Budget session to begin as per schedule: Speaker

The Budget session this year will continue for 52 days with 36 sittings this time. As per the set schedule, the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was to speak for reply to debate on Motion of Thanks to Governor’s Address on January 21.

The budget will be presented by Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu for financial year 2016-17 on January 22. There will be a general discussion on Budget on January 25, 27 and 28 which will end with a reply of the government there to. From Jan 29 to Feb 26, the demands for grant to various departments will be made. Also, the Appropriation Bills would be taken up on February 27. On Feburary 29, there would be Government Business.

On March 1 and 3, the Private Members Resolutions would be taken up while on March 4 and 8, the Private Members Bill will be presented. There would be government business on March 2 and 9, if any.

However, Assembly Secretariat is in consultation with the state government for the reduction of duration of the session as per recent developments but any decision on that is yet to be taken.

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