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Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu
Chathrim, 2002

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Contents

Obeisance

Preamble

Article 1: Title, Commencement and Amendment
Article 2: Definitions
Article 3: Compositions, Terms of Office and Sitting Fee of DYT
Members
Article 4: Procedures for Election and Tenures for DYT Members
Article 5: Election of DYT Member from Municipaliti es and Towns
Article 6: Meeting Procedures of DYT
Article 7: Powers and Functions of Chairman of DYT
Article 8: General Functions and Powers of DYT
Article 9: Regulatory Powers and Functions of DYT
Article 10: Administrative Powers and Functions of DYT
Article 11: Financial Powers and Functions of DYT
Article 12: Roles and Responsibilities of the Dzongdag
Article 13: Powers and Functions of Dzongkhag Administration
Article 14: Code of Practice of DYT Members and Office Bearers
Article 15: Penalties for Violation of Code of Practice

Epilogue

ANNEX-1: Financial Rules and Regulations 2002 – Changes Applicable to

ANNEX-2: Schedule of Delegation of Powers to the Dzongkhag and Geog
levels.

Whereas, His Majesty the King had established Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogchung i 1981 to promote people's
participation in the decision-making process;

Whereas, His Majesty the King has commanded the delegation of a wide range of powers, authority, resources,
responsibilities and functions from the central agenci s to Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogchung to formulate, approve
and implement geog and dzongkhag plan activities; and

Whereas, in pursuant to profound vision and noble conceptions of reforms of His Majesty the King aimed at
strengthening decentralisation and devolution, the C athrim of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogchung, 1995, is
herewith revised to bring greater peace, happiness and prosperity in the Kingdom.

Therefore, be it resolved, that the 80th Session of the National Assembly of Bhutan enacts "Dzongkhag Yargay
Tshogdu Chathrim, 2002" on 14th day of the 6th month of Water Male Horse Year, corresponding to 23rd July,
2002.

ARTICLE 1. Citation, Commencement and Amendment

1. This Chathrim may be called the ‘Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu Chathrim, 2002’, corresponding
to the Water Male Horse Year.

2. This Chathrim shall come into force on the date of its ratification on 23rd July, 2002,

corresponding to the 14th day of the 6th month of Water Male Horse Year, by the National
Assembly, throughout the Kingdom.

3. This Chathrim shall supersede all earlier Chathrim, rules and regulations pertaining to

Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogchung.

4. Any provision of this Chathrim may be amended, whenever necessary, by the National
Assembly.

ARTICLE 2. Definitions

1. ‘Chathrim’ means the Chathrim of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu, 2002;

2. ‘Chimi’ means a member of the National Assembly of Bhutan representing his or her
constituency;

3. ‘Dzongdag’ means the chief executive of a dzongkhag or any official for the time being

exercising the functions of the office of dzongdag;

4. ‘Dzongkhag administration’ means the agency of the Royal Governm nt headed by dzongkhag;

5. ‘Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu’ means any Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu constituted under this
Chathrim;

6. ‘Local’ means the areas within the territory of the dzongkhag;

7. ‘Mangmi’ means an elected representative of the geog who can be either mang ap or mang

aum;

8. ‘Gup’ means the head of the g og elected as per the provisions of the G og Yargay
Tshogchung Chathrim, 2002;

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9. ‘Member’ means any person who has fulfilled the requirements of membership of Dzongkhag

Yargay Tshogdu;

10. ‘Observer’ means any person who attends Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu meetings to provide
clarifications and information;

11. ‘Royal Government’ means the Royal Government of Bhutan; and

12. ‘Registered resident’ means a person with citizenship identity card whose census record is

maintained in a particular dzongkhag, and he or she has been living there for at least a year in
the immediate past.

13. In case of conflicting interpretations of any provision of this Chathrim, the decision of the

Court of Law shall be final and binding.

14. The original of the Chatrim shall be in Dzongkha which will prevail over its translations in
other languages if there are conflicting interpretations.

ARTICLE 3. Composition, Terms of Office, and Sitting Fee of Dzongkhag Yargay

Tshogdu Members

The Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall comprise of the following:

1. Chairman, who shall also be a voting member;

2. chimi as ex officio voting members;

3. gup as ex officio voting members;

4. mangmi as ex officio voting members;

5. one representative of municipalities and towns as voting member;

6. dzongrab, or in his absence, dzongkhag administrative officer, as ex-officio non-voting
member secretary of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu;

7. dungpas, in Dzongkhags with such posts, as observers;

8. representatives of the various sectoral agencies as observers; and

9. other representatives of municipalities and towns, as observers.

10. the Chairman of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall be elected though secret ballot from

amongst the voting members for a tenure up to three years;

11. All members of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall be entitled to sitting fee for Dzongkhag
Yargay Tshogdu sessions, as provided and revised from time to time by the Government.

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ARTICLE 4. Procedures for Election and Tenures for DYT Members

1. The procedures for electing the ex-officio members of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall be
as per the provisions of an Election Act. However, until the Election Act is passed by the
National Assembly of Bhutan, the members of the aDzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall be
elected in accordance with the existing procedures and chathrims, namely,

(a) the Chathrim for Election of National Assembly Members, 1995, in case of the
chimis;

(b) the Geog Yargay Tshogchhung Chathrim, 2002, in case of the gup and the mangmi.

2. Similarly, the tenures of all ex-officio members shall be further governed by their above
mentioned respective chathrims and rules and regulations.

ARTICLE 5. Elections of DYT Member from Municipalities and Towns

1. A candidate for Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu membership from the municipalities and towns

towns shall satisfy all of the following terms:

(a) A candidate shall be Bhutanese under the provisions of the Citizenship Act;

(b) A candidate shall not have served a prison sentence both within and outside the

(c) A candidate shall not have committed a criminal offence;

(d) A candidate shall not have been dismissed, on ishonourable grounds such as

(e) A candidate shall be of sound mental health, and physically able to effectively

(f) A candidate for the municipalities and towns shall be a registered resident in

(g) A candidate shall be literate with skills adequate to discharge his or her duties.

2. The representative of the municipalities and towns shall be elected through secret ballot

3. A candidate from municipalities and towns shall not solicit support through bribery, threat or

4. A candidate from municipalities and towns shall be elected for three years; and

5. A candidate from the municipalities and towns shall not be married to a foreign national.

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ARTICLE 6. Meeting Procedures of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu

1. A Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu meeting shall be convened at least once every three months.

2. The Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall elect through secret ballot one of it ex-officio voting

members as the Deputy Chairman, for a tenure up to three years, who shall chair the DYT
meetings in the absence of the chairman.

3. The chairman may convence, if required, additional meetings or Dzongkhag Yargay

Tshogdu..

4. Additional meetings of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu may also be convened if one-third of
the members so decide.

5. Dzongrab, or in his absence, the administrative officer, shall be the non-voting member

secretary of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu.

6. There shall be a fixed agenda for every meeting.

7. Any voting member may introduce an item in the agenda with prior notice to the secretary
of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu.

8. The presence of not less than two-thirds of the total existing members of a Dzongkhag

Yargay Tshogdu shall be required to constitute a quorum, and to pass any decision.

9. The Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu meeting shall commence with traditional opening
ceremony.

10. Decisions of the meeting shall be made either by consensus or by simple majority of those

present in a meeting.

11. The Secretary of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall record the minutes of meeting and
distribute them to all members.

12. Minutes of a meeting shall be adopted upon confirmation by the members present in a

meeting.

13. No member of a Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall be arrested or prosecuted while the
Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu is in session.

ARTICLE 7. Powers and Functions of Chairman of DYT

The chairman of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall:

1. issue ordinances based on the decisions of Dz ngkhag Yargay Tshogdu;

2. convene, if required, additional meetings of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu;

3. ensure that the public are informed of the activities of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu;

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4. appoint members of a working committee which is established by a decision of a Dzongkhag
Yargay Tshogdu;

5. maintain decorum and order in meetings; and

6. invite observers, as he or she deems appropriate, to he meetings.

ARTICLE 8. General Functions and Powers of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu

As the highest forum for local policy and decision-making on matters of public interest in a
dzongkhag, the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall:

1. foster amongst the population of the Dzongkhag general political consciousness and their rights
and duties as citizens of the country;

2. ensure proper elections of chimis to the National Assembly as well as members to the Royal

Advisory Council in accordance with the provisions of the respective chathrims;

3. promote awareness and dissemination of national objectives;

4. promote co-operation amongst geog, municipalities, towns and dzongkhag;

5. preserve and promote driglam choesum;

6. promote balanced economic development in the geogs under the dzongkhag;

7. promote co-operatives toward economic growth which contributes to employment and welfare;

8. preserve and promote cultural and sport activities;

9. preserve and promote zorig chusum;

10. adopt procedures and rules to implement national laws, wherever relevant;

11. submit motions arising from the geog and the Dzongkhag to the National Assembly;

12. strive to resolve inter geog disputes through conciliation and mediation;

13. make recommendations on activities with major environmental impacts such as construction of
roads, extraction and conservation of forests, mining and quarrying; and

14. redress public grievances and suggestions brought through written petitions.

ARTICLE 9. Regulatory Powers and Functions of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu

The following are the areas of powers and functions f Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu on which it can
adopt and enforce regulations, applicable within the dzongkhag:

1. designation and protection of monuments and sites of cultural and historical interests;

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2. designation and protection of areas of special scenic beauty or biodiversity as dzongkhag parks
and sanctuaries;

3. posting of billboards, roadside signs, posters, banners and other commercial advertisements;

4. delineation and demarcation of boundaries between mu icipalities, towns and geogs;

5. protection of consumers from unfair prices and counterfeit goods as provided in law;

6. commercial sale of distillery products, tobacco products, drug and other harmful substances;

7. prevention of gambling;

8. control of noise pollution;

9. content of broadcasting and telecasting within the dzongkhag, to the extent it is not contrary to

national law;

10. co-ordination of efforts in the defence and security of geog and villages by villagers
themselves;

11. prevention of dangerous communicable diseases among livestock in accordance with Livestock

Act, 2001;

12. regulation of safety standards and prices of dairy and livestock products in accordance with the
Livestock Act, 2001;

13. establishment of quarries and mines in accordance with Mines and Mineral Management Act,

1995; and

14. protection of public health as per prevailing national guidelines or acts.

ARTICLE 10. Administrative Powers and Functions of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu

The Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu shall have broad administrative powers and functios t give
direction and approval on the following:

1. dzongkhag’s and geogs’ five year and annual plans in accordance with the national policies and
plans;

2. prioritization of development activities;

3. middle secondary and higher secondary schools and no -formal education centers;

4. dzongkhag hospitals;

5. constructions of farm and feeder roads;

6. dzongkhag agricultural and livestock farms and selection of cr p varieties and breeds of

livestock;

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7. strategies for marketing outlets for local agricultural produce;

8. forest management plan including extraction, conservation and forest road construction in
accordance with the Forest and Nature Conservation Act, 1995;

9. rural electrification schemes in accordance with Electricity Act, 2001;

10. communication services;

11. small and medium scale industries;

12. urban (municipal and town) plans;

13. appointment of three members of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu including the gup concerned,

who shall not be civil servants, for a period of one year at a time, to serve on dzongkhag
administration tender committee, which shall furthe consist of officials in accordance with
regulation;

14. recommendation of credit programmes;

15. co-operatives involving inter-geog members, in accordance with the Co-operatives Act, 2001;

16. monitoring and evaluation of all activities in the dzongkhag, including geog plan activities;

17. monitoring and review of shapto lemi contributions managed by Geog Yargay Tshogchung;

18. mobilisation of work force;

19. protection of forests, tshomdro and all types of government and community lands, from illegal

house and similar constructions and other encroachments;

20. control of construction of structures, whether on national, communal or private lands, within 50
feet of highways falling within the dzongkhag, including enforcement of measures such as
cessation of construction, and demolition of the structures;

21. acquisition of land within the dzongkhag for public use as provided in law;

22. choice of trekking routes and camps for tourists;

23. construction and maintenance of dzongs, lhakhangs, goendeys, choeten, other monuments and

properties of the dzongkhag, and custody and care of ku sung thug tens thereof;

24. management of communal shedra, drubdey, gomdey, tsechu, kuchhoe, bumdey, and other
community rites which transcend the scope and responsibility of one geog;

25. formation and engagement of village volunteers to protect villages from threats to village

security; and

26. mobilisation of voluntary actions in times of natural catastrophies and emergencies.

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ARTICLE 11. Financial Powers and Functions of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu

To enable Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu to effectively carry out its roles and responsibilities under this
Chathrim, it shall be vested with adequate financial powers, particularly the following:

1. prioritisation and allocation of resources to geog and dzongkhag plan activities, upon
confirmation of budgetary outlay by the Ministry of Finance.

2. re-appropriation of the geog plan budget of a particular geog to other geog from activities

which have no possibility to be implemented on time, provided the recipient geog's activity is
part of its geog plan.

3. re-appropriation of dzongkhag plan budget, as provided in rules.

4. review and ratify the geogs’ accounts of rural tax and other collections and expenditures

thereof.

5. review and ratify the accounts of plan expenditures of the geog incurred under the authority of
the Geog Yargay Tshogchung.

6. review of accounts of dzongkhag administration accounts.

The Ministry of Finance shall from time to time revi w and frame rules and regulations on the
financial powers and functions of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu that shall include but not limited to the
above.

ARTICLE 12. Roles and Responsibilities of the Dzongdag

1. The dzongdag, as the head of the Dzongkhag Administration, is the chief executive of the
dzongkhag.He shall be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of the
Dzongkhag Administration in discharging its responsibilities.

2. The dzongdag shall observe whether the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu is functioning properly in

accordance with the Chathrim for the benefit of the people of the dzongkhag and the greater
peace, progress and stability of the Kingdom.

3. It shall be the responsibility of the dzongdag to report to the Lhengye Zhungtshog any serious

shortcomings observed in the functioning of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu.

4. The dzongdag shall attend the meetings of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu as a special guest-
observer.

ARTICLE 13: Powers and Functions of Dzongkhag Administrations

The general function of the dzongkhag administration is to carry out the decisions approved by
Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu. Amongst other activities, the dzongkhag administration shall:

1. accord technical sanctions for works worth up to Nu 20 million, provided it is certified by a
competent engineering personnel;

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2. award works or procurement order, through dzongkhag tender committee, as provided in
regulation;

3. award petty contract works, in accordance with the norms, rules and regulations prescribed by

the Royal Government from time to time, for maintenance of roads falling within the
dzongkhag;

4. develop and implement urban (municipal and town) plans within the dzongkhag, upon

approval by the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogchung;

5. construct farm and feeder roads within the dzongkhag, in conjunction with National
Environmental Commission;

6. personnel administration of all civil servants of the dzongkhag, including those posted in the

geogs;

7. recruit and appoint all sectoral staff in the dzongkhag, against RCSC sanctioned strength in
accordance with RCSC rules and regulations;

8. select and nominate staff for study tours, conferences and workshops;

9. prepare human resource development plan of the dzongkhag in conjunction with the Royal

Civil Service Commission;

10. execute establishment of middle secondary and higher secondary schools and non-formal
education centers;

11. execute establishment of basic health units and dzongkhag hospitals;

12. determine the choice of design, construction methods and building materials for forms, which

do not have to follow standard designs, in conformity with acceptable technical and structural
norms;

13. execute establishment of agricultural and livestock farms;

14. promote crop varieties and breeds of livestock;

15. develop and implement strategies for marketing outlets for local agricultural produce;

16. approve allocation of timber permits as per the ruls and regulations issued by the Ministry of

Agriculture from time to time;

17. implement rural electrification schemes;

18. issue licences for establishment of cottage, small and medium industries as per the
guidelines/rules and regulations issued from time to time by the Ministry of Trade and
Industry; and

19. register co-operatives in accordance to the Co-operativ s Act, 2001;

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ARTICLE 14. Code of Practice of DYT Members and Office Bearers

1. Any member of office bearer of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu with any personal or pecuniary
interest shall disqualify himself/herself or be disqualified from participation in decision making
process when circumstances seem to affect his/her impartiality.

2. The following acts or omissions of members and office-bearers of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu

shall constitute corrupt practices, which are hereby unlawful;

(a) taking possession or disposing by illicit means government and public money and
property;

(b) approving or awarding any contract works, procurement, and jobs in favor of a person

or organisation, not competent or entitled to such works, procurement, and jobs or in
favor of an indirect representative of a person or organisation who is not competent or
entitled;

(c) directly or indirectly requesting or receiving any gift in cash or kind, in connection with

contract works, procurement, and jobs, which may affect fair decisions;

(d) neglecting, after due request, without sufficient justification, to process or act
expeditiously on a matter pending before him or her, for the purpose of getting irregular
pecuniary returns from a person or organization, or discriminating against a person or
organization;

(e) divulging valuable information of a confidential character, acquired in his or her official

capacity to unauthorized persons, or organization or releasing such information in
advance of authorized release date; and

(f) giving any private individuals or organizations unwarranted benefits and preferences in

the discharge of his or her duties through partiality

ARTICLE 15. Penalties for Violation of Code of Practice

1. Any member, an employee of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu, or a functionary serving the
community in any capacity committing any violation f Article 14 shall be subject to penal
sanctions.

2. Any violation proven in an administrative proceeding shall be sufficient ground for his or her

dismissal even if no criminal prosecution is instituted against him or her.

3. Any person or organization committing any of the unlawful acts, which is deemed serious,
shall be tried in court by criminal prosecution.

4. Any person or organizations abetting the members or office bearers in violation of Article 14 of

this Chathrim, shall be subject to penal liabilities as per the laws.

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Financial Rules and Regulations 2002 – Changes Applicable

to Dzongkhag Executed Activities

List of Contents

Preamble

Title, Scope and Commencement:

Objective:

System for Implementation of Activities:

a. Budget Proposals
b. Execution of Approved Activities
c. Financial Powers

Tender Committee:

Audit:

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Financial Rules and Regulations 2002 – Changes Applicable
to Dzongkhag Executed Activities

Preamble:

In accordance with Article 11 of the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu Chathrim, 2002, the Ministry of
Finance hereby issues the changes in the Financial Rules & Regulations 2001 (FRR 2001) for
facilitating the decentralization process to the dzongkhag levels.

Title, Scope and Commencement

The Rules shall be called the FRR 2002 – Changes Applicable to Dzongkhag Executed Activities.

Except to the extent specifically modified in these Rules, the procedures prescribed in the FRR 2001
shall continue to be applicable.

These Rules shall come into effect from 23rd July, 2002.

These Rules may be amended from time to time by the Ministry of Finance.

Objective:

These Rules are aimed at facilitating the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu to make decisions with regard to
the execution and regulation of the activities by the dzongkhags.

System for Implementation of Activities:

The system of implementation as specified in the FRR 2002 shall be followed subject to the following
variations:

a. Budget Proposals

i. The annual budget proposals prepared by the dzongkhag administration based on the
approved 5-year plans shall be submitted to the DYT for review and approval.

ii. After the DYT’s approval, the proposals shall be submitted to the Department of

Budget & Accounts(DBA), Ministry of Finance (MoF).

b. Execution of Approved Activities

i. The DYT shall approve the execution of activities subject to the availability of annual fund
allocations from the national budget.

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c. Financial Powers

i. In the exercise of their financial responsibilities, the DYT and the Dzongkhag Administration
shall have the powers as specified in these Rules and as delegated in the schedule attached
to these Rules.

Tender Committee:

a. The tender committee of the dzongkhag shall comprise of the following:

1. the dzongkhag as the chair person;

2. the head of the geog concerned in case of geog referred tenders;

3. the Finance Section head;

4. the relevant sector head;

5. the engineer-in-charge in the case of works; and

6. three elected DYT members for a period of one year.

b.The Dzongkhag Tender Committee shall be equated with the Ministerial Tender
Committee (MTC), and accordingly its powers shall be a par with those of the MTC.

All other existing arrangements shall remain unaffected.

Audit:

All accounts shall be subject to audit periodically, and the audit reports shall be submitted to the DYT,
Finance Ministry and Home Ministry for review and follow-up action.

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Schedule of Delegation of Powers to Dzongkhag and Geog
levels

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Schedule of Delegation of Powers to the Dzongkhag and Geog Levels

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No.

Powers Delegated Nature
of

Power

DYT Head of
Dzongkhag

GYT Gup Remarks

1. PERSONNEL & OTHER
PERSONNEL
EMOLUMENTS

a. Payment of emoluments O NA FP NA FP
b. Encashment of leave O NA FP NA NA
e. Sanction of arrears
emoluments

O NA FP NA FP

f. Payment of salary advance O NA FP NA Nil Subject to liquidation
within the same Financial
Year.

2. SANCTION OF
HONORARIUM

EO NA Up to the Ceiling
prescribed for
discretionary

grant.

NA Nil

3. MEDICAL BENEFITS

Travel & medical expense

i. Within Bhutan O NA FP NA Nil

ii. Within India EO NA Nil NA Nil As per clearance of the
Medical Referral
Committee

4. TRAVEL

a. Tours

i. Within Bhutan & India O NA FP NA FP(Within
Bhutan
only)

b. Seminars/Conferences

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Sl.
No.

Powers Delegated Nature
of

Power

DYT Head of
Dzongkhag

GYT Gup Remarks

i. Within Bhutan & India O NA FP NA FP(Within
Bhutan
only)

c. Leave travel claims O NA FP NA NA
d. Transvel
benefits(TG/Transport)

O NA FP NA NA

e. Travel by ineligible modes EO NA Nil NA Nil

5 UTILITIES O NA FP NA FP

6 RENTAL OF PROPERTIES

a. Hiring of buildings EO NA FP NA Nil

b. Hiring machinery/equipment O NA FP NA FP

7 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS O NA FP NA FP

8 MAINTENANCE OF

PERPERTY

a. Insurance O NA FP NA FP

b. Repairs O NA FP NA FP

9 MAINTENANCE OF

VEHICLES

a. POL for official vehicles O NA FP NA Nil

b. Repair of vehicles/equipment O NA FP NA Nil

c. Purchase of spare parts O NA FP NA Nil

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Sl.
No.

Powers Delegated Nature
of

Power

DYT Head of
Dzongkhag

GYT Gup Remarks

10 OPERATING EXPENSE O FP FP

11 HOSPITALITY/
ENTERTAINMENT

a. Entertainment of guests EO NA Up to Nu.0.10m
**/Year

NA Nil ** With no suppl.
Budget;

b. Gifts EO NA Up to Nu.5,000
per occasion

NA Nil To be managed out of the
budget for item 11.a
above

12 WRITE-OFF O NA FP NA Nil

a. Write off of losses

i. Due to theft/natural

calamity
EO Up to Nu.

50,000
Up to Nu. 10,000 Nil Nil Per incidence

ii. In transit, handling and
storage

EO Up to Nu.
50,000

Up to Nu. 20,000 Nil Nil Per incidence

b. Unserviceable and obsolete
stores

EO Up to Nu.
50,000

Up to Nu. 50,000 Nil Nil Per incidence

13 RETIREMENT BENEFITS

a. Sanction of post service

benefits
O NA FP NA NA

b. Recovery of dues from
retirement benefits

O NA FP NA NA

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Powers Delegated Nature
of

Power

DYT Head of
Dzongkhag

GYT Gup Remarks

14 PURCHASES OF NON-
EXPENDABLE
PROPERTIES

a. land & buildings (within
Bhutan)

EO Nil Nil NA Nil

b. Tools/plants/equipment O NA FP NA FP

c. Vehicles O NA FP Nil Nil

d. Furniture/office equipment O NA FP NA FP

15 LEASES

a. Private land EO Nil Nil Nil Nil

b. Govt. land & property EO Nil Nil Nil Nil

16 ADVANCES

a. Advances for approved

purposes
O NA FP NA Nil

17 CONSTRUCTIONS

a. Administrative approval &

financial sanction
O NA FP FP Up to Nu.

50,000/-
Technical sanctions shall
be issued by a competent
technical authority.

b. Award of work O NA FP FP Up to Nu.
50,000/-

18 HIRING OF VEHICLE O NA FP Nil Nil

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Powers Delegated Nature
of

Power

DYT Head of
Dzongkhag

GYT Gup Remarks

19 TIME BARRERD CLAIMS/
ADJUSTMENTS

O NA 1 year 1 year Nil

20 REAPPROPRIATION OF

BUDGET

a. From one object code to
another object code in same
activity

EO Up to Nu.
50,000 per
occasion

Up to Nu. 30,000
per occasion

Up to
20,000 per
occasion

Nil Permitted from current to
capital expenditure and
not vice versa.

b. From one activity to another
activity in the same programme/
sub-programme

EO Up to Nu.
50,000 per
occasion

Up to Nu. 30,000
per occasion

Up to
20,000 per
occasion

Nil -do-

c. From one sub-programme to
another sub-programme in the
same programme

EO Up to Nu.
75,000 per
occasion

Up to Nu. 50,000
per occasion

Up to
20,000 per
occasion

Nil -do-

d. From one programme to
another programme

EO Up to Nu.
75,000 per
occasion

Nil Up to
20,000 per
occasion

Nil -do- within the same
administrative unit.

Note: These powers are all subject to the entitlements and/or budget provision.
Abbreviations;
O Ordinary, i.e., which can be further delegated
EO Extra Ordinary, i.e., which cannot be further delegated.
NA Not Applicable
FP Full Powers