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Gender gap in civil service closing fast: RCSC

Bhutan ranks 121st in the Global Gender Gap Index 2016 Gender: The gender gap in the civil service has narrowed over the years. The composition of women in the civil service increased to 35.32 percent from 29.5 percent in 2008. Last year, 34.5 percent of civil servants were women.

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Children above 5.5 years considered for PP admission

… but dependant on space availability Education: Just a few weeks after the National Council (NC) deliberated recommending to the education ministry to consider accepting children below six years of age for preprimary (PP), the ministry has reminded all schools to strictly comply with the existing admission policy.

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Gasa Dzong renovation on schedule

Infrastructure: Despite constant roadblocks along the Punakha-Gasa highway and extreme climatic setbacks, the renovation of Gasa Tashi Thongmoen Dzong is progressing, according to the project manager.

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New electricity tariffs from next month

Electricity:  The new domestic electricity tariff for the three-year cycle period starting 2016-17 will take effect from  January 1 with the progressive annual revision and regressive subsidy allocation.

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Fukui helps to promote Shazo

Crafts: Come 2017, customers can expect better shazo products from Trashiyangtse.

The community produces the popular wooden cups, bowls and dapa, among others, for local buyers and tourists.

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Tsirang’s LG leaders underpaid?

LG: Elected local government (LG) members of Tsirang were given salary for only eight days in October. Gup Yeshi of Mendrelgang gewog said he was shocked at first when gups were provided salary for only eight days. He said the gups considered themselves elected from the day the results were officially declared.

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P’ling introduces zebra crossings

Some are appreciative, others annoyed 

Road: Numerous additional zebra crossing were recently introduced in Phuentsholing.

However, while pedestrians are appreciative, complaints by drivers that the crossings are adding to traffic congestion are increasing.

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