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Punjab Vidhan Sabha session from Mar 24

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The first session of the 15th will be held from March 24.

The decision was taken at the first meeting of the state cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister here today.

The newly-elected members of the would be administered oath on March 24 and 27.

The of Speaker and Deputy Speaker would be held on March 27, followed by obituary references to prominent dignitaries who passed away during the intervening period of the current session.

The Cabinet also authorised the Chief Minister to approve the Governor's address for the first session, said an official release here.

The Governor would address the on March 28, followed by a debate on the Governor's Address and Motion of Thanks, besides presentation of Supplementary Grants for year 2016-17 and the Vote on Account for 2017-18 on March 29.

The has won 77 seats in the 117 member Assembly elections, wresting power from the SAD-alliance.

In another decision, the Cabinet okayed the terms and conditions for the appointment of retired IAS officer Suresh Kumar as the Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister in the rank of Government of India's Cabinet Secretary.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 16:22 IST