BUDGET SESSION 2015-16: Business Schedule to be finalized in BC meeting

The preparation for the upcoming Budget session 2015-16 is going on in full swing with the Assembly Secretariat having started the process of receiving the Questions from the legislators.
BUDGET SESSION 2015-16: Business Schedule to be finalized in BC meeting
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The preparation for the upcoming Budget session 2015-16 is going on in full swing with the Assembly Secretariat having started the process of receiving the Questions from the legislators. 

As per sources the questions started pouring in soon after the Assembly Secretariat issued the notification on March 4.  

They said that 20 legislators have submitted questions till this afternoon, while last date for submitting questions, bills and resolutions has been set as March 11.

'We have so far received 400 questions from 20 members and few private member bills. The process for scrutiny of the questions has also been started for final selection," official sources added. 

"The members know that this year's budget session has already got delayed and it may be shorter than the previous years.  

They (legislators) want to make it sure that their questions are delivered in time," sources added.

Sources further said that the calendar of the Business proceedings of the session will be finalized after the meeting of the Business Committee. 

"The Business Committee meet will be chaired by Pro-Tem Speaker, who has to take oath on March 13" sources added.

They said that Pro-tem speaker, after taking Oath of the office on March 13, would convene the Business Committee meet to finalize the Business schedule and calendar of the session.

Sources also added that each member has been asked  to submit two bills,  four resolutions, 20 questions including 10 starred and 10 un-starred by March 11 to enable the officials to timely rectify corrections and repetition.

However sources said that no question, except two resolutions and five private member bills have been submitted in Legislature Council (upper house)   so far.

The last date for submitting questions and bills in Legislative Council has been set at March 12.

Pertinently, on recommendation of cabinet, state Governor summoned joint session of Legislature on March 18, to be followed by the maiden Budget Session of the newly elected 12th Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per earlier order, National Conference (NC) leader Mohammad Shafi Uri will take oath as Speaker Pro-tem on March 13 to discharge the function of the Speaker till the election of the regular Speaker is held. 

The members of 12th Legislative Assembly will take Oath on 17th March, 2015 and Governor would summon and address the joint session of the State Legislature on 18th of March, 2015. The election of speaker would be held on the same day.

When contacted Mohammad Ramzan Secretary Legislature Assembly said, "We have done all the homework and are well prepared for the session".

He said that members submitting questions on daily basis and it will evaluate after March 11.

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