Winter Session of Assembly from today
Kolkata: The Winter Session of the West Bengal Assembly is going to start on Monday. It is learnt that nine Bills are going to be tabled in the Assembly. Six of them are to set up six more universities in the state and rest are the Amendment Bills.
The Amendment Bills include the West Bengal Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Bill, the West Bengal Estates Acquisition (Amendment) Bill and the West Bengal Primary Education (Amendment) Bill.
The West Bengal Primary Education (Amendment) Bill will be passed to increase the age limit of retirement of primary school teachers from 65 to 68 years. It may be mentioned that the state government has taken several steps in improving the quality of education in the state-run primary schools in the past six years.
Now, the Bill will be placed in the Assembly to increase the age limit of teachers with the same focus.
Another crucial Bill that will
be placed in the Assembly is the West Bengal Estates Acquisition (Amendment) Bill.
It may be mentioned that in November the specially empowered power of the officers to correct the record-of-rights as per the existing Act of 1953 is due to expire.
Since a section of the Act is the only one under which an erroneous record-of-rights may be corrected, the ammendment of the Bill has become necessary for extending the power.
At the same time there are many mouzas where corrections have
become essential as records were published long ago and for such corrections to the amendment of the Bill needs to be done.
The West Bengal Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Bill needs to be tabled as it has been felt necessary to empower the state government in fixing the rates of contribution of both employees and employers.
The rest of the six Bills will be tabled to set up six more universities in the state including one at Bolpur and one that will be named after Sister Nivedita.