Ninth Day of the 7th Session of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang, Minister of Home

Dharamsala: Chaired by Speaker Pema Jungney, the ninth day of the 7th session of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile began with continuation of debate and approval of the proposed 2019-2020 Recurring (Gyundron) budget, Special Recurring (Migsel) budget and Surkyul budget of Department of Home, including Surkyol budget of Chief Representative Office of South Zone and 5 Tibetan Settlements which do not have Local Tibetan Assembly.

The session proceeded with debate on Cabinet (Kashag)’s clarification. Parliamentarians raised various questions on ‘Cabinet’s Clarification’ from the previous day and answers to the raised questions will be provided tomorrow by Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay.

Chairman of 9th Public Accounts Committee Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tsetan presenting the 9th Public Accounts Committee’s report.

Proceeding with the list of business, Chairman of 9th Public Accounts Committee Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tsetan along with member of Committee Parliamentarian Khenpo Kada Ngedhup Sonam presented the 9th Public Accounts Committee’s report. The Committee has reviewed the audit reports and its responses of the 176 offices of the Central Tibetan Administration and the autonomous bodies for the fiscal year 2015-2016.

Parliamentarian  Khenpo Kada Ngedhup Sonam presenting the 9th Public Accounts Committee’s report.
Presentation of the remaining report will continue tomorrow, the session adjourned at 5:00 pm until 9:30 am of the next day.

Parliamentarian Dolma Tsering, Secretary of Budget Estimate Committee