Local leaders joining their offices

Circumventing the Covid situations in the interest of public service delivery, the Dzongkhags in low risk areas have been directed by the MoHCA, in consultation with relevant authorities, to administer the Oath or Affirmation of Office, conduct the First Sitting and provide Sectoral Orientation as and when convenient, following the Covid-19 Protocols. 
Irrespective of LGs being able to carry out the above events, the LG members' five-year term of office, pay and allowances, and roles and responsibilities should start with effect from 22nd January 2022, in principle.

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