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The State of the Nation Report

Posted on : 24 December 2021

Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Dr. Lotay Tshering tabled the Annual Report on the State of the Nation to the Joint Sitting of the House today.

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Civil Service Award 2021

Posted on : 15 December 2021

In keeping with the Royal Command issued to the Royal Civil Service Commission and as per Chapter 22 of Bhutan Civil Service Rules and Regulations 2012, the Annual Civil Service  Award Ceremony for the officials of the National Assembly for their dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum was held today. 

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Parliament concludes deliberation on the Public Accounts Committee’s review reports

Posted on : 15 December 2021

The House today continued the deliberation on the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) review reports. On the follow-up review report of surface collection and dredging of riverbed materials (RBM), the House was informed that out of ten issues of lapses and irregularities, four have been settled, and five is partially settled whereas one issue is yet to be settled as of 29th October, 2021.

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Re-deliberation on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (Amendment)

Posted on : 15 December 2021

The House today re-deliberated on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) (Amendment) concerning the reservation on Article 66(2). The National Council was not in favour of the National Assembly’s amendment to revoke the earlier reservation on Article 66 (2) of the UNCAC and proposed to deposit with reservation or denounce and re-accede to the UNCAC with the reservations on Article 66(2) to uphold national interests.

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Public Accounts Committee presents Review Report on Annual Audit Report 2020 to the Joint Sitting

Posted on : 14 December 2021

The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Hon’ble Ugyen Tshering (NC, Paro) presented the Committee’s Review Report on Annual Audit Report 2020, Follow up on Review Reports of AAR 2010-2019, Performance Audit Reports and implementation status of the resolutions to the Joint Sitting of the Parliament today.

 

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The National Assembly adopts the Customs Duty (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021, the Tax Bill of Bhutan 2021, the Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021, and the Fiscal Incentives Bill of Bhutan 2021

Posted on : 13 December 2021

The House today deliberated on the recommendations received from the National Council on the four Money Bills; Fiscal Incentives Bill of Bhutan 2021, Customs Duty (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021, the Tax Bill of Bhutan 2021 and the Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021.

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Re-deliberation on the Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Bill 2021

Posted on : 13 December 2021

The Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Bill 2021 was referred to the National Council on 7th June 2021 after it was adopted from the National Assembly during the 5th Session of the Third Parliament. 

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Question Hour

Posted on : 10 December 2021

A total of 12 questions were raised to the Prime Minister, Minister for Works and Human Settlements, and Minister for Information and Communications during the question hour today.

 

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National Assembly passes recommendations made by the Good Governance Committee on the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Annual Report 2020-2021

Posted on : 10 December 2021

The Chairperson of the Good Governance Committee (GGC), Hon’ble Ugyen Dorji from Dewathang_Gomdar constituency presented the Committee’s Review Report on the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) Annual Report 2020-2021 to the House today. 

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National Assembly adopts the Civil Society Organization (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021 and the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021

Posted on : 09 December 2021

The Member In-Charge of the Civil Society Organization (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021, Chairperson of the Human Rights and Foreign Relations committee, Hon’ble Passang Dorji (Ph.D.) moved the motion to adopt the Civil Society Organization (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021. 

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Motion for immediate commencement of South-East-West and completion North-East-West’s Highways

Posted on : 09 December 2021

The Member from Khar-Yurung constituency, Hon’ble Tshering Choden moved the motion for immediate commencement of South-East-West and completion of North-East-West's Highways. The Member from Kengkhar-Weringla constituency, Hon’ble Rinzin Jamtsho supported the Motion.

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National Assembly approves lifting of Ban on Bar License in Bhutan

Posted on : 09 December 2021

The Member from Athang-Thedtsho constituency, Hon’ble Kinley Wangchuk moved the motion to lift the ban on the Bar License in Bhutan seconded by the Member from Chhoekhor-Tang constituency.

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Third Reading on the Civil Society Organization (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021 and the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021 concludes today

Posted on : 08 December 2021

The House today concluded the deliberation of the Civil Society Organization (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021.

 

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Question Hour: Health Minister questioned on the possibility of reduction of the mandatory quarantine period and Education Minister on the teachers transfer

Posted on : 07 December 2021

A total of eight questions were raised to the Health and Education Minister today.

From the three questions raised to the Minister for Health, one question pertained to the reduction of the mandatory quarantine period while traveling from COVID 19 high to low-risk areas. 

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National Assembly adopts the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021:

Posted on : 07 December 2021

The Member In-Charge of the Bill, Minister for Agriculture and Forests moved the motion to adopt the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021. The House adopted the Bill with 41 Yes and 1 Abstain out of 42 Members present and voting.

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