4 more new districts created in Arunachal, Assembly adjourned sine die
Itanagar, Mar 21 : Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong today adjourned the House sine-die after a six-day-long Budget session by finishing all the business of the Tenth Session of the Fifth State Legislative Assembles late last evening.
Besides passing of Rs 290.81 crore deficit estimated budget for the year 2013-14 and other scheduled
businesses, the House also passed two Bills - 'The Arunachal Pradesh Co-Operative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2013' moved by Minister of Co-operation, Jarkar Gamlin and 'The Aruanchal Pradesh (Re-Organization of Districts) (Amendment) Bill, 2013', moved by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
Both the Bills were introduced on the opening day of the Budget session on March 15. The proceedings of the Tenth session had taken 33 hours and 52 minute, the Speaker informed.
State Finance Minister Chowna Mein had presented the annual Budget statement on March 16. The annual budget was passed on March 19 following a threadbare discussion on the floor of the House.
"The Arunachal Pradesh Co-Operative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2013" was passed on the next day by voice vote without any opposition.
However, "The Aruanchal Pradesh (Re-Organization of Districts) (Amendment) Bill, 2013' was tabled by the Chief Minister for the creation of four more new districts Kra Dadi, Namsai, Siang and Lower Siang with a recurring monitory involvement of more than Rs 8 crores annually.
The Bill was passed without any amendment following marathon discussions, which took more than
eight-and-half-hours time, as some of the members from treasury and opposition benches wanted for exclusion of some areas from the proposed Lower Siang district. The session on the penultimate day continued till 2100 hrs.
The necessary notifications for creation of new districts will be issued shortly. However, the notification for Lower Siang will not be issued till the dispute was amicably resolved, the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki assured the House.