Dharamsala: Presided over by Speaker Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, fourth day of the ongoing session commenced with the continuation of debate and discussion over the 2017-18 report of the Department of Finance.
The first three sitting sessions of the session saw discussions and debate over issues ranging from Tibetan Green Book contributions; the Blue Book or the Tibetan Solidarity Partnership; Women empowerment; Tibet Corps; Tibetan Refugee Livelihood Support Program(TRLSP); Ganjong Development Finance Pvt. Ltd., etc., under the various initiatives of Department of Finance for the fiscal year 2017-18.
The concerned department was also commended for various initiatives and training programs undertaken by the same to facilitate financial aids to Tibetans engaging in Sweater-selling business and other micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as sensitizing them about new financial rules and regulations, tax, entrepreneurship.
Aside from proving the requisite answers and clarification over the questions raised by the members of the parliament, Kalon Karma Yeshi, Department of Finance also assured the House to consider the suggestions and solutions tabled by them in tackling various challenges pertaining to different activities under his department.
Eighteen parliamentarians participated in the debate and discussion on the 2017-18 report of the aforementioned department.
Thereafter, in the final sitting of the House, Kalon Karma Yeshi tabled the electoral legislation amendment bill, supported by Kalon Choechung Wangchuk, Department of Health.
The amendment bill passed with a simple majority, thereby, paving way for its second reading in the House.
The debate and discussion on the same shall continue with the next day’s list of business.
The House adjourned at 5:00 till 9:30 am of the next morning.