DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

NC finds holes in the employment policy

Chairperson of the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee, National Council (NC) member of Bumthang, Nima, presented the preliminary report on review of the National Employment Policy, Program and Strategies this week. NC found the need to review the policy as it was a national policy, to create and promote gainful …

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Upper House to submit election reforms to ECB

The 21 members present in the National Council adopted the recommendations on the election-related issues, to be submitted to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) for consideration, yesterday. The House adopted the proposal submitted by the committee to refrain from amending the Election Act that can be addressed by the …

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Chadri protocol made simpler and cheaper

As one of the current government’s austerity measures is to control chadri expenditure the Ministry of Home and Culture Affairs was directed to examine the chadri protocol. The Minister, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, said that protocol has been revised, approved and already been implemented. He confirmed this at the 16th meet-the- …

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Youth frisking to be carried out as per law

The earlier proposals to impose a curfew on youth and to ban the sale of knives by the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP)  are not against the country’s existing law and therefore we don’t have any problems, said the Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs, Damchoe Dorji, at the 16th meet-the-press. …

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