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Assembly session from Sept 21

Calcutta, Sept. 3: A short session of the Assembly will start from September 21, Speaker Biman Banerjee said today. It would discuss the Presidency University Amendment Bill and the College Service Commission Bill.

“I have convened an all-party meeting on September 19 to discuss the details of the proceedings for the ensuing session,” the Speaker said, adding that the session could be extended by a day or two from September 27, if necessary.

Leader of Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra said he would meet Left Front legislators to discuss their strategy during the session.

“I was told by the Speaker about the short Assembly session beginning September 21. We shall fix our agenda only after the all-party meeting.”

Education department officials said the Presidency University amendment bill would help the varsity get a governing body as its sole decision-making authority, making a break from the two-tier administrative system instituted by the earlier Left Front regime.

On the proposed amendments to the College Service Commission bill, a government official said: “Once the bill is passed, the commission will recruit teachers from a panel of candidates instead of the zone-wise panels.”