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RCSC reforms doctors’ career path

According to the commission, 61 doctors have benefitted since the reform was initiated In a move to make up for the seniority lost, to attract, retain and motivate doctors who are in critical shortage in the civil service, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has reformed their career path with ...

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WB suggests ways to boost private employment

While productivity of Bhutanese workers increased significantly between 2009 and 2015, Bhutanese firms are still facing shortage of workers with right skills and experience. According to a joint study conducted by ministry of labour and the World Bank, close to 40 percent of small and medium-sized firms saw lack of ...

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ACC reviews tax exemption allegation

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is reviewing an alleged misuse of import exemption granted to the Hotel Riverside in Changbangdu, Thimphu. ACC officials said that the commission is also looking into the case to determine whether it merits investigation or if it falls within the purview of the Tax Act 2000. Finance ...

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Draft policy asks for a climate Act

The Climate Change Policy, which is in its first draft with the National Environment Commission, calls for the country to enact a Climate Change Act. It has been found that such an Act is required to ensure coherent and clear implementation of national climate priorities in line with international obligations. ...

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GST shatters the Dungsam dream

Dungsam cement plant (Photo: DCCL)

Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL), which was called the country’s cash cow when it was first established, is down before it could stand on its own feet. DCCL, A Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) owned company, started with losses in billions. At a time the company was about to come ...

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ACC investigates MoLHR; Minister steps aside

BREAKING: Minister for Labour and Human Resources, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, has availed of leave absence as the government asked the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the various training programmes that the ministry initiated. The investigation was called based on the “several informal complaints” that the Office of Prime Minister received on ...

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Inflation down to 3.7 percent in November

Going by the National Statistical Bureau (NSB) report, price of goods and services increased by 3.71 percent between November last year and November this year. This is the lowest monthly consumer price index (CPI) or year-on-year inflation last year. CPI for December is yet to be published. Year-on-year inflation measures ...

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Online coupon system for POL products frustrates consumers

Thimphu residents queue for LPG cylinders as they install the POL mCoupon App at the Motithang fuel depot on January 1

Say the public was not informed about the online service The introduction of online coupons for kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by the Thimphu Regional Trade and Industry Office (RTIO) has come as a surprise to consumers. The RTIO offered the services online from January 1. However, many consumers ...

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Bhutan Civil Service Rules revised

The oath taking ceremony for 408 graduates selected through the Bhutan Civil Service Examination was held at the RUB Convention Centre yesterday in Thimphu

The commission added three more chapters  Starting January 1 this year, a civil servant who returns after a long-term study and wishes to resign will either have to serve the entire study obligation period or refund the entire expenditure to the government, according to the revised Bhutan Civil Service Rules ...

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Local industries suffer post GST

Local beverages and cement industries the hardest hit The application of Indian goods and services tax (GST) has hit some of the largest export-oriented manufacturing industries in the country. Since all imported goods coming into the country from India are zero taxed, the country experienced a consumer price drop in ...

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