Zero Waste Hour

The Zero Waste Hour for MoIC fraternity was observed today the 2nd August 2019.

BCAA family joined the hour to observe and mark this very important event by cleaning the office premises and the nearby surroundings.

The Zero Waste Hour is an initiative of Her Majesty, The Gyeltsuen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, Royal Patron of the Environment and Ozone Ambassador, which was launched on June 2, 2019.

The Zero Waste Hour will be observed on the 2nd day of every month  for an hour from now on to reduce, reuse and recycle our wastes and to keep our surroundings and environment clean at all times.


The 57th Quarterly Coordination Meeting (QCM) was held today at the MoIC conference hall from 9.30AM chaired by the Officiating Secretary (Director General of RSTA). Agenda for the QCM was as follows:

  1. Opening statement by Offtg. Secretary, MoIC
  2. Adoption of agenda
  3. Review of 56th QCM decision: PPD
  4.  Progress reporting for the financial year 2018-19 (July 2018-June 2019): DCFO.
  5. Approved budget for 2019-2020 including highlight of important guidelines: DCFO
  6.  Stock-taking of APA progress 2018-19: Khandu Dorji, PPD
  7. Review of audit related issues:
    a. Follow-up on the pending audit issues-Head, AFD (Audit Focal Point)
    b. Annual Audit Report 2018-2019: CRTOs (P/ling and G/phu)
  8. Review of government pledges: All
  9. Notification on declaration of “Zero Waste Hour”-Head, AFD

Department and Division Heads from the Secretariat, BCAA, DITT, DOAT, DoIM and RSTA attended the meeting. Regional Heads of RSTA (Phuntsholing & Gelephu) also attended the meeting to present on the audit issues.

Courtesy: PPD, MoIC

Promotion Award Ceremony

The award ceremony for officials promoted in July 2019 was held at DoAT Conference Hall, Paro today the 17th July 2019.

Amongst many others from MoIC, 3 officials from BCAA, 31 from DoAT and 1 from Paro RSTA Base Office were awarded the promotion orders today who were promoted to their next higher level this July 2019.


The Offtg. Secretary, Mr. Pemba Wangchuk, graced the event and awarded the promotion orders along with Tashi Khadars and a portrait each of His Majesty the King to the recipients.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

The 50th World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed today the 17th May 2019 at the Ministry of Information and Communications, Thimphu.

His Excellency, Loknath Sharma,  Minister for Ministry of Economic Affairs graced the event and awarded prizes to the ICT Champions and Winners of the national website competition 2018-19.

BCAA is pleased and honoured to receive the Certificate of Recognition for topping the Departmental website competition amongst the ten Ministerial Departments.

APA Signing Event for BCAA

The 2018-19 APA Signing event between the Director and Division Heads of BCAA was held on 1st March 2019 at the Director’s Mini Conference Hall.



Courtesy: APA Focal, BCAA

MoIC APA 2018-19 Signing Event

The 2018-19 APA (Annual Performance Agreement) Signing Event for MoIC Secretariat was held today at Thimphu between The Minister and The Prime Minister, The Minister and The Offtg Secretary in the morning hours.

Consequently, the signing event between the Department Heads and The Offtg. Secretary was held in the afternoon hours.

Director, BCAA (Right) and Hon’ble Offtg. Secretary, MoIC.


Courtesy: APA Focal, BCAA.

Launch of Online PEL System

Coinciding with His Majesty’s 39th Birth Anniversary, Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) formally launched the Online PEL (Personnel Licencing) System.
The system is developed to ease the procedures of Licensing system for the Airline Pilots, Engineers and all other relevant Aviation personnel.
The system was launched by the Director in the presence of relevant officials from Druk Air, Bhutan Airlines and RBHSL.

A brief details of the Personnel Licensing Online System

Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority launched the Online PEL (Personnel Licensing) System. The online system will provide services like issuance, renewal, validations and certifications of licenses to the Aviation Document Holders in Bhutan where by all the documents attachments, and payments will be done  online.

The PEL online system is designed as per the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority Requirements which complies to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) contained in the Annex I where Bhutan is a signatory to the 1948 Chicago Convention. The online system also provides the necessary authority and basis to conduct civil aviation regulatory functions especially on the Personnel in the industry affairs with guidelines and further addresses important routine licensing matters.

Therefore, this Online System is considered to be the official document of procedures which will be adopted by the Personnel Licensing Section which clearly guides to queries such as Why, When, Where and What license would be issued and renewed, revoked or cancelled and withdrawn completely.

Courtesy: PEL Section, FSD, BCAA

PEL Online System Training

A Familiarization Training on PEL (Personnel Licensing) is being conducted for the concerned stakeholders (Pilots & Aircraft Engineers) at the training Hall of Drunk Air’s Operations Office at the arrival terminal, Paro.

Director, BCAA, graced the opening of the familiarization training and he streeses on the importance and convenience once the system is implemented.

The training is being conducted for two days on 13th and 14th February 2019.

Civil Service Medal Awards 2018

Civil Service Medal Awards 2018 for MoIC Officials (in Service for 10, 20 and 30 Years and above) was held on 12th December 2018 at MoIC.

The Awards were conferred by the Offtg. Secretary, Pemba Wangchuk who expressed the importance and appreciation of such an award of recognition from Our King to the Civil Servants for their dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum.

From BCAA, the following officials were the Medal Recipients:

Mr. Wangdi Gyaltshhen, (Ex-DG)           –   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Medal

Mr. Pema Tashi (Ex-ANS Chief)             –   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Medal

Mr. CB Thapa (Ex-Driver)                       –   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Medal

Mr. Dorji Wangdi (Ex-Caretaker)            –   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Medal

Mr. Bap Tobgay, Dy. Chief, FSD             –   Gold Medal Recipient for 30 Years (or more) of                                                                                                          Dedicated Service

Mr. Sonam Dorji, Adm. Asst.                 –   Gold Medal Recipient for 30 Years (or more) of                                                                                                          Dedicated Service



Picture Courtesy:

Riku Dhan Subba, DoIM

Air Service Agreement with UAE

The Royal Government of Bhutan and The Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed the Air Services Agreement (ASA) on 29th November 2018 in Dubai.

The Agreement was signed by Mr. Kinley Wangchuk, Director, Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority, as the Authorized  Signatory on behalf of the Royal Government of Bhutan and His Excellency  Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori , Minister of Economy and Chairman of the GCAA, United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates is the 8th country with which Bhutan has signed Air Services Agreement.