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  • Inviting Nominations for Dedicated Service Award

    This is in reference to the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) letter No. RCSC/HRS(07)2016/2069 dated January 14, 2016 regarding the submission of nominations for Dedicated Service Award 2016.

    In keeping with the Royal Command from His Majesty the King, requirement of the Civil Service Act of Bhutan (Section 88) and as per the provisions of the BCSR 2012, all the Departments/Agencies are requested to submit the list of nominations for the Dedicated Service Award for 10 years (bronze medal & Certificate), 20 Years (silver medal & certificate) and 30 years (gold and & certificate) respectively as of 30th June, 2016 as per the points mentioned in attached format (see link below) and submit to the Human Resource Division on or before 28th February, 2016 for onward submission to the Royal Civil Service Commission.

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  • Picture Story

    Signing of Minutes of discussion between JICA, DoA and GNHC
    Signing of Minutes of discussion between JICA, DoA and GNHC

    February 2, Thimphu: The minutes of discussion on the preparatory survey for the project for Chiwog Grant Assistance for Farm Mechanization was signed between Mr. Nim Dorji, Director General, Department of Agriculture(DoA); Dr. Makoto Inaba, Team Leader, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Mr. Thinley Namgay, Director, Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) in the DoA conference hall.

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  • Invitation for Bids

    The Royal Government of Bhutan has received a credit from the International Development Association towards the cost of Remote Rural Communities Development Project (RRCDP) and intends to apply a part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the contracts for construction of works as detailed below. Bidding is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011. Bidders from Bhutan should, however, be registered with the Construction Development Board (CDB). Bidders are advised to note the minimum qualification criteria specified in Clause 4 of the Instructions to Bidders to qualify for the award of the contract.

    The Remote Rural Communities Development Project (RRCDP), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Thimphu invites bids for the construction of works detailed in the table below.

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  • A new approach of promoting fruits in the east

    Farmers Training

    January 27- February 3, Mongar: The Second session of the training program under Systematic training and orchard establishment for the farmers is underway at the centre for the period of 10 days. The first session of the training was completed at the beginning of this year from 1st to 10th January 2016 with the farmers of Trashigang, Pemagatshel and Samdrupjongkhar. For this session the total of 22 farmers from Lhuentse, Mongar and Trashiyangtse are here to learn about Nursery production, planting, basin making, Fertilisation and Pruning.

    Every year such training is organised by Research and Development Center (RDC) Wengkhar to promote more fruits and vegetables for the six eastern regions. While organising such trainings, firstly farmers were selected from the target Dzongkhags based on the implementation guide and on horticulture production potential in collaboration with the Dzongkhag and geog agriculture extensions. The selected farmers were given two days of awareness program on horticultural crops wherein participants were exposed to available technologies at the centre. At the end of the awareness program, further consultations were made and the most interested candidates were selected. Farmers were then called for hands on practice on improved orchard management practices for the duration of 10 days at RDC Wengkhar.

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  • SMART Patrol Enforcement Training

    DSC_6177January 25-31, Zhemgang: A week long training on SMART Patrolling Enforcement is underway in Tingtibi, Zhemgang. The training is organised by Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park in concurrence to the resolutions of the third National Park Conference 2015, held in Lampelri. The conference had directed that all the Protected Areas and Territorial Divisions to implement their own SMART patrolling by recognising the applicability of SMART tool and based on positive experiences shared by Royal Manas National Park in their pilot initiation. Therefore, the two resource persons from the Royal Manas National Park were sought to deliver the training as per their expertise and experience in piloting SMART Patrol Enforcement in the country.

    While conservation efforts put in by Bhutanese foresters are remarkable, the patrolling system followed is still the conventional method where no specific data on the efforts put in by the foresters are reflected though poachers and illegal forest product transactions are recorded. This has left most of the efforts put in by the frontline conservationist unrecognised. Besides, there is no concrete data and information on the extent of patrolling conducted by individual foresters and respective agencies. Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) on the other hand is a software that generate report at any time and for any length of period, provided for the field practitioners to collect data on Global Positioning System (GPS) device every time they go to the fields. From the report, the managers will be able to direct resources to the needy places and individual efforts will be measured for the motivation. Implementing SMART will mean a shift of patrolling system from conventional type to modern digitalised system. While SMART is gaining popularity throughout the world, SMART was first introduced in Bhutan in the Roayal Manas National Park as a pilot project in 2013.

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