‘Governor has withheld seven bills till now’
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 16:20
Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister SK Modi on Tuesday said the non-clearance of seven bills still being withheld by Governor Devanand Konwar was causing "lots of difficulties" in the field of higher education.

"There are seven bills which are still pending, awaiting clearance from Governor... the non-clearance of those bills has caused lot of difficulties in carrying out works by the state government in the field of higher education", Modi told reporters here.

The bills still being withheld by Rajbhavan, include Bihar University Judicial Tribunal Bill 2010, Bihar State School Teacher and Employees' Dispute Redressal Tribunal bill 2011, Bihar State University Commission Bill 2011, Patna University (Amendment) Bill 2011, Bihar Administrative Tribunal Bill 2011 and Bihar non-gazetted secondary school Bill 2011, he said.

Modi said there were around 4,000 cases related to service conditions of serving teachers in colleges pending in courts and so the state government decided to set up a tribunal for speedy disposal of cases.

"For the purpose, Bihar University Tribunal 2010 bill has been passed by the state assembly and forwarded to the Governor for clearance," he said adding the bill had not been cleared by Rajbhavan as yet.

The Deputy Chief Minister said the state government had sent 18 bills passed by the state assembly to the Governor during the budget session. "The Governor has cleared 12 bills out of 18, while another bill passed by the house in 2010 is also pending with the Governor", he said.

"We expect that the Governor will take a favourable decision and clear the seven bills before July 15 the day the monsoon session of the house will begin", he said.


First Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 16:20

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