DHARAMSALA, 16 March: The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has announced that it will now conclude the budget session for the financial year 2020-2021within a day after the imposition of Section 144 in the Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district for a month.
“Though the ninth session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile was scheduled to hold for ten days from 17th -27th March, following the imposition of Section 144 by in the Kangra district in line with the consultations issued by the Government to the public, the parliament session will be held and concluded on 17th March,” Speaker Pema Jungney announced in a video message.
Further explaining on the development, the Speaker stated that as mandated by the Tibetan Charter that the house should conduct its session every six months and that without holding the budget session to sanction the budget for the financial year 2020-2021, the Central Tibetan Administration’s seven departments, autonomous bodies and offices can not simply function, hence the house will conduct its business for a day.
The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile will now finalize the budget for the new financial year and pass two official resolutions of mourning and one resolution of solidarity tomorrow.
Apart from that, the house now stands to take forward its other businesses to its tenth session to be held in September later this year.
Late last night, the Deputy Commissioner of Kangra, Rakesh kumar Prajapati announced the imposition Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC) in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district for a month from 15th March till 15th April as a precautionary measure in the wake of the growing threat of COVID-19.
No coronavirus case has been detected in Kangra district so far.