MLAs, MLCs to be trained on standing panels

Published: 28th February 2013 10:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2013 10:02 AM   |  A+A-

Members of both the Houses of state legislature will have a three-day orientation programme from March 4 on the functioning of the standing committees being formed newly.

Punjab Governor and Lok Sabha former speaker Shivraj Patil will inaugurate the session on March 4 on the Assembly premises.

On the second day, members will have a lengthy session at Lahari Resorts at Bhanuru in Medak district.

During the session, eminent Parliamentarians like chairman of Parliamentary standing committee on human resource development Oscar Fernandes and chairman of the committee on transport, tourism and culture Sitaram Yechury will take classes for the MLAs and MLCs on the concept of standing committees.

On March 6, the members will have a field visit to Icrisat to learn about the various issues relating to the farm sector. Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar, who is constituting 12 standing committees in the House to facilitate a thorough debate on people’s issues before they are placed before the Assembly, had an informal chat with scribes on Wednesday here. The Assembly standing committees would start functioning from the ensuing budget session, he said.

He said the standing committees in Parliament were set up during the tenure of Shivarj Patil as the speaker of the 10th Lok Sabha. Hence, Patil will inaugurate the orientation session and educate the legislators in the state on the concept of standing committees, he added.

The committees will be formed with  members from both the Assembly and the Council. Subjects like welfare, education and agriculture would be allotted, he said.

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