The Assembly met at 9.30 A.M. with the Speaker in the Chair.
Starred questions Nos.17 and 18 and unstarred questions Nos.154-161 and 163-166 were disposed of with supplementaries. Replies to unstarred questions Nos.162, 167, 168 and 169 were laid on the Table.
There was a protracted discussion on Cut Motion No.2 against Grant No.11 wherein as many as 11 members took part, disclosing a number of alleged irregularities in the functioning of the Meghalaya State Electricity Board.
The discussion was inconclusive for want of time.
The Speaker read out a detailed statement regarding the number of Assembly qu7estions admitted and sent to various Departments and replied received so far. He apprised the House that out of 58 Starred and 506 Unstarred questions sent to the Government Department replies to only 18 Starred and 169 Unstarred questions were received till April 7, 1980, percentage of reply being only 33.1.
The House was adjourned till 9.30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 8, 1980.
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