Hyderabad: The Telangana Legislative Assembly will meet on July 18 and 19 for a special two-day session to consider and pass the New Municipal Act. No other business such as Question Hour would be held during this period.
According to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the new Municipal Bill will be introduced on July 18 and the members will have the day to go through it. After deliberations, it will be passed on July 19. The Legislative Council will meet on July 19 to pass the Act.
The CMO said the new draft Municipal Act was finalised and sent to the Law Department for vetting. After it is passed, elections to municipalities in the State were likely to be held during the first week of August.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao held a review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan on Wednesday to discuss the draft of the proposed Act, items to be incorporated in it and the duties and responsibilities of the public representatives under the Act. The new Act aims at eradicating corruption, ensure best practices for effective service delivery with the goal of overall development of cities and towns in the State.
It is learnt that the proposed Act’s provisions were also discussed in great detail at the CMO on Thursday. Also on the anvil, once the Act is passed, are orientation and training programmes for Municipal Commissioners on the new Act.