Dharamsala: Chaired by Speaker Pema Jungney, the seventh day of the 7th session of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile began with continuation of debate and approval of the proposed 2019-2020 Special Recurring (Migsel) budget and Surkyul budget of Department of Health, including Surkyol budget of Ngeonga School, a school for Tibetan Children with Special Needs and three hospitals under Department of Health.
The house also debated and sanctioned Surkyol budget of the Department of Religion and Culture.
Following the list of business i.e., legislative procedure-first reading. Parliamentarian Karma Gelek introduced the legislative amendment of the Rules and Regulations of Electoral system and Parliamentarian Gewatsang Ngawang Tharpa supported the amendment bill. The amendment proposed on Article 24 clause (vii) and clause (viii), Article 25 clause (vii) and Article 77 clause (xi) paved way for its second reading.
Parliamentarian Geshe Monlam Tharchin tabled Parliamentary procedure and conduct of business amendment bill, supported by Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tsetan. The amendment proposed on Article 66 was also passed for the second reading.
Parliamentarian Juchen Konchok Choedon then presented the bill proposal on Rules and Regulations of Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement and Parliamentarian Mr. Dhondup Tashi Tsaneytsang tabled his support to the bill proposed. The amendment proposed on Article 5 regarding ‘Eligibility of the members of the Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement’ was also passed for the second reading.
Debates and discussions on 2019-2020 proposed budget of the Department of Education is open for the next day, as no decision has been made today.
The House also welcomed Prof. G. S. Murthy, Honorary president of Sanskrit Gaurav Sansthan (An all India body) for Andhra and Karnataka provinces and Vice Admiral Raman Puri, Director of the Institute of National Security Studies and the Forum for Strategic and Security Studies, who were received by Speaker Pema Jungney and Deputy Speaker Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok in the speaker’s cabin and afterward to the Parliament Session. The deputy speaker briefed them about the procedures of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and other Parliamentary practices.
The House adjourned at 5 pm till 9:30 am of the next day.