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DAHE working on contract employment for NFE instructors

The education ministry’s Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) is working on contract employment for non-formal education instructors’ (NFE) across the country. This was announced at the recent 19th national education conference in Phuentsholing. The issue of regularising NFE instructors was brought to the discussion when a participating education officer questioned about it. …

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Decline in the budget an opportunity: Agriculture Minister

Total of Nu 3.05 billion budget has been allocated for the ministry of agriculture and forest agency in the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP), which is a decline from the total budget outlay of Nu 9.45 billion proposed by the ministry. The budget allocation for the sector has been declining …

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It is my responsibility to seek fund: Agriculture Minister

Stray dog population and rabies control programme was to be included as special national programme. It is now not because there is shortage of budget besides other issues to contend with. Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjor said this in response to how the government was going to address the issue of …

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KHEL starts constructing colony in Doksum

The first phase of the construction that began towards the end of November is expected to be competed by 2020 

The first phase of Kholongchu Hydro Energy Limited (KHEL) colony in Doksum, Trashiyangtse, has begun. Although there are no signs of any major civil works, the commencement of the colony’s construction is one of the latest developments at the project since it began the pre-construction works in September 2015. The …

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Bhutan Employment Overseas was illegally licensed: ACC

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has called for the cancellation of trade licence of Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO), the agent for the controversial overseas employment programme in Japan. The commission’s investigation report has implicated former labour minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, director general (DG) of the department of employment and human resources, …

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Class X cut-off point stays

The national education conference in Phuentsholing decided not to do away with the Class X cut off point but to include a fourth stream for classes XI and XII from 2020 academic session. The fourth stream would be Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) streams, which would be equivalent …

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Parents of youth in Japan seek action from government

A group of about 30 parents of youth sent to Japan through the “learn and earn programme” have alleged that Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO) programme deceived the youth and that the labour ministry failed to monitor the programme. Urging the government to act with urgency, the parents’ committee said that …

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Ura-Lingmithang widening to depend on Shingkhar-Gorgan fate

Mired in a political and environmental quagmire, the much talked about Shingkhar- Gorgan highway is back on the agenda again. With the hope that the National Environment Commission (NEC) would give the green signal to construct the highway that will cut the distance to Lhuentse by 100 kilometres (km), the …

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Cabinet to discuss overseas programme in Japan

Labour Minister Ugyen Dorji said that the labour ministry was in the process of reviewing the earn and learn programme in Japan. “We have managed to talk to parents, the agent, and students. We have managed to gather the facts and have put it up to the Cabinet,” said the …

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Cabinet approves Nu 47B budget for 2018-19

The Cabinet in its last meeting endorsed Nu 47B budget for the first fiscal year of the 12th Plan (2018-19) against Nu 43.7B interim budget approved by the last Parliament despite the loss of six months’ time in the electoral process. The first fiscal year of the 12 Plan is …

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