Goa Legislative Assembly
The Goa Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in India. It consists of 40 members. In charge of the budget, the Assembly appropriates money for social programs, agricultural development, infrastructure development, etc. It is also responsible for proposing and levying taxes.
Goa Legislative Assembly
|7th Legislative Assembly of Goa|
Leader of the House
Leader of the Opposition
|First past the post|
|4 February 2017|
|Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, India|
|Goa Legislative Assembly|
Following the end of Portuguese rule in 1961, Goa was placed under military administration headed by Lieutenant General Kunhiraman Palat Candeth as Lieutenant-Governor. But on 8 June 1962, military rule was replaced by civilian government when the Lieutenant-Governor nominated an informal Consultative Council of 29 nominated members to assist him in the administration of the territory. The first Council met on 24 September 1962 in a meeting open to the public.
The Assembly first convened on 9 January 1964 in the Secretariat building (Adil Shah's Palace). Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa. When Goa became a state of India in 1987, the number of seats in the Assembly was increased to 40.
Presently, the Assembly meets in its own Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. Construction on the building began on 22 January 1994, and its completion was inaugurated by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 5 March 2000.
|Bharatiya Janta Party||27|
|Indian National Congress||5|
|Nationalist Congress Party||1|
|Goa Forward Party||3|
|Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party||1|
List of SpeakersEdit
|Name||Party Affiliation||Tenure (d-m-y)|
|Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar||MGP||10-1-1964 to 11-4-1967|
|Gopal Apa Kamat||MGP||13-4–1967 to 23-3-1972|
|Narayan Fugro||Independent||21-1-1980 to 22-3-1984|
|Froilano Machado||INC||5-4-1984 to 20-1-1985|
|Dayanand Narvekar||INC||21-1-1985 to 16-9-1989|
|Luis Proto Barbosa||INC||22-1-1990 to 14-4-1990|
|Surendra Sirsat||MGP||26-4-1990 to 4-4-1991|
|Sheikh Hassan Haroon||INC||26-7-1991 to 15-1-1995|
|Tomazinho Cardozo||INC||16-1-1995 to 14-6-1999|
|Pratapsingh Rane||INC||15-6-1999 to 11-6-2002|
|Vishwas Satarkar||BJP||12-6-2002 to 28-2-2005|
|Francisco Sardinha||INC||28-2-2005 to 8-7-2005 (pro-tem)|
|Francisco Sardinha||INC||8-7-2005 to 11-6-2007|
|Pratapsingh Rane||INC||15-6-2007 to 6-3-2012|
|Rajendra Arlekar||BJP||16-3-2012 to 01-10-2015|
|Anant Shet||BJP||12-01-2016 to 11-03-2017|
|Pramod Sawant||BJP||22-03-2017 to 19-03-2019|
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