Dorji Khandu

Journal of a Young Parliamentarian

Attending the 3-days workshop on advanced media literacy held from 18-20th December, 2019 at Namgay Heritage Hotel, Thimphu. It was Organized by the Bhutan Media Foundation with the support of HELVETAS Bhutan and European Union.

In the world of the digital era, technology has made it easy for anyone to create media. Consequently, media literacy is a crucial skill all media consumers must have in order to be able to interpret and analyze media information.

I truly appreciated the insightful training organized by the Bhutan Media Foundation. It was very inspirational, energizing, bringing scores of ideas, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge together with case studies.


16 Jun 2020

25th Session Concludes

NC Session

The 25th Session of the National Council concluded today. In the closing address, the...


15 Jun 2020

NC Endorsed the Budget Appropriation Bills with Recommendations

NC Session

The House unanimously adopted the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2019-20; Budget Appropriation Bill 2020-21;...


12 Jun 2020

Deliberation on budget continues

NC Session

Continuing with the deliberation on budget, members acknowledged the government for its commitment and...


11 Jun 2020

NC deliberates on Budget

NC Session

The House deliberated on the National Budget Report for the Financial Year 2020-21 which...


10 Jun 2020

Finance Minister introduces Budget Bills

NC Session

The Finance Minister presented the National Budget Report for the FY 2020-21, and introduced...


9 Jun 2020

25th Session of the National Council begins

NC Session

The 25th Session of the National Council commences as commanded by the Royal Kasho...


4 Jun 2020

NC convenes plenary session for upcoming session

Plenary Meeting

The plenary session commenced coinciding with the 30th birth anniversary of our beloved Queen,...


16 Apr 2020

Brainstorming session on TVET Reforms

Meeting

The team led by the new CEO Dasho Kinga Tshering presented follow up on...


5 Mar 2020

The 24th NC Session Concludes

NC Session

The 24th Session of the House concluded today in the august hall of the...


4 Mar 2020

Adoption of Impeachment Procedure Bill 2019 and Minister’s Entitlements Bill 2020

NC Session

Adoption of Impeachment Procedure Bill of Bhutan 2019 and Minister and Minister Equivalent Post...


3 Mar 2020

Continue deliberation on the Public Accounts Committee’s Report

Parliament Session (JS)

Joint Sitting adopts five recommendations on the PAC review report. With a two-day deliberation...


2 Mar 2020

PAC Presents its Review Report on RAA’s Annual Report 2018 to the Joint Sitting

Parliament Session (JS)

The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, Hon’ble Phuntsho Rapten, Eminent Member, National Council,...


28 Feb 2020

Adoptions of Bills and Recommendations on the Reports

NC Session

In the 30th sitting, the House adopted final resolutions as proposed by relevant committees...


26 Feb 2020

Continue deliberation on improving the Quality of Education

NC Session

Today, the House deliberated on the recommendations submitted by the Good Governance Committee (GGC)...


20 Feb 2020

Continue deliberation on the Review of Human Trafficking in Bhutan

NC Session

27th sitting of the House continued with the deliberation on the recommendations on the...


19 Feb 2020

NC adopts recommendations for the withdrawal of GST Bill

NC Session

26th Sitting: Adoption of the recommendations of the Committee on the GST Bill for...


18 Feb 2020

Adoption of Supplementary Budget Bill and Pay Revision (Amendment) Bill 2020

NC Session

The House adopted the Pay Revision (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 and the Supplementary...


17 Feb 2020

Deliberation on the Pay Revision (Amendment) & Supplementary Budget Bill

NC Session

The House deliberated on the Pay Revision (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 followed by...


14 Feb 2020

Presentation of the Goods and Services Tax Bill of Bhutan 2020

NC Session

In the 23rd Sitting, the Hon’ble Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Tshering introduced the Supplementary...


12 Feb 2020

Deliberation on the FI (Amendment) and Property Tax Bill 2020

NC Session

Deliberation on the Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020. Deliberation on the Property...


11 Feb 2020

Introduction of the Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill & Property Tax Bill 2020

NC Session

Introduction of the Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 and the Property Tax...


10 Feb 2020

Adoption of the CCPC (Amendment) Bill and PCB (Amendment) Bill 2019

NC Session

Today, the House unanimously adopted the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill of...


7 Feb 2020

Interim Review Report on the RNR Marketing Policy Review by NREC

NC Session

The members of the NREC presented the interim review report on the RNR Marketing...


6 Feb 2020

Adoption of the Tax (Amendment) Bill 2020 and Deliberation on the Tourism Levy & Exemption Bill 202

NC Session

17th Sitting: The House adopted the Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020. Subsequently, the...


5 Feb 2020

Presentation of the Tourism Levy Exemption (Amendment) Bill 2020 by Hon’ble Finance Minister

NC Session

Today, the House deliberated on the Tax (Amendment) Bill 2020, adopted the Income Tax...


4 Feb 2020

Presentation of the Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 by Hon’ble Finance Minister 

NC Session

In the 15th sitting, the Finance Minister, Lyonpo Namgay Tshering introduced the Tax (Amendment)...


3 Feb 2020

Re-deliberation on Impeachment Procedure Bill 2019 and the Minister’s Entitlement Bill 2019

NC Session

Re-deliberation on Impeachment Procedure Bill of Bhutan 2019 and the Minister and Minister Equivalent...


31 Jan 2020

Finance Minister introduces the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020

NC Session

In the 13th sitting, the Hon’ble Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Tshering introduced the Income...


30 Jan 2020

Presentation on the GST by MoF

Presentation

With an objective to understand and have a clear background on the intent of...


29 Jan 2020

Economic Affairs Committee Presents Review of Policies related to Vehicle Imports

NC Session

In the 11th sitting the Economic Affairs Committee presented the Review of Policies related...


27 Jan 2020

Continue deliberation on the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill & other

NC Session

9th Sitting: The House continues with the deliberation on the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of...


24 Jan 2020

Continue deliberation on the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020

NC Session

In the 8th sitting, the House resumed with the deliberation on the Lhengye Zhungtshog...


23 Jan 2020

Introduction of the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020

NC Session

The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee (SCAC) of the House introduced the Lhengye Zhungtshog...


21 Jan 2020

Introduction of CCPC (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019

NC Session

In the 5th Sitting, the Legislative Committee introduced the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code...


20 Jan 2020

Deliberation on Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 continues

NC Session

Today, the House resumed the deliberation on the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan...


17 Jan 2020

Deliberation on Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019

NC Session

The Legislative Committee of National Council of Bhutan introduced the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill...


16 Jan 2020

National Council deliberates on follow-up reports

NC Session

The second sitting of the House resumed with the deliberation on the follow-up reports...


15 Jan 2020

Opening Ceremony of the 24th Session of the National Council

NC Session

His Majesty the King graced the opening ceremony of the third session of parliament...


10 Dec 2019

The 19th Asian Pacific Parliamentarians’ Conference on Environment and Development

Conference

Attending the 19th Asian Pacific Parliamentarians’ Conference on Environment and Development held inSeoul, Republic...


23 Oct 2019

Attended the 4th Edition of the Royal Highland Festival at Laya

Celebration

Attended the 4th Edition of the Royal Highland Festival at Laya accompanied with Honorable...


28 Aug 2019

Attending the 9th DT of Gasa District

DYT

Local governments are closest to the people, which serves the people best. Attending the...


29 Jul 2019

12th NREC Meeting

Committee Meeting

Committee meets today to develop methodology flow chart for the review of buyback policy...


15 Jul 2019

Social Policy Training

Training

This program aims to provide the participants with the knowledge and understanding of the...


9 Jul 2019

NC Visits PHPAs

Visit

National Council visits the Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authorities (PHPAs). Fifteen members and the secretariat...


3 Jul 2019

11th NREC Meeting

Committee Meeting

As the Committee was assigned with one legislative issue and one policy issue by...


27 Jun 2019

Closing Ceremony of the 2nd Session of the Third Parliament

Parliament Session (JS)

His Majesty The King graced the Closing Ceremony of the 2nd Session of the...


21 Jun 2019

Presentation of the Performance Audit Report by Public Accounts Committee

Parliament Session (JS)

Presentation of the following Performance Audit Report by Public Accounts Committee: Performance audit report...


20 Jun 2019

Adoptions

NC Session

Adoption of amendments and recommendations on Budget and Appropriation Bill 2019-2020 Adoption of Impeachment...


19 Jun 2019

Continue discussion on Budget and Appropriation Bill

NC Session

Continue discussion on Budget and Appropriation Bill 2019-2020.


18 Jun 2019

Presentation of Budget and Appropriation Bill 2019-2020

NC Session

The 18th sitting began with the Finance Minister, Hon. Namgay Tshering presenting the National...


14 Jun 2019

Adoption of amendments and recommendations on Pay Revision Bill

NC Session

Adoption of amendments and recommendations on Pay Revision Bill of Bhutan 2019.


13 Jun 2019

Deliberation on Recommendations

NC Session

16th Sitting; Deliberation on Recommendations of the Ad-hoc Committee on Pay Revision Bill of...


12 Jun 2019

Pay Revision Report 2019

NC Session

The 15th sitting convened with the introduction of the Pay Revision Report by the...


7 Jun 2019

Review Report on Fronting

NC Session

The Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) presented the review report on fronting: issues, consequences and...


5 Jun 2019

Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019

NC Session

The Legislative Committee introduced the Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of...


3 Jun 2019

Review Report on Harmful Use of Alcohol

NC Session

The Good Governance Committee presented the review report on Harmful Use of Alcohol to...


30 May 2019

Impeachment Procedure Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2019

NC Session

The Natural Resources and Environment Committee introduced the Impeachment Procedure Bill of the Kingdom...


28 May 2019

Review Report on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

NC Session

The members of the Special Committee on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)...


27 May 2019

The House Ratifies Two International Agreements

NC Session

The House unanimously ratified the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete...


24 May 2019

Follow-up Reports on the Resolutions of the 22nd Session

NC Session

The 2nd Sitting of the National Council convened with the deliberation on the follow-up...


23 May 2019

23rd Session of the National Council Commences

NC Session

The 23rd Session of the National Council of Bhutan commenced on 23 May 2019...


17 May 2019

International Conference on Well-being and Urban Development

Conference

It was a great experience attending the conference and listening to the prominent speakers,...


13 May 2019

Visited Laya Central School

Constituency Visit

I had the pleasure of visiting Laya Central School and interacted with teachers and...


12 May 2019

Visited Lungo Extended Classroom and ECCD

Constituency Visit

The ECCD centre which was established with support from UNICEF was inaugurated on April...


10 May 2019

Visit to Bjishong Central School

Constituency Visit

I had a great pleasure of visiting one of the pioneering academic institutions-Bjishong Central...


8 May 2019

Gasa Sector Head Meetings

Constituency Visit

Had a fruitful consultative meeting with sector heads of Gasa District followed by meeting...


6 May 2019

Consultative meeting on the Draft Impeachment Procedure Bill of Bhutan 2019

Committee Meeting

The Natural Resources and Environment Committee (NREC) held consultative meeting with the Holders of...


29 Apr 2019

12th Plenary Meeting

Plenary Meeting

Presided over by the Hon’ble Chairperson, the members convened for its 12th plenary meeting...


25 Apr 2019

Consultation meeting with MoLHR

Committee Meeting

In pursuit of thorough policy review and as a part of in-depth discussion, the...


22 Apr 2019

NREC Meeting (8th)

Committee Meeting

The Natural Resource and Environment Committee convened the 7th meeting today to discuss on...


16 Apr 2019

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh 4th Memorial Lecture

Lecture

Today I had an opportunity to deliver Madanjeet’s Singh memorial lecture on the occasion...


15 Apr 2019

Visited Asian College of Journalism

Visit

Today I had a pleasure of visiting the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of South...


12 Apr 2019

Visit to King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI)

Visit

We had a great opportunity to visit King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI) today. The institute...


6 Apr 2019

140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

IPU

It was a great honored to be part of the Bhutanese parliamentary delegation led...


21 Mar 2019

NREC Meeting (7th)

Committee Meeting

The Natural Resource and Environment Committee convened the 7th meeting today to discuss on...


24 Feb 2019

Leadership Program for Parliamentarians (LPP3) at RIGSS

Training

Attended the Leadership Program for Parliamentarians (LPP) from 24th February till 15th March 2019....


12 Feb 2019

Dzongkhag Tshogdue (DT) of Gasa

Constituency Visit

Attended the 7th Dzongkhag Tshogdue (DT) of Gasa Dzongkhag as an observer. During the...


23 Jan 2019

Closing Ceremony of the National Council

NC Session

22nd Session of the National Council concluded today.


22 Jan 2019

11th Plenary Meeting

Plenary Meeting

The 11th Plenary meeting held today to discuss on the finalization of agenda for...


21 Jan 2019

Joint Session of the Parliament on Report of the Public Account Committee

NC Session

Two days joint sitting deliberation mainly focused on the unresolved irregularities and on the...


18 Jan 2019

Question Hour Session

NC Session

The 11th sitting of the National Council conducted the question hour session with Hon....


16 Jan 2019

Presentation & Discussion on Budget and Appropriation Bill 2018-2019

NC Session

NC discusses the National Budget for Financial Year (FY) 2018-19 today, during the ninth...


9 Jan 2019

Presentation & Discussion on 12th Five-Year Plan

NC Session

Introducing the 12th FYP, the Minister underlined the objective of the Plan which is...


8 Jan 2019

Review report (interim) on TVET by Special Committee

NC Session

The Hon. Members of the Special Committee for TVET submitted its interim review report....


7 Jan 2019

Review report (interim) on issues on Harmful Use of Alcohol by Good Governance Committee

NC Session

The members of the Good Governance Committee (GGC) presented the interim report on the...


4 Jan 2019

Opening Ceremony of the 22nd Session of the NC

NC Session

The opening ceremony of the National Council commenced today with an offering of Marchang...


25 Dec 2018

Draft 12 FYP Presentation by GNHC

Presentation

The officials from Gross National Happiness Commission have presented the Draft 12th Five Year...


19 Dec 2018

Meeting with Lunana Constituents

Constituency Visit

This week I had a pleasure of meeting with my Lunana constituents. It was...


17 Dec 2018

111th National Day Celebration

Celebration

As the nation celebrates the 111th National Day, I, on behalf of the people...


2 Dec 2018

Inaugural Ceremony of Fifth Annual Research Symposium & Environmental Fair

Celebration

With kind invitation by the Bhutan Ecological Society, we the Natural Resources and Environment Committee...


30 Nov 2018

Interim Report Presentation to MoLHR

Presentation

The Special Committee for TVET of the National Council met with the Hon. Minister...


28 Nov 2018

3rd National Conference on Women in Politics, Leadership and Governance

Conference

With much enthusiasm, I took part in the final day of the 3rd National...


27 Nov 2018

3rd Monlam Chenmo at Punakha

Activities

As His Holiness, the 70th Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Choeda Rinpoche is presiding over...


26 Nov 2018

Seminar on Ideology and Sustainability of Political Parties as Institutions of Democracy

Seminar

I have participated in the seminar on Ideology and Sustainability of Political Parties as Institutions...


25 Nov 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Celebration

I along with other fellow parliamentarians joined the national and international community today in...


23 Nov 2018

Gasa Road Black-topping Work Progress Monitoring

Activities

The success of the project plays a key role in achieving growth and development...


22 Nov 2018

Special Committee Meeting

Committee Meeting

The Special Committee convened meeting today to briefly reflects back on the observations of...


14 Nov 2018

Visited Jigme Wangchuk Power Training Institute, Dekiling.

Meeting

If Education is the key to Economic Development then TVET is the master Key...


12 Nov 2018

Visited Khuruthang and Samthang TTIs

Meeting

We had fruitful consultative meetings with officials of Khuruthang TTI in the morning followed...


8 Nov 2018

Consultation meeting with CDCL

Committee Meeting

The Special Committee convened a consultation meeting with  Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL) to discuss the...