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Bhutan: The tale of Three Secretaries and other Issues: Update No. 108

Note No. 731                                 Dated 17-Jan-2015

By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan

It should be conceded that Bhutan as a young democracy is still on a learning curve and mistakes do happen.  There will be teething problems.  Except for the entrenched bureaucrats all the rest involved in the administration directly and indirectly like the politicians, parliamentarians, ministers and the National Council members could make mistakes and these should be taken in the stride.

Nepal: Political Parties Not Sincere in Adhering to the Deadline: Update No. 304

Note No. 730                                     Dated 30-Dec-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

There appears to be no seriousness on the part of te political leaders to expedite the constitution drafting process. 

Though the dead line of January 22nd was a self-imposed one, it was one date on which all the political parties had expressed their commitment at the time of the elections for the second interim constitution. 

Nepal: Constitution Making: Slim Chance of adhering to the Deadline of January 22: Update No. 303

Note No. 729                                        Dated 12-Dec-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks almost certain that the self-imposed deadline of 22nd January to get the new constitution ready cannot be adhered to.
 

Bhutan: Smooth Transition and commendable Governance by Tobgay: Update No. 107

Note No. 728                                     Dated 18-Nov-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

In August this year, while listing the achievements of his government, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay claimed that the fact that his government did not indulge in any witch hunt was itself an indication that democracy is getting strengthened in Bhutan.

Nepal: NC-UML Proposal of Seven Provinces is “anti Madhesi”: Update No. 302

Note No. 727                                     Dated 12-Nov-2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Nepal: Constitution Drafting Getting Delayed: Update No. 301

Note No. 726                                             Dated 08-Oct-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

October 7th was the last and final deadline given by the Constitutional Assembly to the CPDCC (Constitution Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee) to come up with a final report on the thorniest issues still to be resolved in drafting the constitution.

Nepal: Action Paralysis in Governance: Update No. 300

Note No. 725                                   Dated 23-Aug-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Governance at its worst.
 
This is what we are seeing in Nepal today.  With the Prime Minister  due to go to US again for cancer treatment, many vital decisions are getting postponed indefinitely.  Added to this is the mistrust between the two major parties and the seven point deal between the two parties is as good as dead.  
 

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