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Odisha govt. planning to take resolution regarding Legislative Council in assembly

The resolution could be moved in the coming monsoon session of the assembly, said Manohar Randhari, ruling BJD leader and one of the five members of the committee.


PTI Last Updated at 04-08-2018 19:41:20 IST India
Odisha govt. planning to take resolution regarding Legislative Council in assembly

A day after a panel recommended the formation of a Legislative Council in Odisha, one of its members today said the state government was planning to move a resolution in the assembly in this regard.

The resolution could be moved in the coming monsoon session of the assembly, said Manohar Randhari, ruling BJD leader and one of the five members of the committee. The dates of the monsoon session are yet to be announced.

The committee was set up in 2015 to study the functioning of Legislative Councils in other states. Its members visited several states and recommended the formation of a Legislative Council in Odisha online of Telangana, he said.

It has recommended that there should be a maximum of 49 members in the council, of which the governor would nominate nine eminent personalities from different fields.

The panel, led by Transport Minister Nrushingha Charan Sahu, yesterday submitted its 7-page report to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

The committee has recommended that the salary and perks of the Legislative Council members should be at par with the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Like the MLAs, the Legislative Council members too should be entitled to Local Area Development (LAD) funds and they should be given the opportunity to become ministers, it said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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