Port Blair, Nov. 22: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Bishnu Pada Ray has moved for leave to introduce a bill to provide for the creation of a Legislative Assembly for the Union Territory A&N Islands and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Bill was introduced under “Govt. of Union Territory of A&N Islands Bill 2012” by the Lok Sabha on 09.08.2012.

Now, The Lok Sabha, Secretariat (Legislative Branch-II) dated: 02.11.2012, enclosing the copy of letter No. 16014/2/2011 –UTL dated: 31.10.2012 from Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Hon’ble Union Minister for Home Affairs, GOI addressed to the Secretary General, Lok Sabha, New Delhi Communicating that :- QUOTE- “The President having been informed of the subject matter of ‘The Government of Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Bill, 2012” by Shri. Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, recommends the consideration of the Bill by the Lok Sabha under clause (3) of article 117 of the Constitution”.