Bill to promote growth of Malayalam

Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft Bill for development of Malayalam Language.

MalayalamThe draft has provisions to make Malayalam the official language of the State and propagation of the language. It will replace the Official Language Act of 1969 which specifies English and Malayalam as the official languages of the State.

Move to amend RTI Act raises concerns

RTIThe General Administration (Coordination) Department, Kerala, has sent a circular to all heads of departments and offices and collectors seeking information on problems in the implementation of Right to Information Act (RTI) towards amending the Act. This has raised some concerns among RTI activists in the State.

Opposition plans protest in the Assembly against Minister Babu

Gates of the Kerala AssemblyThe Assembly will be meeting only for 11 days during its 15th session beginning on November 30.

The House will not meet from December 9 to 13. The session will end on December 17, according to current schedule.

Bill to regulate harthals proposes fine on police officials

MG Road in front of Secretariat on a harthal day (file photo)Kerala Assembly, meeting from November 30 to December 17, will take up a Bill to regulate harthals in the State and fine police officials failing to provide protection to citizens during harthals. The Cabinet cleared the draft Bill on Friday for introduction in the Assembly.
The Bill seeks to specify that forced closure of shops and blocking the movement of vehicles or employees and workers reporting for duty will be a punishable offence attracting six months’ imprisonment or a fine of Rs. 10000 or both. (Updated).

Assembly to meet from November 30

AssemblyKerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to recommend to the Governor the convening of the Assembly from November 30.

The session will be mainly devoted to legislative business and passing of supplementary demands for grants.

The Cabinet also decided to disburse all welfare pensions through banks from next month.


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