Department of National Properties

Have a well managed government assets with records, preservation and promotion of cultural practices and to be the best source for production of quality artifacts and put in place sound procurement policies/practices and realistic compensation rates.

To efficiently manage and maintain all government properties, while preserving promoting and diversifying arts and crafts; Establish Central Inventory System; Develop procurement policies and regulations and professionalism to ensure sound procurement policies and implement best practices for the government procurement; Evaluate and fix realistic compensation rates; Provide chardi services for National events.


  • Ensure proper maintenance of government property and prevent pilferage and loss of such properties.
  • Maintain a nationwide inventory records of all government assets.
  • Generate revenue for the government through timely disposal of obsolete government properties through auction.
  • Improve procurement guidelines and develop capacity building of procurement procedure.
  • Achieve cost cuts for the government through central procurement.
  • Fix realistic land compensation rates, fruit trees and cash crop compensation rates.
  • Propagate traditional craft (Lhadri, Trulku, Jingzo, Tshemdru, Patra and Luezo) and ensure its continued existence.


  • Development of a user friendly web based centralized inventory system.
  • Improvement in coordination with all the government agencies on property data collection and verification.
  • Development of a preventive maintenance program.
  • Improve work efficiency of work force (Labors) with capacity development and providing better tools and equipment.
  • Conduct research and evaluate compensation rates.
  • Carry out training on procurement procedure and develop e-procurement system.
  • Conduct research and manage central procurement.
  • Mechanize work process to improve traditional artifacts and giversify products.

Property Assessment and Valuation Agency (PAVA)

Section 151 of the Land Act 2007 states “There shall be a Property Assessment and Valuation Agency established under the Ministry of Finance to valuate and fix the value of land and anyother collateral property that may be acquired.” Subsequently, the Ministry of Finance had thePAVA established with the DNP in August of 2008. As required by the Land Act 2007 thisagency will be responsible for undertaking all assessment and valuation work pertaining toproperties. (Viz. Land, building, cash crop/fruit trees and chattels.) The PAVA will also beresponsible for the fixation of non development fiscal measure as required.

The compensation rates for land was revised in May 2009 and the compensation rates forthe fruit trees/cash crops was revised in September 2008. The details of the compensationrates are available in the website of the Ministry of Finance. Revision of the compensationrates are in progress and will be notified once approved. The PAVA consist of 3 permanentstaffs (2 engineers and 1 program officer). As and when work arises the PAVA Task Forceconvenes to carry out the assignments. The PAVA Task Force consists of 5 members who are arepresentative each from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Works & Human Settlement, National Land Commission Secretariat, Thimphu Thromde and PAVA itself.

Organisation Chart


Administration Services Division (ASD)
The ASD consist of 3 sections which are the Administration Section catering to the administrative works, the Finance Section catering to the accounting/financial works and theChadrig and Store Section catering to the service for all National functions and meetings, etc.

Government Procurement & Property Management Division (GPPM)
The GPPM was established under the DNP on the directive of the Lhengye Zungtshog during its 92nd meeting on 24th February 2011. The division consists of 3 sections which are Research Unit, Procurement Unit and the Auction and Record Section. The mandate of this division is to conduct research in procurements executed by various agencies, explore ways to introduce more efficient procurement methods, and where necessary standardize goods and/or services. It will also undertake central procurement either by itself or through other specialized agencies of the Government, and procure directly from manufacturers wherever relevant.

The Auction and Records Section of this division caters to one of the main objective of the DNP. That is to maintain a record inventory of all government properties. The Section has two units which are the Record Unit comprising the IT staff and responsible for managing the Central Inventory. The other is the Auction Unit which is responsible for the disposal for the disposal of all surrendered government property. This section therefore carries out regular auction whereby all surrendered government properties are disposed, generating revenue for the government. The disposed properties are then recorded for any future references.

Repair and Maintenance Division (RMD)
The RMD carries out the actual maintenance work of all government office buildings in Thimphu, including the Gyalyong Tshokhang, Royal Banquet Hall, Ministerial Enclave and State Guest Houses. The RMD is staffed with both civil and electrical engineers and supported by a workforce consisting of carpenters, plumbers, masonsm electricians, gardeners and manual labor. The RMD also manages he two separate entities which are the Gyelyong Tshokhang and the Ministerial Enclave. In addition to the maintenance work, the RMD also carries out small construction work on extension as and when required.

Fine Arts and Crafts Division (FACD)
The FACD was an integral part of the Ministry of Finance since the ministeries’ inception. It was clubbed with the DNP sometime in 1999. It consists of various artisans involved in the production of traditional artifacts and meets the government’s requirement for traditional googs. With modernization creeping into every aspect of our Bhutanese way of life, it is paramount that this division receives attention so as not to let it dwindle and fizzle out.

This division consists of the following sections each catering to their own specific tasks.

  • Painting and Sculpturing Section
  • GoldSmith Section
  • Bronze Casting Section
  • Embroidering Section

Public Procurement Policy Division (PPPD)
The PPPD has been established to facilitate policy and professional development in the field of procurement. The PPPD shall report to the Secretary, Ministry of Finance on its activities. The PPPD and its staff shall not make contract award recommendations, serve as a member of any Tender Committee or carry out any activity as a procuring agency.


Monitor the implementation of the Procurement Rules & Regulations through the collection and analysis of reports provided by the procuring agencies based on reporting formats developed by the PPPD; Provide annual reports to the Secretary, Ministry of Finance on the functioning of the national procurement system; Based on such reports, propose improvements to the Procurement Rules & Regulations and supporting regulations, guidelines and documentation; (For details refer the Procurement Rules & Regulations, 2009)


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