NCP leader Sunil Tatkare questioned over absence of officials during council discussion

NCP leader Sunil Tatkare questioned over absence of officials during council discussion

Nagpur: Senior NCP leader Sunil Tatkare questioned the absence of Secretary-level officers of various ministries during a special discussion on the issue of farmers in the Legislative Council.

“We brought this (absence of secretaries) to the notice of the chief minister during the business advisory meeting (and told him) that the concerned administrative officers should be present during important discussions,” Tatkare told the Upper House.

In his reply, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat (BJP) promised action against the absentees.

“It was decided that the concerned secretary or deputy secretary should remain present during important discussions in legislature,” he said.

Bapat said a list of absentee officers will be handed over to the Chairman of the Upper House and a show cause letter seeking their explanation over absence will be issued. The winter session of the state legislature is currently underway in Nagpur.