Restricted budget session of U’khand assembly starts today
One day session to pass the finance bill only; House to shun other businesses due to COVID-19 threat.
The second phase of the budget session would commence in Dehradun on Wednesday. In the meeting of business advisory committee held on Wednesday, it was decided unanimously that the session would be kept for only one day in view of the threat posed by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and public lockdown enforced by the government to prevent the spread of the disease. It was decided in the meeting of business advisory committee to cancel the question hour and zero hour during the session and get the finance bill passed. After the passage of the bill (budget) on Wednesday the house would be adjourned. The entry into the visitor’s gallery would remain banned during the session.
The speaker Prem Chand Agarwal said that only the budget would be passed on Wednesday. He said that he has given direction to the officials to ensure that everyone including the members of the house, employees and visitors are sanitised properly when they enter the assembly building. A team of health department would remain stationed at the assembly entrance to check the suspected patients. The health workers would have thermal scanners to check the visitors.
The meeting of business advisory committee was attended by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Speaker Prem Chand Agarwal, deputy speaker Raghunath Singh Chauhan, leader of opposition, Indira Hridayesh, parliamentary affairs minister Madan Kaushik, Pritam Singh, Khajan Das and Vidhan Sabha secretary Jagdish Chandra.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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