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Goa Legislative Assembly

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Type
  
Unicameral

Speaker
  
Anant Shet, BJP

Term limits
  
5 years

Goa Legislative Assembly

Deputy Speaker
  
Vishnu Wagh, BJP Since 2017

Leader of the House
  
Manohar Parrikar, BJP Since 14th March 2017

Leader Of Opposition
  
Pratapsingh Rane, INC Since Feb, 2017

The Goa Legislative Assembly "गोंय विधानसभा" is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in western India. It consists of 40 members. In charge of the budget, the Assembly appropriates money for social programs, agricultural development, infrastructure development, etc. It is also responsible for proposing and levying taxes.

Following the end of Portuguese rule in 1961, Goa was placed under military administration headed by Lt. Gen. Candeth. But on 8 June 1962, military rule was replaced by civilian government when the Lt. Governor formed an informal Consultative Council of 29 nominated members to assist him in the administration of the territory. The Council first met on 24 September 1962 in a meeting open to the public.

The Assembly first convened on 9 January 1964 in the Secretariat building (Adil Shah's Palace). Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa. When Goa became a state of India in 1987, the number of seats in the Assembly was increased to 40.

Presently, the Assembly meets in its own Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. Construction on the building began on 22 January 1994, and its completion was inaugurated by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the 5 March 2000.

References

Goa Legislative Assembly Wikipedia


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