Bhutan

National Assembly

Political system
Monarchy
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Constitution
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
The Executive
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
The amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
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Parliament’s budget, per year
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Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
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Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
Budget for the chamber
107,700,000 BTN
(2023)
Chamber budget, per year in PPP
5,366,218
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
Yes
(2024)
State budget, per year
85,522,536,000 BTN
(2023)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
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Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
No
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
No
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
No
Links to gender equality policies
No information available
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
No information available
Number of staff employed by the chamber (FTE)
78
(2023)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
Head of State/Government
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
No
Length of term of the Secretary General
No fixed term
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Other

Notes: The Director of Bhutan Qualifications and Professionals Certification Authority, Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD).

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No