Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa

Business Bhutan’s reporter Pema Seldon catches up with the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa spokesperson to talk about the party suing the government, party plans and challenges it foresees as the countdown to the next elections begin. (Note: The party spokesperson did not want to be named)   The elections 2018 is approaching and as one of […]

Authorities and Accountability

In an evaluation blunder, the Royal Civil Service Examination failed to clear 97 graduates in the prelims. Though a possible mishap involving the graduates’ prospects was averted after the mistake was identified, think of it: had it not been detected, who would be accountable? The Supreme Court is of the stand that those caught with […]

Civil service needs to be streamlined

Maintaining a small, compact and efficient civil service remains a daunting challenge for the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) since the civil service is the single biggest employer in the country. According to the recently launched Annual Report on the state of the royal civil service (July 2016- June 2017), a major concern for the […]

10 resolutions adopted in APA meeting

A meeting of the standing committee on social and cultural affairs of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) adopted 10 resolutions the second day of the meeting. The adoption of the resolutions followed two days of vigorous deliberation among more than 100 parliamentarians from 21 countries, including 12 parliamentarians from Bhutan. The resolutions cover a wide […]

DPT reveals north Tsirang candidate

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) introduced its candidate for Sergithang-Tsirangtoe constituency, north Tsirang yesterday. Kewal Ram Adhikari, a 49-year-old from Tashicholing village under Phuentenchu gewog, Tsirang who completed Bachelors in English and environment from Royal Thimphu College this year, is a businessman. “If you want to make a difference in your society and country, you […]

Ferrosilicon price picks up

Indian industries are shelling out more for the raw material because supply from China has declined The price of ferrosilicon in the Indian market has picked up recently. It has increased from Nu 70,000 to Nu 81,000 per Metric Ton (MT) since this week. The prime reason, according to some industrialists, is that Indian industries […]

RCSC utilizes 85% of total budget last year

Donors, namely the Government of India and the Austrian Development Assistance, provided a large portion of budgetary support to RCSC The Royal Civil Service Commission’s (RCSC) expenditure in the fiscal year 2016-17 amounted to Nu 320mn. According to the RCSC’s Annual Report (state of the royal civil service), 85.6% of the total revised budget has […]

Prices of vehicles imported from India decrease

However, prices of vehicles imported from third countries have gone up Vehicles imported from India come cheaper after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposition. However, prices of vehicles imported from third countries have increased due to the valuation of tax from point of entry (PoE) to point of sale (PoS). An official from Zimdra […]

Eye bank to fully operate by next year

More than 300 people are waiting for cornea transplant of whom 110 are in immediate need After remaining non-operational for almost two years, the ophthalmology department at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is looking at resuming eye bank facilities by coming year. The cornea specialist at JDWNRH, Dr Nor Tshering, who had been […]