PDP issues 11-point suggestion on pay revision

Government not having followed parliamentary procedures by tabling the Pay Commission recommendations to the Parliament as a Money Bill among PDP’s 11-point suggestion As the government has presently tabled the Pay Revision Bill of Bhutan 2019 in the National Assembly, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has come out with their 11-point alternative views and comments […]

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A new political party on the scene

A new political party is in the offing. Though it could not register for the 2018 parliamentary elections, a former civil servant, JigmeDukpa from Lhuentse, and other core founding members are collectively coordinating their efforts to breathe life into their party again. Called the DrukKuenphenTshogpa (DKT), JigmeDukpa is the interim president and its founding member. […]

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Opposition to wait until govt. comes out with final report on pay revision

DPT has assured all that the opposition will perform their duty to the best In the wake of several media approaching the opposition party, the DrukPhuensumTshogpa (DPT), and seeking their views on the proposed pay revision of public servants by the Pay Commission, the party has maintained that they have not made any specific comments […]

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Dewathang-Gomdar MP disappointed with work done by last government

The progress of the works of the past five years is very disappointing, concluded Member of the Parliament (MP) from Dewathang-Gomdar constituency Ugyen Dorji upon the completion of his three-week visit to his constituency. After travelling the length and breadth of his constituency, and spending hours with the local people, where he patiently listened and […]

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Opposite Effect: Pay Commission’s recommendation to widen the gap

The financial implication of the pay revision is estimated at Nu 17.9bn over the next four years The Fourth Pay Commission’s recommendations, if implemented as it is, are likely to further deepen income disparity in the country instead of narrowing the gap between the haves and the have-nots. The Pay Commission has recommended 29% to […]

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Govt.’s assessment of its 120-day achievements overrated and hyped: Opposition

The Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), has said the government’s own assessment of its 120-day achievements is overrated and hyped up. In a press release issued yesterday, DPT stated that on the ground, the government’s delivery did not match their assessment and did not meet the expectations of the public at large. “Only one […]

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Government claims to have fulfilled majority of its 120-days pledges

However, a closer scrutiny shows that the government has fulfilled only two pledges in all certainty, with a majority of the pledges either in the process or under discussion The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) government claimed that it has addressed almost all of its 120-days pledges during the Meet-the-Press yesterday. The DNT government completed its […]

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DPT refunds the highest election expenditure

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) refunded the highest amount of Nu 81,861 as unspent fund during the general roundto the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB). According to the report on state finance and elections returns of the National Assembly elections 2018,55 candidates returned a total amount of Nu 124,407to the ECB. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) refunded […]

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Vehicle quota for each household to be reviewed – PM

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering maintained that vehicle quota for each household that the ruling party pledged during the general election campaign will be reviewed at the Friday Meet session yesterday. “The pledge is still on and if it benefits people, then we will come up,” said Lyonchhen. However, the Prime Minister said it would […]

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