14 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: On the second day of the two-day long orientation programme for the members of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly, the lawmakers were tutored on proper time management, effective representation of citizens' policy preferences along with their issues and how to update their knowledge base on a regular basis.
Kabisurya Nagar MLA Latika Pradhan said they received tips on proper time management, how to represent in the House and learn from seniors.
"Time management is a major factor and we need to understand which work should be given priority. As we have entered the House because of the people we should definitely work for them. However, we should take out some time for us to be prepared for future," she added.
Nimapara MLA Samir Ranjan Das said, "First the MLAs should be well versed with the rules and business of the House. Secondly, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had stated that parliamentarians and legislators, as representatives of public, have a duty to put forth their issues in the House and attract the attention of all on it."
Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati welcomed the suggestions while saying that there is a need to read and understand all the budgets tabled in the House and the funds being sanctioned to your constituency. There is also need to conduct a quarterly review meeting with all government officials to remain update on current issues.