Dorji Khandu

Journal of a Young Parliamentarian

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

Honโ€™ble Finance Minister Namgay Tshering introduced the Property Tax Bill of Bhutan 2020 and the Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 to the House today.

The Honโ€™ble Minister said that the Property Tax Bill covers the properties of land, house and motor vehicles. He informed the House that the property transfer tax for land and house will be reduced to 3 percent and motor vehicles to 1 percent.



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...


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...


10 Dec 2019

The 19th Asian Pacific Parliamentariansโ€™ Conference on Environment and Development

Conference

Attending the 19th Asian Pacific Parliamentariansโ€™ 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 Holderโ€™s Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019

NC Session

The Legislative Committee introduced the Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holderโ€™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 Honโ€™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 Madanjeetโ€™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 Prajadhipokโ€™s Institute (KPI)

Visit

We had a great opportunity to visit King Prajadhipokโ€™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...