The House met at 10 a.m. with the Hon'ble Speaker in the Chair. The day was devoted for the transaction of Government Business.
Shri G.S. Massar resumed his discussion on his inconclusive cut motion against Demand No.9. Shri E.K. Mawlong supported the cut motion whereas Shri S.L. Marbaniang opposed it.
The cut motion was later on withdrawn by the Hon'ble mover and Demand No.9 was passed.
Demands Nos.10 and 11 were passed without cut motion.
Dr. Henry Lamin Minister in-charge Education moved Demand No.12. But since the cut motion was not moved by Shri E.K. Mawlong. Demand No.12 was also passed.
Shri A.C. Marak, Minister in-charge General Administration Department moved Demand No.13, Shri E.K. Mawlong moved his cut motion against Demand No.13. Shri G.S. Massar supported the cut motion whereas Shri Tonsing W. Marak opposed. The cut motion was ultimately withdrawn and Demand No.13 was passed.
Shri S.C. Marak, Chief Minister moved Demand No.14.
Since the cut motion which stands in the name of Shri E.K. Mawlong was found to be irrelevant, it was not moved and Demand No.14 was passed.
Dr. F.A. Khonglam, Minister in-charge Health moved Demand No.15.
Dr. Donkupar Roy moved cut motion No.1. Shri E.K. Mawlong moved cut motion No.2. He was supported by Shri H.S. Lyngdoh whereas Shri Tonsing W. Marak and Shri M.I. Sarkar opposed.
The cut motion was later on withdrawn and Demand No.15 was passed.
Shri Lotsingh A. Sangma, Minister in-charge Labour moved Demand No.16. Shri E.K. Mawlong moved his cut motion. Shri A.H. Scott Lyngdoh and Dr. Mukul Sangma took part and supported the cut motion. The cut motion was later on withdrawn and Demand No.16 was passed.
Shri S.C. Marak, Chief Minister moved Demand No.17.
Shri E.K. Mawlong moved his cut motion against Demand No.17 but withdrawn it after getting an assurance from the Chief Minister in-charge Civil Supplies and thereafter Demand No.17 was passed.
Shri R. Lyngdoh, Minister in-charge District Council Affairs moved Demand No.18. Shri E.K. Mawlong moved his cut motion.
Shri G.S. Massar, Dr. Mukul Sangma, Shri H.S. Lyngdoh, Shri A.H. Scott Lyngdoh, Shri B.B. Lyngdoh and Shri P.D. Sangma, supported the cut motion, while Shri Tonsing W. Marak opposed. The cut motion was then withdrawn and Demand No.17 was passed.
The words "Mind and mentality of the Opposition" were expunged by the Chair.
The Minister in-charge could not complete his reply and since the time was already 2 p.m., the Speaker guillotined Demand Nos.18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 under sub rule 3 of Rule 144 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of business.
Shri J.D. Pohrmen, Minister in-charge Finance introduced the Meghalaya Appropriation ( No.I ) Bill, 1994.
Shri J.D. Pohrmen, Minister in-charge Parliamentary Affairs moved that the second proviso to Rule 72 of the Rule of Procedure in its application to the Meghalaya Appropriation ( No.I ) Bill, 1994 be suspended for the time being in so far as the said Rule requires circulation of the Bill four days in advance.
( The motion was carried and the second proviso was suspended for the time being ).
Thereafter, the Meghalaya Appropriation ( No.I ) Bill, 1994 was taken into consideration and since there was no amendment, the Meghalaya Appropriation ( No.I ) Bill, 1994 was passed.
The House rose at 2.06 p.m. and stood adjourned till 10 a.m. on Thursday, the 24th March, 1994.
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.