Compliance Report of Asset Declaration (AD) for the Reporting Year 2015May 2016

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.DesignationName of AgencyRemarks
1Director GeneralRoyal Institute of Management 
2PresidentBhutan Association of Women Entrepreneur 
3Executive DirectorLHAK-SAM 
4Executive DirectorSociety of Artisans for Sustainable Zorig Chusum 
5PresidentHandicrafts Association of BhutanRepeated
6Executive DirectorRural Education FoundationRepeated
7Executive DirectorBhutan Animal Rescue  and CareRepeated
8Executive DirectorJangling Community Service AssociationRepeated
9Executive DirectorVAST Bhutan 
10ChairmanGaedsho Lhayi Drangsong TshogpaRepeated
11Executive DirectorCINE Bhutan 
12ChairmanHotel & Restaurant Association of BhutanRepeated
13Executive SecretaryHotel & Restaurant Association of BhutanRepeated
14Dungkhag DrangponMongar, Weringla 
16Drangpon RabjamParo 
17Drangpon RabjamMongar, Weringla 
18Dungkhag DrangponSamdrup Jongkhar, Samdrup Choling 
19DT ChairmanDagana Dzongkhag 
20DT ChairmanGasa Dzongkhag 
21ChairmanBhutan Insurance Limited 
22ChairmanDungyel Rangdroel Drupchen  lotey Theytshok 
23ChairmanHindu  Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan 
24ChairmanJigmeling Gomdey 
25ChairmanPema Chholing Do-Nga Tenpiling Gomdey 
26ChairmanDrodul Phendeyling ChoetshokRepeated
27ChairmanSan-Nga Jinpai ChoetshokRepeated
28ChairmanRigzin Pemaling Jeyden Tshogpa 
29ChairmanPadma Choeling ChoetshokRepeated
30ChairmanSangchen Pema Gatshel ChoetshokRepeated
31ChairmanPhuntsho Choeling choetshok 
32ChairmanMilarapa Foundation 
33ChairmanUgyen Yoeseling Choetshok 
34ChairmanPangthang Samdrup Choeling ChoetshokRepeated
35ChairmanSa-Nga TenpalingRepeated
36ChairmanDrodul Donga Cheoling Choetshok 
37ChairmanZhabjee Foundation 
38ChairmanSemchen Tshe-Thar TshogpaRepeated

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.DesignationName of Agency
1Drametse Ngatshang (Mongar)MPMember of National Assembly
2Tashichhoeling (Samtse)MPMember of National Assembly
3Khaling – Wamrong (T/gang)Member of National Assembly
4Nubi-Tangsibji (Trongsa)Member of National Assembly
5Nanong Shumar (Pemagyeltsel)Member of National Assembly
6Lhuentse NCMember of National Council
7SecretaryNational Land Commission Secretariat
8Director GeneralBhutan Narcotics Control Agency
9Interim PresidentUniversity of Medical Science
10DirectorBhutan Youth Development Fund
11Executive Professional DirectorBhutan Centre for Media & Democracy
13ChairmanNyingma Foundation
14Managing DirectorBhutan Board Products Ltd
15Chief Executive OfficerNational 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. 

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