Pul introduces two key Bills
Chief Minister Kalikho Pul introduced two important government bills-- Arunachal Pradesh Tourism (Trade Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2016 and Arunachal Pradesh Right to Public Services Bill, 2016 –during the budget session of the assembly on Monday.
The Arunachal Pradesh Tourism (Trade Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2016 would help in safeguarding the interests of tourists visiting the state and ensure sustainability of tourism growth in the state besides helping in formalizing the largely informal sectors of tourism industry through registration and certification.
Under the Bill, a few officers of the Tourism department would be vested with magisterial powers, including the power of compounding, in case of cheating, overcharging, harassment, pestering and touting faced by the tourists. The Bill would also streamline the activities of tourism in the state within set framework, standardization of facilities and protocols and to bring about tourism activities legally within the administration of the Tourism department.
The Arunachal Pradesh Right to Public Services Bill, 2016 would deal with systematic and time bound delivery of services for all government servants.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress staged a walkout during the Obituary reference to former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma, terming the session as “illegal”. Out of the total 15 Congress MLAs, nine members led by former Home Minister Tanga Byaling, attended the inaugural session of the Budget Session.