DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Ten resolutions adopted during APA meeting

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The two-day meeting of the Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Affairs of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in Thimphu concluded on September 1 collectively adopting 10 resolutions. The 10 resolutions cover a wide range of issues of mutual interest such as culture, information technology, health equity, migrant workers, corruption, …

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11 notary services go online

Registrar General and the Cabinet Secretary

Citizens can now apply online to seek appointments for 11 public notary eServices, which were formally handed over to the judiciary earlier this week by the Public Service and Grievance Redressal Division (PSGRD) under the cabinet secretariat. The online notary eServices includes procuring marriage certificate, translation of marriage certificate, marital …

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ACC’s sensitization on revised Gift Rules and Asset Declaration

The Anti-Corruption Commission conducted five-day sensitization programme for government and private sector agencies to streamline the process of integrating National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy (NIACS), one of the integrity promotion tools. The sensitization workshop was aimed at developing plans and programs where ACC shared their revised NIACS to the agencies …

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Bhutan to host 1st Asian Parliamentary Assembly

Parliamentarians from 20 member parliaments of the Asian Assembly will gather in Thimphu from August 31 – September 2 to attend the first Asian Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee meeting on Social and Cultural Affairs. The Speaker of the National Assembly, Jigme Zangpo, who is also the Vice Chair of the …

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6 projects with Japan

The government of Bhutan proposed assistance for six new projects to the government of Japan on August 23 during the 12th annual consultation meeting in Thimphu. The projects are promotion of technology education and diffusion, gewog hiring services under farm mechanization program, improvement of machinery and equipment for maintenance of …

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His Majesty in Phuentsholing

His Majesty The King graced the launch of the Bhutan Foreign Service Programme, at the Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies in Phuentsholing on 16th August.

His Majesty The King graced the launch of the Bhutan Foreign Service Programme, at the Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies in Phuentsholing on 16th August. The Bhutan Foreign Service Programme is a 3-week integrated leadership programme tailored for Bhutan’s foreign service. It is the eighth leadership programme at …

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Three more CT scan machines by 2018

The Japanese government has agreed to donate three Computed Tomography (CT) Scan machines, which will be brought into the country by the beginning of 2018. Of the three machines, the one with 64 slices will be installed in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH). The other two machines of …

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