The Amendment Bill 201o to the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 contains three provisions initiated by from the National Assembly last year. The proposed passed amendment contain two NEW provisions and omission of a proviso as shown below:
NEW section 158 A for insertion:
The ruling party and the opposition party may receive fund from the State to maintain their party machineries and the amount shall be determined by the Government in consultation with the Election Commission.
OMISSION of a proviso after section 206:
Provided that the disqualification under sub section (d) shall cease to operate after the lapse of one year from the date of acceptance of the application of resignation or removal from the membership of a political party and such resignation or removal shall be immediately notified by the concerned party office in the print media with a copy submitted to the Election Commission.
NEW section 581 A for insertion:
The Commission shall submit an annual report to the Druk Gyalpo, the Prime Minister and Parliament on it’s policy, performances and conduct of elections.
The Good Governance Committee presented the Amendment Bill to the National Council today and will be put to debate on June 14, 2011.