Local government website launched
To make gewog information more accessible and informative, the department of local government (DLG) on January 15 launched the local government (LG) website during the ninth local government chairpersons’ conference (LGCC) held in Phuentsholing.
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said he will “personally check the website and see every details of every gewog every six months.”
“The three best gewogswill be recognised and awarded with prizes,” he said, adding that bottom three gewogs shall also be checked so that recommendations for improvement are provided.
Gups are also optimistic this move will keep them more engaged in enhancing gewog information to the people throughout the country.
Thrimzhing gup Ngawang Dorji said the LG website is a source to bring many benefit in the gewog.
All the details of developmental activities, information related to total population and other details of the gewog can also be known through the website, he added.
Rangthaling gup Bal Badhur Tamang said the website will benefit in providing gewog details to other people across the country.
“The gewog can also be in direct contact with the department and work together,” the gup said.
An official with the DLG, Kado Zangpo said that the website will store the detailed informations about the gewog. Atpresent, the department is unable to get the details of previous local government.
“This website will help us to keep record and get the documentations,” Kado Zangpo said.
The website is also expected to maintain the record of developmental activities and other events that take place in the gewog. It will also reflect the history of different people who served as local leaders in their respective terms in the past.
The plan activities for a year should also be updated in the respective gewog website along with the budget plans.Other information related to infrastructure, education, health, animal, religious site, bridge and tourism should also be updated in the website.
Information about the availability of different commercial places will also be updated. All gewog details should also be accessible to the dzongkhag.
Meanwhile, the person responsible for updating information in the website shall be provided with training by the home ministry.
The website to access the information about the gewog is www.local. government.bt.
The ninth LGCC was conducted from January 15 to January 18. The theme of the conference was “towards greater decentralization and participatory governance.”