The Assembly met at 9.30 A.M. with the Speaker in the Chair.
Unstarred questions Nos.179 to 187 were disposed of with supplementaries thereto.
The following Bills were introduced :-
(i) The Meghalaya Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Bill, 1980, by the Chief Minister, Shri. B.B. Lyngdoh;
(ii) The Meghalaya Sales Tax (Amendment) Bill, 1980, by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, on behalf of the Minister for Taxation;
(iii) The Meghalaya Finance (Sales Tax) (Amendment) Bill, 1980, by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, on behalf of the Minister for Taxation;
(iv) The Meghalaya Electricity Duty (Amendment) Bill, 1980, by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, on behalf of the Minister for Taxation.
The following motion moved by Shri. J.D. Pohrmen, member, Rules Committee, was adopted by the House :-
"This House agrees with the recommendations of the Rules Committee contained in its Report placed before the House on March 21, 1980".
The House passed Grants Nos.11 and 12. Cut Motion No.2 against Grant No.11 was withdrawn by leave of the House after the Minister for Power adequately replied to the points raised during the discussion on this Grant.
Grant No.13 was not moved as the Speaker sustained a point of order raised by Shri. M.N. Majaw under Rule 114 (4) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business as the Government did not furnish the details about the constitution of the Board of Revenue as envisaged through this Grant. The discussion of the Grant was deferred till a later date.
Cut Motions Nos.1 & 2 standing against Grants No.14 were clubbed and moved by Shri. J.D. Pohrmen, but as time was already up further discussion of this Grant was deferred till the next day.
The House was adjourned till 9.30 A.M. on Thursday, April 10, 1980.
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