- The monsoon session of the Gujarat assembly will be held on September 21.
- The five-day session in a first will have no question hour
- Former president Pranab Mukherjee will be remembered on Day 1 of the session
- A resolution praising the work of COVID-19 warriors will also be passed on day 1 of the assembly.
- All those who attend the session including the chief minister, ministers, MLAs and staff will have to undergo COVID-19 tests.
- To ensure that social distancing is maintained, MLAs may be seated in the visitor’s gallery too.
- Gunda Act, Land Grabbing Act, an amendment to PASA Act and several amendments to Revenue Act will be brought in the session.
The monsoon session of the Gujarat assembly will be convened from September 21 onwards. The session will last for five days, legislative and parliamentary affairs minister Pradipsinh Jadeja said in a release on Tuesday.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held on Wednesday.
At a press meet, Jadeja said that on day one of the session a condolence resolution for former president Pranab Mukherjee will be passed during the first half of the session. The session will then be dismissed while the rest of the work will be carried out in the second session on the same day.
He said that amendments to the Gunda Act, Land Grabbing Act, PASA Act and those relating to the revenue department will be passed in the assembly during the five-day session.
Around 24 Bills will be tabled during the session.
No Question Hour
Jadeja said that there will be no question hour in this session of the assembly. He said that several top-level officials are busy with COVID-19 coordination and other work related to battling the disease. As a result, the Speaker was requested to do away with the Question Hour.
“We have urged the Assembly Speaker to not include Question Hour this time. If the need arises, the speaker can allow short notice questions after discussing them with the ministers concerned,” Jadeja told reporters in Gandhinagar.
Jadeja said despite it being a five-day session the government has ensured enough time for the monsoon session so that MLAs can ensure that questions related to their constituencies get addressed.
All those who attend the assembly session including ministers, staff, administrative officers and media will have to undergo a COVID-19 test.
To ensure that social distancing is maintained, MLAs will also be seated in the visitor’s gallery.
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