BELAGAVI: In a path-breaking development, the Joint Legislature Committee has decided to follow Parliament model to ensure that the precious time of the Houses is not wasted. It has also taken steps to streamline the conduct inside the Houses. The state legislature has recommended several measures and rules to make sure that there is no more din and uproar in the House.
It also clearly stated that the notices of questions received from a member during inter-session period shall also be taken into consideration.
Joint Legislative committee member Kimane Rrathnakar tabled the report of the committee headed by Ramachandre Gowda.
It stated that reply to any question must be made 15 hours prior to the deadline. However, if the house is adjourned sine die before the actual date of adjournment as per the provisional programme, the questions admitted either for oral or written answers for that period shall be deemed as tabled on the last day of closure of the house.
The answers of the same shall,unless otherwise permitted,be furnished to the Karnataka legislative assembly secretariat within 15 days from the originally declared closure date of the session as per the bulletin.
Panel also recommended permission of the speaker for adjournment of motion. The notice of zero hour shall not exceed 150 words and shall be in writing, given in person by the member or through his representative to the speaker or to his office. Not more than 10 notices shall be allowed to be raised in a day’s sitting. There will be no speech on a zero hour notice. Reply to issues raised in zero hour shall be given immediately or within two days.
The committee also recommended that any law on matters of public importance shall be made with the consent of the speaker after question hour and zero hour.
Speaker KB Koliwad said that the house would discuss on the Joint Committee recommendations on November 25, and they would be adopted if the members give their consent.
Joint Legislative committee has also recommended for setting up of a House Committee to examine the revenue collection. Another committee has been suggested to look into issues of land,water and official language of the state.
MLAs come under attack for speaking in Marathi
Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti legislators faced the wrath of legislators for asking questions in Marathi. The MES MLAs who came under attack from legislators were Sambhaji L Patil (Belagavi South) and Arvind Patil (Kanapur). They adorned saffron turbans while taking part in the first day of the winter session. As Sambhaji continued to ask questions in Marathi, legislators cutting across party lines such as Kona Reddy and Shivalinge Gowda of JD(S), and Naratyanaswamy and Sunil Kumar of BJP objected to it and urged him to speak in Kannada. When there was an uproar over the issue, Sambhaji and Arvind walked out of the house in protest.
Eshwarappa seeks discussion on drought
Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa on Monday
stressed the need for a detailed discussion on the drought situation prevailing in the state. . He said though all the 175 taluks of the state were suffering, the government had declared only 139 as drought-hit. Eshwarappa said though the Centre had released 68 per cent of the funds allotted for drought relief works, the state government has not released its share yet. He appealed to the government
to waive `10,000 crore loans taken by farmers from co-operatie banks.
‘Tourist spots not developed’
Belagavi: Actor and BJP member Tara Anuradha critisised the government for not taking any interest in developing tourist spots in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region. Though Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge comes from the region, he has totally failed to develop tourist spots in his area, she said. “Tourist spots have become most unhygienic.”
Will Fill All Vacant Posts In Hospitals, Says Ramesh Kumar
All vacant posts in government hospitals will be filled by the end of December, said Health Minister Ramesh Kumar. Replying to Somanna Bevinamarad (BJP), he said the government is ready to pay D1 lakh to doctors who join government service. The government has also decided to pay D1.25 lakh to those doctors who come from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, he added. Yet, doctors are not ready to join service, he said. To a question, he said the government has not paid compensation to the kin of
those who died due to dengue.