Tibetan Parliament passes budget of 2.5 billion rupees

Tibetan Parliament-in-exile passes buget for the fiscal year 2019-20 in Dharamshala, India, on 29 March 2019.

Tibetan Parliament-in-exile passes buget for the fiscal year 2019-20 in Dharamshala, India, on 29 March 2019. Tibet Sun/Lobsang Wangyal

By Lobsang Wangyal

McLEOD GANJ, India, 30 March 2019

The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile passed a budget of 2.5 billion rupees for the year 2019. This covers Tibetans living in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

The highest amount in the budget is allotted for education, with a total of 559 million rupees. This amount is the combined total of the budget for Department of Education and Sambhota Schools. This is followed by Department of Home with a total of 523 million rupees.

The Department of Heath has been given 206 million rupees. Department of Religion and Culture will spend 115 million rupees. Department of Finance and other financial services gets 352 million rupees.

The Department of Information and International Relations got a budget of 61 million rupees.

It was the 7th Session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, held from 19 to 29 March.

Speaker Pema Jungney struck the gavel and announced the adjournment of the 7th session of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile until further notice.


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