GUWAHATI, July 18 - The daily timing of the Assam Legislative Assembly is expected to be changed from next week.
Speaker Ranjit Kumar Dass today said that the proposal to change the timing of the House by delaying the start by half an hour has been proposed by the Business Advisory Committee and approved by the Rules Committee.
�It will be placed before the House tomorrow. After seven days, the new timings will be applicable,� Dass said, while speaking to reporters at the Legislative Assembly complex.
If the House passes the proposal, the Legislative Assembly will start everyday from Monday to Thursday at 9:30 am instead of the current 9 am and the day�s sitting will conclude at 2 pm as against 1:30 pm now.
On Fridays, the morning session will be from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and the afternoon session will be from 3 pm to 5 pm.
Dass said that employees and officials, as well as members of the Assembly and journalists, had some problems in completing their morning household duties due to the early start of the daily session.
�Moreover, the deadline to receive Zero Hour notice is 8 am, which leaves very little time to the ministers to get prepared with all the details regarding the concerned issue. So now, the new timing will give an additional half an hour to them as the deadline to receive Zero Hour notices remains the same,� he added.