Provincial Council Installing And Broadcasting
Legislative Powers of the Provincial Councils
Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council
Establishment and expansion of Provincial Councils
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Under the decentralized powers, 1 municipal council, 3 urban councils and 25 Pradesiya Sabhas are operated in the Sabaragamuwa Province. Following statutory bodies too have established under the supervision and manipulation of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council.
Road Passenger Transport Authority
Pre-childhood Development Authority
Industrial Development Authority
Development Creation & Mechanical Authority
Iparanigama Theme Park, Pinnawala
Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Mace
Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Committees
Provincial Public Accounts Committee
It is the responsibility of the Provincial Public Accounts Committee to examine the accounts that displays the manner of spending money given by the Council to bear the expenses and other accounts submitted to the Council.
The Committee should submit its reports to the Council from time to time in respect of examined accounts, money, accounts procedures, performance, management or anything relevant to that of any Ministry or institution of the Province that receive allocation from the Provincial Council Fund.
The Committee could appoint sub committees comprising its own members, whenever feels necessary in order to report to the Provincial Council having examined all the accounts, financial status and Management of the Ministry or Institution as ordered by the Committee.
The Committee or its sub committees authorized by the committee has power to summon and interrogate any individual or examine any leaflet, books, reports or documents belongs to a Ministry of the Provincial Council or to enter into a Stores or property of any Ministry, Department or Authority of the Provincial Council.
Necessary facilities to perform the duties should be supplied by the Council Secretary on the instructions of the Chairman.
Public Petition Committee
As per the rule 91(1) of the Code of Procedure Rules, main responsibilities of the Public Petition Committee are,
to take necessary steps after reviewing petitions referred to the Public Petition Committee by the Secretary.
to submit recommendations to the relevant Minister regarding the increase of productivity, efficiency by minimizing the waste of the projects implemented by using allocations of the Provincial Council.
to examine the petitions received from the members of the Provincial Council or from the general public regarding such projects and inform to the Minister, where it is necessary.
If it is decided by the committee that any public officer is liable for infringement of any fundamental right or any other injustice, it should be sent to the Commissioner General of Parliament for reviewing.
It has authority to summon and interrogate any person relevant to a petition or any officer of the Provincial Council and to examine books, reports and documents.
The committee should assemble at least once a month.
Should submit to the Provincial Council regarding it activities at least once in a 3 months’ time.
Committee of Statutes and Rules
The Committee should consider regarding the legality of any statute, law or regulation and point out its short comings and the places that should be amended.
The Committee should give instructions if the Provincial Council is intervening to a judicial activity.
When a statute is referred to the statute committee by the Presidential Secretariat or by the Parliament under the rule 63, the statute committee should inform the Provincial Council regarding the directions to be followed. The Committee should meet within 3 days and the following day, the report should be handed over to the Minister in-charge of the Subject, if it fallen to the list 1 of the 9th schedule otherwise the report should be handed over to the Secretary in order to include to the agenda of the next meeting if it falls into the 3rd list of the 9th schedule.
When the proposed statute or the matter is submitted to the committee, recommendations should be given subject to the relevant conditions.
When a proposed law or statute is considered by the committee, the relevant Minister in-charge of the subject is allowed to participate to the committee meeting.
Inquiries from the Parliament by the Provincial Council regarding any statute relevant to the list 3 of the 9th schedule of the constitution and Inquiries from the Provincial Council by the Parliament regarding same as above, should be referred to the statute and rules committee.
If the recommendation of the statute committee is needed immediately regarding a statute relevant to the list 3 of the 9th schedule of the constitution, if the member is submitting it to the Secretary with a special note, the Secretary should consult the Chairman and steps should be taken to assemble the Statute Committee as early as possible.