16 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on Monday constituted a committee for remodelling Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) to a model Vidhan Sabha in the country.
The panel has been named 'Building Committee’. It will be chaired by the Works department secretary. The committee will visit different States across the country to study their Vidhan Sabhas and then finalize a model for Odisha Vidhan Sabha.
"Today we had a meeting of secretaries and senior officers of Works, Finance, IT and different other departments. A 'building committee' with Works department secretary as its chairperson has been formed. The committee after taking approval of the Finance department will visit different States across the country for studying the Vidhan Sabhas there. After studying them the committee will suggest what will be the design of remodelled Odisha Vidhan Sabha," the Speaker told newsmen.
"After taking due approval the committee will execute the project. Odisha Vidhan Sabha will be a model Vidhan Sabha in the country," he added.
Patra said that the remodelled Vidhan Sabha will be paperless and in addition to that the premises will have Wi-Fi facility.
"We have already asked MLAs to get a tablet each for which we will be reimbursing a maximum of Rs one lakh. The minimum specification requirements of the tablet to be purchased by them have been intimated to them through a letter following approval by the Finance department,” he added.