Wednesday, the 12th June, 1974.

        The June-July 1974 Budget Session of the Meghalaya Legislative Chamber met today the 12th June, 1974 at 9 A.M. in the Legislative Chamber of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

        The day was devoted for transaction of Govt. business.


Unstarred Questions Nos.1 and 2 were replied to. 

2. The Speaker announced the names of members nominated to the Panel of Chairmen in the current budget session of the Assembly, namely: Prof P.G. Marbaniang, MLA., Shri H. Hadem, M.L.A., Shri W. Syiemiong, M.L.A., and Md. Akromozzaman, M.L.A.

3. The Speaker announced the report of the Business Advisory Committee which met on the 4th June, 1974. The Report of the Committee was unanimously accepted by the House.

4. Shri B.B. Lyngdoh, Minister, Finance presented the Budget Estimates for the year 1974-75.

5. Shri B.B. Lyngdoh, Minister, Finance laid before the House the following Rules :-

         1. The Meghalaya Speakers' ( Allowances and Privileges ) ( Second Amendment ) Rule, 1974.
         2. The Meghalaya Ministers' ( Allowances and Privileges ) ( Second Amendment ) Rule, 1974.
         3. The Meghalaya Ministers of State's ( Allowances and Privileges ) ( Second Amendment ) Rule, 1974.
         4. The Meghalaya Deputy Speakers' ( Allowances and Privileges ) ( Second Amendment ) Rule, 1974.
         5. The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Members' Salaries and Allowances (Amendment ) Rule, 1974.

6. Shri B.B. Lyngdoh, Minister, Finance presented the Advance Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on matters arising from the Appropriation Account for 1971-72.


        The Hon' ble Chief Minister while expressing grief and sorrow at the sad demise of six personalities of the country, namely, Shri K.B. Sahay, former Chief Minister of Bihar , Shri Durga Das, a distinguished author and journalist, Shri G.L. Mehta former Indian Ambassador to United States and well known figure of India, Shri V.V. Suba Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and a former Speaker, Shri Frank Robert Morraes, a distinguished Indian journalist and author, and Shri D.F. Karaka, a former editor of ' Current ' and a distinguished journalist paid glowing tributes to the services rendered by them in their respective fields of activities. At their deaths the hon. Chief Minister said the country as a whole had lost some of its best and ablest sons. On behalf of himself and the Government, the Hon. Chief Minister conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families.

        Shri Maham Singh, M.L.A., also associated themselves with the sentiments expressed by the Chief Minister. Concluding the obituary reference the Hon. Speaker also paid glowing tributes to these great departed sons of the country whose names needed no introduction and whose services to her in their respective roles were great valuable. He said that we could learn from their example how to serve our country first and foremost. He expressed his sense of loss at their deaths and joined with the Chief Minister in condoling with the bereaved families.

        A Two minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to the department souls.


        The House was then adjourned at 10.17 A.M. today to meet again on Friday, the 14th June, 1974 at 9 A.M.

Sd/- R.T. Rymbai,
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

Memo. No. AS (SB) 67/MLA/74/2594-694., Dt. Shillong, the 14th June,1974.

Copy forwarded to :-

        1. All M.L.As.

        2. All Deptts. of the Govt. of Meghalaya ( both Civil & P.W.D.).

Under Secretary,
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.