12th Plan Mid Term Review

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Even as the recent surge in COVID-19 cases hit the region harder, and the risks of importing newer viral strains increase by the day, important initiatives and routine activities must run undeterred and parallel back home.Β 

And amid the pandemic and an inevitable economic burden, it is also time for the Mid Term Review (MTR) of the 12th Plan. Although customary and in practice since the beginning, the MTR, which starts today, will conjure a heightened appreciation of our collective accomplishments in such difficult times. Β 

“With the blessings of His Majesty The King, and the support of all the central and local agencies we have advanced this far, despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic.” Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said.Β 

“While we have encountered numerous problems, and fell short of many targets, our Buddhist way of life teaches us to be grateful of the lessons and opportunities that come along.”

Chaired by the prime minister, the progress of the initiatives undertaken in the different sectors, implementation issues, and the scope of the Plan will be reviewed over the next 10 days.Β 

In what is a unique and holistic approach, the MTR will also see an integration of Annual Performance Agreement and budget allocations for 2021-2022 to narrow down to those activities that align with the overall national priorities.Β 

Calling it an APA week, it aims at thorough scrutiny and identification of clear deliverables, while also fixing accountability on the head of the agency.Β  Subsequently, the budget will be allocated based on quality and quantity of the deliverables, thus optimising the resources.Β  Β 

It will take place in the presence of all the cabinet ministers, relevant agencies, independent experts and the review committee led by cabinet secretary and members from MoF, GNHC, RCSC and GPMD.