Himachal assembly session:
Five bills, including a budget of Rs 54,592.02 crore, were passed in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday for the financial year 2022-23. 3200 crores increased from the budget presented on March 4. On March 4, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presented a budget of Rs 51,365 crore. With this the 15-day budget session came to an end. This was the fifth budget session of the Jairam government. After noon on Tuesday, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur proposed to pass a budget of Rs 54,592.02 crore in the House. It was passed by voice vote.
Of this, Rs 43,455.10 crore has been earmarked for revenue and Rs 11,136.91 crore for capital expenditure. On the last day of the session, five bills were passed in the house. These include, apart from the Appropriation Bill for the budget, Himachal Pradesh Land Revenue Amendment Bill to settle the revenue matters in less time, Himachal Pradesh Land Holding Ceiling Amendment Bill related to tea gardens, Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Amendment related to increase the ward of Shimla Municipal Corporation. The Bill and the Himachal Pradesh Slum Residents Property Rights Bill were also passed on the last day of the session.
Revenue Minister Mahendra Singh brought the Himachal Pradesh Land Revenue Amendment Bill-2022 Bill No. 3 in the state assembly in the House on Tuesday. It was passed in the House on Tuesday. Now revenue related hearing will be held in Himachal in less time, which will give relief to the people. On this, the members of the opposition said that the time period should be fixed for disposal of the appeal. Earlier such cases used to take anywhere from one month to five to seven years. There were also delays in hearings with revenue officers and collectors. This amendment has been made to reduce this delay. Now revenue related matters can be taken up directly with the Financial Commissioner. Apart from this, the Revenue Minister has also passed the Land Holding Ceiling Limit Amendment Bill 2022. In this, the government has given relief to the small tea gardeners. They will get ownership Also you can take loan. Till now these people were deprived of it. Of these, there are 338 planters in Mandi and 230 in Kangra. There are a total of 8,876 tea gardens in the state.
At the conclusion of the budget session of the State Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Leader of Opposition exchanged words on each other in the House. The Chief Minister said that the budget session was short but there was a fruitful discussion between the ruling party and the opposition. The opposition has played its part and tried to mobilize the agitators. This also has to be done while in opposition. After this, Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri said that the budget has been passed and now the government will have to stop wasteful spending. The Chief Minister does not have to waste money on the helicopter. The CM also kept provoking the Congress.