The Delhi Assembly Secretariat has received notices for 844 questions for the Budget Session starting with the Lieutenant-Governor’s Address today (Wednesday) and ending on April 2, Delhi Speaker Yoganand Shastri said on Tuesday.

Addressing the media, Dr. Shastri said 13 sittings would be held during this session.

The Speaker said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who is also the Finance Minister, will present the Budget for the year 2013-14 in the House on March 20.

After discussion, the Budget will be passed on March 26.

Dr. Shastri said the Assembly Secretariat has also received a notice of one Government Bill -- “The Delhi Water Board (Amendment) Bill, 2013” -- which will be introduced and passed during this session. He said notices for introduction of Delhi VAT (Amendment) Bill and Delhi Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill are also expected in the session.

Apart from these, the Speaker said 53 notices of Short Duration Discussion have been received by the Secretariat for this session. Of these, the Business Advisory Committee, in its meeting on February 11, has listed five for discussion.

These discussion include one on “situation arising out of continuously deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi’’ on March 28; a discussion on “situation arising out of hike in prices of electricity, water and LPG cylinders’’ and another on “high level of pollution persisting in the Yamuna’’ on April 1.

On the last day of the session on April 2 too, two discussions have been listed. While one of them would be on “irregularities in the different departments of Municipal Corporations and politicisation of the issue of wasteful expenditure on public utilities’’, the other would be on “unauthorised and resettlement colonies of Delhi’’.

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