MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION, 1995

BULLETIN NO.16

( MONDAY, THE 3RD APRIL, 1995 )

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        The House met at 10 a.m. with the Speaker in the Chair. The day was devoted for the transaction of Government Business.

1. QUESTIONS :

        Starred question No.322, Lapsed since the questioner was absent. Starred questions Nos.318, 319, 320, 321, 324, 325, 326, 327 and 323 with supplementaries thereto were disposed of. Unstarred questions Nos.11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 to which written replies were given were laid on the table.

2. STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER INCHARGE ELECTIONS :

        Shri Rowell Lyngdoh, Minister incharge of Elections gave a factual Statement with regard to the assurance given by his when he replied to cut motion on Supplementary Demand No.2 on the 16th March, 1995 in connection with enrolment of voters at Umdiker Village as reported  in u "Sangot" on 16th March, 1995. Clarifying the Position, he apprised the House that Shri Lucas Mawlong, the Headman of Umdiker Village under the 10-Nongpoh Assembly Constituency had criminally intimidated the enumerator, Smti M.N. Thangkhiew and had forcibly taken away from her the electoral Roll pad consisting fifty electoral cards and issued this cards to certain people within Umdiker area and that the District authority has seized these electoral rolls and the enumeration had been cancelled.

        He further stated that an enquiry had  been conducted by the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer and a case had been registered against two persons by the names of Shri Lucas Mawlong and Shri Edward Syiemlieh, Assistant Engineer, stage IV, Civil Sub-Division VIII ( MSEB) of Kyrdemkulai with the Nongpoh Police Station vide Case No.29(3)95/11/U/S. 506, 426, 186 and 107 I.P.C. and that fresh enumeration had been conducted for the 10-Nongpoh Assembly Constituency in accordance with statutory provisions of the law.

3. GENERAL DISCUSSION ON THE BUDGET :

        Shri H.S. Lyngdoh, initiated the general discussion on the Budget during the day. Other members who took part were :-       

1. Shri Frankestein W. Momin

2. Shri Anthony Lyngdoh

3. Shri M.I. Sarkar.

4. Shri M. Mukhim and

5. Shri H.D.R. Lyngdoh.

4. FINANCE MINISTER'S REPLY TO THE BUDGET DISCUSSIONS :

        Shri J.D. Pohrmen, Minister incharge of Finance  gave a comprehensive reply to the various points and suggestions  raised by the Members who participated on the general discussions on the Budget. He also clarified to the other aspects which were not satisfied by the members and he assured their points had been  noted for examinations by the Government.

        (The House was extended by one minute to enable the Minister i/c to complete his reply).

5. ADJOURNMENT :

        The House rose at 2.01 p.m. and stood adjourned till 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the 4th April, 1995.

Secretary,

Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

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