Department of National Properties

Have a well-managed government asset 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.

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, professionalism to ensure sound procurement policies and implement best practices for the government procurement; 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.

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

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