Budget Session called for 29 Jul; Electronic devises banned from premises

Gangtok, 17 Jul:

The Speaker has reconvened a sitting of the Legislative Assembly starting 29 July for the Budget Session.

Given the embarrassment of the last sitting of the Assembly, the Assembly secretariat has reportedly banned electronic gadgets from the Assembly during the budget session, making an exception only for the Information and Public Relations Department.

An official communiqué goes on to add that the Guidelines for video Recording and Telecasting of the Proceedings mentions that “the proceedings of Sikkim Legislative Assembly shall be recorded through department of IPR, Government of Sikkim, Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR).”