• 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.

    Read More »

Latest News

Online permit system to go operational by yearend

The system will facilitate processing of travel permits online for regional tourists

Tourism: The proposed online permit system for regional tourists will be operational by the end of this year with its testing beginning this month, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) officials said.

Read More »

Quinoa introduced to address nutrition issues

The grain is known globally for its high nutrition content

Agriculture: To improve the country’s nutritional status, the Department of Agriculture (DoA) yesterday introduced two varieties of Quinoa from Peru for evaluation and adaptation in Bhutan.

Read More »

Bhutan reaffirms to remain carbon neutral

... The country has asked for development assistance in return

COP21: Bhutan has reaffirmed to remain carbon neutral and pursue low emission development to achieve the ambitious global targets of climate change post 2020.

Read More »

Salary revision outpaces revenue generation

The annual average salary of a civil servant is about 51 percent higher than a private employee’s

RCSC: About 25 percent of the country’s annual revenue is spent on paying civil servants. The annual salary of civil servants has more than doubled from 2008 to 2014, according to figures with the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC).

Read More »

Changing climate threatens key development sectors

Countries like Bhutan should step up adaptive measures to respond to the threats of climate change 

Climate change: Bhutan could lose over six percent of its Gross Domestic Product annually by 2100 due to melting glaciers and climate change induced extremes according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) climate change and economics report for South Asia.

Read More »

Voter registration on biometrics scanner begins

To save time and resources, election officials urge voters to register their fingerprints on the biometrics 

Election: In a run up to the upcoming thromde elections, Samdrupjongkhar’s dzongkhag election officers have begun registering voters through the biometric finger print scanner and have captured 247 voters’ fingerprints to date.

Read More »

Bhutan renews commitment to conserve environment

UN: Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji deposited Bhutan’s Instrument of Acceptance to the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol (KP) on September 28 on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York, representing a strong affirmation of Bhutan to remain committed in conservation and preservation of the environment.

Read More »

Poor demand for ECCDs in Trashigang

Education officials said parents lack awareness on the need to invest early in their children’s development 

Education: Although Trashigang has 13 community-based Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centers spread across the dzongkhag, there were no workplace- based ECCDs until a few days ago.

Read More »