Becoming a P/ling constituency has so far only been a burden to the villagers
Thromde: When the Phuentsholing thromde declared Pasakha, Pekarshing and Rinchending as its constituencies, villagers hoped for better amenities fit for an urban setting.
Two years on, landowners are complaining of the development in the thromde. There are no signs of proper road or water supply coming and villagers are restricted from constructing house on their own land.
The only change was the [... Read More]
Ganga Maya Ghalley
Lifestyle: Ganga Maya Ghalley from Chokorling, Gelephu, thinks that she is one of those rare, yet fortunate ones, who got to live under the reign of all five kings in the country.
At the age of 103, except for the wrinkles and a mouth free of teeth, she is going as strong.
“It’s neither exercise nor any kind of special food,” she said. “I think it’s inner strength.”
She said she is blessed to have lived [... Read More]
NC Q-hour: Although the market will have 120,000 jobseekers in the next five years, the government will have to create only 82,000 jobs to maintain the “full employment” status.
This was presented during last week’s question hour session at the National Assembly in response to the Kengkhar-Weringla representative Rinzin Jamtsho’s question on what the government was doing to achieve 100 percent employment.
As the labour minister was absent during the session on February 4, a [... Read More]
Chebling pastureland, Merak in Trashigang
However, that would contravene provisions in the Land Act 2007
Pasture: While the agriculture ministry would soon implement tsamdro and sokshing provisions in accordance with the land act, as announced during the recent assembly session, herders from Merak and Sakteng appealed to the government to “reconsider” the decision.
Nomads from Merak and Sakteng in Trashigang said tsamdro (pastureland) rights should be reinstated to individual thram (land registration certificate), as was the practice before the Land [... Read More]
His Majesty the King with Trashiyangtse lam neten (head of district clergy) at Chorten Kora yesterday
Feedback received by DITT shows high rates of approval for ease of use and speed
G2C: In a display of how technology could drastically improve the efficiency of public services, the department of adult and higher education’s (DAHE) online scholarship application has eliminated unnecessary levels of bureaucracy and reduced its burden on the citizen.
Scholarship applicants, especially those who live outside Thimphu, have welcomed the online scholarship application system, available through the government’s G2C (government [... Read More]
Of that 2,000km will be farm roads and 400 national
NA Q-hour: In the 11th Plan, the government will construct more than 2,000km of farm roads, 400km national roads and repair 230km existing national roads.
Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden informed the National Assembly members, while responding to South Thimphu Parliament member Yeshey Zimba’s request to the government to black top gewog roads, construct new farm roads and make farm roads pliable both [... Read More]
After decades of planned development, one area that is still a national priority is road. Right from the beginning of our five-year plans, the country has spent substantial amounts, most donor or borrowed money, on building roads.
Today, we have more than 10,000 kilometres of road, yet connectivity is a problem. Our 20 dzongkhags may be connected with roads, but getting to them, not to speak of deeper in the gewogs and villages, is a bigger [... Read More]
In session: Good governance committee’s chairperson presents the review of the performance auditing report
NC’s good governance committee reviewed the lease of government land and GRF land and mines
NC: Lack of policy framework, weak enforcement of legal provisions and occupation of government land and government reserved forest (GRF) land, were the highlights of the Good Governance Committee’s review report.
The committee had reviewed the Royal Audit Authority’s performance auditing of lease of government land and GRF land and mines, which was released in August last year.
Presenting the report [... Read More]
All that is required is the Cabinet’s approval
NA Q-hour: The health ministry was awaiting the Cabinet’s approval to give the national referral hospital autonomy.
Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk said the ministry had already submitted its proposal detailing the importance and benefits of such a move to the Cabinet.
He said the national referral hospital’s autonomy was important to facilitate its management and administration.
The minister was responding to Bumdeling-Jamkhar constituency representative Duptho’s question in relation of the [... Read More]