Punjab Assembly’s special session on January 16-17

Chandigarh, January 9: The Punjab Assembly will hold a Special Session on January 16-17 for ratification of the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill 2019, for extending SC/ST quota, excluding anglo-Indians, in the House by another 10 years, and to take up any other important business.

The decision was taken on Thursday by the Punjab Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. The Cabinet decided to recommend to the Governor to summon the 10th session of the House under Article 174 (1) of the Constitution of India, according to a spokesperson.

The Cabinet authorised the Chief Minister to approve the address by Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, with which the special session will commence on January 16 at 10.00 AM. On January 17, after obituary references, a resolution would be placed for ratifying the amendments in the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019. The house would adjourn sine-die after the proposed legislative business on the same day, said the spokesperson.

It was further decided that the Cabinet will meet on January 14 to approve various Bills that will be placed before the House during the special session.