The first meeting of the state Cabinet here on Saturday decided to hold the first session of the newly-elected 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha (assembly) from March 24.

The newly elected MLAs will be administered the oath on March 24 and 27, a state government spokesman said here. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be elected on March 27.

Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore will address the assembly on March 28, followed by a debate on the Governor’s address and motion of thanks.

The presentation of Supplementary Grants for fiscal 2016-17 and Vote on Account for 2017-18 will be taken up on March 29.

In another decision, the Cabinet okayed the terms and conditions for the appointment of retired Indian Administrative Service officer Suresh Kumar as Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister in the rank of government of India’s Cabinet Secretary.

The Amarinder Singh-led Congress government assumed charge in Punjab on March 16 after the Congress swept the assembly polls, winning 77 of the 117 assembly seats.