The new government’s five-year term started from 31 October. The first task will be to crosscheck the 12th Plan.
The 12th Five Year Plan guideline was issued on 5 January 2016 and was launched by former Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay on 17 March 2017 during the inaugural of the 13th Round Table Meeting (RTM) in Thimphu.
According to the guideline, the objectives of the 12th FYP is “Just, Harmonious and Sustainable Society through enhanced decentralization,’’ and a set of 16 National Key Results Areas have been identified with corresponding Key Performance Indicators.
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) spokesperson and MP of Lingmukha-Toedwang, Punakha Tandin Dorji said that they are very excited and grateful to form the government and to work with an experienced opposition. The Prime Minister and ministers will receive Dakyen from His Majesty The King on 7 November.
He said that right after the new government takes the rein, 12 FYP should be worked out accordingly. However, “Party need time to cross check and study the plan,’’ said the Prime Minister in a joint sitting with opposition on 30 October after receiving a Kasho from His Majesty the King as the Prime Minister.
Speaking to Bhutan Today, Tandin Dorji said that from the government’s side, dhar offering ceremony will be held on 7 November and need to check the 12th FYP before the starting to implement. He said that though the tenure of interim government ended on 29 October, they cannot take over the government as the petition period will end only on 6 November. DNT is also in the process of scrutinizing the ministerial candidates.
By Sangay Rabten