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Motion to review subordinate legislation by Parliament before implementation by the agency

Posted on :04 June 2019

The Member from Gangzur_Minjey Constituency moved the motion to review subordinate legislation by Parliament before its implementation by the concerned agency. The motion was supported by the Opposition Leader.


The Member from Gangzur-Minjey Constituency submitted that, currently discussions in the Parliament face problems due to rules and regulations, which are subordinate legislations and it limits effective enforcement of Laws passed by Parliament. He said some of the rules and regulations are even more strict than legal provisions, affecting the people. The Member pointed out that, Article10 Section 2 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan mandates the “Parliament to ensure that the Government safeguards the interests of the nation and fulfils the aspirations of the people through public review of policies and issues, Bills and other legislations, and scrutiny of State functions”. Therefore, the Member moved that, all existing as well as new subordinate legislations be reviewed by the Parliament before it is implemented to ensure that it is framed in line with the provisions of the parent law. 


The House voted on the motion and out of 44 Members present and voting, 18 voted Yes, 25 Voted No and 1 Abstained, thereby not passing the motion to review the subordinate legislation by the Parliament before it is implemented by the agency.


Attached is the Motion submitted to the House.


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