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Revised Taxes and Levies Bill of Bhutan, 2016 passes as the Money bill

Posted on : 13 June 2016

The Minister of Finance moved the motion in the National Assembly today for adoption of the Revised Taxes and Levies Bill of Bhutan 2016. The Minister said that it will immensely benefit the low income group of people, children and the private sector and asked for the endorsement of the bill by the house.

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Deliberation on National Budget report concluded

Posted on : 10 June 2016

In continuation of deliberation on the budget report, the Chairperson of the Finance Committee presented its report on the sector allocation budget for the FY 2016-17 to the National Assembly today.

 

Deliberating on the report members raised concerns as to how the Geog Development Grant and Dzongkhag Development Grant could be aligned with the resource allocation formula used for allocating annual budget, so that…....

Deliberation on Money Bill

Posted on : 10 June 2016

The Chairperson of Finance Committee in the afternoon today presented its third report on the Revised Taxes and Levies Bill of Bhutan, 2016 as a money bill. The chairperson informed the house on the tax slabs of the SAARC countries and submitted that Bhutan has the lowest taxable amount.

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Highlight of the Question Hour

Posted on : 10 June 2016

The member of Chumey Ura Constituency  and Nubi Tangsibji questioned the Minister for Economic Affairs with regard to the number of regional tourist arrived in the country and the mechanism of tourism policy. 

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Deliberation on the National Budget for Financial year 2016-17

Posted on : 09 June 2016

The Chairperson of Finance Committee presented its report on the National Budget Report for the Financial year 2016-17 to the National Assembly today. The Budget Report  for FY 2016-17 was referred to Finance Committee on 1st June 2016. 

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Opposition Motion to Close down REDC, the erstwhile BOIC

Posted on : 08 June 2016

The Member of North Thimphu Constituency on behalf of the Opposition Party moved the motion to close down Business Opportunity Information Centre(BOIC) which is now known as Rural Enterprise Development Corporation (REDC).

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The Good Governance Committee presented its report to the National Assembly

Posted on : 07 June 2016

The Good Governance Committee presented its report on Annual Anti-corruption Commission Report 2015 to the National Assembly on 7th June 2016, as per Article 27 Section 4 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Deliberation concludes on the Third Reading of Customs Bill of Bhutan 2015

Posted on : 06 June 2016

The deliberation on the Third Reading on the Customs Bill of Bhutan 2015 continued today in the National Assembly. The house deliberated on each section of the Bill along with the 49 recommendations submitted by the Economic Development and Private Sector Committee (ED&PS).

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Stakeholder’s consultation meeting on National Budget Report for Financial Year 2016-17

Posted on : 05 June 2016

The Finance Committee of the National Assembly convened major stakeholder’s consultation meeting on 05/06/2016 at 10:00 am in NA Conference Hall to discuss on National Budget Report for Financial Year 2016-17.

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Ministers were questioned during the first question hour of the Seventh session today

Posted on : 03 June 2016

The Member of Kabisa Talog constituency questioned the Minister for Information and Communication on whether the age limit for the taxi drivers could be increased beyond the current permissible age of 60, provided they have clean medical certificate. 

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Deliberation on report by the Women, Children and Youth Committee

Posted on : 02 June 2016

The Chairperson of the Women, Children and Youth Committee presented its report on the implementation of resolution of the National Assembly passed during the 5th and 6th sessions of the 2nd Parliament. The committee reported implementation status on  5 items of resolutions and made five recommendations to the house for approval.

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Minister for Finance presents Annual Budget Report for the financial year 2016-17

Posted on : 01 June 2016

As per Article 14 (8) of the Constitution, the Minister for Finance presented the Annual Budget for the financial year 2016-17,  revised budget of   the previous fiscal year 2015-16, Fiscal performance of 2014-15, and tabled revised taxes and levies bill of Bhutan 2016..    

 
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Joint Sitting re-endorses Paro Dzongkhag Thromde boundary map passed in the 5th session of the second parliament

Posted on : 31 May 2016

As per the resolution of 6th session of the 2nd Parliament, on behalf of the government, the Minister for Works and Human Settlement presented the report on Paro Dzongkhag Thromde to the Joint Sitting of the Parliament today.

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The Joint Sitting of the Parliament passes the Companies Bill of Bhutan 2015

Posted on : 30 May 2016

The Chairperson of the Joint Committee,  for review of disputed sections of Companies Bill 2015, the Hon Member of Khamdang Ramjar Constituency submitted its report to the Parliament today.

 
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The Parliament passes the Jabmi (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2014

Posted on : 27 May 2016

The Chairperson of Joint Committee presented its report on the 23 disputed clauses of the Jabmi (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2014 to the Joint Sitting of the Parliament today. The House after a thorough deliberation on few sections passed the Bill with 60 Members voting in favour of the Bill while 3 Members voted ‘No’. There were a total of 63 Members present during the voting.

 

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