Assembly Speaker Premchand Agarwal reviewed security and other arrangements for the session at his office on Wednesday.
The upcoming budget session of Uttarakhand assembly at Bharadisain near Gairsain scheduled to start from March 3 would be a plastic free session.
The speaker Premchand Agarwal said that officials have been strictly told that usage of plastic bottles and other plastic materials should be banned during the entire session at Bharadisain. He said that arrangements of RO machines would be made for drinking water during the session. Agarwal chaired a meeting of the top officials of administration and police at his office in Dehradun on the day and reviewed security and other arrangements for the session. Later talking to the media persons, speaker said that the officers concerned have been asked to lay down the Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) for high speed internet connectivity during the session. “Highest priority would be given for adequate and foolproof security arrangements during the session. Security personnel would be deployed on the Diwalikhal- Bharadisain road and 11 CCTV cameras would be installed on the road. Proper security would be set in place for the procession of the Governor prior to her address of assembly,’’ he said.
On the health services, the speaker said that an ICU would be set up at Bharadisain and doctors would be deployed at Vidhan Sabha and nearby hospitals in sufficient numbers. On the question of extending the budget session, Agarwal said that the length of the session depends on the business and generation of business is responsibility of the government. He however added that he has already met the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on the issue. Agarwal further informed that 653 questions have so far been received by his secretariat for the session. A total of 63 short notice questions and 22 petitions have also been received by the Vidhan Sabha secretariat for the upcoming session. He informed that this time the budget copies would be made available in pen drives.
In the meeting the chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, the director general of police (DGP), Anil Raturi, secretary B P Manral, District Magistrate (DM) of Chamoli, Swati Bhadoria, Director General information Meherban Singh Bisht and other senior officers of administration and police took part.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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