Accomplishments and issues of GDG in performance audit report

GDG is aimed at strengthening good governance and decentralization at the grass root level and has an annual budget allocation of Nu 2 million for each gewog, over and above the regular budget. A Royal Audit Authority performance audit report states highlights significant accomplishments and initiatives, as well as shortcomings …

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RAA points the loop hole in nutrition supply in schools

The Royal Audit Authority has pointed out some major shortcomings and deficiencies in the management of the school feeding program (SFP) which was failing to meet the dietary needs of the school children as developed and prescribed by the education ministry. “Poor nutrition and nutrient deficiencies among children particularly school …

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Six arrested in one week for different crimes

In the past week, Thimphu police apprehended six people suspected of auto stripping, burglary and larceny. Three are students, two are unemployed men and one is a private employee. On the night of 10 June, police received a complaint from Olakha that a person had vandalized three eicher trucks, a …

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MoEA to look into safety and quantity of LPG cylinders

Photo: The above is a leaking cylinder while the one below finished in two weeks

The Minister for Economic Affairs Lyonpo Lekey Dorji announced that the Department of Trade, Office of Consumer Protection, and the Regional Trade and Industry would investigate LPG Gas Cylinders. The Minister said that the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay had himself called the minister on Thursday and instructed for …

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Government questioned on expenses on non-essential health activities

At yesterday’s question hour session of the national assembly the health minister was questioned on the government’s expenditure on non-essential health activities and freebies. “Funds are made available for all kinds of non-essential activities while funds for most important, basic and essential services of providing medical treatment to our patients …

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