Did 13th NLA have 2 swearing-in ceremonies, asks PDR

Did 13th NLA have 2 swearing-in ceremonies, asks PDR
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Dimapur, July 5: The People for Democratic Rights PDR) has sought clarification from the Finance Department as to whether there was two swearing in ceremonies of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on March 7 & 8.
The PDR raised the question after coming to know that the Expenditure ‘A’ Branch of Finance Department, Government of Nagaland had issued Drawal Authority No 03 of 2018-19 under Demand No 26 – Civil Secretariat vide NO:FIN/EXA/DA/GAB/2018-19/TO-200 dated 12 April 2018 an amount of Rs 25, 02, 000 for “swearing-in ceremony of the 13th NLA held on 07/03/2018.”
A copy of the Drawal Authority (DA) available with the PDR mentions that the DA was valid till 20th April 2018, it informed.
The PDR said that the swearing-in ceremony to the 13th NLA was held at Kohima local ground on March 8 dubbed as a “public swearing-in ceremony” witnessed by the public unlike earlier swearing-in ceremonies held at the Raj Bhavan, Kohima.
Asking the Finance Department to clarify publicly as to whether there was two swearing in ceremonies on March 7 & 8, the PDR said, “Otherwise, if it is of 8th March 2018 swearing-in then the Finance Department should clarify whether there has been another DA issued.”
The PDR also questioned the Civil Secretariat as to where and what kind of swearing in ceremony to the 13th NLA was held on March 7 and “the DA in that regard was duly acknowledged and accordingly drawn.” (Page News Service)