Those attending a talk on government performance and management system yesterday could not have agreed more with the speaker when he said the difference between developed and developing nation is the gap between rhetoric and action.
The speaker, Performance Management Division Secretary, Government of India, Dr Prajapati Trivedi, shared the Indian experience, but it was easier to relate to them.
The message was that implementation is the key to better performance, a familiar message we have been [... Read More]
Participants comprising officials from the armed forces, forestry and customs discuss need for forensic lab
The seizure of a tiger’s skin from a Gelephu hotel last November highlights the threat
Conservation: In what nature conservationists call an appalling and horrific incident, a royal Bengal tiger, last seen on a camera trap set by Royal Manas national park (RMNP) officials in March last year, ended up in a Gelephu hotel.
Officials of the forest surveillance and protection unit caught three Indian nationals trying to trade the tiger’s skin in a hotel [... Read More]
One of the hundreds of vandalised chorten in Trashigang
Dzongkhag officials feel the local community can manage provided they don’t inter precious relics
Crime: It’s not hard to miss the hollowed out chortens along the trails in the backwoods of Trashigang and Trashiyangtse.
The two districts are home to over 287 vandalised chortens of the total 761 that have been robbed off relics across Bhutan between 2008-12.
A large number of vandalised chortens still remain in a dilapidated state for want of restoration, which is [... Read More]
Which translates to 5,216 students being ineligible for higher studies in govt. schools
BCSE: More than half the class X students, who appeared the board examinations last year, will not continue their studies in government high schools this year.
With the education ministry fixing the cut off point at 61 percent, government schools will have only 5,009 seats in class XI this year. This means education for some 5,216 students will not be “free” anymore. [... Read More]
His Majesty the King with students and faculty of Sherubtse College, Kanglung
Audience: Granting an audience to the students of Sherubtse College in Kanglung yesterday, His Majesty the King spoke about the importance of knowing the history of the country to better understand where it stood today and get a clearer picture of where it is headed in the future.
“Bhutan has navigated the uncertainties of a volatile geopolitics in the past, and emerged a strong proud nation. It was built by the united efforts of [... Read More]
Thimphu contributed the highest with Nu 11.46M
There was a dramatic drop in fines collected in 2013 due to stricter adherence to rules
Traffic: Going by the amount collected for violating traffic rules, the stick rule is working for motorists in the country.
After strict monitoring and vigilance from traffic officials, fines collected from traffic rule offenders have almost halved in 2013. During the year, Nu 18.36M was collected as fines for different traffic offences and violations.
Offences include drunk driving, using mobile [... Read More]
The parties concerned will dispense with the usual red tape and move things along
Update: The National Land Commission and Thimphu thromde finally agreed to work together to help resolve the delay in issuing lagthram to landowners in the Thimphu thromde.
Thromde officials said the agreement came, following a tripartite meeting held recently between the commission, works and human settlement ministry and thromde officials.
The meeting decided to do away with formalities, like having to exchange [... Read More]
Recently assembly members discussed autonomy of the national referral hospital from civil service, yesterday it discussed that of the Anti-Corruption Commission’s.
Much before the elections, there were several other institutions that discussed and sought their independence from civil service.
There were talks of the Royal Institute of Management and National Statistical Bureau also looking to be de-linked from civil service.
It was a little different in the case of tourism council secretariat that was not very keen on [... Read More]
Penalised for not reporting business operations for two consecutive years
Commerce: The company registry division, under the department of industry, has struck three registered companies off for failing to report on their business operations for two consecutive years.
Sherab Institute of Learning private limited, one of the companies, which had been notified, reported and asked the division to strike them off voluntarily.
“This is because they couldn’t start their business and had remained a defunct company,” [... Read More]
Assembly: National Assembly yesterday unanimously resolved to amend the Election Act 2008 against the Ethics and Credential Committee’s suggesting otherwise.
The legislative committee would study the Act further, conducting thorough consultations with the people and relevant agencies, before presenting their findings on what provisions need amendment in the fourth session next winter.
The Ethics committee was asked in the first session of the house to study if there was a need to amend the law.
Committee [... Read More]