The 12th Plan Mid-Term Review (MTR) for central agencies was held from 15th to 26th April 2021 at Zhichenkhar, Thimphu. The meetings were chaired by Hon’ble Lyonchhen and participants included Cabinet Ministers, Dasho Karma Ura (Special Invitee), RCSC Commissioners, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister’s Office, senior officials from respective agencies and GNHC.
The MTR took stock of the progress of the 12th Plan programs and activities over the last two and half years, incorporated new programs/activities and discussed implementation issues and constraints.
The MTR directed agencies to continue to pursue the Key Performance Indicators rather than dropping or revising the targets. Considering the covid-19 pandemic, agencies were also directed to prioritize activities that would lead to job creation and economic growth and deprioritize activities such as training, seminars, workshops, DPR/studies, etc. The outlay for central agencies is expected to increase by about Nu. 10 billion mainly on account of incorporating covid-19 related interventions and programs. However, efforts will be made towards maintaining the capital outlay within Nu. 50 billion as far as possible to minimize the widening of the fiscal deficit.
The 12th Plan MTR for the 20 Dzongkhags and 4 Thromdes will be held in May, 2021.