• No transfer, no salary

    To ensure that transferred health professionals leave to their new workplace, the health ministry’s human resource committee had written to the medical superintendent of JDWNRH and the dzongkhags to stop payment of salary to health personnel who are not relieved with immediate effect. The April 11 letter stated that as mandated by section 14.7.5 of the Bhutan Civil Service Rules 2018, civil servants who are transferred should be relieved within 30 days from the date issue of the transfer order. Health professionals are civil servants.

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People rush for LPG in Tsirang

About 240 cooking gas were issued yesterday

Hundreds of people queued at the only fuel depot in Tsirang yesterday with empty cylinders  for the cooking gas. After waiting for about two months, Dorji, a resident of Damphu, finally got cooking gas from the depot. “I have been waiting at the depot since morning after I heard that …

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Govt. to address undercutting in tourism sector

The cancerous issue of undercutting, understood to be spreading rapidly among tour operators, would be treated once the government unleashes its plan to boost the industry, Lyonpo Dr Tandi Dorji said. The foreign minister, who is also the new chairperson of the Tourism Council of Bhutan, said solutions to the …

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Work begins to draft flagship programme for tourism

The flagship programme for tourism is yet to be approved since there are no details planned for the flagship nor the plans listed, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said at meet the press yesterday. “We’re still in the planning stage and Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is already working on …

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Govt. to discuss if tourism policy is needed

A tourism development board with 13 members has been established to enhance the tourism sector. Establishing the board was one of the government’s pledges to be implemented in 120 days. The government has also pledged that it would initiate implementation of the recommendations of the Bhutan Tourism Review 2016. The …

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