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Speaker takes note of SGPGI lapse

VIDHAN SABHA Speaker, Mata Prasad Pandey, today announced in the House that he would soon convene a meeting of the SGPGI director and the chief secretary, who is ex-officio chairman of the Institute, for seeking their clarification on not inviting the legislators nominated at the Institute?s Body to participate in its meetings.

india Updated: May 13, 2006 00:50 IST

VIDHAN SABHA Speaker, Mata Prasad Pandey, today announced in the House that he would soon convene a meeting of the SGPGI director and the chief secretary, who is ex-officio chairman of the Institute, for seeking their clarification on not inviting the legislators nominated at the Institute’s Body to participate in its meetings.

Taking strong exception to the increasing tendency of the officials not giving due respect and importance to the people’s representatives, the Speaker regretted that even the decisions taken at a meeting of the Technical University’s vice-chancellor and registrar held in his chamber were not yet implemented.

He assured the agitated members that he would do the needful as it was a serious matter.

The speaker said he would summon the V-C and the registrar of the Technical University also to seek their clarification on not implementing the decisions.Raising the issue through a Question of Propriety, Dr PK Rai (Samajwadi Party) alleged that the SGPGI bosses either avoided convening the meeting or did not think it proper to inform the nominated members of the House about it, showing total disrespect to the House and its members.

The meeting of the Institute’s Body, he informed, should be held at least once in a year but no meeting had been convened for the last three years.

Power crisis

THE SPEAKER today accepted one hour debate in the House on the prevailing power crisis in the State. The issue was raised through an adjournment notice during the Zero Hour, Swami Prasad Maurya, Sukhdev Rajbhar, Jagidish Narain Rai and others (all BSP)

The BSP members said, speaking on the admissibility of the notice, that dharna and demonstrations were being held all over the State in protest against undeclared power cuts and clashes between the employees and officials of the Power department and people were also reported.

Speaker’s office
THE REPORTED move of the Government to appoint another principal secretary in the office of the speaker was raised in the House through a Question of Propriety by some of the members. This was, however, opposed by Parliamentary Affairs Minister, who said that no appointment had so far been made. 

The speaker  assured the members that everything would be done only after taking the House and the leader of the Opposition into confidence.

Azam-Yaqoob spat
THE ISSUE of ongoing tug of war between two ministers—Azam Khan and Haji Yakub Quereshi—-was also raised in the House through a Question of Propriety notice..

Narendra Singh Gaur (BJP) regretted that the two ministers were publicly leveling wild allegations  against each other, making a mockery of the system and convention of joint responsibility of the Cabinet. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan, however, did not react and said that the members were free to complaint and advise the speaker and he would complied with his (speaker’s) directives.