MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

BULLETIN No. 2

(MONDAY, the 20th March, 2006).

The House met at 10 a. m. with the Hon’ble Speaker in the Chair.

1.

QUESTION :

Starred Questions Nos. 1 to 4 were disposed of with supplementaries thereto.

2.

CALL ATTENTION NOTICE :

Under Rule 54 (1) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business, Shri. P. T. Sawkmie called the attention of the Minister to the news item published in the Shillong Times dt.7.3.06 under the caption “Plea for early completion of Probe”.

Initiating the discussion, Shri. P. T. Sawkmie drew the attention of the Home Minister to the brutal murder of Shri. B. Das, a student of Mass Communication of St. Anthonys’ College and lamented as to why the police took a long time to charge sheet inspite of the fact that the murderers had confessed to their heinous crime.

In reply to this, the Home Minister informed the mover that investigation is going on and the case will be charge – sheeted soon for prosecuting the accused persons. He also assured the august House that no efforts will be spared to ensure that punishment is meted out to all perpetrators of this crime.

3.

DEBATE ON GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS :

Shri. A. L. Hek wanted to know what happened to the remaining days of a year i.e. 265 days under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, any ex-gratia payment made to the disabled and critically injured persons during the police firing at Tura and Williamnagar, during fencing in the international border with Bangladesh, care should be taken to see that proper demarcation should be done, fly over should be constructed in Shillong city to ease congestion, construction of a market at Polo Bazar has not been done, another bridge opposite Bajoria School leading to Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex should be constructed to ease the congestion, non completion of Baljek Airport, Railway head from Guwahati to Byrnihat, launching of Jatropha cultivation in the wastelands.

Shri. Draison Kharshiing raised issues on the need to strengthen M.B.O.S.E. infrastructure, promotion of Tourism, a lasting solution should be found to the inter state boundary, improve road ways, tackle the drop out students, enhancement of teacher’s salary, appointment of permanent new primary school teachers which was stopped since 1996, provide safe drinking water, praising the Government for being able to convince the Central Government to increase the State’s budget by 12.5 p.c.

Other participants include :

(1) Shri. H. S. Lyngdoh (2) Shri. P. T. Sawkmie (3) Shri. Paul Lyngdoh (4) Shri. Manas Choudhury (5) Shri. P. M. Syiem.

They dwelt at length on the subjects referred to in the address and gave a number of suggestions for better and effective implementation of the plans and programmes to be launched by the Government.

4.

ADJOURNMENT :

The House was adjourned till 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday, the 21st March, 2006.

Secretary,

Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.