

Posted on : 13 June 2017

The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) who is also the Member from Kabji-Talo constituency presented the performance audit reports to the joint sitting of parliament today. The report was presented after the Royal Kasho for convention of the joint sitting was read out by the Secretary General of the National Assembly in the House.

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Recommendations of the National Council on the Budget Appropriation Bill, Pay Revision Report and the Fiscal Incentive Bill deliberated

Posted on : 12 June 2017

The House today re-deliberated on the recommendations of the National Council on the budget appropriation bill 2017-18, pay revision report (Money bill) and the fiscal incentive bill 2017. A total of seven recommendations were made on the budget appropriation bill and four recommendations on the pay revision bill. The National Council had, however, revoked the fiscal incentives bill 2017 with four general objections and 10 specific objections.

 

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Motion on enhancing House’s engagement on SDGs endorsed

Posted on : 08 June 2017

The Member from Khamdang-Ramjhar constituency who is also a member of the interim committee of the National Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) moved the motion to ensure meaningful engagement of the National Assembly on SDGs. The Member highlighted that the motion was being moved mainly to better engage the standing committees of the House to strategize in mainstreaming the SDGs within the parliamentary mechanism.

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National Assembly unanimously passes the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill

Posted on : 08 June 2017

The National Assembly today unanimously passed the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill 2017 after all 44 Members present voted in favour of the Bill. 

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Anti -Money Laundering & Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill to be voted for adoption tomorrow

Posted on : 07 June 2017

Deliberations on the Anti -Money Laundering & Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill 2017 concluded today in the National Assembly. The Bill with nine chapters include provisions for establishment of financial intelligence department, reporting entity and preventive measures, targeted financial sanctions and confiscation of the proceeds and instrumentality of crime among others.

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Deliberation continues on the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill.

Posted on : 06 June 2017

The deliberations today were mainly held on clause 9 of the Bill which pertains to the tenure of the Director of the Financial Intelligence Department. The Member from Kabji-Talo constituency submitted that the clause was not clear on how many times the Director would be eligible for re-appointment after the five year tenure. He underscored that the reappointment term should be ascertained. The Member from Lamgong-Wangchag constituency submitted that it…....

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