All civil servants staying in govt houses to get remainder of their HRA

One of the issues around the 2014 pay revision report was the proposal to not pay the 20 percent house rent allowance (HRA) to those who are already occupying government accommodation. There were negative reactions on the issue from rural teachers and dzongkhag-based civil servants staying in relatively poor quality accommodation. Therefore, the Cabinet, More...

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By The Bhutanese On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Students to get original English II marks as BCSEA heeds cabinet request

The Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) board has decided to revoke its earlier decision of validating the English examination results based on the marks obtained in English Paper I.  More...

By tb admin On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Cabinet leans towards giving original English II marks back to students

Education minister says final decision from BCSEA coming in next one or two days Though no minister in the monthly, meet the press, said it explicitly yesterday, there was a clear preference from the cabinet and More...

By tb admin On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Govt says Budget Committee should not lead to big changes

One of the big surprises of the winter session of Parliament was an amendment in the National Assembly Bill that requires the National Assembly to form a ‘Budget Committee’ of MPs who would study the Budget More...

By tb admin On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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On B.Ed issue PM says govt colleges will not equate to govt jobs

Taking a clear position on the issue of RCSC issuing a limited number of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) jobs, the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that the assumption that every B.Ed graduate student More...

By The Bhutanese On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Govt ready to submit its evidence to RCSC on three secretaries issue

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that as requested by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) the government had prepared its evidences and was ready to drop then at RCSC. The PM also expressed More...

By tb admin On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Reducing govt ad expenditure and more priority to state media may result in Bhutan with no private media: DoIM report

The report also proposes some new solutions which are finding traction with the private media The private newspapers have been voicing out on the business downturn due to the reduced government advertisement revenue More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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A Lolay recitation before His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen to mark Nyilo

A group of children from schools in Thimphu recited lolay to mark Nyilo yesterday (Winter Solistice in the lunar calendar) before His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen at the Lingkana Palace. Nyilo More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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RCSC puts 3 secretaries on approved absence and asks govt to submit evidences

After days of suspense the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) on Monday announced that, for the moment, it cannot accept the surrender of the Cabinet Secretary, Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the More...

By tb admin On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Alipurduar police arrests 8 highway robbers and impounds their vans

In a major breakthrough, the Alipurduar District police under North Bengal recently arrested eight people responsible for robbing Bhutanese passengers along a deserted highway. The police has also seized and impounded More...