Lo­cal gov­ern­ment web­site launched

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Rinz­inLhamo Phuentshol­ing

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.”

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