The participants attend a session on construction technologyKuensel

7% GST is reasonable for an import driven nation

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The intent of the goods and services tax (GST) is to initialise a robust and smart taxation system and this must begin without placing undue burden on the people and businesses, according to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering. If the intention was to strengthen revenue, a GST of nine percent or higher would make for an affirmative fiscal position.
Chairperson of the NC’s Good Governance Committee, LhatuKuensel

NC proposes longer work experience for constitutional post holders

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A common issue in the past, related to constitutional post holders and its members, was the early retirement age, especially when they were at the peak of their career.
The participants attend a session on construction technologyKuensel

MPs find fine-tuning policy concerning farm shops necessary

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The members of National Assembly yesterday decided that further discussions is needed to fine-tune plans and policies regarding the farm shops in the country. Policy changes and recommendations will be presented in the next parliament session.  
Work in progressKuensel

Jitti lift irrigation gets a shot in the arm

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The Jitti lift irrigation channel at Singeygang in Tashichholing, Samtse, which has remained idle since the completion of its construction three years ago, could finally come to life.  
MP Dorji WangdiKuensel

LG need adequate human resources to handle budget: NA

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The National Assembly disapproved the motion to deposit budget directly in gewog’s account instead of the dzongkhag’s during deliberations on petitions from the local government, yesterday. 
The participants attend a session on construction technologyKuensel

NC quiz minister on continuous formative assessment

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The new continuous formative assessment that the government would implement in classes PP to III besides other benefits would correct the flaws in the continuous assessment, Education Minister Jai Bir Rai said.  He said that the existing system continuous assessment of children’s performance was misused.
Lhuentse’s MP Tempa DorjiKuensel

NC debates including Cabinet Secretariat rules in Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill

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Whether or not to have a chapter on the Cabinet Secretariat in the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020 sparked a lengthy debate at the National Council (NC) yesterday. 
The National Assembly rejected Impeachment Procedure Bill and Minister and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill recentlyKuensel

Disagreement between NA and NC complicates legislative procedure

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The National Assembly’s refusal to deliberate the Impeachment Procedure Bill 2019 and the Minister and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill 2019 has raised questions on the fate of the two Bills.
Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (File photo)Kuensel

DGPC to takeover MHPA on Feb 29

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The Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) will take over the Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (MHPA) February 29 on ‘as is where is basis’.
Economic Affairs Minister Loknath SharmaKuensel

Government hints at relaxing ban on bar licence

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After a decade, the government could do away with the ban imposed on issuance of bar licence. Issuing new bar licences in the country was suspended in 2010.
About 24 youth reviewed National Youth PolicyKuensel

Young people review National Youth Policy

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Awareness on crop damage insurance and effective school agriculture programmes could encourage young people to take up agriculture as a means of livelihood and might be the way forward to address increasing youth unemployment issues in the country.
The participants attend a session on construction technologyKuensel

A camp for highland children

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Pema Jamtsho from Laya usually spends his winter vacations looking after horses in vacant paddy fields and temporary camps in Punakha valley. 
The participants attend a session on construction technologyKuensel

Programme to eradicate avoidable blindness in full swing

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To eradicate avoidable blindness, 171,424 school children were screened for eye problems in the last eight months. About 10,000 pediatric spectacles have been distributed with additional 4,000 glasses, which needed to be customised during the same period.