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Vacancy Announcement for the post of Chief Regional Transport Officer at Gelephu, RSTA

The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Information & Communications is pleased to announce vacancy for the following post:

Sl.NoPosition TitlePosition LevelNo.of slotsMinimum QualificationsPlace of PostingRemarks
1Chief Regional Transport OfficerP1 A1Bachelors Degree 
(B.A, B.Com, Bsc )
RSTA, GelephuIn-Service

Interested In-service Civil Servants who meet the eligibility criteria may apply. For the eligibility criteria, please refer section 13.7.4 of the promotion Rules and Regulations of BCSR 2018 . (Available at

Application with relevant qualification/training and work experience shall be given preference for the purpose of short listing. Application along with the following documents must reach the HR Division, MoIC latest by 8th February 2018.

  1. Curriculum Vitae (RCSC)
  2. Copy of latest Promotion order
  3. Copy of academic transcripts
  4. Copies of Performance Evaluation Report for the yeas 2015-2016, 2016-2017 (ModEx. result)
  5. Copy of valid Audit Clearance Certificate
  6. Copy of valid Security Clearance Certificate
  7. No Objection Certificate from the working Agency endorsed by HRC

Contact Person:Mr. Singye, HRO & Mr. Sonam Wangchuk 

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eTest Introduced for conducting written driving test in Phuntsholing, RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Phuntsholing has introduced eTest (Online test) for driving test from 5th January, 2018. The first test was chaired by  the Director General of RSTA. The same shall be introduced in Thimphu and other regional offices soon. The objective of the initiative is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

Twelve  candidates were registered online for the test, where one of the candidate failed to secure the required pass marks. Candidates are required to attempt all 20 questions which carries two marks each. The questions are generated randomly from the question bank and every candidate gets a different set of question. The test duration is  30 minutes, once the test has been started, the count down timer starts. All questions are multiple choice question based on traffic signage and traffic rules.

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All Traffic Police personnel under Gelephu and Phuntsholing Jurisdiction are now trained to use online system

All Traffic Police personnel in Phuntsholing, Gedu, Tsimasham, Gomto, Gelephu, Sarpang, Zhemgang, Panbang and Norbuling has been trained to use the online system to check vehicle and driving license details on validity and offense. They will also be able to trace contact address and mobile number of the vehicle owner and Driving license holder during emergencies such as accidents and while vehicles are left un attended for long or while the traffic/way obstruction has occurred. Vehicle owners and Driving license holders may get call from traffic police and RSTA from now on for verification.

To enable online payment facilities for payment of fines and penalties after the issuance of Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) by Traffic police, they will now update the offense record within 24 hours. The training was conducted to achieve optimum use of IT in  providing easy and prompt public service and  create an efficient working environment for all.   

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Vehicle Number Plate Detection cameras installed in Thimphu

This is to notify the owners and custodians of motor vehicles that Royal Bhutan Police through the Safe City Project Solution have installed Vehicle Number Plate Detection cameras at selected locations in Thimphu.  The cameras will detect the number plates which are in line with the standards set by the Authority. However, while testing, the cameras could not detect sub-standard and faded number plates.


Therefore, RSTA would like to request all the vehicle owners and custodians to replace the substandard and faded number plates with the approved number plate standards as follows:

Type of Owner

Colour of Number Plate

Number Plate Size


Numbers in yellow with red background

Heavy Vehicles

Plate Size: 18"X 7"


Light Vehicles:

Plate Size: 15" X 6"


Two Wheelers:

Plate Size: 9" X 3"


Numbers in white with bright red background


Numbers in black with yellow background


Numbers in white with sky blue background


Numbers in yellow with red background


Any vehicle not confirming with the Registration Plate Standards shall be penalized as per the provisions of the Road Safety and Transport Regulations.

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Fare rates for passenger Buses and Taxi Services Revised

The fare rates for passenger  bus and taxi has been revised based on assessment considering fuel price and other operating costs. The revised fare will be effective from 1st December 2017. All passenger bus operators, Taxi operators and Commuter are requested to be informed of the  revised fare rates for strict compliance from 1st December 2017,  If there be any issue, all individuals are requested to report the issue to the nearest RSTA office or Traffic Police to help enable  enforcement of the rules uniformly for the benefit of all.

The updated/Revised fare rates are under 'Downloads' and 'Public Transport' menu of our website for reference.

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World Day of Remembrance Observed yesterday by conducting a special Rimdro

The Road Safety and Transport Authority observed 'World Day of Remembrance' yesterday by conducting a special Rimdro to remember those who lost their lives in road traffic crashes and also to offer our heartiest prayers for the well being and happiness of all the sentient beings.

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year ? to remember many millions killed and injured on the world?s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it.

Click the link below to read more on World Day of Remembrance

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