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Bhutan’s long journey to ILO 

For more than 10 years, Bhutan has been working to become a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Panbang MP Dorji Wangdi asked if the government is still pursuing it during the question-answer session at the National Assembly on February 7.


NC adds four dzongkhags to tourism levy exempt list

National Council (NC) adopted the Tourism Levy Exemption (Amendment) Bill yesterday with the recommendation to add Haa, Samtse, Gasa, and Chukha to 11 other dzongkhags that National Assembly exempted from regional tourism levy. 

According to the Bill, the National Assembly adopted on February 4 regional and international tourists visiting 11 dzongkhags are exempted from paying the daily sustainable development fee (SDF) Nu 1,200 and the SDF of USD 65. The dzongkhags are Lhuentse, Mongar, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Pemagatshel, Samdrupjongkhar, Tsirang, Dagana, Zhemgang, Trongsa, and Sarpang. 


All is fair in BCSE ranking, say officials

Aggregate marks of Dzongkha II and I are taken to compute the pass percentage of students finishing Class X and deciding toppers of the Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Examination (BCSE).

Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) on January 18 declared Namita Giri of Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School (MSS) as the national topper with 93 percent. 


Committee recommends MOLHR to enforce regulations on working condition

The ministry of labour and human resources must enforce Regulations on Working Condition 2012 to ensure employees in the private sectors are not exploited. It should also ensure additional jobs are created for jobseekers.

This was one of the four recommendations submitted by the Social and Cultural Committee on the SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth report at the National Assembly on February 4. 


MoE confident to absorb extra 6,000 PP students

All children who turn five years on or before February 5 will be eligible for admission this academic session. 

Children who were refused admission for this academic session last year but meet the age criteria can approach schools for admission on February 4. 


Cabinet approves 50 percent raise in school stipend 

The Cabinet on January 14 approved 50 percent raise in school stipend to Nu 1,500 from Nu 1,000 per child for three meals for boarders. This means each student would get Nu 17 for a meal. 

The education ministry gives 60 percent of the stipend to Food Corporation of Bhutan for non-perishable items and 40 percent to the schools for perishable items.