Hyderabad: The winter session of Telangana State Assembly and Council will commence from October 27. The State government has sent a proposal to the TS Assembly Secretary after Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao gave his nod, and the ruling TRS has proposed for holding the session with at least 15-20 working days over a period of one month.
The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) will meet on October 26 to chalk out the schedule.
The Chief Minister held a meeting with the Cabinet Ministers and top officials on the proposed Assembly session at Pragathi Bhavan here on Tuesday. He wanted the officials to hold both the Assembly and the Council sessions concurrently and ensure discussion on issues including government initiatives as well as proposed bills in both the Houses.
He asked the officials to be prepared to issue answers and clarify on the questions raised by the Opposition parties without fail.
“The State government should be ready for discussion on issues raised by the legislators of all parties and clarify their doubts. Both the Ministers and the officials should be prepared to answer the questions raised by the members of both the Houses. We also should be ready to consider any suggestions made by the legislators,” Chandrashekhar Rao told the Ministers and the officials.
He asserted that people should be aware of the happenings in the State Assembly and the Council. He suggested the ruling party leaders to make use of the session as a platform to inform people about the novel initiatives of the State government and also address their concerns.
Though the Chief Minister proposed to hold the session for 30 days with 15-20 working days, the ruling TRS has expressed readiness to extend the session based on requests from the Opposition parties.
He said that a discussion should be held on the initiatives of the State government on encouraging Telugu language including World Telugu Conference scheduled to be held in Hyderabad next month and efforts for conservation of mother tongue during the session.
“We have already made Telugu language a compulsory subject for student up to Intermediate. We have to ensure its implementation in the Government Residential Schools without fail,” he reiterated.
Deputy Chief Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali, Nayini Narsimha Reddy, Ministers Eetala Rajender, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, T Harish Rao, KT Rama Rao, Tummala Nageshwar Rao, C Laxma Reddy, and P Mahender Reddy along with Telangana State Planning Board vice-chairman S Niranjan Reddy, TS Legislative Council Chief Whip P Sudhakar Reddy, whips Bodakunti Venkateshwarlu and Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Assembly whips Gampa Govardhan, Gongidi Sunitha, Nallala Odelu, Mission Bhagiratha vice-chairman Vemula Prashanth Reddy, TS Mineral Development Corporation (TSMDC) chairman S Subhash Reddy, Government Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma and other officials participated in the meeting.