Nagpur: Monday was a historic day for not only Nagpur but also Vidarbha region. For, permanently functional office of Maharashtra Legislature Secretariat was inaugurated at Vidhan Bhavan in Nagpur. Nana Patole, Speaker of Legislative Assembly, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Nagpur office of Maharashtra Legislature Secretariat. Narhari Zirwal, Deputy Speaker; Anil Parab, Parliamentary Affairs Minister; Dr. Nitin Raut, Guardian Minister of Nagpur district; Sunil Kedar, Animal Husbandry Minister, and several legislators graced the occasion with their presence.
After the inauguration ceremony, main function was held in Legislative Assembly hall in Vidhan Bhavan premises. Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, Chairman of Legislative Council; Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister; Dr Neelam Gorhe, Deputy Chairman (Council); Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister; Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister, joined the event via video-conferencing from Mumbai and other places.
Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly Speaker Nana Patole today inaugurated the permanent office of the Secretariat of the State Legislature in Nagpur. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nana Patole said, many people in Vidarbha region have a feeling that they are always subjected to injustice. This misconception will be removed with the newly inaugurated office of the Legislature Secretariat in the second capital. He also said that a well-equipped library of this secretariat will also help the students preparing for competitive exams.
Chief Minister, calls Nagpur office the next step towards decentralisation of administration: While addressing the function, CM Uddhav Thackeray said, his government believes in decentralisation of the administration and the newly established office in Nagpur will provide a rightful office to the people’s representatives in Vidarbha. The Chief Minister asserted that no injustice will be allowed to happen in case of this region and the government will stand as a shield against any injustice.
Speaking through virtual media, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar advised that officers who are willing to work in this office located in Nagpur should be deputed, so that they can work here with vigor. Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Council Dr. Neelam Gorhe said that there is also a need for such an office in Pune as well.
Each year after the conclusion of the Winter Session of the Legislature in Nagpur, the office of Secretariat used to close down. But, with inauguration of permanent office, it will be operational for the whole year with two Deputy Secretaries and two Under Secretaries along with the necessary subordinate staff.