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Tag: Odisha Legislative Assembly

Odisha Legislative Assembly
Odisha Speaker forms panel over MLAs' salary hike demand

The salary of Odisha MLAs is far less compared to many other states. Odisha MLAs’ monthly remuneration is 19th among Indian states. 

Odisha: BJP likely to get its new opposition leader before Monsoon session
Odisha: BJP likely to get its new opposition leader before Monsoon session

“Due to the absence of our leader, we are not getting our due importance in the House," said MLA Kusum Tete.

Presidential election notice issued; polls on July 18, counting on July 21
Presidential election notice issued; polls on July 18, counting on July 21

The filing of nomination papers for election to the post of Nation’s first citizen has started from today and will continue till June 29.

Former minister Bikram Keshari Arukha likely to be crowned as Odisha Assembly Speaker
Former minister Bikram Keshari Arukha likely to be crowned as Odisha Assembly Speaker

When asked, the Bhanjanagar legislator said if any responsibility is given to him he would discharge it with integrity and sincerity. 

Odisha Budget Session Witnesses Only 1 Official Business Day
Odisha Budget Session Witnesses Only 1 Official Business Day

But the story is in this 6-day session, only a single day was devoted to official business. 

Odisha Interim Budget: Programme Expenditure Hiked To Rs 1.10L Crore
Odisha Interim Budget: Programme Expenditure Hiked To Rs 1.10L Crore

Out of the Rs1.10 lakh crore, Rs1 lakh crore has been allocated for government sector and the remaining Rs10,000 crore for other sectors. 

Odisha Assembly’s Budget Session To Start Tomorrow, Likely To Be Stormy
Odisha Assembly’s Budget Session To Start Tomorrow, Likely To Be Stormy

Governor Ganeshi Lal will address the House on the first business day of the session.

Multi-storeyed Apartments For Odisha MLAs Will Be Ready In Next 30 Months, Says Speaker
Multi-storeyed Apartments For Odisha MLAs Will Be Ready In Next 30 Months, Says Speaker

Speaker Surya Narayan Patro convened a review meeting today to hold discussions with the concerned officials about the construction of apartments.

Odisha Vidhan Parishad Row: Talk To Your Parliamentary Affairs Dept, Says Centre To State
Odisha Vidhan Parishad Row: Talk To Your Parliamentary Affairs Dept, Says Centre To State

Odisha Legislative Assembly Speaker Surya Narayan Patro informed on Sunday about receipt of a letter in which the Centre has asked the Odisha government to interact with its Parliamentary Affairs department.

Pandemonium In Odisha Assembly Stalls Business For Seven Consecutive Days
Pandemonium In Odisha Assembly Stalls Business For Seven Consecutive Days

Impasse continued for the seventh day of the Odisha Legislative Assembly’s winter session on Wednesday as Opposition party legislators created ruckus in the House over the Mamita Meher murder case. 

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly: MLAs, Assembly Staff And Journos To Undergo RT PCR Test
Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly: MLAs, Assembly Staff And Journos To Undergo RT PCR Test

Speaker Surya Narayan Patro informed that Covid test of all the MLAs, their PSOs, drivers, employees, journalists and all those who will be visiting the Assembly will be carried out.

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Odisha Speaker Calls All Party Meet On Nov 18 Ahead Of Winter Session

Bhubaneswar: The Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly has called an all-party meet on November 18 ahead of the Winter Session to ensure smooth functioning of the House. Speaker Surya Narayan Patro will discuss subjects regarding Question Hour, Starred Questions and seek opinions of other members on the matter. Notably, starred questions were not taken […]

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Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly From Nov 20, Supplementary Budget On First Day

Bhubaneswar: The Winter Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will commence from November 20, a notification released by the Assembly secretariat informed on Wednesday. The schedule stated that the Supplementary budget for the State will be tabled on the first day of the session, i.e. on November 20. The sittings will continue till December 31, […]

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Monsoon Session Of Odisha Legislative Assembly From Sept 29

Bhubaneswar: The Monsoon Session of Odisha Legislative Assembly will begin from September 29 and conclude on October 7. Since this will be the first Assembly session to be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all safety measures will reportedly be taken to conduct the session as per the coronavirus guidelines. The session will provide a total […]

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Odisha Assembly voices concern over vacant RI, Amin posts

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha Legislative Assembly today raised concerns over vacant Revenue Inspector (RI) and Amin posts in the State. Seeking a reply from Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi, ruling party MLA Prafulla Samal stated that while the government is suffering losses of crores due to land encroachment, there are lot of […]

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New Speaker, New precedent: Speaker SN Patro calls first-ever all party meet

Bhubaneswar: Setting a new precedent, the newly elected speaker of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly, veteran BJD leader Surjya Narayan Patro, in a first, has convened an all party meeting prior to the commencement of the budget session of the new assembly. The all-party meet is likely to be held on June 24 as the […]

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BJD names SN Patro candidate for Odisha Assembly Speaker post

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD today named senior leader and seven-time legislator Surjya Narayan Patro as its candidate for the post of the Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly. Parliamentary Affairs minister, Bikram Keshari Arukha said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced Patro’s name as the party’s candidate for the Speaker’s post. During the election of the […]

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Undue service extensions of Odisha Assembly secretary raise eyebrows

Bhubaneswar: Questions are being raised over the State government’s motive after Odisha Legislative Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat recommended the Governor for service extension of the secretary of the Assembly, Amiya Kumar Sarangi for the fifth time. The matter came to fore when the Governor raised an objection to the recommendations of the Speaker asking on […]

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24 Odisha MLAs felicitated with Best Legislators Award

Bhubaneswar: As many as 24 Odisha MLAs were felicitated today by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with the Best Legislators Award here in Bhubaneswar. The MLAs were conferred awards under three categories for their notable performance- eight received Pandit Nilakantha Das Samman, eight received Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das Samman and eight others were conferred with Utkalmani […]

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Second phase of Budget Session likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The second phase of Budget Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) beginning today is all set to be stormy as Opposition BJP and Congress have announced to raise government failures in different sectors to take on the ruling BJD. Deteriorating law and order situation, drinking water scarcity, employment, migrant laborers, shortage of teachers, […]

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Security tightened ahead of Budget Session

Bhubaneswar: Senior officials of Commissionerate Police are now busy in making elaborate security arrangements for the Budget Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) starting tomorrow. A three-tier security cordon has been put in place for the budget session of the Assembly, informed Police Commissioner YB Khurania after reviewing the arrangements on Monday. “An inner […]

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Criminal cases pending against 52 Odisha MLAs

Bhubaneswar: A study done by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the Odisha Election Watch (OEW) revealed that over 35 per cent members of Odisha Legislative Assembly have criminal cases registered against them. As per the ADR report, out of the 147 MLAs, 52 sitting legislators of the State have declared criminal cases against […]

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BJD moves motion of notice for election of Assembly Speaker

Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today moved a motion of notice for the election to the post of Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly. The motion of notice was moved before the Assembly Secretary A K Sarangi. The BJD named former minister Pradip Kumar Amat as its candidate for the Speaker’s post. Chief Minister […]

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Formal notification for filing of nominations for RS in Odisha

Election process for the ensuing Rajya Sabha polls began here on Tuesday...

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