The Assembly met at 9 A.M. with the Speaker in the Chair.
Starred Question No.9 and Unstarred Question No.129 were disposed of with supplementaries. Starred Questions Nos.10 to 13 were not put as the Questioner was absent. Answers to Unstarred Questions Nos.125, 126, 127, 128, 130 and 131 were laid on the Members' table.
The House resumed discussion on Cut Motion No.1 under Grant No.47 which was moved by Shri Rowell Lyngdoh (HSPDP) on March 25. The Cut Motion was put to voice vote and lost. Cut Motions Nos.2 and 3 were not moved - the former due to absence of the member in whose name it stood.
Grant No.47 was thereafter passed.
The House also passed Grants Nos.48 to 50, 52 to 59, 61 to 77, 79, 79A, 80, 81, 84, 86, 86A, 87 to 89, 92 to 97, 99, 100, 102, 106 and 111 to 113.
The Cut Motion under Grant No.48 was moved and put to voice vote and lost.
There were no Cut Motions in respect of Grants Nos.49, 50, 53, 54, 7, 58, 62, 66, 67, 69, 70, 72 to 74, 76, 77, 79, 79A, 81, 84, 86, 86A, 87 to 89, 92 to 97, 99, 100, 102 to 106 and 111 and 113.
Being the last day for voting on Demands for Grants all the Cut Motions under Grants Nos.52, 55, 56, 59, 63, 64, 65, 68, 71, 75 and 80 were guillotined at 1 P.M. as these grants could not come up for discussion for want of time.
There was no discussion on the Appropriation ( No. Ii) Bill, 1975, relating to the Budget Grants. The House unanimously passed the Bill authorising the Government to withdraw the amount of Rs.39, 37, 16, 100.00 (Rupees thirty nine crores, thirty seven lakhs, sixteen thousand and one hundred) from the Consolidated Fund of the State during the financial year 1975-76 fort administration of the various heads as indicated in the budget.
The Speaker informed the House that he had nominated the following hon. Members to the House Committee under Rule 312 (1) of the Rules of Procedure:
1). Shri Prittington Sangma (APHLC).
2). Shri Galynstone Laloo (APHLC)
3). Shri William Cecil R. Marak (CONG)
4). Shri Ira Marak (APHLC)
5). Shri Raisen Mawsor (HSPDP)
Shri Prittington Sangma was appointed as Chairman of the Committee.
The House was adjourned at 1.16 P.M. to meet again at 9 A.M. on Tuesday, the 1st April, 1975.
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Memo. No. AS (SB) 1/MLA/75/64-264., Dt. Shillong, the 2nd April, 1975.