To pay or not to pay

The pay revision proposed by the Pay Commission is in the hands of the government. They will soon decide the shots. But one thing that is clear is that the “wow factor” is missing. DrukNyamprupTshogpa’s pledge to revise the payment of civil servants may have found fulfillment but the requisite criterion to evoke shock waves […]

Dewathang-Gomdar MP disappointed with work done by last government

The progress of the works of the past five years is very disappointing, concluded Member of the Parliament (MP) from Dewathang-Gomdar constituency Ugyen Dorji upon the completion of his three-week visit to his constituency. After travelling the length and breadth of his constituency, and spending hours with the local people, where he patiently listened and […]

Opposite Effect: Pay Commission’s recommendation to widen the gap

The financial implication of the pay revision is estimated at Nu 17.9bn over the next four years The Fourth Pay Commission’s recommendations, if implemented as it is, are likely to further deepen income disparity in the country instead of narrowing the gap between the haves and the have-nots. The Pay Commission has recommended 29% to […]

Widening works at Narphung affects commuters & residents

Frequent roadblocks at Narphung on the way from Trashigang to SamdrupJongkhar highway, cause inconvenience to both the commuters plying the highway and the villagers residing below the highway. Widening work along the 180km stretch from Trashigang to SamdrupJongkhar at Narphung has left two gewogs, Gomdar and Wongphu affected by falling boulders and landslides that keep […]

Doksum residents to shift to new town by year end

Residents of Doksum town in Trashiyangtse will have to shift to the new township by year end. The residents were supposed to shift to the new township by October in 2018 but the deadline has been extended following a request from the people. They had previously extended the deadline from 2016 to October last year. […]

Water shortage in Kanglung expected to end by July

Water shortage in Kanglung will finally be resolved with the construction of two water treatment plants in the gewog nearing completion by July end. Construction works include that of two water treatment plants, four reservoirs tanks and approach roads to the two sources. Two water treatment plants, one in Nimshingdrang and another in ShingchenGoenpa in […]

Phuentsholing turns into a ghost town as border is sealed for Indian elections

The trade office in Phuentsholing has listed around 98 suspicious business establishments Phuentsholing town has been eerily quite and empty in the past two days with shutters down on as many as hundred shops possibly run by Indian businessmen. The Department of Trade office in Phuentsholing is on high alert, monitoring the closed business establishments […]