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Pay revision for Royal Bhutan Police announced

MTR: Gyalpoizhing Central School will be the third college in eastern Bhutan. The school will be upgraded to a college, announced Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during the mid-term review meeting of Mongar dzongkhag on March 12.

Lyonchoen said that the Gyalpoizhing higher secondary school was upgraded to central school for the purpose of establishing a new college. The school has 60 teachers including 11 with master’s degree. The school has an area of 62 acres.

Lyonchoen said that constructing a college from the start would be time consuming besides arranging the faculty would be a problem. He said that Kanglung Sherubtse college also began as a primary school, which was then upgraded to high school and then to higher secondary before becoming a college.

The 10th session of the Mongar Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) in February this year passed a resolution to upgrade the Gyalpoizhing central school to a college as it has the potential to become the centre for six eastern dzongkhags. The resolution was forwarded to the education ministry.

However, the dzongkhag education sector reported in the DT that the ministry didn’t see the possibility of upgrading the school to a college.

Meanwhile, earlier on March 10 during the mid-term review meeting in Lhuentse, Lyonchoen announced that the pay revision for Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) will officially come into effect from April this year.

The revised salary is between 15 to 38 percent with the top officers receiving 15 to 22 percent. The lowest rank, constables, will receive a 38 percent revision. The RBP’s pay was last revised in 2011.

Tashi Phuntsho, Mongar

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