GUWAHATI, July 8 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today urged Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad to introduce the Assam Legislative Council Bill, 2013 for creating an Upper House in the Assam Legislative Assembly in the current Budget session of Parliament. Gogoi met Prasad at his office chamber at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi today.
According to an official press release, Gogoi briefed Prasad about the sequence of events leading to the clearance of the second chamber for the State by the Union Cabinet on November 28, 2013 and the Standing Committee in February 2014 in �the larger public interest�.
Gogoi told Prasad that the Upper House would provide adequate representation to various communities and groups and strengthen the composite character of the State thus creating a plethora of goodwill for the governments, both at the Centre and in the State.
The Chief Minister also sought assistance for establishment of 27 fast-track courts covering each district with each of them costing a sum of Rs 1 crore, besides a yearly recurring expense of Rs 32 crore.
Gogoi requested for financial support to the tune of Rs 367.70 crore also for setting up of the National Law University and Judicial Academy.