Dorji Khandu

Journal of a Young Parliamentarian

The House today continued the deliberation on the Public Accounts Committeeโ€™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 are partially settled whereas one issue is yet to be settled as of 29th October 2021.











10 Jun 2022

Continue deliberation on the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021

NC Session

The House continued deliberations on the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021. Most of...



8 Jun 2022

NREC consults with RCSC on the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021

Committee Meeting

Upon directives by the House, the National Council’s Natural Resources and Environment Committee met...












13 Dec 2021

12 Sitting

NC Session

โ€ข Re-deliberation on The Civil Society Organizations (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021 โ€ข Adoption...





9 Dec 2021

10th Sitting

NC Session

โ€ข Adoption of the Anti- Corruption (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021. โ€ข Adoption of...







1 Dec 2021

4th Sitting

NC Session

The House today resumed its deliberation on the five recommendations proposed by the Legislative...


30 Nov 2021

๐Ÿ‘๐ซ๐ ๐’๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ 

NC Session

The Foreign Minister His Excellency Dr. Tandi Dorji introduced the United Nations Convention Against...



26 Nov 2021

Opening Ceremony of the 28th Session of the National Council

NC Session

The 28th Session of the National Council started off with Zhudrel Phuntshok Tshogpai Tendrel...



10 Jun 2021

Deliberation on GST (Amendment) Bill 2021 and CD Bill 2021

NC Session

The National Council deliberated the Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021...


9 Jun 2021

QA with MoEA & MoE

NC Session

๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐’๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ง’๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐œ๐จ๐ง๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐œ ๐€๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ง’๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ...



4 Jun 2021

Enactment of the Civil Liability (Torts) Bill

NC Session

In the 6th Sitting of the Session, the Legislative Committee presented a report on...


1 Jun 2021

Civil Society Organization (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021

NC Session

National Council deliberated on the Civil Society Organization (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021 in...


31 May 2021

NC Deliberates on Green Climate Fund Agreement (P&I)

NC Session

His Excellency Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, Minister of Finance, introduced the Agreement between the Government...



27 May 2021

His Majesty The King graced the Opening Ceremony of the 27th Session of the National Council today

NC Session

Honโ€™ble Chairperson of the National Council, on behalf of the Members and the Secretariat,...


14 Dec 2020

Closing Ceremony of the fourth Session of the Third Parliamen

Parliament Session (JS)

His Majesty The King graced the Closing Ceremony of the fourth Session of the...


12 Dec 2020

State of the Nation report to the Parliament

Parliament Session (JS)

The Prime Minister presented the State of the Nation report to the Parliament. As...



11 Dec 2020

Public Accounts Committee presents the Committeeโ€™s Review Report on Royal Audit Authorityโ€™s Annual Report 2019 and Audit Review Reports from 2010-2018

Parliament Session (JS)

The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) presented the Committeeโ€™s Review Report on...


10 Dec 2020

Joint Sitting of the Parliament adopts the CCPC (Amend) and PCB (Amend) Bill of Bhutan 2019

Parliament Session (JS)

Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 The Chairperson of Joint...





7 Dec 2020

Adoption of Mines and Minerals Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020

NC Session

During the 7th sitting held today, the House adopted the Mines and Minerals Bill...


4 Dec 2020

NC adopts Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill 2020 with recommendations

NC Session

In the 6th sitting, the Chairperson of the Economic Affairs reiterated that the Fiscal...


3 Dec 2020

Finance Minister proposes to extend the fiscal incentive

NC Session

In the 5th sitting, the Honโ€™ble Minister of Finance, Namgay Tshering introduced the Fiscal...


2 Dec 2020

National Council deliberates on two Bills

NC Session

In the 4th sitting, the House introduced and deliberated on the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment)...


1 Dec 2020

NC Deliberates on Mines and Minerals Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020

NC Session

The third sitting resumed with the deliberation on the Mines and Minerals Bill of...


30 Nov 2020

Introducing of Mines and Minerals Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2020

NC Session

Today in the 2nd sitting of the session, the Hon’ble Minister for the Economic...


27 Nov 2020

Opening Ceremony of the National Council of Bhutan

NC Session

The opening of the 26th Session of the National Council began with a Marchang...


26 Nov 2020

Opening Ceremony of the Fourth Session of the Third Parliament

Parliament Session (JS)

His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo graced the opening ceremony of the Fourth Session of...


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 Committeeโ€™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 RAAโ€™s Annual Report 2018 to the Joint Sitting

Parliament Session (JS)

The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, Honโ€™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 Honโ€™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 Ministerย 

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 Honโ€™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...


18 Dec 2019

Advanced Media Literacy Workshop

Workshop

Attending the 3-days workshop on advanced media literacy held from 18-20th December, 2019 at...