Assam Assembly budget session begins from today


GUWAHATI: The budget session of Assam Legislative Assembly began from today. There will be fourteen working days in the session. Finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma will table the state budget on March 6.

For the first time the state budget will be tabled in the second half of the day. Finance minister Sarma is likely to make many important announcements in the budget.

Among other issues, the Opposition is likely raise the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, delimitation of constituencies and implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord to corner the government.

While the session will conclude on March 30, there will be a recess from March 12 to March 23 for the departmentally related standing committee (DRSC) meetings.

So far, the assembly secretariat has received two bills from the government which will be tabled during this session – The Court Fee (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

However, government sources said a few other bills are being prepared and if ready may be tabled during the session.

One of them is a new Bill on preserving historical monuments, sattras and other places which are not under ASI. The Education department has also sent a bill – which will lay down guidelines for teachers transfer – for views from line departments.

During the session, the government may also bring a bill related to Assamese language for Class IX and X.