ALA guides Assam's onward journey: Speaker Biswajit Daimary
The Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, Biswajit Daimary described the ALA as an institution which shapes the direction in which the State progresses.
GUWAHATI: The Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, Biswajit Daimary on Saturday described the Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA) as an institution which shapes the direction in which the State progresses.
Speaking at an event at the ALA premises to mark completion of the first year of the 15th Assembly (2021-2026), Daimary said that people's eyes are ever on the House as it reflects the vision of the elected representatives of the people as well as government officials.
The Speaker termed the past year as a proud one for the House because, among other things, it hosted the Mid-year Executive Committee meeting of the International Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) as well as the Regional Conference of the CPA of India.
Daimary said that he is trying to make the Assembly paperless and convert it into an e-Vidhan Sabha. He added that by the time the House shifts to its new building within six months, the institution would become totally paperless.
He informed that 40 per cent of the MLAs' quarters have become unfit for habitation and the occupants have been asked to vacate them so that these can be demolished and new quarters built. The Chief Minister recently laid the foundation for twin buildings to accommodate the MLAs and a third one will be constructed soon, the Speaker said. Quarters will be also constructed for the staff of the MLAs.
Daimary said that the Assembly passed 58 Bills in the past year. Moreover, a service has been introduced for simultaneous interpretation of the House proceedings in the Assamese, English and Bodo languages.
The Assembly premises have also been opened for visitors who wish to see the institution, he said, and added that six more golf carts will be acquired to reduce the congestion caused by vehicles of MLAs, officials and security personnel when the House is in session.
Among others, today's event was attended by Deputy Speaker Numal Momin and ALA Principal Secretary Hemen Das.
The Speaker also released a book titled 'Speaker' on the occasion.