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Government introduces three amendment bills

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Hyderabad

The Andhra Pradesh State Government has introduced three amendment bills in the Assembly on Saturday The bills are to enhance the retirement age of APERC Chairman and members, enhancing Law University Vice Chancellor’s term from three to five years and to ensure registration of property on the basis of revenue records maintained electronically.

The AP Electricity Reform Act, 1998 and the Electricity Act, 2003 Amendment Bill, the government said that the very object of the Act is to safeguard an assured term of five years for the chairperson and the members of a State Electricity Regulatory Commission to ensure consistency and efficiency in functioning of the commission. The maximum age for a chairperson or a member of the regulatory commission needs to be enhanced to 70 years.

The Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Act, 2008 Amendment Bill, the government said as per the resolutions passed by the General Council of the University, the term of the VC shall be increased from 3 years to 5 years in accordance with the guidelines of UGC. On the admission policy, it is proposed that a minimum of 50 per cent seats of the total shall be filled as per the provisions of the AP Educational Institution (Regulation of admissions) Order 1974, 40 per cent of the seats shall be allotted to All India basis and the rest ten per cent shall be allotted to foreign citizens and non-resident Indians.

The AP Rights in Land and Pattadar Passbooks Act, 1971 amendment bill, the government said to ensure that the bankers grant loans basing on the revenue records maintained electronically in web land without insisting on production of any type of physical revenue records from the farmers and to ensure that the registration officers register property on the basis of revenue records maintained.


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