Special News Bulletin


Special News Bulletin on High Court covered by the Kuensel 36 years ago

For the fortnight ending 31st March 1969

I. The following Thrimpons were appointed on 30th March, 1969 and awarded Red Scarves by His Majesty the King:

No.
Name
Place of Posting
1
Rigzin
Shemgang
2
kardo
Bjakar Dzong
3
Taula
Lhuntse
4
Penjor
Rinpung Dzong
5
Lhapchu
Haa
6
Bato Karpo
Wangdi phodrang
7
Namgyal Tshering
Daga Dzong
8
Councillor Sangey
Trashigang
9
Councillor Khichala
Mongar
10
Councillor Durga Das Lama
Sarbang
11
Kaka
Sarbang
12
Gyaltshenla
Samchi
13
Deo Kumar Gurung
Samchi

II. The following new Thrimpon Ramjams were appointed on 30th March and awarded Ramjam's Scarves by the Honourable Home Minister:

No
Name
Place of Posting
1
Magmi Bunthangpa Sherab Dorji
Wangdiphodrang
2
Royal Body Guard Thinley Wangdi
Paro
3
Royal Body Guard Bipa Dorji
Haa
4
Mangmi Kota
Daga
5
Royal Body Guard Tshewang Tenzin
Shemgang
6
Royal Body Guard Tashi Tenzin
Phongme
7
Lhadon Pemo
Thimphu District Court

III. The following Rabjams were given new assignments with effect from 30th March:

No
Name
Place of Posting
1
Nyerchen Ramjam Nidup Dorji of Mongar
Mongar Thrimpon Ramjam
2
Mongar Thrimpon Ramjam Sangey
Lhuntse Thrimpon Ramjam
3
Tongsa Nyerchen Ramjam Phuntsho
Shemgang Thrimpon Ramjam
4
Punakha Nyerchen Ramjam Pema Wangchhuk
Deothang Ramjam
5
Tashigang Ramjam Tanpey
Tashigang Thrimpon Ramjam
6
Ramjam Goley of Home Ministry
Tongsa Thrimpon Ramjam

 

Special News Bulletin on High Court covered by the Kuensel 38 years ago

KUENSEL Volume No. 5

For the period from 15th October to 31st October 1967

ESTABLISHMENT OF A HIGH COURT

His Majesty the King has been pleased to appoint Dasho Tsangtsa (previously Ha Thrimpon), Dasho Ngidup Namgyal (previously Wangdiphodrang Thrimpon), Dasho Kelzang (previously Gyaldung) and Gup Serdo (National Assembly member from Paro), as Judges in the first High Court to be established in the country. The seat of the High Court will be at Tashichhodzong. The High Court is expected to start functioning from the 1st of the 10th month of the Fire-Sheep year corresponding to November 3, 1967.

Posted on 1st June 2005


 

A WEEKLY OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF BHUTAN

November 5, 1967

Thimphu High Court Inaugurated

Thimphu:- The newly constructed Rs. 6,80,000 High Court Building, situated in the enclosure that contains the Thimphu Golf Course and at a distance of some 400 yards from TashiChho Dzong was inaugurated at 8.30 A.M. on October 27, by His Excellency the Minister for Home Affairs, Lyonpo Tamji Jagar, in the Royal Presence of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo.
Also attendant upon the occasion were : Their Excellencies the Ministers for Finance and Development, Lyonpos Chhogyal and Dawa Tsering respectively: the Honourable Deputy Home Minister: Dasho Shinkhar Lam-Private Secretary to His Majesty and Speaker of the National Assembly; Maktsi Lam Dorji; senior officers of the Royal Government; Royal Advisory Councillors and Assembly Members.
His Holiness the Jey Khempo, accompanied by several Venerable Lamas of the Monk Body, arrived early and carried out the blessing ceremony of the various halls and rooms of the High Court (Thrimkhang Gongma) while the guest mentioned above assembled in the colourfully encircled courtyard.
It was a warm bright morning with a soft breeze fluttering the flags that formed an enchanting avenue of colour from the neatly constructed gate to the building. The assembled guest created a dazzling array of splendour with their traditional dress and orange, blue and red scarves of rank. The building gleamed proudly as His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo arrived, accompanied by Gyalpoi Zimpon Dasho Sangey Tenzin, at 8.20 A.M.
On His Majesty's arrival, His Holiness performed the Rabney (opening) ceremony with the sprinkling of holy water and scattering of scared rice, accompanied by the chanting of sacred words from the holy scriptures. After this important ceremony, His Excellency the Home Minister ascended the steps and united the ribbon thus declaring the High Court opened.
After the opening ceremony, tea and refreshments were served by the junior staff of the High Court, following which His Majesty departed, putting an end to a quiet, simple and yet dignified and important ceremony, adding yet another milestone to the history of development in Bhutan.
A few words about the building itself which presents a monumental structure built with concrete hollow blocks. It covers a floor area of 7,486 square feet adorned with fine Bhutanese architecture executed supremely well and decorated with traditional paintings. Two side wings of rectangular shape fan out from the double storied central portion which is poised on massive ashlar plinths 8 feet high. The building has a spacious gallery for the public and retiring rooms for the four Judges of the Bench who deal with the civil and criminal cases as well as with appeals from the over Bhutan. (The Thimphu High Court is the centre of all executive processes in Bhutanese Law). The building was constructed by Contractor Tan Dorji under the supervision of Dasho R.N. Dikshit, Superintending Engineer, Civil Engineering Services.

 


FOR THE FORTNIGHT ENDING 30TH JUNE 1968

High Court News

The High Court at Thimphu is functioning satisfactorily and disposing of all cases expeditiously. The present judges of the High Court are Dasho Kesang, Dasho Tsang Tsang, Dasho Nidup Namgyel, and people's representative Dasho Sedo. His Holiness the J. Khempo is shortly expected to nominate a judge from the monk body.

 

Government of India's Assistance to Judiciary

The Government of India since late 1980's has been assisting the Judiciary of Bhutan in human resource development by providing scholarship to students pursuing their education in the field of law in different Universities in India.

The construction of the High Court and Supreme Court which will be undertaken sometime this year will be funded by the Government of India. 

Denmark's Assistance to Judiciary

The Liaison Office of Denmark, in Thimphu has been assisting the Judiciary of Bhutan since 1992 in human resource development, capacity building, and the field of IT.

With further assistance of DANIDA, the 8th SAARCLAW Conference will be held in Paro in June, 2005. The highlight of the conference is the meeting of the Chief Justices of the SAARC Countries. More than 300 people including Judges, lawyers and legal luminaries are expected to attend the conference.

The construction of the Samtse District Court is under progress with the assistance of DANIDA.

Japan's Assistance to the Judiciary

The JOCV Office in Thimphu has been assisting the Judiciary of Bhutan since 2001 in the field of human resource development, IT and the architectural design of the Courts.