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Setting new heights for education

In the effort to make our education system a holistic one, the government adopted a curriculum that aligned with a humanistic model, and together with it, new assessment criteria too. The new assessment criteria did not go well with many teachers, students and parents, many students will have to undergo the same class for another year but this does not …

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DPT picks an educator, DNT sticks to former candidate for the bye-election

For the Khamdang-Ramjar bye election, the ruling party Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa will give the ticket to the former candidate while the opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa by default had to field a new candidate. The Election Commission of Bhutan set the poll date for Khamdang-Ramjar bye-elections on February 03, 2022. This time around, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa is fielding a 34-year …

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Not much left for the final fiscal year

While the total budget for the 12th FYP is Nu 310B, the government has already exhausted around 89% of the budget with one fiscal year still remaining for the FYP to end By Tashi Namgyal By the end of this fiscal year, Bhutan would have exhausted about 89 percent of the 12th Plan’s capital budget and only a meager 11 …

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Sealing the tax leakage

BITS and GST softwares will ensure all aspects of the supply chain are recorded and tax leakages are sealed By Tashi Namgyal As a measure to seal tax leakages in the future, two new softwares will be developed by the Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC) next year. Bhutan Integrated Taxation Systems (BITS), and Goods and Services Tax (GST) softwares …

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Unresolved irregularities mount by 45 percent

Royal Audit Authority issued 412 audit reports and revealed irregularities amounting close to Nu 2000 million during the past year By Rinzin Norbu The past year saw unresolved irregularities amounting to Nu 2,051.233M showing an increase of 44.95% as compared with 2019. Most increases were noted in non-performing loans of the financial institutions, Northern East West Highway (NEWH) construction and …

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