Getting answers is members' right: Shariff Mohammed Ahmed
- Speaker Tammineni Sitaram and Council Chairman Shariff stress that HoDs concerned are responsible for providing answers to the questions raised by members
- Speaker tells officials to be ready with the Bills to be presented in the session tomorrow when the session commences
Amaravati: IT is the fundamental right of the members of the Assembly and the Council to get answers to their questions during the question hour, said Legislative Council chairman Shariff Mohammed Ahmed.
Along with Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram, he addressed the meeting of the special chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries of various departments in view of the forthcoming session of the Legislative Assembly and the Council from Monday.
The Council chairman said that the heads of departments concerned are responsible for compulsorily providing answers to the questions raised by the members. The responsibility of making the session success squarely lies on the officials, he added. "Zero-hour is the very important in the session when the members bring various problems to the notice of the Assembly and the council."
Speaker Sitaram instructed the officials to be ready with the bills to be presented in the session by Monday when the session starts. He said that the people are closely watching the proceedings in the Assembly and the Council and the officials should provide answers to all the questions raised by the members to their satisfaction. "People look forward for the answers to the questions pertaining to their regions and they would be happy if they found answers and even solutions," he said.
The Speaker said that the heads of departments should conduct reviews before the session regarding the answers provided in the previous session which would do a lot of good.
Chief whip in the Council Ummareddy Venkateswarlu said that the number of days of session is reduced for various reasons. If the petitions committee meets frequently, the answers to the questions would be made available. The members would face problem in their respective constituencies if they could not secure answers to their questions, he warned.
Finance minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy, Assembly chief whip G Srikanth Reddy, Assembly secretary Balakrishnamacharyulu, special chief secretaries, principal secretaries, secretaries and others were present.