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Road block

Road Safety and Transport Authority would like to inform all general public that due to heavy rainfall during monsoon, there are several road blocks, falling boulders and landslides at several locations along the high way.

There fore all are advised to restrain travel as far as possible for the safety of all. 

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Nganglam Border gate closed

The border check post in Nganglam is closed due to security problem in Daodara, Assam, India. All travelers are advised not to travel until further notice at this difficult security  situation in Assam. All passenger buses and other vehicles are stranded in Nganglam.

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Cancellation of Tender

As per the decision of the Authority Tender Committee, We regret to  inform all the interested firms that the Invitation of Tender for procurement of LAN equipment, CCTV and accessories for Thimphu and Phuntsholing dated 04-05-2016  has been cancelled.

Inconvenience caused is highly regretted.

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Appointment of Government Secretaries

His Majesty The King appointed seven government secretaries, today. The new secretaries received Dhar from His Majesty at the Tashichhodzong.

Dasho Karma W Penjor, the former secretary of Dratshang Lhentshog, is the new secretary of Information and Communications Ministry. He received the red scarf in April, this year.

Sonam Wangchuk, the former secretary of GNHC, has been appointed as the new secretary of the Labour and Human Resources Ministry.

Dr. Ugen Dophu, the former Director General of Department of Medical Services, takes over as the new Health Secretary.

Sonam Topgay, the former Director General of Department of Law and Order, is now the secretary of Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.

Karma Yeshey, the former Director General of Department of School Education, is now the secretary of Education Ministry.

Nim Dorji, returns to the Ministry of Finance, where he worked for 25 years, as the Secretary, after serving as Director General of Agriculture Department for a year.

And Chencho Tshering, the former Paro Dzongda, now the National Council?s Secretary General.

The Secretaries to the Government are appointed by His Majesty The King, as described in the Constitution.

The Constitution says on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who shall obtain nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission on the basis of merit and seniority and in accordance with other relevant rules and regulations.

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System User Training for Officials

RSTA is conducting systems user training for all its officials for the new Vehicle Registration and Driver Licensing system. With the new system, system has strict validations for all transactions as per RST ACT and regulations. We have also integrated our system with Census database for validating citizen information. Online payment solutions for renewal, penalty, replacement of document and others could not be started as RaMIS system is not yet ready and capable, however we shall be ready as soon as RaMIS is stable and capable for integration and online payment. Citizens shall also be notified via SMS and email for any alerts on renewal, afters transaction and etc. Road Safety and Transport Authority hopes  to improve our service and ease  work for both Vehicle owners and Drivers.

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Global Road Safety Week

The Road Safety and Transport Authority of Bhutan observes the "Global Road Safety Week" from May 2-10,2016 on the theme 'Being Responsible on the Roads'. The inauguration being honoured by the Thimphu Thrompon as the Chief Quest in the presence of other executives and dignitaries was held on May 2, 2016 at Changangkha MSS, Thimphu. The day was marked with the launching of the Brochure disseminating Road Safety Tips for PEDESTRIANS. The officials of RSTA distributed the copies of the Brochure randomly to the youth pedestrians across the country. The programme was funded by World Health Organization.

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