English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dzongkha Standard Testing System is being developed

Testing Dzongkha proficiency of an employee or new recruits for any institution in the country is expected to become easier with the development of the Dzongkha Standard Testing System (DSTS). The new testing system will be similar to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is an international standardised test of English language proficiency.

RCSC suspends JDWNRH’s president

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) suspended the president of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) Lhab Dorji for his involvement in a land case in Trongsa during his term as the Trongsa dzongda.

Monggar proposes a bridge over Drangmechu

Local leaders in Monggar propose for a motorable bridge over Drangmechu to promote trade and transport in the eastern region. The issue was raised during the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu.

Temporary wooden bridge shortens distance between Phongmed Gewog and its chiwogs

A temporary wooden bridge over Gamrichhu shortens the travel time for locals of Thong-Rong, Ya-Brang and Phimsong chiwog to reach their gewog centre in Phongmed in Trashigang. 

Pro Bhutan Germany donates equipment to Zhemgang & Sonamthang CS

The Pro Bhutan Germany donated equipment worth Nu 4.8 M to Zhemgang Central School and Sonamthang Central School in Panbang on November 28. 

Lack of adequate public toilets in Chamkhar town

People are not happy with the lack of an adequate public toilet facility in Chamkhar town. There are two toilets in the town currently, but one of them is badly maintained and the other is locked and allocated to some offices and the taxi drivers’ association in the town.

Jomotshangkha Dungkhag gets a new CLC

Jomotshangkha Dungkhag in Samdrup Jongkhar gets a new community learning centre (CLC). The CLC will provide various kind of life skills for the graduates of non-formal education(NFE) and school dropouts in the dungkhag. 

SOEs’ pay revision at par with civil service

The pay revision for State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is at par with the civil service. This means the basic pay percentage hike is in between 6 and 35 per cent. The finance ministry announced the revision along with a few other changes at the Meet the Press session today. 

ICT Curriculum for Classes PP-12 from 2021

The education ministry will be introducing a revised ICT curriculum for students of classes PP to 12 beginning 2021 academic session. The Royal Education Council will be developing and revising the curriculum next year.

FIs’ outstanding loan at over Nu 143bn

With over Nu 21bn as a non-performing loan, the financial institution’s outstanding loan to the economy stands at over Nu 143bn as of June 2019. This was revealed during a meeting between the finance ministry and Financial Institutions Association of Bhutan (FIAB) held yesterday. 

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