Tshering Delma

Gyalpoi Tozey: A Window of Opportunity

Soon after his Majesty’s enthronement, His Majesty fostered thousands of needy students as Gyalpoi Tozey in order to reach out to children and students who need support to attend school, thus enabling them to continue their pursuit of academic excellence as a means of rising from their disadvantaged economic status. …

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NC points out holes in the Public Procurement System

The National Council’s Good Governance committee presented a report on public procurement system based on findings, methodology and objectives recognizing the significance of ensuring good governance and integrity in public procurement. “Public procurement is a crucial pillar of service delivery for any government”, said the Chairperson of the committee Tempa …

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RTI provisions to be incorporated into ICM Bill

The Minister for Information and Communications Lyonpo D.N Dhungyel introduced the Information, Communication and Media Bill 2016 to the House for the first and second reading, however, the Opposition instead demanded that the Right to Information (RTI) Bill should be tabled first. “Unless the Bill covers provisions pertaining to right …

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North Thimphu MP raises question on pledges

Raising the first question in parliament the North Thimphu candidate Tshering questioned the government about the enhancement of water supply in Jungshina, Dechencholing, Taba, Hejo, Zilukha and Kawajangsa and road condition in Begana. The Work and Human settlement minister, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, said that solving the water crisis is a …

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Separate ACC detention center to come up

The ongoing session of the National Assembly resolved the home and finance ministries provide financial support to build a separate detention centre for people detained by the Anti Corruption Commission. In the absence of a separate detention centre, detainees of all categories were held together in the same space of …

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Gesarling Central School installs CCTV cameras

The Gesarling Central School has brought significant improvement to schooling in the district of Dagana in terms of creating a learning environment through better facilities and access to materials, which has improved academic performance according to the school authorities. “Our main aim and objective is to improve the performance of …

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Central schools could source food from local farmers

With central schools to source shoes and socks requirement from domestic manufacturers the education minister is now mulling a similar arrangement of food supply from local farmers. “Local vegetables which contain comparatively less chemicals would not only benefit the health of students but also encourage the farmers to produce and …

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