WINTER SESSION OF PARLIAMENT ON JANUARY 2
The upcoming winter session of the Parliament, the first for the National Assembly, would commence on January 2 next year.
The delay has been caused with the session coinciding with the inauspicious month in the Bhutanese calendar. However, there is an urgency to call a Parliament session as the six-month interim budget passed by the 11th parliament session to ensure economic stability and maintain continuity will expire on December 31. Further, the 12th Five-Year Plan is also awaiting endorsement of the Parliament.
Meanwhile, the Parliament had passed the interim budget assuming that the session was expected to be held in November as soon as the new government assumes office. The session, according to finance minister Namgay Tshering, will endorse both the budget and the 12th Plan.