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‘Government has not dropped the proposal to leave Devaswom appointments to PSC’

Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for DevaswomsThiruvananthapuram: Minister for Power and Devaswom Kadakampally Surendran indicated in the Assembly on Monday that the government had not dropped the proposal to entrust appointments to the administrative services of devaswoms to the Public Services.

However, appointments to traditional posts such as those connected with worship in the temples will continue to be under Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board.

Removal of disqualification: Speaker rejects objections of Opposition

Law Minister A. K. Balan Piloting the Bill in the Assembly on ThursdayKerala Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan rejected objections raised by Opposition members against introduction of the Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Amendment Bill in the Assembly on Thursday.

The Speaker said that the Bill was being introduced for the limited purpose of avoiding disqualification of a member of the House upon his appointment as Chairperson of the proposed Administrative Reforms Commission. State legislature had powers to legislate on the matter and the Supreme Court had upheld the power.

Performance of members of Lok Sabha from Kerala

Parliament buildingCPI (M) member of Lok Sabha P. K. Biju tops the list of members from Kerala who have participated the maximum number of debates in the House.

The member, representing Alathur constituency, has participated in 162 debates between June 2014 and May this year. He also has an attendance of 85 per cent.

Administrative Reforms Commission: Bill to remove disqualification published

Legislature-emblemThiruvananthapuram: The Legislature Secretariat has published the Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Amendment Bill aimed at providing a position with Cabinet rank to veteran CPI (M) leader V. S. Achuthanandan without attracting disqualification as Member of the Assembly for holding an office of profit.

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