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  1. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Mines and Minerals Bill of Bhutan 2020. (འབྲུག་གི་གཏེར་ཁ་དང་ ས་གཏེར་དཔྱད་ཡིག་༢༠༢༠ ཅན་མ།) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-01-01 | BTN-2020-L-110672

    The Act increases the public share of mining through a broad-based ownership system. Public share, which were previously set at 30 percent, have increased to 49 percent. This is in line with the ‘narrowing the gap’ policy, which aims to reduce the inequalities between citizens in Bhutan. Other changes include:

    - The Act establishes the Bhutan Mining Authority (BMA).

    - lessees are to ensure a preference in employment of the community in which they operate and be given priority to buy equity stake in the mining company. The affected community is to be compensated through benefit sharing scheme as
    prescribed by the Authority in the Community Development Agreement. The Authority is also to set up a Community Development Fund into which the lessee is to send money as required under the benefit sharing scheme.

  2. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    The Companies Act, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-30 | BTN-2016-L-106178

    Repeals the Companies Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2000. Sets out the rules to govern establishment and running of companies in Bhutan.

    PREAMBLE
    Chapter 1: Preliminary
    Chapter 2: Types of company
    Chapter 3: Articles of Incorporation
    Chapter 4: Incorporation
    Chapter 5: Company names
    Chapter 6: Shares and securities
    Chapter 7: Directors
    Chapter 8: General meetings
    Chapter 9: Management and administration
    Chapter 10: Financial Statements and Audit
    Chapter 11: Registration of charges
    Chapter 12: Compromises and amalgamations
    Chapter 13: Winding up, striking off and dissolution
    Chapter 14: The Regulatory Authority
    Chapter 15: Prosecution and penalties
    Chapter 16: Powers and Functions of Regulatory Authority
    Chapter 17: Definitions

  3. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Biosafety Act of Bhutan, 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-12 | BTN-2015-L-102992

    Contains provisions for the protection of indigenous and domestic flora and fauna against genetically modified organisms.

  4. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Tobacco Control (Amendment) Act of Bhutan, 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-17 | BTN-2014-L-102991

  5. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    The Local Government (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014 | Date of entry into force: 2015-02-26 | BTN-2014-L-102987

  6. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Act 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-14 | BTN-2013-L-98252

    Establishes an impartial and independent Administrative Tribunals as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution Centres.

  7. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Prevention Act of Bhutan, 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-18 | BTN-2013-L-98253

  8. Bhutan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Waste Prevention and Management Regulation, 2012. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-18 | BTN-2012-R-91358

    This Regulation implements the Waste Prevention and Management Act, 2009.
    The Regulation aims to establish a sound waste management system through the efficient collection, segregation, treatment, storage, transportation, reuse, recycling and safe disposal of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes.
    The Regulation classifies wastes into medical waste, municipal waste, industrial waste and e-waste and for each of these categories it provides for their prevention and management and defines their monitoring and implementing agencies responsible for the implementation of this Regulation.
    The Regulation further provides for: the assignment of costs in proportion to the waste volume generated from the point source or by degree of hazardousness by levying fees, charges and fines for non-compliance; the control and prohibition of illegal dumping or the release of waste into the environment; the development and implementation of waste management plans and programmes; the import and export of waste; requirements for waste collection; the maintenance of records related to the generation, collection, storage, treatment and disposal of wastes; offences and penalties; etc.

  9. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Tobacco Control (Amendment) Act of Bhutan, 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-19 | BTN-2012-L-102990

  10. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Child Adoption Act 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-05 | BTN-2012-L-91348

    Chapter 1 Preliminary
    Chapter 2 Principles and Objectives
    Chapter 3 Pre-Adoption Process and Service Provider
    Chapter 4 Domestic Adoption
    Chapter 5 Inter-Counrty Adoption
    Chapter 6 Consent to Adoption
    Chapter 7 Adoption Procedure and Orders
    Chapter 8 Effect of Adoption Order
    Chapter 9 Offences
    Chapter 10 Miscellaneous

  11. Bhutan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Education Policy Guidelines and Instructions 2012. - Government Website

    Adoption: 2012 | BTN-2012-M-91361

    One of the key targets set out is the achievement of a 100% enrollment rate in primary school. Reviewing discipline in schools is also another objective.

  12. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Act, 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-05 | BTN-2011-L-98255

  13. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Child Care and Protection Act of Bhutan, 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-05 | BTN-2011-L-98256

  14. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-24 | BTN-2011-L-91356

    Makes a large number of amendments to the Penal Code. In particular makes a number of changes with respect to sentencing and penalties, detailing the fines that may be imposed in place of or in addition to imprisonment. It also amends a number of sections concerning child offenders. Chapter 9 is renamed "Child in Conflict with Law and Mental Disability". Amends sections 114 (age of child in conflict with law - those younger than 12 years old are not to be held liable for committing an offence), 115, 116 and 117 (sentencing for children over the age of 12 years old). It also amends section 154 concerning the offence of trafficking in persons. Sections 177, 181-184, 191-194 are all amended provisions concerning rape.

  15. Bhutan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Human Resource Development Policy of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2010. - Government Website

    Adoption: 2010-11 | BTN-2010-M-91363

    The National Human Resource Development Policy sets out priorities in the employment sector. The mission statement in the Policy document provides that the objective is "to create and enhance competencies of people through strengthening the existing HRD institutions and promoting required world class HRD institutions to help the country achieve its strategic goals, increase employability and productivity and provide gainful employment to every citizen.

    The objectives are:
    - To create human capital to realise development of Bhutan as a knowledge-based society;
    - To strengthen the existing HRD institutions;
    - To plan for required HRD institutions;
    - To support agencies in planning and developing their sectoral HRD needs by providing broad directions to them;
    - To promote coordination among different HRD agencies in implementing various HRD activities;
    - To develop HRD professionals;
    - To study labour market periodically and to make projections of future labour market scenario; and,
    - To increase employability of, and employment for the Bhutanese youth.

  16. Bhutan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cooperative Rules and Regulations of Bhutan, 2010. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-23 | BTN-2010-R-91360

    These Rules and Regulations implement provisions of the Cooperative (Amendment) Act of Bhutan, 2009.
    The Rules and Regulations provide for: cooperative authorities; cooperatives' management structure; rights and duties of members of cooperatives; election procedures for office bearers of cooperatives and their code of conduct; general roles and functions of the General Assembly, Board of Directors and Committees; registration procedures of cooperatives; financial management of cooperatives; monitoring of cooperatives; division, merger and consolidation of cooperatives; dissolution and insolvency of cooperatives; Farmers Group registration; etc.

  17. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Bhutan Standards Act, 2010. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2010-07-07 | BTN-2010-L-87809

    Establishes the Bhutan Standards Bureau. Sets out its responsibilities and functions.

  18. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Civil Service Act of Bhutan, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-07 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-20 | BTN-2010-L-91347

    Provides that any provision in other laws, rules and regulations pertaining to civil servants, so far as they are inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed.

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - The Royal Civil Service Commission
    Chapter III - Civil Service Values and Conduct
    Chapter IV - Duties and Rights of Civil Servants
    Chapter V - Recruitment, Selection and Appointment
    Chapter VI - Remuneration and Allowances
    Chapter VII - Career Development and Training
    Chapter VIII - Promotion, Placement and Transfer
    Chapter IX - Disciplinary Matters
    Chapter X - Separation from Service
    Chapter XI - Miscellaneous
    Chapter XII - Definition

  19. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2010-06-16 | BTN-2010-L-102989

  20. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Entitlement and Service Conditions Act for the Holders, Members and Commissioners of Constitutional Offices of Bhutan, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-04 | BTN-2010-L-91355

    Chapter 1: Preliminary
    Chapter 2: Appointment and Tenure
    Chapter 3: Eligibility, Code of Conduct and Immunity
    Chapter 4: Salary, Allowance, Benefits and Entitlements
    Chapter 5: Resignation and Removal
    Chapter 6: Miscellaneous

  21. Bhutan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Youth Policy 2010. - Government Website

    Adoption: 2010 | BTN-2010-M-91362

    Sets out goals for the national youth policy. This includes providing youth with proper educational and training opportunities and facilitating access to information in respect of employment opportunities and to other services, including entrepreneurial guidance, financial credit and strengthening of the private sector to promote a strong and vibrant Bhutanese economy.

  22. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    The Local Government Act of Bhutan, 2009. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-09-11 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-15 | BTN-2009-L-102988

  23. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Cooperative (Amendment) Act of Bhutan, 2009. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2009 | BTN-2009-L-87814

    Amends article 2 (definitions) as well as 5 (responsibilities of the Ministry of Agriculture); Article 6 (Management and Decentralization); Article 11(1) (Co-operative banks); Article 11(2) (Insurance Cooperative); Article 12 (Effects of Registration); Article 13 (Constitution and by-laws); Article 14 (Liability of directors, officials, committee members and manager); Article 18 (Capital and their sources); Article 28 (implementing rules); Article 31 (Use of word "Co-operative"); and Article 33 (Information campaign).

  24. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Prison Act of Bhutan, 2009. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2009 | BTN-2009-L-87827

    Regulates the establishment, functioning and management of prisons in Bhutan.

  25. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Waste Prevention and Management Act of Bhutan, 2009. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009 | BTN-2009-L-91359

    This Act aims at preventing and reducing volumes of waste generation, and at promoting the reuse, recycle and management of waste in an environmentally sound manner. Waste includes solid, liquid, gaseous, hazardous and non-hazardous, organic or inorganic waste from all kinds of sources and also the materials being stored for recycling and the transportation, import and export of waste.
    The Act empowers the National Environment Commission (NEC) to be the regulatory authority for waste prevention and management. The NEC shall also be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the Act.
    The Act defines responsibilities of implementing agencies and of the public in managing the different categories of waste. It further provides for duties and responsibilities of implementing agencies and the different mechanisms used by them in managing waste including administrative, financial and research mechanisms.
    The Act further provides for funds financed by the Royal Government of Bhutan and for offences and penalties.

  26. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2008-07-28 | BTN-2008-L-87805

    Repeals all other laws concerning elections to Parliament and Local Governments. Includes provisions on conducting elections in the Kingdom.

  27. Bhutan - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008. - Constitution on-line in English

    Adoption: 2008-07-01 | BTN-2008-C-80950

    Contains 35 articles. Article 7 sets out fundamental rights, which inter alia includes the right to equal pay for work of equal value, freedom of association, and non-discrimination on the basis on the grounds of sex, language, religion, politics or other status. Article 8 sets out fundamental duties.

  28. Bhutan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Guidelines for Licensing of Foreign Workers Recruitment Agents. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | BTN-2008-M-80214

    Part I - Recruitment of Foreign workers
    1. Direct Recruitment
    2. Compulsory Recruitment through Licensed Foreign Workers Recruitment Agents
    Part II - Function/Roles and Responsibilities of Foreign Workers Recruitment Agents
    Part III - Staffing and Office Arrangements
    Part IV - Licensing of Agents
    Part V - Registration of Agents

  29. Bhutan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Handbook on Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Workers in Bhutan. - Handbook on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | BTN-2008-M-80216

    Part I - General Information (definition of foreign worker, quotas, sectors/positions in which foreign workers can not be employed, application for foreign worker)
    Part II - Work Permit
    Part III - Prohibition Relating to Employment of Foreign Workers without a Permit
    Part IV - Exit Permit

  30. Bhutan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Model Internal Service Rules of an Enterprise. - Rules on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | BTN-2008-M-80220

    Provides an example for employers for rules to be employed in the enterprise.

  31. Bhutan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Foreign Workers' Recruitment Agents Regulation, 2008. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | Date of entry into force: 2008-08-01 | BTN-2008-R-80221

    Regulates the registration and regulation of foreign workers' recruitment agencies.

  32. Bhutan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Human Resource Development Guidelines for Private and Corporate Sector. - Guidlines on-line

    Adoption: 2007-11-28 | BTN-2007-M-80217

    Sets out the educational and training policy for human resource development in the private and corporate sector.

  33. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Civil Society Organizations Act of Bhutan, 2007. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2007-06-20 | BTN-2007-L-87812

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. Civil Society Organizations
    Chapter 3. Principle and objectives
    Chapter 4. Authority
    Chapter 5. Registration and Establishment
    Chapter 6. Articles of Association and Rules and Regulations
    Chapter 7. Accreditation of a Foreign CSO
    Chapter 8. Management of CSOs
    Chapter 9. Fund Raising
    Chapter 10. Charitable collections
    Chapter 11. Merger and Consolidation of CSOs
    Chapter 12. Insolvency, Dissolution and Liquidation of CSOs
    Chapter 13. Accounts, Reports and Returns
    Chapter 14. Breach of Trust
    Chapter 15. Code of Conduct
    Chapter 16. Removal
    Chapter 17. Legal Proceedings
    Chapter 18. Offences and Penalty
    Chapter 19. Miscellaneous Provisions

  34. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan, 2007. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2007-02-20 | BTN-2007-L-80218

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - Prohibitions [includes forced or compulsory labour, the worst forms of child labour, discrimination of employees and job seekers and sexual harassment]
    Chapter III - Labour Administration
    Chapter IV - Notices
    Chapter V - Contracts of Employment
    Chapter VI - Compensation and Benefits
    Chapter VII - Hours of Work and Leave
    Chapter VIII - Wages
    Chapter IX - Occupational Health and Safety
    Chapter X - Minimum age for Admission to Employment
    Chapter XI - Workers' Associations
    Chapter XII - Resolution of Labour Disputes
    Chapter XIII - Employment Agents
    Chapter XIV - Employment of Foreigners
    Chapter XV - Miscellaneous Provisions

    Repeals the following:
    1. Rules and Regulations for Employment of Bhutanese Nationals in the Private Sector (1998).
    2. Recruitment Agencies and Workmen's Compensation (1994), Chapters 1,2,4 and 5 and paragraphs 1,2,3,4,5,and 7 on the procedure for recruitment of Foreign Workforce of the Chathrim for Wage rate.

  35. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Judicial Service Act 2007. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2007-02-20 | BTN-2007-L-87803

    Regulates the judiciary, provides for its independance and accountability, the right to a fair trail and promotes the rule of law.

  36. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Immigration Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2007. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2007-01-05 | BTN-2007-L-87822

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. General Provisions
    Chapter 3. Powers and Duties of Immigration Officers
    Chapter 4. Immigrants
    Chapter 5. Non-immigrants
    Chapter 6. Requirement for Admission
    Chapter 7. Registration
    Chapter 8. Inadmissibility and Refusal of Entry
    Chapter 9. Passport and Visas
    Chapter 10. Inspection, Suspension, Cancellation and Revocation
    Chapter 11. Removal and Detention
    Chapter 12. Offences and Penalties
    Chapter 13. Miscellaneous

  37. Bhutan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Model Contract of Employment. - Contract on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | BTN-2007-M-80219

    Provides an example of a model contract of employment.

  38. Bhutan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules on Hours of Work, 2007. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | Date of entry into force: 2007-08-01 | BTN-2007-R-80222

    Regulates hours of work and related matters for all employees, workers and workplaces falling within the coverage of the Act.

  39. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Bhutan Information Communications and Media Act, 2006. - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-07-05 | BTN-2006-L-87808

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. Functions, Responsibilities and Powers of the Ministry
    Chapter 3. The Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority
    Chapter 4. Provision of ICT facilities and ICT Services
    Chapter 5. Provisions relating to Radio Communications
    Chapter 6. Provisions relating to Media Issues
    Chapter 7. Provisions relating to Cyber Issues
    Chapter 8. Offences, Penalties, Legal Proceedings, Miscellaneous and Supplemental

  40. Bhutan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    General Rules and Regulations on Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) in Construction, Manufacturing, Mining and Service Industries, 2006. - Rules and Regulations

    Adoption: 2006 | Date of entry into force: 2006-08 | BTN-2006-R-75391

    Provides OSH rules applicable to all employers and workers of licensed manufacturing, mining and service enterprises, constructions, body corporate incorporated under the Companies Act 2000 and any other agency employing large number of workers at the work site(s).

    Chapter I: Purpose and scope;
    Chapter II: Management of occupational health and safety system;
    Chapter III: Inspections, noitces and reports;
    Chapter IV: Self inspections and reporting procedure;
    Chapter V: Rights and responsibilities;
    Chapter VI: Personal protective equipment;
    Chapter VII: Workmen's compensation;
    Chapter VIII: Offences and penalties;
    Annexe I: Personal protective equipment (classified by work and body part)
    Annexe II: Minimum safety standards for the construction industry

  41. Bhutan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules and Regulations Governing Employment Agencies in Bhutan. - Rules and Regulations

    Adoption: 2006 | Date of entry into force: 2006-08-01 | BTN-2006-R-75392

    Provides minimum standards of conduct applicable to employment agencies for the employment of Bhutanese and foreign workes in Bhutan.

    Chapter 1: Preliminary rules;
    Chapter 2: Functions and authority of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources;
    Chapter 3: Responsibilities and obligations of employment agencies;
    Chapter 4: Fees;
    Chapter 5: Contract between employer and employment agency;
    Chapter 6: Procedure for recruitment of foreing workers;
    Chapter 7: Undertaking to be signed and submitted by an employment agency;
    Chapter 8: Revocation/cancellation of license/legal authorization; and
    Chapter 9: Fines and penalties.

  42. Bhutan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Bhutan Civil Service Rules and Regulations 2006 (BSCR 2006). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2006 | BTN-2006-R-80223

    Regulates the recruitment, employment, wages, training, leave, benefits, performance, travel, foreign posting, transfer and superannuation of persons employed in the civil service.

  43. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Evidence Act of Bhutan, 2005. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2005-11-29 | BTN-2005-L-87820

  44. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Penal Code of Bhutan, 2004. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2004-08-11 | BTN-2004-L-87826

    Sets out the list of penal offences in Bhutan including offences with respect to human trafficking (articles 154-155), trafficking of children (articles 227-228)), trafficking a person for prostitution (articles 379-380) and illegal immigration (articles 440-447). Also has articles on forced labour or 'Felonious restraint' which is, inter alia, defined as holding "another person in a condition of involuntary servitude" (article 173(b)).

  45. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan, 2003. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2003-08-04 | BTN-2003-L-87810

  46. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Jambi Act, 2003. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2003-08-01 | BTN-2003-L-87804

    Establishes a Jambi which is comprised of the Attorney General as ex officio member; two retired Drangpons of the Supreme Court/High Court nominated by the National Judicial Commission; the President of the Jabmi Thuentshog; the Chairperson of each Disciplinary Committee; and three members elected from amongst Jabmis.
    The Jambi is to assist in ensuring the judicial system runs well and to uphold justice.

  47. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Medical and Health Council Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2002. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2002-07-24 | BTN-2002-L-87825

    CHAPTER I: Preliminary
    1. Short title, commencement and extent
    2. Definition
    CHAPTER II: Establishment of the Council
    1. Composition of the Council
    2. Members of the Council
    3. President of the Council
    4. Vice President of the Council
    5. Terms of office of the President and Vice President
    6. Terms of the members of the Council
    7. Meeting of the Council
    8. Composition of subcommittees
    9. Powers and functions of the Council
    10. Administration of the Council
    CHAPTER III: Establishment of new institutions and introduction of new courses
    1. Prior approval of the Council
    2. Minimum requirements of the institutions
    3. Recognition of institutions and courses
    CHAPTER IV: Recognition of academic qualifications and
    withdrawal thereof
    CHAPTER V: De-recognition of individuals, persons and academic qualifications
    CHAPTER VI: Power to make rules and regulations to
    carry out the purposes of the Act
    CHAPTER VII: National medical and health register
    CHAPTER VIII: Offences and penalties
    CHAPTER IX: Repeals and savings
    CHAPTER X: Amendment
    CHAPTER XI: The Schedules

  48. Bhutan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Pension and Provident Fund Plan Rules and Regulations of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2002. - Rules and regulations

    Adoption: 2002-07-01 | BTN-2002-R-70237

    Provide for the administration of the pension fund, survivors benefit, disability benefit and a compulsory savings scheme for workers.

  49. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Rules and Regulations on Employment of Bhutanese Nationals in the Private Sector. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-01-01 | BTN-2002-L-76988

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - General Principles
    Chapter III - [not included in on-line text]
    Chapter IV - Recruitment and Appointment
    Chapter V - Pay and Allowances and Hours of Work
    Chapter VI - Training
    Chapter VII - [not included in on-line text]
    Chapter VIII - Leave, Medical Facilities, Insurance and Provident Fund
    Chapter X - [not included in on-line text]
    Chapter X - Penalties
    Chapter XIII - Filing of Information to the Department of Employment and Labour

  50. Bhutan - - Law, Act

    Co-operatives Acts of Bhutan, 2001. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2001-07-18 | BTN-2001-L-87813

    CHAPTER I - PRELIMINARY
    1. Title, extent and commencement
    2. Definition of Terms
    CHAPTER II - STATE POLICY ON VALUE AND PRINCIPLES OF CO-OPERATIVES
    3. Declaration of State Policy
    4. Values and principles of Co-operatives
    CHAPTER III - REGULATION OF CO-OPERARIVES
    5. Regulatory agency and its powers
    6. Management and decentralization
    CHAPTER IV - TYPES OF CO-OPERATIVES AND THEIR REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
    7. Types of co-operatives
    8. Primary co-operatives
    9. Federation of co-operatives
    10. Union of co-operatives
    11. Special types of co-operatives
    12. Effects of Registration
    CHAPTER V - GOVERNANCE OF CO-OPERATIVES
    13. Constitutional and By-paws
    14. Liability of Directors, Official, Committee members and Manager
    15. Termination of membership
    16. Voting
    17. Application of relevant management and social development principles and practices
    CHAPTER VI - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF CO-OPERATIVES
    18. Capital and their sources
    19. Liability of members
    20. Share capital, interest and limitations to share capital holding
    21. Investment of capital
    22. Financial sustainability of co-operatives from members' proceeds
    23. Audit of co-operatives
    24. Safety of records of co-operatives
    25. Allocation and distribution of net surplus
    CHAPTER VII - MERGER, DISSOLUTION AND INSOLVENCY OF CO-OPERATIVES
    26. Merger and consolidation of co-operatives
    27. Dissolution and insolvency
    28. Implementing rules
    CHAPTER VIII - ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN PROMOTING THE ECONOMIC AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CO-OPERATIVES
    29. Co-operative development strategy
    30. Government-Co-operative sector partnership
    CHAPTER IX - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
    31. Use of the word co-operative
    32. Interpretation and construction
    33. Information campaign
    34. Separability

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