GOVERNMENT TO DO AWAY WITH GDG
The government will do away with the Gewog Development Grant (GDG) for the 12th Five Year Plan and instead disburse additional development budget to the local government on a quarterly basis as annual grants.
This was divulged at the Friday Meet. It was also announced that the development budget will be released as proposed by the local government and the annual budget will be disbursed quarterly, every three months by the finance ministry.
Meanwhile, a GDG of Nu 2mn per year was given to each gewog apart from the regular budget, aimed at strengthening the decentralization process and promoting good governance at the grassroots level.