Journalists seek early tabling of CAG report



Shimla (Feb 26): While talking part in a Press Gallery Committee meeting held here today, scribes sought early tabling of CAG report beside laying it in pieces during the state assembly session so that it could be discussed and debated during the session minutely by members, and also reported effectively.

While raising the issue during the meeting, Kanwar Yoginder of Hindu pointed out that the CAG report is bulky and it could not be reproduced by media after going through its lengthy contents in a single day as it is being tabled in the House on the very last day of the session. They also citing examples of parliamentary and other state assembly proceedings.

Meanwhile, media persons also sought provisions of ‘Media Centre’ in the Vidhan Sabha premises so that they could cover the entire proceeding till late hours of the session. Vidhan Sabha secretary Govardhan Singh assured to look into the matter as per the Vidhan Sabha rules.

He informed Governor Urmila Singh would address the budget session on February 28 and the session would have 24 sittings. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who also holds the portfolio of the finance minister, would present the budget on March 9.

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