Odisha Assembly adjourned sine die


Bhubaneswar: Speaker Pradip Amat today adjourned sine die the Odisha Assembly for an indefinite period, bringing an end to the budget session four days ahead of the schedule.

The first phase budget session of the State Assembly was held from March 20 to 31 while the second phase of the session began from April 11 and was scheduled to end on May 5.

During the session, the annual state budget for 2018-19 was presented in the House on March 23.

A total of 26 business days were conducted during the two-phase session and eight bills passed.

In the last day of budget session, the Odisha Legislative Assembly Members’ Salary, Allowance and Pension (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Assembly.

While daily allowance of the Leader of Opposition, Chief Whip and Deputy Chief Whip has been increased from Rs 800 to Rs 1,500, daily allowance of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Council of Ministers was increased from Rs 150 to Rs 800.

Members of the State Assembly will get daily allowance basing on the number of days the House functions.

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