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Members of National Assembly
How many Members are there in the National Assembly?

There are 47 Members in the National Assembly, representing each Constituency.

How many women Members are there?

There are 8 women members in the National Assembly

Who is the Speaker of the National Assembly?

H.E. Wangchuk Namgyel is the Speaker of National Assembly.

Visiting Parliament
Can members of the public tour the National Assembly?

Yes, the public can tour the National Assembly.

Are members of the public admitted to the Public Gallery to watch debates in National Assembly?

Yes, all the interested individuals can observe the National Assembly Session.

Are members of the public admitted to Committee meetings?


Conduct of Business
Where can I find out about debates taking place in National Assembly?

You can get information from the website as well as from the Secretariat.

Are members of the public admitted to the National Assembly to watch debates?

Yes, all the interested individuals can observe the National Assembly Session.

What are the sitting hours of the National Assembly?

The Assembly sits from 10.00 AM to 1:30 PM.

Where can I read the text of debates that take place in the National Assembly?

Contact the Secretariat for a copy of the resolutions.

When does the Budget take place?

Budget takes place sometime in June, each year.

What is Question Hour?

The first hour of a sitting of National Assembly is devoted to Questions and that hour is called the Question Hour. Question Hours takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

What type of questions can a member ask during the Question Hour?

During the Question Hour any member can put questions on every aspect of administration, Governmental activity and questions related to their Constituency to a concerned Minister.

Why do members visit their Constituency?

Mainly to collect agenda for the upcoming session and inform the people of the resolution of the session concluded, to look into the general welfare of the public and act as bridge between government and the people, to promote our national culture, heritage and environment, to support and check the policies activities of government, thereby, maintaining a dynamic check-and-balance system, to render support and advice to the Local Government in every aspect, to endeavor to realize His Majesty’s noble vision of GNH and to monitor developmental activities.

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National Assembly Secretariat
Gyelyong Tshokhang
P.O. Box 139
Thimphu : Bhutan
Phone: +975-2-322729/322793.
Fax: +975-2-324210

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