New Delhi: If a proposal of the Delhi government is accepted, residents of the National Capital would be watching proceedings of Delhi Vidhan Sabha (Delhi Assembly) live in coming days on the lines of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha broadcast.
Ram Niwas Goel, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), who retained the post of speaker of Delhi Assembly, gave a fresh indication regarding the proposed development.
After taking charge as the Assembly Speaker for a second consecutive term, Goel observed that like Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV, the Delhi Assembly should also have a channel.
“I had written to the Central government, but they did not respond. Now, I will write again and we will work for it. We have worked to make Delhi Assembly paperless and we will soon invite tenders for it," he said.
The efforts to set up an independent TV channel for the Delhi Assembly was proposed in 2015-16. As per the reports, the General Purposes Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi had decided that there shall be an independent channel wholly owned and operated by the Vidhan Sabha.
The committee had proposed the setting up of a TV channel with the primary objective of bringing people closer to the legislature and to create awareness among them by way of direct communication.
In fact, the Speaker had then written a letter to the then Union Minister Arun Jaitley in this regard and had requested to issue necessary instructions to all concerned to facilitate the Delhi Assembly in obtaining all essential licenses or clearances in this regard.