NLA informs on petitioning

Dimapur | Publish Date: 6/18/2020 9:35:20 AM IST

Committee on petition of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) under the chairmanship of Dr. Chumben Murry, MLA, on June 16 has informed individuals, associations or institutions to send petitions relating to redressal of public grievances to the office of the secretary, NLA. 

According to DIPR report, public may send petitions in English or Nagamese duly signed by the petitioner/petitioners with date and countersigned by an MLA, addressed to the commissioner secretary, assembly secretariat. Petitions should be in respectful and in temperate language. Petitions may relate to: A bill which has been published under Rule 64 or which has been introduced in the house; Any matter connected with the business pending before the House; and any matter of general public interest provided that it is not one: which falls within the cognizance of a court of law having jurisdiction in any part of India or a court of inquiry or a statutory tribunal or authority or a quasi judicial body or a Commission; which should ordinarily be raised in parliament or any other state legislature; which can be raised on a substantive motion or resolution; or for which remedy is available under the law including rules, regulations, bye-laws made by the central or state government or an authority to whom power to make such rules, regulations etc is delegated; Anonymous petitions and petitions raising individual grievances or trivial matters are liable to be summarily rejected; Representations/petitions which falls in the following category will not be considered by the committee but shall be filed on receipt in the committee on petition branch, assembly secretariat: Anonymous letter or letters in which names or addresses of senders are not given or are illegible; and endorsement copies of letters addressed to the authorities or other officers in the assembly secretariat other than the speaker or the house unless there is specific request on such a copy praying for redress of the grievances. 


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