The Legislative Assembly passed eight bills with a brief discussion on them in two hours on Tuesday.
Among the bills passed were the amendment of the GST following the recent decision of the GST Board to include more elements in the field of taxation, the regularization of the land lease in the industrial zone of Azamabad for units whose lease period has expired, the creation of private universities and the regulation bill giving a nod to five more universities and bills amending municipal laws to increase the period of motion of censorship and increase the members of the cooptation in the municipal corporation.
In addition, a draft law on public employment and regulation of retirement age for administrative positions in health institutions, on the establishment of a joint recruitment council for 15 universities, on the establishment of a forestry university and on changing motor vehicle taxation to define the cost of the vehicle to avoid revenue leakage.
In the joint recruitment council for 15 universities in the fields of higher education, agriculture and animal husbandry and dairy development, the Minister of Education, P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, said that the he size and autonomy of institutions would not be affected, but that the bill was intended to improve transparency in appointments. and prevent legal problems. She explained that the screening and interview process would be adopted in the recruitment of assistant professors.
A council would be established with the chairperson of the higher education council at the head and the secretaries of the relevant departments, as well as the finance department and the commissioner of college education as members. A joint selection committee would also be set up with its chairperson and academic experts in the field where representation would be ensured for all categories.
The joint civil service would prepare a merit list with a proportion of 1:3 based on the weighting given for academic performance and a written test for the conduct of interviews by the selection committee. University executive boards would issue a recruitment letter.
Regarding the regularization of land in Azamabad Industrial Zone to tenant units whose lease period has ended, Industry Minister KT Rama Rao said that out of the 136.4 acres of land donated at least to 58 units, 36 leases were with original tenants and 22 had changed hands. The lease period having expired, it would now be in full ownership and would be regularized at the current registration value. He said the government took back 1,234 acres of land donated for industries after it was not used for its intended purpose even after the specified period.
D. Sridhar Babu, D. Anasuya alias Seethakka and Mr. Bhatti Vikramarka from Congress, Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala and Jaffar Hussain from AIMIM spoke on the bills.