More power to LGs calls for addressing HR capacity of LGS

Most LGs don’t have an accountant and engineer as required by the LG Act The Local Governments (LGs) have been empowered. In the 12th Plan, 50% of the total budget is allocated to the LGs, thus providing them greater financial autonomy and powers. This is expected to promote ownership and quality delivery of local plan […]

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Boulder exporters form collusion to evade payments

River boulder exporters to Bangladesh have formed a syndicate of corruption across the border, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). ACC has discovered that there is an elaborate and systematic bribery and kickback schemes, referred to as MVI (Motor Vehicle Inspector) payments that Bhutanese exporters and transporters pay at various checkpoints across the Indian border […]

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Lemongrass oil business dying in Bartsham

Lemongrass oil business was once a thriving business in the eastern part of the country. However, as the yield dwindled and labor costs shot up, farmers in Bartsham, Trashigang involved in lemongrass oil extraction, decided to discontinue with the trade resulting in the disappearance of the decades-old practice. Today many households in Bartsham gewog in […]

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Cardamom – The Government Is On The Path Of Peril: II – YESHEY DORJ

I am appalled at the naivety of the DNT government, particularly in the case of the ongoing Cardamom imbroglio – and yet, this is a government after my own heart. I can see that they are trying their best. And, above all, they mean well. And if they have taken a tumble or two, I […]

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Multi-level car parkings to begin operation by July

The two multi-level car parkings (MLCP) in Thimphu are to start operations by July after two years of delay. MLCP-I, near Thimphu office is 95% complete and MLCP-II, near Zangdopelri, is 85% complete, said Chief Executive Officer of KCR Pvt. Ltd, Kinzang Norbu. By July 1, both the parking slots would be completed but the […]

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Pay Commission’s recommendations to be tabled as a report

The Ministry of Finance will present the Pay Commission’s recommendation as a report during the upcoming summer session of the Parliament next week. The Fourth Pay Commission also recommends presenting the recommendations as a report and not as a Money Bill in the Parliament. The chief planning officer of the Planning and Policy Department of […]

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