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The FM and GRF – abuse, accountability, civil service reform I do not know if it is the same case. During the question answer session of the Finance Minister in the National Council (NC) in the last session of the parliament, NC member from Trashigang, Lhatu, asked the Finance Minister about more funds given to Paro. Before even answering the …

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FM slams GRF allegation citing Financial Management Manual

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has blatantly accused the finance minister of ‘siphoning money and political gratification’ over the Nu 19 million General Reserve Fund issue By Tashi Namgyal People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in a press release this week drew nationwide attention and stated that the finance minister has recklessly misused Nu 19 million (M) from the General Reserve (GR) …

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GR Funds used for capital works in Paro: RAA

By Tashi Namgyal Thimphu The finance ministry transferred Nu 19 million (M) from the General Reserve (GR) Fund of the Local Government Election budget to fund capital works under various gewogs in Paro Dzongkhag during the last financial year, according to the Annual Audit Report 2020-2021. Dogar, Naja and Shaba gewogs which fall under the finance minister’s constituency got Nu …

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Effective jurisprudence if OAG handed ‘sole’ prosecution rights

The police also undertake investigatory as well as prosecutory role, potentially a conflicting role By Tashi Namgyal In what could be one of the milestone reforms to be made to the Royal Bhutan Police (Amendment) Bill 2021 during this winter session, the Social and Cultural Committee of the National Assembly has proposed doing away with the police’s role as a …

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The Nation’s torchbearer

A jewel in the crown, His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck turns 66 years-old this November 11.  Compiled by Tashi Namgyal Thimphu “The measure of a King’s worth is gauged by his actions as a monarch and the effects of his reign on the history of his nation. The world, in its many centuries of history, has seen …

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