Budget Session, 1984


Thursday, March, 22.,1984.

        The Assembly met at 10 a.m. with the Speaker in the Chair.

        The day was devoted for transaction Private Member's business.


        Written replied to Unstarred Questions No. 29 to No. 54 were furnished to the members.


        Dr. J. Khonglah referred to the devastating fire that completely gutted the Office of the Director of Town and Country Planning on the night of March 19,1984 and wanted to know the steps taken by the Government to house said Office elsewhere and re-construct Office records.

        The Minister for Town and Country Planning, Dr. R.C. Laloo, informed the House that the Office had been accommodated in the Additional Secretariat Building and that actions were underway to reconstruct the burnt records.


           Shri H.S. Lyngdoh (MUPP) resumed his observations on the following motion which was moved by him on December, 15 1983 :-

        "This House do now discuss the proposal to extend the Railway line to Byrnihat".

        The mover was of the opinion that the people of the State at large were not in favour of the rail-held just at the moment.

        The following members also participated :-

(i) Shri B.B. Lyngdoh


(ii) Shri P.R. Kyndiah


(iii) Shri Pipinson Momin


(iv) Shri H.E. Pohshna, 


(v) Shri  Nit Shabong,


(vi) Shri Korbar Singh


(vii) Shri Clifford Marak,


(vii) Shri H. Hadem


        The Minister for Transport, Shri G. Mylliemngap, stated in reply that the Government had received widely divergent views form large section of the population both for and against the location of the reailhead in Meghalaya. He also stated that the Government was fully seized of this burning issue which has so far defied solution.


        Shri B.B. Lyngdoh (MUPP) moved :

        "This House do now discuss the Report of the Dutta commission on Primary Education in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District."

        According to Shri Lyngdoh the taking-over of the administration of Primary Education and Primary Education and Primary Schools in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District was not justified merely on the ground that there happened to be mis-management and mis-application of funds.

        Shri G.S. Massar (MUPP) , Shri K.R. Bhowmik (MDF) and Shri b. Wanniang (MUPP) also took  part in the discussion.

        Further discussion of the motion was deferred till the next available day.


        The House stood adjourned till 10 A.M. on Friday, March, 23,1984.


Sd/- T. Cajee,


Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.