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10:24 am - Friday September 30, 2016

Governors Amendment Bill, 2 other legislations passed in RS

parliamentAgencies, New Delhi
A Bill that entitles certain other  pension and post-retirement benefits to former governors was  today cleared by Parliament.

The Rajya Sabha gave its approval, by voice vote, to the  Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Amendment  Bill, 2013.
The Bill that seeks to amend the Governors (Emoluments,  Allowances and Privileges) Act, 1982, was moved by Minister  of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh.

The legislation was passed without any discussion.    With the Bill already having been passed in the Lok Sabha  on August 24, 2013, it has now been cleared in Parliament.

The Bill amends the earlier Act to provide that the  ex-Governor shall be entitled to one personal assistant for  the rest of his life.
The Upper House also cleared the National Institutes  of Technology Science Education and Research (Amendment)  Bill, 2013 for conversion of Bengal Engineering Science  University, Sibpur (BESUS) into a central institute-Indian  Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST).
The Bill, moved by Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor, was passed by voice vote.

The legislation will give BESUS status of Indian Institute  of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST).

The HRD Ministry has introduced the Bill to amend the  National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and  Research Act, 2007.

Another Bill passed without any discussion in the House  was the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University  Bill, 2012.

The proposed law was moved by Minister of State for  Agriculture J D Seelam.

The Bill seeks to establish an agricultural university  called the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University  in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
The jurisdiction of the university shall extend to the Bundelkhand region — covering seven districts in Uttar Pradesh  and six in Madhya Pradesh.  Initially, it would establish two colleges in Jhansi and two in Madhya Pradesh.

 

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