Budget session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha to begin on Feb 29

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Chandigarh, Feb 8 (UNI) The budget session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha will begin here on February 29 instead of February 25 as approved earlier.

This was decided at a meeting of the state cabinet, presided by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here today.

The session, which will last till March 26 as against March 19 earlier, would now begin with Governor's Address on February 29.

The Cabinet authorized the Chief Minister to finalize the schedule of the budget session beside approving the Governor's address.

The Cabinet gave a go ahead for making amendment in section 18 (1) (i) of the Punjab Security of Land Tenures Act, 1953 through the introduction of bill in the forthcoming session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

The basic objective of the amendment is to enhance the minimum period of tenancy from six years to ten years in case of tenant of a land owner other than a small land owner.

The Cabinet gave approval for amending section 1, 2, 5 and 45 of Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995 and Rules 10 and 14 of Punjab Apartment and Property Regulations Rules, 1995 through the introduction of the bill in the forthcoming session of the Vidhan Sabha.

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