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CM to present gist of Budget on Jan 30




Ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will read out the gist of the annual state budget for the year 2019-20, during the afternoon of January 30 while tabling the financial statement for next financial year, in the state legislative Assembly.

Coming out with this information, Speaker of the legislative Assembly Pramod Sawant said that the Chief Minister also intends to remain present on all three days of the winter session of the House, which commences on January 29. “The two other ailing MLAs namely Francis D’Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar are also expected to attend this session of the Assembly,” he added.

The Speaker informed that the Question Hour would be held on January 30 and January 31, with altogether 419 questions – 137 starred questions and 282 unstarred – received by the legislature department, from various MLAs.

“The opening day is reserved for the customary speech of the Governor, which is delivered during the first session of the calendar year,” he informed, pointing out that after the gubernatorial address, the State Biodiversity Board will hold a special session for the legislators, which intends to provide information about the activities of the Board.

Speaking further, the Speaker said that until now, three Bills have been listed to be tabled in the House namely Goa

Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Amendment) Bill 2019, the Goa Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019 and the Goa Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill 2019. “More Bills could also be presented during the session,” he added.

Further discussing the business of the House, during its winter session, the Speaker said that January 30 will also witness presentation, discussion and voting on supplementary demands for grants (second batch) 2018-19. “The House will further undertake introduction, consideration and passing of the Goa Appropriation Bill, 2019 (relating to supplementary demands for grants (second batch) 2018-19; and introduction, consideration and passing of the government bills, if any, besides presentation of the budget,” he added.

“On January 31, there would be introduction, consideration and passing of the government Bills, if any and presentation and voting on vote-on-account along with introduction and passing of the Goa Appropriation Bill 2019,” it was informed.

The Speaker stated that the Chief Minister has suggested the monsoon session of the assembly should be three-week long, as the forthcoming winter session is scheduled to take place for only three days.


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