LG: The home and cultural affairs ministry is consulting with gups and the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) on whether or not geydrungs (gewog clerks) are required.Read More »
Government will revise the fiscal incentive policy after the EDP is revised
Audit: The fiscal incentives rendered to the business establishments through the Economic Development Policy (EDP) did not benefit the cottage and small industries but 39 high-end hotels and nearly 80 percent of business entities availing tax holidays located in Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang.
... at the Closing Ceremony of the 7th session of the 2nd Parliament
Parliament: I am pleased to be here today to address the closing ceremony of the 7th Session of the Second Parliament.Read More »
Report: Most activities executed under the Gewog Development Grant (GDG) in the last two fiscal years (2013-14 and 2014-15) are of no economic value to the local economy, the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has found.Read More »
The state of the nation report this year focused on the 2015 GNH survey findings
Parliament: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay presented the state of the nation report to Parliament yesterday focusing on the 2015 Gross National Happiness (GNH) survey.Read More »
Fund: The Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee approved the last nine projects worth Nu 181.28 million in the 11th Plan under this funding scheme at its fifth meeting yesterday.Read More »
His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Hamid. His Majesty granted an Audience to the President at the Tashichhodzong.Read More »
Absence of proper mechanism to ensure integrity of the officials identified as a contributing factor
Audit: The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has reflected unresolved irregularities amounting to Nu 523.7 million (M) last year, a decrease by 17 percent compared with 2014.
But certain areas still require addressing
Report: About one in five children under the age of five in Bhutan still remain stunted, the UNICEF’s representative to Bhutan, Shaheen Nilofer, said during the launch of the State of the World’s Children (SWC) report yesterday.
Council: Five policemen are either on suspension or under trial for various crimes.
The ministry has revealed this in a written response to the National Council (NC), which in the wake of media reports of police personnel being involved in crimes, had enquired what actions were taken on the accused. The house received the written response earlier this month.Read More »