Legislative Impact Assessment

In pursuant to Section 1 and Section 5 (c) Article 20 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Lhengye Zhungtshog, hereby frames and issues the Rules of Procedure for Legislative Impact Assessment 2020 to provide a tool to analyse the likely effects of proposed legislations and amendments. This Rules of Procedure will assist and enhance the quality of lawmaking and clarify the financial implications to the government by identifying possible side effects or hidden costs associated with the legislations.

In furtherance to the objectives and for effective performance of the legislative impact assessment, the process is to  be followed by all Ministries, Commissions, and Agencies while proposing legislation. This will ensure timely consideration and adoption of effective and appropriate legislation.

The Lhengye Zhungtshog and concerned Ministries, Commissions and Agencies will observe the requirements under this Rules of Procedure and aspire to achieve higher quality of legislation in the country.

This Rules of Procedure repeals and replaces the Rules and Regulations for Regulatory Impact Assessment System in Bhutan 2011 and the Regulatory Impact Assessment Guidelines 2011.

Therefore, the Rules of Procedure for Legislative Impact Assessment 2020 is adopted and issued on the 5th day of 9th Month of the Iron Male Mouse Year corresponding to 21st October 2020.

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