By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 17 Jun: The four-day budget session of the Fifth Assembly of Uttarakhand has been adjourned indefinitely. Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri Bhushan thanked all the members of the opposition and the party for their cooperation during the four day session. The Speaker said that on many issues of state and public interest, serious contemplation was done by both the parties in the House. The proceedings of the four-day budget session lasted for 22 hours 43 minutes.
It may be recalled that the Assembly Session had been convened from 14 June to 20 June, but it had become already clear on the first day, itself, that the session would not last till 20 June since the Budget was presented on the first day itself. Sources in the government claimed that the government did not have any business pending and hence the session had to be curtailed to just 4 days.
During the session, the Legislative Assembly received 573 questions, which were accepted. In all, 4 out of 14 short notice questions were answered in the House. In all, 61 of 190 Starred Questions were answered physically by the ministers during Question Hour. In all, 165 non-starred questions were replied in writing during the four-day session.
A total of 17 questions were rejected and 3 were kept under suspension. All the 9 petitions received by the Speaker were accepted. Out of 76 notices received under rule 300, 21 notices were accepted, 26 notices were received for calling attention, Under Rule-53, out of 54 notices, 6 were accepted and 20 were kept for calling attention. Out of 32 notices received under Rule-58, 14 were accepted for discussion on admissibility while others were rejected. Four notices were received under Rule-310, all of which were allowed to be discussed on admissibility under Rule 58 by the Speaker.
The bills tabled in the House during the session included Uttarakhand Appropriation Bill, 2022, the Uttarakhand (Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land Settlement Act, 1950) (Amendment) Bill, 2022, the Uttarakhand Fire and Emergency Services, Fire Prevention and Fire Safety (Amendment) Bill, 2022, and Uttarakhand Enterprise Single Window Facilitation and Licensing (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
In addition, the Economic Survey of Uttarakhand for the year 2021-22 Volume-1 was tabled today. In addition, during the session, the Annual/Special Report submitted by Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission, 2012-18 and 2018-19, the Audit Report No 1 for Year 2022 on State Finances for the year ended 31st March, 2021 of the Government of Uttarakhand presented by the Auditor General and the Twentieth Annual Report of Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (Duration 01 April, 2020from March 31, 2021) were also tabled in the House during the session. Besides this, the Annual report of the year 2017-18, year 2018-19 and year 2019-20 under section 16(2) of Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights 2005 were also tabled.