The 7th Session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Concludes Today

The 7th Session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Concludes Today

Dharamsala: Chaired by Speaker Pema Jungney, the last day of the 7th Session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile commenced with Legislative procedure-first reading. Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tsetan introduced the legislative amendment of Rules and Regulation of Election Commission and Parliamentarian Geshe Monlam Tharchin supported the amendment bill. The amendment proposed on Article 12  paved way for its second reading and later passed in its second reading.

Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tsetan

 

Parliamentarian Geshe Monlam Tharchin

Following the list of business i.e., Legislative procedure-Second reading. The legislative amendments proposed on Article 24 clause (vii) and clause (viii), Article 25 clause (vii) and Article 77 clause (xi) of Rules and Regulation of Electoral system, were eventually passed after third reading.

Similarly, The legislative amendment proposed on Article 66 of Rules and Regulations of procedure and conduct of business of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile was passed unanimously.

Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangyay, president of Central Tibetan Administration

Thereafter, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangyay gave his response on the debate over the Kashag (Cabinet) clarification, over which the motion presented by Parliamentarian Mr. Dhondup Tashi, supported by Parliamentarian Mrs. Juchen Konchok Choedon, was passed in unanimity.

Parliamentarian Mr. Dhondup Tashi

Parliamentarian Mrs. Juchen Konchok Choedon

The house proceeded with presentation of 9th Public Accounts Committee by committee members Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Gowo Lobsang Phende, Parliamentarian Lobsang Choejor and Parliamentarian Dhondup Tashi. Motion for debate on the above report was tabled by Parliamentarian Khenpo Kada Ngedhup Sonam and supported by Parliamentarian Ven Tenpa Yarphel.

Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Gowo Lobsang Phende

Parliamentarian Lobsang Choejor

Parliamentarian Dhondup Tashi

Followed by debate, over which the motion presented by Parliamentarian Ven. Tenpa Yarphel and supported by Parliamentarian Khenpo Kada Ngedhup Sonam, was passed in unanimity.

Parliamentarian Khenpo Kada Ngedhup Sonam

Parliamentarian Ven. Tenpa Yarphel

The Revised Appropriation Act of 2018-2019 and the Appropriation Act of 2019-2020, as presented by Deputy Speaker Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phunstok and supported by the Chairman of the Budget Estimate Committee Geshe Monlam Tharchin, were both passed unanimously in the house.

Deputy Speaker Ven. Acharya Yeshi Phunstok

Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok chaired the house from 11.15 am until 12:30 pm of the session.

Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok chairing the Session

Joint Secretary of Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat Ms. Tsetan Kelsang presented the leave of absence of the members during the session, followed by Speaker Pema Jungney’s concluding speech and announcement of the adjournment of the 7th session of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.

Joint Secretary of Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat Ms. Tsetan Kelsang presenting the leave of absence of the members

The session adjourned sine die at 3:40 pm.

Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Pema Jungney