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RS may discuss vacancies in statutory panels today

RS may discuss vacancies in statutory   panels today
The Rajya Sabha may on Thursday discuss non-filling up of vacancies in statutory commissions for SCs, STs, Backward Classes and Minorities and the delay in the process.

For the third day in a row, the issue figured when the House met for the day with opposition SP and BSP members raising the issue.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the notices under rule 267 seekingsuspension of business to discuss the issue have been rejected and the opposition can give notice for a short- duration discussion, which will be considered.

Ramgopal Yadav (SP) said such a notice will be given provided the Chair agrees for a discussion on Thursday.

Kurien at first said a proper notice should be given which will be considered by the Chair, but when Yadav persisted that the Chair should give an assurance that the notice will be accepted and discussion held on Thursday, the Deputy Chairman said, "OK."Opposition members resumed their places after
this and listed business was taken up.


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