Mehbooba-led govt’s first budget session from May 25

Governor N. N. Vohra, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under sub-section (1) of section 53 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, has summoned the State Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council to meet at Srinagar.

Under the provision of Section 55(1) of the Constitution of J&K, the Governor N.N. Vohra, has called upon the Members of the J&K Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council to assemble together in the Sher-i- Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), Srinagar on Wednesday, the 25th day of May, 2016, at 11:00 A.M to hear his Address.

After the said Address, each House of the Legislature will meet as a separate body at the time specified by the respective Presiding Officers.   Governor approved the State Government’s proposal in regard to this matter today.

The session is likely to last about 30 to 35 days and will conclude by June end, few days ahead of the start of annual Amarnath pilgrimage on July 2. This will be for the first time since 1996 that no assembly session will be held in Jammu during six months of the capital, which starts from first week of October and lasts till April end.

This will also be for the first time during past seven years that budget session of the Legislature will be held in Srinagar. It had happened last time in 2009. Durbar offices will shift to Srinagar by May end and will re-open in Srinagar on May 9. The government had finalized budget session of the Legislature in Jammu from January 18 this year.

All arrangements had been made for the session but with the death of the then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on January 7 and imposition of Governor’s Rule in the state from January 8, the budget session was later cancelled. Governor N.N.Vohra had already approved vote on account for the first quarter of the current fiscal.



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