Compliance Report of Asset Declaration (AD) for the Reporting Year 2015

The compliance rate of AD for the year 2015 as of 30th April 2016 is as follows:

  • No. of Schedule I public servants has increased by 27 from 436 to 464 (which includes covered persons who vacated office/assumed new office) in the year 2015.

  • Of the total covered persons, 425 of them have filed their declaration within 1st Feb to 30th April, bringing the compliance rate to 91.79%. The compliance rate has increased by 4.29% as compared to 2014.

  • Out of the 425 Schedule I who have filed their declaration:

  • 385 (90.58% an increase of 11.58% over last year's filing) have filed their declaration online. Thromde Tshogde Chairpersons, Secretaries to the Government, Holders and Members of Constitutional Offices, Dzongdags, Heads of Political parties and Ambassadors have declared 100% online.  The remaining 40 (9.41%) declarants have declared via hard copies.

  • 38 (8.20 %) Schedule I covered persons have failed to file their declaration for the year 2015

1.  List of non-declarants:

Sl. No.

Designation

Name of Agency

Remarks

1

Director General

Royal Institute of Management

 

2

President

Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneur

 

3

Executive Director

LHAK-SAM

 

4

Executive Director

Society of Artisans for Sustainable Zorig Chusum

 

5

President

Handicrafts Association of Bhutan

Repeated

6

Executive Director

Rural Education Foundation

Repeated

7

Executive Director

Bhutan Animal Rescue  and Care

Repeated

8

Executive Director

Jangling Community Service Association

Repeated

9

Executive Director

VAST Bhutan

 

10

Chairman

Gaedsho Lhayi Drangsong Tshogpa

Repeated

11

Executive Director

CINE Bhutan

 

12

Chairman

Hotel & Restaurant Association of Bhutan

Repeated

13

Executive Secretary

Hotel & Restaurant Association of Bhutan

Repeated

14

Dungkhag Drangpon

Mongar, Weringla

 

15

Drangpon

Paro

 

16

Drangpon Rabjam

Paro

 

17

Drangpon Rabjam

Mongar, Weringla

 

18

Dungkhag Drangpon

Samdrup Jongkhar, Samdrup Choling

 

19

DT Chairman

Dagana Dzongkhag

 

20

DT Chairman

Gasa Dzongkhag

 

21

Chairman

Bhutan Insurance Limited

 

22

Chairman

Dungyel Rangdroel Drupchen  lotey Theytshok

 

23

Chairman

Hindu  Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan

 

24

Chairman

Jigmeling Gomdey

 

25

Chairman

Pema Chholing Do-Nga Tenpiling Gomdey

 

26

Chairman

Drodul Phendeyling Choetshok

Repeated

27

Chairman

San-Nga Jinpai Choetshok

Repeated

28

Chairman

Rigzin Pemaling Jeyden Tshogpa

 

29

Chairman

Padma Choeling Choetshok

Repeated

30

Chairman

Sangchen Pema Gatshel Choetshok

Repeated

31

Chairman

Phuntsho Choeling choetshok

 

32

Chairman

Milarapa Foundation

 

33

Chairman

Ugyen Yoeseling Choetshok

 

34

Chairman

Pangthang Samdrup Choeling Choetshok

Repeated

35

Chairman

Sa-Nga Tenpaling

Repeated

36

Chairman

Drodul Donga Cheoling Choetshok

 

37

Chairman

Zhabjee Foundation

 

38

Chairman

Semchen Tshe-Thar Tshogpa

Repeated

15 of the 425 declarations have been returned and the individuals have been informed about the return of their declarations. Various reasons for return of the declarations include non-declaration of expenditure such as rental, insurance, loan repayment and utilities, typo error, declaration of one month income instead of annual income and non-declaration of income from sales of properties. 

1. List of Returned Cases:

Sl. No.

Designation

Name of Agency

1

Drametse Ngatshang (Mongar)MP

Member of National Assembly

2

Tashichhoeling (Samtse)MP

Member of National Assembly

3

Khaling - Wamrong (T/gang)

Member of National Assembly

4

Nubi-Tangsibji (Trongsa)

Member of National Assembly

5

Nanong Shumar (Pemagyeltsel)

Member of National Assembly

6

Lhuentse NC

Member of National Council

7

Secretary

National Land Commission Secretariat

8

Director General

Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency

9

Interim President

University of Medical Science

10

Director

Bhutan Youth Development Fund

11

Executive Professional Director

Bhutan Centre for Media & Democracy

12

Drangpon

Haa

13

Chairman

Nyingma Foundation

14

Managing Director

Bhutan Board Products Ltd

15

Chief Executive Officer

National Housing Development Corp. Ltd.

ACC has followed up through telephone and also reminded through the media (BBS and Kuensel dated 20/4/2016) for both the above lists.

ACC hereby reminds that as per the AD Rules 2012:

Rule 43: “If a covered person fails to declare or provide complete information under these Rules within thirty days from the expiry of the due date without reasonable justifications, he or she shall be levied a fine equivalent to one day’s national daily minimum wage every day until such failure subsists.”

Therefore, individuals whose declarations have been returned for corrections and non-declarants shall be liable as per Rule 43.

Further, as per Rule 46: “If a covered person, without reasonable justifications, commits an offence under Rule (43) and Rule (45) more than once, in addition to fines, he or she shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.”

ACC is yet to receive complete reports from the agencies for Schedule II public servants. The last date for submission of reports is 31st May, 2016.