To make the Transfer Act and Lokayukta Act more comprehensive, the selectcommittee led by the state parliamentary affairs minister Prakash Pant convened its first meeting in Dehradun on April 12 after the state Assembly referred the two bills to the committee to have an in-depth study of them. During the meeting, the committee has asked the people to suggest things meant to make the two crucial bills more effective and comprehensive by April 21.
Notably, the state government had tabled these two bills during the maiden session of the fourth Assembly. However, as the Opposition had demanded the bills being referred to a select committee, citing their huge ambit covering the people of the whole state and particularly the large contingent of the state government employees, the state government had referred them to the committee for a detailed study to be completed in a month since its constitution. Accordingly, the committee was formed on April 3 and on april 7 they decided to call its first meeting on april 12 with the PAM Prakash Pant at its helm.
It is learnt that during the first half of the first meeting of the select committee on Wednesday, the details of the Lokayukta Act was taken up for a threadbare discussion among the members.
It is learnt that as the meeting commenced the state government presented its view to the select committee, highlighting all the provisions incorporated in them. It was later decided unanimously that the people who are to be affected by the implantation of the bills on becoming acts must be brought on board. With this objective in view, the committee decided to seek their suggestions which the people can send through letters to be written to either of the three- the secretary Vidhan Sabha, the Speaker, Vidhan Sabha and the chairman of the select committee. The state government also announced the email address and the website through which such suggestions can be sent- firstname.lastname@example.org. www.ukvidhansabha.uk.gov.in.
The suggestions from the people must be sent by April 21 after which the committee would fix the date of the next meeting on April 24 which would be focused on the Lokayukta Act. This would be followed by another meeting slated on April 26 that would discuss the nitty gritty of the Transfer Act.