Key bills tabled and passed during the 3-day Monsoon Session
The Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Service Tax (1st Amendment) Bill 2022
For making the payment/receipt of taxes transparent, efficient, effective, and user-friendly, the State Cabinet approved the enactment of the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Services Tax (1st Amendment) Bill, 2022 to implement different provisions of the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 in the State and to get it introduced and tabled for passing in the ensuing State Legislative Assembly Session. The Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 was enacted with a view to make a provision for levy and collection of tax on intra-state supply of goods or services or both by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh. The proposed (Amendment) Bill was necessitated as the different provisions under Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017 have already been amended by the Central Government and the same need to be done in the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Act, 2017 of the respective State as all the provisions are uniformly administered throughout the Country under GST. The Amendment Bill provides for modification in the form of amendment, insertion, and omitting of certain Sub-Sections in Sections 16, 29, 34, 37, 38, 39, 41, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, and 54 of the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. The Amendment is necessitated to adopt and enact on the lines of the amendment done in Finance Bill, 2022 by the Government of India.
The Arunachal Pradesh Civil Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022
The cabinet approved the proposal for amendment of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Court Bill, 2021 with a direction to place the Bill in the ensuing Assembly Session of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. The Arunachal Pradesh Civil Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022 once enacted and implemented would achieve the following objectives:
To enable the Deputy Commissioners to transfer the pending appeals to the Courts of Civil Judge Junior Division, the Courts of Civil Judge Senior Division in addition to the Courts of Additional District Judge and the District Judge as per their territorial and pecuniary jurisdiction
To restore the organic link between the village Authority and Local Administrative Officers in facilitating and referring back of the cases by the local administrative officers to village authority for settlement.
To enable the inter-village customary court or apex customary court, by whatever name called to settle the appeal out of the order passed by village authority without directly approaching the regular courts, if the parties to the case agreed to. This will lessen the workload of the regular courts, and
To enable the Deputy Commissioners and the Assistant Commissioners to execute and enforce the order or decree passed by the village Authority to make the system more efficacious.
The Arunachal Pradesh Tenancy Bill, 2022
The cabinet approved the Arunachal Pradesh Tenancy Bill, 2022 which aims for creating a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive rental housing market in the State. The Bill envisages a striking balance between the rights of tenant & landlord and create an accountable and transparent ecosystem for renting premises in disciplined and efficient manner. It aims to provide a speedier dispute resolution framework and is expected to give a fillip to private participation in rental housing for addressing the housing shortage across the state in different income groups. The Bill aims at creating a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive rental housing market in the country. It will enable the creation of adequate rental housing stock for all income groups thereby addressing the issue of homelessness. It will enable the institutionalization of rental housing by gradually shifting it toward the formal market.
The Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 (Amendment Act 2011)
The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly unanimously adopted the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 (Amendment Act 2011), aiming to create a suitable infrastructure for organ donation in the state.
The act was adopted through a government resolution passed by the vote and assent given by all the legislatures attending the last day of the Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly session. The government resolution was moved by the State Health and Family Welfare Minister of Arunachal Alo Libang. In the assembly, the Arunachal Pradesh Health Minister said that the adoption of the Act was essential to regulate the removal, storage, and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs.
Resolution to name Hollongi facility as Donyi Polo Airport
The state assembly adopted a resolution for naming the Hollongi greenfield airport near here as Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar. The approval to name the facility as Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar, was given by the state government during a cabinet meeting on 4 August. Moving the resolution, Civil Aviation Minister Nakap Nalo informed the House that the decision was taken to reflect the reverence of the indigenous people for the Sun (Donyi) and the Moon (Polo), symbolising an age-old tradition and rich cultural heritage of the tribal state. The House unanimously adopted the resolution to take up the naming of the airport with the union government.
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