ITANAGAR, Sept 4: A bill aimed at constituting an authority to
oversee the development work in the airport area here was
introduced by Arunachal Town Planning minister Kamlung
Mosang on the first day of the monsoon session of the state
Assembly on Monday.
The Arunachal Pradesh Airport Area, Planning and
Development Authority Bill 2023 was among the three bills
presented in the House during the day.
“With the recent construction of Holongi Donyi Polo Airport, a
new chapter in air communications has begun in the state.
Tourists from within India and overseas are expected to arrive
in the state for which development of the airport, along with
the adjoining areas as per international standard is of utmost
importance. For the orderly planning and development it is
required to be regulated by a dedicated team of manpower,”
the statement of bill read.
Chief minister Pema Khandu, who holds the portfolio of law,
legislative and justice, introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Court
Fees Bill 2023.
According to the statement of the bill, the court fee act, 1870,
which is a pre-independence and pre-Constitution law
extended to Arunachal Pradesh by virtue of its extension clause
is followed by all courts in the state as per Assam Court Fees
(Amendment) Act, 1972, since the state does not have high
court of its own.
The statement added that the bil is being placed as the union
law and justice ministry on March 6 this year directed all the
states to enact their own state acts on court fees as the Court
Fees Act, 1870, is being proposed to be repealed by the central
Deputy chief minister Chowna Mein moved the Arunachal
Pradesh Goods and Services Tax Bill 2023 in its amended form,
which when passed will enable administration of taxation
under GST in a better and efficient manner.
Mein, who is also the minister in-charge of finance, planning
and investment, presented the Comptroller and Auditor
General of India (CAG) report on social, economic, general and
revenue sector for 2021-22.
After the House convened for the day it paid tributes to former
ministers of the state Kardu Taipodia, Neelam Taram and Chow
Tewa Mein who died in May this year.
Taipodia, who was member of the Gegong Apang cabinet, died
on May 4 this year after a prolonged illness.
Taram who died on May 5 was a two-time home minister in
Apang’s cabinet and had also served as the Congress Legislatve
Party leader, besides being the leader of opposition too.
Tewa Mein, who died on May 15, had served as the horticulture
minister and later as the PHE and WS ministry. He was also the
protem speaker of the Assembly several times.
Chief minister Pema Khandu joined the House in paying respect
to the three leaders and announced that some of structures or
institutions would be named after them keeping in view their
contributions for the socio-economic development of the state.
The house later observed two-minute silence as a mark of
respect to the departed souls. (PTI)