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  • Notification on the “Animal Tshethar Practices in the country”

    Considering the growing trend in the practice of Tshethar activities in the country, the Ministry would like to inform the general public to abide by the following norms to minimize the impact of Tshethar animals on the environment, crops, incidences of disease spread as well as to ensure welfare of the Tshethar animals. As per the Guideline on Animal Tshethar Practices 2018, any individual or Tshethar Tshogpa interested in taking up the Tshethar practices must:

    1. Register as Non Government Organization with the Civil Society Organization Authority.
    2. Register their animal shelter meant for Tshethar purpose with the local government prior to taking up any Tshethar
    3. The animal shelter should have provision for adequate feed and fodder and water for animals.
    4. The number of animals allowed for Tshethar shall be based on the carrying capacity of animal shelter.
    5. Tshethar animals should be properly identified with proper identification marks.
    6. Any movement of Tshethar animals from one Dzongkhag to another must be done with prior approval from BAFRA Office.
    7. Tshethar Tshogpa should appoint caretaker to take care of the Tshethar animals in the shelter.
    8. The import of animals for the purpose of Tshethar is strictly prohibited.
    9. Purchase of Tshethar animals must be done in presence of BAFRA or Department of Livestock officials.

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  • Re-Vacancy announcement for Media and Public Relations Officer

    The Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM), Thimphu is pleased to invite applications from eligible Bhutanese Citizens for the following vacant post as specified below for immediate recruitment (Final Announcement):

    PositionPosition level (PCS)SlotQualificationExperienceTenureMonthly Salary (Nu.)
    Media and Public Relations OfficerP41Bachelor degree in Public Relations / Mass Communication/

    Journalism/Media Arts

    No specific years of work experience mentioned but preference will be given to candidates with formal Training and Work Experience in the related field.On Contract for 3 (three) years. May be extended based on performance after that.Basic: Nu. 21,370.00 + 30% Contract allowances + Nu. 4,275.00 (House rent allowance).

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  • Notification

    This is to notify all Food Importers that seaweeds which was banned by Ministry of Agriculture and Forests vide Notification BAFRA/MoAF/5-47/170 dated  14 November 2016 are now allowed for importation upon production of valid Certificate of Analysis (CoA) from Accredited Laboratories indicating safe levels of heavy metals. However, the Importers shall seek Import Permit for Seaweeds from BAFRA, Head Office, Thimphu prior to importation. The Import permit application form is available on the BAFRA website (www.bafra.gov.bt), as well as all BAFRA Offices (including Head Office) which shall be accompanied by Certificate of Analysis (CoA) from Accredited Laboratory for each batch of product to be imported, against four heavy metals (mercury, lead, In-organic arsenic and cadmium).

    Failing to comply with this Notification will be dealt as per the Food Legislations.

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