CM K Chandrashekar Rao tables new municipal act in Telangana Assembly Special Session

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Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana Government on Thursday tabled the new Municipal legislation in the house. A Special Session of Telangana Legislative Assembly on July 18 and 19 has been called by the Chief Minister for the clearing the New Municipal Act.

The statement issued by the government stated that a special session has been called to pass the new Municipal Act Bill and there will be no other transactions like question-answer.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, tabled the new legislation in the Telangana Assembly. The legislation seeks to increase the age of superannuation for government officials including professors of Medical and Dental Colleges.

The government with the new set of rules is aiming to eradicate corruption and render services to the people, Telangana Chief Minister said after he held a review meeting in April this year.

With the new set of rules, the government is working to tasked the District Administration to look after all government scheme and to implement it. It will be responsible for providing services and initiate action against those who indulge in corruption.

The bill was tabled today, July 18, following which a daytime will be given to lawmakers to go through the draft of the bill. While after deliberations, the bill will be cleared on July 19 and the Telangana Legislative Council will also meet on July 19 just to pass the proposed Bill.

After getting a nod from both the Houses of the Telangana Assembly, the bill will be sent to the Law Department for scrutiny. The Legislative elections in the state are expected to be held in August this year if the new Municipal Act Bill gets approval and passed.

Chief Minister’s decision to call a special session to clear the bill, was however criticized by the Bharatiya Janata Party. BJP Spokesperson NV Subhash has demanded to extend the duration of the assembly session and sought discussion on the ongoing water crisis in the state.

In the meantime, Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy called its a wasteful act. Referring to the High Court, Congress leader said, “The Court has directed the state election commission to conduct the municipal elections on the existing laws. This is a
wasteful act of the state government”.

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