It is being observed that media reports have been citing delimitation as the reason for many problems associated with Gewog and Thromde Boundaries. For instance, it has been reported in Trongsa that some people’s loss of rural benefits and having to pay urban taxes was because of their being within the Dzongkhag Thromde boundary, while the people of Chongaykha village under Geling Gewog of Chhukha Dzongkhag have to travel to Phuentshogling Gewog for land issues, due to the Delimitation of Local Government Demkhongs.
It may be noted that authority for demarcation of Gewog and Thromde Boundaries rest solely with Parliament of Bhutan. The ECB and the Delimitation Commission are only responsible for demarcation of the Chiwogs and the Thromde Tshogpa Demkhongs within a Gewog and Dzongkhag Thromde based on approved Gewog and Thromde Boundaries.
Therefore, we request and remind media and general public to confirm facts before making statements on such issues.
Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan