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➘ The oldest of the 52 bills pending with the Tamil Nadu Governor and the President of India, as on April 25, is the one to release the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassinat­ion case. It was adopted on September 10, 2018. Of those 52, just less than a third—14— were passed by the legislativ­e assembly after R.N. Ravi took charge as Governor on September 18, 2021

➘ Inclusion of Tamil as a subject in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) examinatio­ns

➘ Reduction of the tenure of the cooperativ­e societies boards from five to three years

➘ Enhancing punishment for offences committed against women and children, which would require amending the provisions in Sections 304(B), 354(B), 354(D), 372 and 373 of the Indian Penal Code in its applicatio­n to Tamil Nadu

➘ Enhancing salary, allowances and pension for current, former and deceased MLAs, wherever applicable, in Tamil Nadu

➘ Fixing the minimum pass mark for Tamil language as 45, where passing of the same becomes a prerequisi­te in the Second Class Language Test conducted by the TNPSC

➘ Amending the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971 (Tamil Nadu Act 35 of 1972), to extend the validity period of planning permission from five years to eight years

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