Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
creation of Chhattisgarh on November 01, 2000 fulfilled the demand for Separate
Statehood that was originally raised in 1925 and subsequently rejected in the
post independence era by the State Reorganization Commission Setup in 1954. The
"Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act 2000" was eventually passed by both
houses of Parliament and approved by the President of India on August 25,2000.
This paved the way for the creation of the 26th
The creation of the new state of Chhattisgarh has succeeded in granting a sense of identity to its people and has provided them with the unique opportunity to chart their own destiny.
Chhattisgarh has been carved out of the sixteen south-eastern districts of undivided Madhya Pradesh and with this the 90 members Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly also came into existence from 1st November, 2000.
session of the newly constituted C.G.L.A. was held at Jashpur hall of
Rajkumar College, in Raipur(Chhattisgarh) from 14th
December, 2000 to 19th December,
2000. Thereafter the assembly was shifted to the newly constructed building
situated at Vidhan Nagar, near village
The 1st session of the Second Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly was
held in December 2003 for 03 days, 2nd
session in February 2004 for 09 days and the 3rd
session in May-June 2004 for 33 days, 4th
Session in Nov.-Dec. 2004 for 11 days, 5th
Session in Feb.-March 2005 for 32 days, 6th
Session in July 2005 for 12 days, 7th
Session in Dec. 2005 for 9 days, 8th
Session in Feb.-March, 2006 for 46 days, 9th
Session in July-Aug. 2006 for 11 days, 10th
session in November 2006 for 4 days, 11th
session in February-March 2007 for 27 days, 12th
Session in July-2007 for 10 days, 13th
Session in Nov-Dec 2007 for 07 days and 14th
Session in Feb-March 2008 for 21 days.
Present Assembly ie., the Third Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly was
constituted on 11th December 2008.
The 1st session of the Third Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
was held from 5th January to 20th February 2009 for 15
days, 2nd session from 20th
July to 30th July 2009 for 08 days, 3rd
session from 11th January to 26th March 2010 for 25
days, 4th Session from 26th
July to 03 August 2010 for 07 days, 5th
Session from 06th December to 09th December 2010
for 04 days, 6th Session
from 17th February to 31st
March 2011 for 27 days, 7th
Session from 29th August
to 09th September 2011
for 06 days, 8th Session
from 15th December to 23rd
December 2011 for 07 days, 9th
Session from 12th
March 2012 to 13th April 2012 for 20 days, 10th Session
from 12th July 2012 to 19th July 2012 for 06 days,
11th Session from 11th to 21st December 2012
for 07 days and the forthcoming 12th Session is scheduled from 18th
February 2013 to 22nd March 2013 for 25 days.
The new Assembly premises is spread approx in 19 acres of land with a separate residential premises of about 11 acres. All the areas put together possessed by the assembly is nearly 50 acres. New Legislative Assembly building can broadly be divided into three sectors. Sector-"A" comprising mainly the House, Office chambers of Hon'ble Speaker, Chief Minister, Deputy Speaker, Leader of Opposition, Principal Secretary, the Committee Rooms and some of the sections of the Assembly Secretariat.
Sector-"B" mainly comprises of basic amenities & facilities provided to Hon'ble members and it has the Party offices, Bank, Post office, Hospital, Library, Main Committee Room and office chambers of some of the senior Ministers & some sections of the Assembly secretariat. Sector-"C" mainly comprises of Minister's Chambers, Canteen, Railway Reservation Counter, Guest house etc., Parking is also nearby.
A 02 tone weighing about 11 feet high Bronze Statue of the Father of the Nation in a Sitting/Padmasana, pose is installed on the left of the main entrance of the Assembly. This Statue was unveiled by the then Hon'ble Speaker, 13th Loksabha Shri Manohar Joshi on 21st September, 2002.
Similarly, a 03 tone weighing about 12 feet high Ashoka Stambha is also
installed right in front of the main entrance of the Assembly building, which
was unveiled by Hon'ble Deputy Speaker, 13th
Lok Sabha Shri P.M. Sayeed on 14th
A Central Hall has been constructed in the premises of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly for Ex-Members of the Assembly. This Central Hall was inaugurated by HE the then President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil on 24th June, 2011.
An auditorium of a sitting capacity of approx 400 is also constructed on
the right side of the main entrance of the Assembly and it has been constructed
with its roof in the shape of the map of
visited are Hon'ble Ex-Speaker, Lok Sabha Dr. Balram Jakhad, Shri Shivraj Patil,
Shri Manohar Joshi on 21 September, 2002 and Hon'ble Ex-Dy. Speaker, Lok Sabha
Shri P.M. Sayeed on 14th December,
2002, Hon'bel Ex-Minister, Rail Shri Nitish Kumar on 15 December, 2002, Hon'ble
Ex-Dy.Prime Minister Shri
Lalkrishna Advani, Hon'ble Ex-Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh Shri Sunderlal
His Excellency the then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Visited Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on 28th January, 2004 and addressed the members of the Assembly.
His Excellency Vice-President of India Shri Bhairo Singh Shekhawat visited Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on 26th October, 2005 .
Legislative Assembly has Organised All India Presiding Officers'
& Secretaries Conference at
Bhartiya Janta Party
Indian National Congress
Bahujan Samaj Party