Odisha MLAs can present questions through mobile app: Speaker

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to switch to a paperless Odisha Assembly, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro today said members of the House can present their questions and seek answers through mobile app this winter session scheduled to start from November 13.

Also, Patro said the Assembly premises will be completely Wi-Fi enabled soon. Arrangement and changes like infrastructure will be carried out to move towards the paperless concept, he added.

Meanwhile, DGP BK Sharma reviewed the security arrangement at the Assembly today ahead of the winter session. Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi and DCP Bhubaneswar Anup Sahoo were present during the review.

A total of 30 platoons of police force and 90 officers will be deployed to ensure full proof security at the Assembly. “However, the deployment depends on the requirement every day. The Assembly premises will be kept under the vigil of CCTV cameras,” the DGP said.

Three-tier security arrangement has been made in the Assembly premises. Two platoons of Special Tactical Unit, Striking Force and Quick Response Team will be deployed at the Assembly.

To maintain law and order at Lower PMG which is located close to the Assembly, some officers of seventh battalion have been given special training. Besides, experienced officers will be deployed at the Assembly, Sharma added.

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