SETTING NEW PRECEDENTS: RECOMMENCEMENT OF ‘PRIVATE MEMBERS DAY’.
‘Private Member’s Day’ is an important fora for raising issues of State and National importance affecting public policy at large. Under the rules of business, every Thursday is reserved for this purpose. Any Member of the Legislative Assembly can give a notice on any resolution to this effect.
Since 1999 upto March, 2005 i.e. formation of Congress government; practice of having every Thursday as ‘Private Member’s Day’ was discontinued.
Restoration of this practice in the Haryana Legislative Assembly has helped draw the attention of the State to issues as varied as ‘initiatives for reduction of adverse sex ratio in Haryana’, ‘importance of the primary health and medical system in government and private sector’, ‘separate Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee for Haryana’, ‘incentives for Cottage and small industries in Haryana’ and ‘preservation and utilization of precious water resources’. Dates and issues discussed over last three years are broadly stated hereunder:-
|16th June, 2005
||Non-official resolution to discuss initiatives for reduction of adverse sex ratio in Haryana.
|23rd March, 2006
||Non-official resolution to take effective steps for bringing radical improvement in the medical system in government and private sector.
|15th March, 2007
||Non-official resolution for carving out a separate Haryana Sukh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee.
|13th March, 2008
||Non-official resolution to take administrative control over the functioning of Agra Canal.
|20th March, 2008
||Non-official resolution for giving incentive to the Cottage Industries, particularly traditional industries.
|27th March, 2008
||Non-official resolution to preserve water which goes waste during monsoon.