PANAJI: Considering the prevailing COVID19 situation in the State, the Goa Legislative Assembly’s ongoing Budget Session has been adjourned mid-way till July 19.
Speaker Rajesh Patnekar informed House that the session stands adjourned till Monday, July 19, 2021.
The Government took Vote on Account for five months.
The decision also comes in wake of Municipal elections announced to five Municipalities, which are scheduled to be held on April 23.
The House was adjourned after Speaker chaired emergency Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting attended by the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant,Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat and others.
The Budget session, commenced on March 24 was supposed to conclude on April 16, with the passing of the State Budget 2021-22.
The State Budget will now be passed during the monsoon session in July.
State has been reporting sudden spike in daily coronavirus cases.
Panaji MLA Atanasio Monserratte was tested positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing session, following which all members of the House and their staff was asked to undergo checking.
The opposition parties had earlier met Governor B S Koshyari and the state election commissioner demanding that the upcoming budget session of the state Assembly be curtailed due to the election code of conduct.