Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed the AP Disha (Special Courts for Specified Offences Against Women and Children) Bill, 2020 and AP Land Titling Bill, 2020 by voice vote.
Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharitha, who tabled the Disha Bill, explaining the salient feature said on Thursday the AP Disha (Special Courts for Specified Offences Against Women and Children) Bill, 2019 had been withdrawn and new Bill is introduced which had provisions for speedy trial.
Across the State 18 Disha police stations were set up and they have obtained ISO certification as women and child- friendly stations. Disha app has been introduced and 12 lakh people have downloaded the app till date, the Home Minister said.
The House also passed the AP Land Titling Bill, 2020 which proposes to provide permanent land ownership and settle disputes over the boundaries and ownership. Revenue Minister Dharmana Krishna Das said Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy took a historic decision, for the first time in the country, to introduce the Bill and the government will distribute land titling pattas once the comprehensive survey is completed.
The House also passed the AP Municipal Laws (Second Amendment) Bill as per Article 197 (1) of the constitution of India, which proposes to amend the house tax structure by a nominal hike. Municipal Administration Minister B. Satyanarayana said the Bill has been rejected by the Council and was again introduced in Assembly. The Bill was also passed by voice vote for second time, while the Opposition took objection to the contents which were clarified by the Minister.
The House also passed the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2020, tabled by Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy. The Minister explained the amendments after which it was adopted.