08 April 2016 Current Affairs: Gujarat Governor O P Kohli has gave his assent to six out of the eleven Bills of the BJP-led state government passed in the recently-concluded budget session of the Legislative Assembly. These six Bills are: Gujarat Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill, Gujarat Electricity Duty (Amendment) Bill, Gujarat Stamp (Amendment) Bill, Gujarat Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, Gujarat Tax on Entry of Specified Goods into Local Areas (Amendment) Bill and the Registration (Gujarat Amendment) Bill of 2016. These six bills were introduced in the first week of the Assembly session.The Governor has signed these bills. They will become Acts after respective departments issue notifications in this regard.These Bills include the Gujarat Special Investment Region (Amendment) Bill, The Right to fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement(Gujarat Amendment) Bill, The Ganpat University (Amendment) Bill, Gujarat Private Universities (Amendment) Bill and Gujarat State Higher Education Council Bill. The Bill proposing to amend the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 stirred a controversy, as it proposes to do away with requirement of Social Impact Assessment clause and consent of 80 per cent land owners for acquiring land for certain social sector projects as well as for industrial corridor.
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