CHENNAI: The budget session beginning on June 14 will last till July 19 and during this period, the House will sit for 24 days to discuss the demand for grants for various departments, besides approving the moneys required for each of them for the financial year 2017-18.
Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal announced this after chairing the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the House. Leader of Opposition M K Stalin and leaders of other parties participated.
Asked whether 24 days would suffice for the budget session, the Speaker said, “The decision on the duration of the session was taken by all parties.
All the opposition parties agreed to it. In the past the budget session had been wound up in 20 days. As such, 24 days is a reasonably good duration. The House would sit in the evenings if needed.”
On the first day, the demand of grants for Forests and Environment departments would be taken up. On the second day, School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan will make many key announcements while replying to the discussion on the demands for grants. Two days have been allocated to the police department on July 6 and 7.
Meanwhile, the DMK and IUML petitioned the Speaker to allow a special resolution on the diamond jubilee of DMK president M Karunanidhi in the Assembly. The Speaker reportedly told them he would consider the request.