Tag Archives: National Council

RTI in Bhutan: not the end but the beginning

Sangay Khandu An intent to introduce the RTI Bill along with a draft was submitted to Honorable Thrizin on March 16, 2012 for debate in the 9th session of Parliament and subsequently distributed to all other Honorable Members of the National Council. The Honorable Chairperson then forwarded the draft to the Legislative Committee for comments. …

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Will the civil service work its magic in 2013?

The civil servants were credited hugely for the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa victory in the 2008 elections; now with increased numbers, will they have a major say in influencing the 2013 election results? The strength of Civil Servants as on 31st December 2011 was 23,151 comprising of 22,170 as regular Civil …

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Banks stop rupee transfer to india

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has imposed a temporary sanction on the commercial banks in making Rupee denominated transactions. This is in light of the Bhutanese economy grappling with Rupee crisis. The governor of the central bank, Daw Tenzin, said: “Bhutan is selling less and importing more. It is important …

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