MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Tuesday, the 6th April, 1999

Copter Services

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri SUJIT SANGMA Minister-in-charge, Transport)
 
*79. Will the Minister-in-charge, Transport be pleased to state :-    
(a) Since when Copter Service had been started between Shillong and Tura via Guwahati and back?   (a) The helicopter service in Meghalaya commenced on 15.2.99.
(b) If so, the expenditure involved per trip and the profit thereof?   (b) At present the cost trip between Umroi and Tura is about Rs.42,000 (Forty two thousand) of which the State Government has to bear 25% cost, the remaining 75% being subsidised by Government of India. The earning would depend on occupancy. At present there is no profit.
 
 
 
 

Forest Nurseries

Shri K.C. MOMIN   Shri KITDOR SYIEM (Minister, Forest & Environment)
 
*80. Will the Minister-in-charge, Forest be pleased to state :-    
(a) What are the amounts sanctioned for the creation of Forest Nurseries in different Divisions in the State?   (a) Sir, a statement showing the details is placed on the Table of the House.
(b) Whether the amounts already sanctioned are adequate to meet the demands of plantation in the wake of environmental necessities of greening our State?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
 
(c) if the answer to (b) above is in the negative, does the Govt. proposes to increase the amount and by what percentage?   (c) Does not arise, Sir.
 

J.N.V. Schools

Shri T. H. RANGAD   Shri F.W. MOMIN (Minister-in-charge, Education)
 
*81. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-    
(a) The number of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Schools in Meghalaya?   (a) 6 Nos.
 
(b) Whether it is a fact that the School situated at Niangbari, Ri-Bhoi District is no longer admits children to the School?   (b) Yes, Sir for admission to Class VI.
 
(c) If so, the reasons thereof?   (c) Due to lack of accommodation.
(d) Whether the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti applied for allotment of Lnad for building the School?   (d) The State Government has provide land.
 
(e) Is so, whether land has been allotted with location?   (e) Not yet, Sir.

Agro-based Industries

Shri A.T. MONDAL   Shri D.D. LAPANG (Deputy Chief Minister-in-charge, Industries Department)
 
*82. Will the Minister-in-charge, Industries be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government is aware about the potentiality of Agro-based industries in East, West and South Garo Hills?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If so, whether the Government has taken any measure to set up such industries?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) if the answer to (b) above is in negative the reason thereof?   (c) Does not arise, Sir.

Jadukata Bridge

Shri M.M. DANGGO   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works)
 
*83. Will the Minister-in-charge Public Works Department be pleased to state :-    
(a) The total cost of construction of Jadukata Bridge at Ranikor till date.   (a) Rs.8,24,51,000=00p
(Rupees Eight crores twenty four lakhs fifty one thousand) only upto December 1998.
 
(b) The number of hears taken so far to construct the same.   (b) 16 (sixteen) years.
(c) When is it expected to complete?   (c) December 1999.
(d) What will be the total cost of the bridge when completed?   (d) Rs.9,03,18,000=00p
(Rupees Nine Crores three lakhs eighteen thousand) only
 
 

R.B.B. Roads

Shri S. SIANGSHAI   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works)
 
*84. Will the Minister-in-charge Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether it is a fact that the estimate for metalling and black-topping of R.B.B. Roads portion from 40 Kms-48 Kms has ben sanctioned?   (a) No, Sir.
 
 
(b) if the reply is in positive, the steps taken on implementation of the scheme and the progress of the works?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.
 
(c) if the reply is in the negative, the reasons thereof?   (c) As there is no Budget Provision for the scheme under the Nomenclature in the Budget of 1998-99.
 
 

Shifting of Office

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister, Public Works)
*85. Will the Minister-in-charge Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether there is a proposal to shift P.W.D. (N.E.C) Division Office from Tura to Garobadha?   (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) if the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, whether necessary construction works at Garobadha for shifting the office has been completed?   (b) No, Sir.
 
 
(c) If the answer to (a) and (b) above is in the affirmative, when the Department proposes to shift the office?   (c) Does not arise.
 

Mawkdok 12 Shnong Road

Dr. F.A. KHONGLAM   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works).
 
*86. Will the Minister-in-charge Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) The names of the contractors for black topping of Mawkdok 12 Shnong road.   (a) Yes, Sir.
A statement is placed on the Table of the House.
(b) Whether the work has been completed or not?   (b) No, Sir.
Works is in progress.
 
(c) Names of the contractors who have not completed the work and the reasons thereof.   (c) (i) A list placed on the Table of the House.
(ii) due to paucity of fund.
(d) The estimated amount sanctioned for the above work?   (d) Rs.42,49,4000.00 paise only.

Implementation of Schemes

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri S.S. LYNGDOH (Minister-in-charge, A.H. & Veterinary)
 
*87. Will the Minister-in-charge A.H. & Veterinary be pleased to state what type of the state scheme, central scheme the Department had implemented for the public and the nature of distribution i.e., loan/subsidy component if any?   Sir, the State Scheme implemented for the public are as follows :-
 
 
    1. (i) For educated un-employed youth
(a) Dairy Farming
(b) Poultry/Broiler farming
(c) Piggery farming.

    (ii) For General farmers
(a) Dairy farming
(b) Poultry farming
(c) Piggery farming
(d) Goatery farming

     (iii) For Special Livestock Production programme.
(a) Poultry Production Programme
(b) Piggery Production Programme

2. There are no such Central Schemes implemented for the public.

3. The State Scheme are implemented with 50% Subsidy. Inputs are Supplied in kind.

AMPT Road

Shri A.T. MONDAL   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works)
 
*88. Will the Minister-in-charge Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government is aware that certain portion of AMPT road has been badly damaged due to recent flood and has become unmotorable?   (a) Yes, Sir. The Government is aware of the damages caused to the AMPT road due to the recent flood. But the road is motorable.
(b) If so, whether the Government intends to strengthen and raise level of road in order to prevent the road from further damage?   (b) No, Sir. there is no such proposal at present to raise the formation of the AMPT Road.
 
(c) Whether the Government intends to repair the entire AMPT road immediately?   (c) Yes, Sir. Within the maintenance fund available.
 
(d) if not, the reason thereof?   (d) Does not arise in view of the above.

MBGM Road

Shri M.M. DANGGO   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works)
 
*89. Will the Minister-in-charge Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government has proposed to black-topped the MBGM Road from Ranikor to Maheskola?   (a) Yes, Sir in phases.
 
(b) if so, when it is expected to complete?   (b) Cannot be anticipated at this stage.
(c) if not the reasons thereof?   (c) Due to paucity of fund..

Construction work of M.I.P.

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA   Shri M.RAVA (Minister-in-charge, Irrigation)
*90. Will the Minister-in-charge Irrigation be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether any construction work of M.I.P. is going on at Selsella?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) if the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, whether the construction will be completed on time?   (b) No, Sir.
 
(c) if not, the reasons thereof.   (c) Due to very slow progress construction of Headwork
 
(d) How many villages and command area will be benefited by this project?   (d) (i) 13 Nos. of villages will be benefited.
(ii Command Areas - 382 hectares.

Mawkdok 12 Shnong Road

Dr. F.A. KHONGLAM   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-In-charge, Public Works)
 
*91. Will the Minister-in-charge Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the construction of Mawkdok 12 Shnong road to Konthong Village and Mawshit Village will be taken up during the current financial year?   (a) No, Sir.
 
 
(b) What is the amount estimated and sanctioned?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.

Withdrawal of Sanction

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister-in-charge, Finance)
 
*92. Will the Minister-in-charge Finance be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether it is a fact that the Government had withdrawn sanction earmarked to P.W.D. for repair of roads?   (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) if so, the reason for such measure. (b) Does not arise in view of above reply to (a).
(c) If not, when it was sanctioned and released to P.W.D.   (c) Budget provision for Rs.32.79 crores has been fully released.
 

I.R.R.I. Paddy Cultivation

Shri A.T. MONDAL   Shri M. SUCHIANG (Minister-in-charge, Agriculture)
 
93. Will the Minister-in-charge Agriculture be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government is aware that this year no subsidised fertilizers, pesticides and nutrients re supplied to the farmers in Phulbari Constituency for IRRI paddy cultivation?   (a), (b) & (c) Fertilizers and Pesticides have been supplied during the last two months in Phulbari through the Agencies as listed below :-
 
    (A) Fertilizer : (January-March 26th 1999)
(b) If so, the reasons thereof?   (i) MECOFED, Phulbarii and the retail dealers :-
(c) If the answer to (a) above is in the negative, the details of fertilizers, pesticides etc., supplied to the farmers and the agency through which the supply is made to the farmers for the last two months?   (a) Urea - 53.5 MT.


(ii) M/S REKHA FERTILIZERS :-
Phulbari (whole-sale dealer) and fertilizer retail dealers.

 
 
    (a) Urea - 20.00 M.T.
    (b) M.O.P. - 4.0 M.T.
    (c) D.A.P. - 7.0. M.T.
     
    In addition to the quantity distributed through the retail dealers, fertilizers are also given directly to the farmers by the above whole-sale dealers on the authority slip issued by the District Agriculture Officer/Sub-Divisional Agricultural Officer/Agriculture Extension Officers.

(B) Pesticides (50% subsidised rate)
(November '98 to December 1998.

1. Agricultural Inspector Rangmalgiri Circle (Phulbari).

    1. Endosulfan-35 E.C. = 30 lits.
    2. Rogor 30 E.C. = 50 lits.
    3. Malathion 5% dust = 2000 kgs.

Border Villages

Shri M.M. DANGGO   Shri A.K. SANGMA (Minister-in-charge, Border Areas Dev.)
 
*94. Will the Minister-in-charge, Border Areas be pleased to state :-    
(a) The total number of Border Villages in the West Khasi Hills District.   (a) 218 Nos. of villages, Sir.
 
(b) What is the criteria of selection of Border Villages?   (b) The following criteria were taken in demarcating the Border Areas contiguous to the international border with Bangladesh :-

(i) Distance of 10 Kms from the international boundary with Bangladesh as the crow flies.
(ii) Degree of economic Development.
(iii) Dependence upon border trade with the country now know as Bangladesh.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Electrified Villages

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA   Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister, Power)
*(5. Will the Minister-in-charge Power be pleased to state :-    
(a) The Number of villages electrified under Selsella Block?   (a) Sir, 167 Nos. of villages have been declared electrified.
(b) Whether the Government is planning to electrify the remaining villages?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) If so, when and under what scheme?   (c) Under R.E. Scheme depending upon availability of fund.
 

Wooden Bridge at MBGM Road

Shri M.M. DANGGO   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works)
 
*96. Will the Minister-in-charge Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether Government is aware to deteriorated condition of the wooden bridges at MBGM road to Maheskola?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) Whether any proposal has been made to replace the wooden bridges by the R.C.C. Bridges?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) if not the reasons thereof/   (c) Does not arise in view of (a) and (b) above.

Galwang Micro Hydel Project

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA   Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister, Power)
*97. Will the Minister-in-charge Power be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether any tender has been floated to construct Galwang Micro Hydel Project?   (a) Yes, Sir only for construction of Diversion Structure.
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative the number of tenders received by the Department?   (b) 4 (Four) Nos.
 
(c) Whether the allotment is done and to whom?   (c) No allotment has been done.
(d) When will the project be completed?   (d) The Project is expected to be completed by January, 2000.
 

MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

UN-STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Tuesday, the 6th April, 1999

Khonjoy Proceeding H.S.

Shri M.M. DANGGO   Shri A.K. SANGMA (Minister-in-charge, Border Areas Development)
 
*24. Will the Minister-in-charge, Border Areas Development be pleased to state :-    
(a) The total amount of grant received by Khonjoy Proceeding High School, Khonjoy, from the Border Areas Department and the Centrally Sponsored Schemes from the year 1988-89 to 1997-98?   (a) Sir.
(i) Rs.7.70 lakh under State Plan Scheme.
(ii) Rs.0.47 lakh under Special Central Asistance.
(iii) Infoamation being collected.
 
 
(b) Whether the grant sanctioned has been properly utilised?   (b) Information being collected.
(c) If not the reasons thereof?   (c) Does not arise in view of (b) above.

Sanction of Grants

Shri  M.M. DANGGO   Shri A.K. SANGMA (Minister-in-charge, Border Areas Development)
 
*25. Will the Minister-in-charge Border Areas Development be pleased to state :-    
(a) The total amount of grant sanctioned to West Khasi Hills District by the Border Areas Development during 1996-97 & 1997-98 category wise including the Centrtally Sponsored Schemes?   (a) Sir, a statement is placed on the Table of the House.
 
 
(b) Whether the schemes sanctioned have been fully implemented?   (b) & (c)
    Sir, a statement is placed on the Table of the House.
(c) If not, when expected to complete?    

Borghat-Sunapur Road

Shri S. SIANGSHAI   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works)
 
*26. Will the Minister-n-charge Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) Total lenght of Borghat-Sunapur road and No. of S.As. Beats and Muster Roll Workers per Beat as per norms?   (a) 60.19 Kms.
 
(b) No. of S.As. and Muster Roll Workers posted/engaged on the above mentioned road based on the norms?   (b) (i) Number of Section Assistance and beats. Nil
      (ii) Number of Muster Roll workers posted and engaged on the road based on the norms Nil in view of (i) above.
(c) If not the reason thereof?   (c) This is till now a fair weather road. hence regular maintenance through Muster Roll Labourer have not been taken up. There are missing bridges-one major and two minor bridges besides bridges constructed by BRTF without approaches. Hence, regualr beat maintenance is not possible.
 
 
 
 

C.R.D. Blocks

Shri S. SIANGSHAI   Shri LOTSING A. SANGMA (Minister-in-charge, C & RD)
 
*27. Will the Minister-in-charge, Revenue be pleased to state the area and population of each C&R.D. Block Constituency-wise in the State?   So far no survey has ben done for the area and population of each C&RD Block Constituency-wise in the State. However, the area and population Block-wise as per records upto 1991 are given below, Sir.

Name of C&RD         Area
Block                        (Sq.Km)           Population

 
 
 
    1. Thadlaskein 753 57793
    2. Amlarem 398 29967
    3. Laskein 553 46884
    4.Khliehriat 2115 65228
    5. Umling 1216 50561
    6. Umsning 1232 76751
    7. Mawryngkneng 293 36914
    8. Mylliem 204 151178
    9. Mawphlang 290 46685
    10. Pynursla 505 47171
    11. Shella-Bholaganj 578 45799
    12. Mawkynrew 355 30170
    13. Mawsynram 523 38194
    14. Mairang 1106 63095
    15. Mawkyrwat 1191 55771
    16.Nongstoin 1336 46753
    17. Mawshynrut 1614 40248
    18. Ranikor 874 31138
    19. Dambo-Rongjeng 885 60192
    20. Songsak 703 32212
    21. Samanda 547 30094
    22. Resubelpara 468 66332
    23. Dadenggiri 947 63170
    24. Selsella 535 99752
    25.Rongram 867 43066
    26.Betasing 301 51531
    27. Zikzak 405 53787
    28. Dalu 659 45241
    29. Tikrikilla 330 32562
    30. Baghamara 651 33255
    31. Rongara 587 14354
    32. Chockpot 612 29464

Length of Roads in the State

Shri S. SIANGSHAI   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works)
 
*28. Will the Minister-in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) The total length of black-topped and unblack-topped roads respectively in the State Division-wise and Constituency-wise?   (a) Information being collected.
 
 
(b) The total length of un-sanctioned road schemes in the State included in the Budget, Division-wise and Constituency-wise?   (b)                                 -Do-
 
 
(c) The reasons for not sanctioning of the schemes?   (c)                                  -Do-

Estimates on Construction of Roads

Shri S. SIANGSHAI   Shri J.D. RYMBAI (Minister-in-charge, Public Works)
 
*29. Will the Minister-in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state :-    
(a) The number of estimates on constructions /M/Bs/R.Es/S.Rs. etc of roads submitted by the N.E.C. Division Jowai, date wise and pending with the Government (Planning and Finance), returned and pending with the Department?   (a) and (b)
     Only 2 (two) estimates of State Plan Schemes were processed during 1998-99 and position is shown in the statement placed on the Table of the House.
 
(b) The reasons for pending/returned and unsanctioned Schemes?    

Weigh Bridges

Shri S.C. MARAK   Shri SUJIT SANGMA (Minister, Transport)
*30. Will the Minister-in-charge, Transport be pleased to state :-    
(a) The total number of weigh bridges in Meghalaya district-wise?   (a) The total number of weigh bridges belonging to Transport Department is three, Sir, viz, one each at Mawiong in East Khasi Hills district, Mookynniang in Jaintia Hills district and Chasingiri in West Garo Hills district.
 
 
 
(b) The number of officers and staff required for each weigh bridges?   (b) The number of Officers and Staff as prescribed in 1992 for each weighbridge is as follows :-
    Enforcement Inspector - 2
    Enforcement Checker - 4
    Gate Keeper - 9
    Gate Chowkidar - 3
(c) The role and function of the Department?   (c) Transport department administers, controls and regulates Motor Vehicles in accordance with the Acts and Rules relating to Motor Vehicles and assesses, recovers and collects the Motor Vehicle Tax as per the Motor Vehicle Taxation Act.
 
 
 
(d) The types of vehicles that have to be weighed in these weigh bridges?   (d) All loaded Goods Transport Vehicles only.
 
(e) What is the permissible weight the vehicles should carry?   (e) The permissible weight which Vehicle can carry is indicated in the Registration Certificate and in the Permit of a vehicle depending on the type make and class of the vehicle.
 
 
 
(f) What is the capacity of the weigh bridges?   (f) The capacity of the weighbridge at Mawiong and Chasingiri is of 30 metric tonnes, and at Mookynniang 40 metric tonnes.
 
 
(g) What is the toll/tariff realised from each vehicle that has to pass through these weigh bridges?   (g) The fees/charges for weighment of vehicles at these weighbridges, as fixed in 1992, is as follows :-
    (i) For each empty vehicle - Rs.5/-
    (ii) For each loaded vehicle - Rs.20/-
(h) What is the average monthly collection from each weigh bridge till date?   (h) These weighbridges have been out of order and non-functional since long. Hence weighment of vehicles at these weighbridges could not be carried out. Thus, no collection of revenue by way of weighment fees could be made from these weighbridges, in the last five years.
 
 
 
(i) Whether these bridges are run by the Government or by the private parties?   (i) These weighbridges were installed and run by the Government.
(j) If these are leased out, what are the norms?   (j) Does not arise in view of the reply to (i) above.

Check cum Toll Gates

Shri ELSTON ROY KHARKONGOR
 
  Shri ADOLF LU. HITLER R. MARAK ( Minister, Mining and Geology)
*31. Will the Minister-in-charge, Mining and Geology be pleased to state :-    
(a) The number of the Check-cum toll gates in the State, District wise with the names of the routes on which each such gate is located?   (a) JAINTIA HILLS DISTRICT

 
    1. Umkiang checkgate - Jowai, Badarpur (Silchar) Road.
    2. Mookyndur checkgate - Jowai-Shillong Road.
    3. Garampani checkgate - Jowai-Umrangso Road.
    4. Dawki checkgate - Jowai-Amlarem Dawki Road.
    RI-BHOI DISTRICT
    1. Byrnihat checkgate - Shillong-Guwahati Road.
    WEST KHASI HILLS DISTRICT
    1. Riangdo checkgate - Mawshynrut-Hahim Road.
    2. Borsora checkgate - Ranikor-Borsora Road.
    EAST GARO HILLS DISTRICT
    1. Dainadubi checkgate - Nangwalbibra-Dainadubi Damra Road.
    SOUTH GARO HILLS DISTRICT
    1. Gasuapara checkgate - Nangwalbibra-Baghmara Gasuapara Road.
(b) What is the strength of the staff in each checkgate with names of each post/checkgate?   (b)
   
Names of checkgate (C/g) Mines Royalty Inspector Asstt. Mines Royalty Inspector Checkgate guard
  MRI AMRI CG
1 2 3 4
1. Umkiang checkgate 1 1 3
2. Mookyndur  " 2 1 5
3. Garampani    " Nil 1 2
4. Dawki           " 2 Nil 3
5. Byrnihat         " 1 1 3
6. Riangdo         " Nil 1 2
7. Borsora         " Nil 2 Nil
8. Dainadubi      " 1 1 4
9. Gasuapara     " 1 Nil 2

        Besides the above 9 (nine) checkgates approved by Govt. the Deptt. had also set up 4 (four) pilot checkgates in the West Garo Hills District. These checkgates are located at :-

 

 

1.

Dalugre

-

Where 1 (one) Mines Royalty Inspector (MRI), 1 (one) checkgate Guard and 1 (one) Muster roll labourer are engaged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Tikrikilla

-

Which is looked after by the Mines Royalty Inspector posted at Daluagre and 1 (one) checkgate guard is also posted at this gate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Masangpani

-

Which is looked after by the Mines Royalty posted at Daluagre and assisted by 1 (one) muster roll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Mahandraganj

-

Which is looked after by the Mines Royalty Inspector posted at Gasuapara and assisted by 1 (one) muster roll.

 

 

 

 

(c) The manner which the toll tax at each check-gate is assessed and realised from the vehicles or trucks ferrying the numeral items outside the State?

 

(c) 1. A party which transport the minerals i.e. coal and limestone outside the State including export had to pay royalty on coal and mineral cess on limestone in advance for the quantity of these materials which the party intends to transport. Against this advance payment, coal transport challans (CTC)/ Minerals cess challans (MCC) are issued by the Directorate of Mineral Resources and/or by its Divisional Mining Offices located at Jowai and Williamnafar. Each CTC or MCC will be issued for a specific load preascribed by the Deptt., for example CTC for the Jowai-Shillong Guwahati route and the Nangwalbibra-Dainadubi-Damra route are issued for a load of 15 (fifteen) tonnes.
2. Any cariers carrying a load in excess of that prescribed in this CTC/MCC issued, the revenue on the excess load is realised at the checkgate.
3. Any carriers which do not possess the CTC/MCC, it shall have to pay the revenue at the checkgate along with penalty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d) The total amount of revenue collected during the accounting years 1996-1997 and 1997-1998?

 

(d) 1996-97 : Rs.39,66,69,722/-
     1997-98  : Rs.39,80,33,789/-

(e) Whether the amount thus collected was higher or lower than the amount collected in the previous years?

 

(e) The amount collected was higher than the previous years.

 

(f) If so, the reason for the variance?

 

(f) The variance are due to (i) the higher rate of royalty on coal. This is due to orders of the Guwahati High Court which directed the State Govt. to collect royalty on coal at 50% of Rs.120/- per tonne fixed by the Govt. of India for the period upto 19.6.96 and (ii) the increase/decrease of production of coal and limestone from the State.

 

 

 

 

(g) Whether it is a fact that the existing system of collecting tax at the Check gate is not fool-proof which leads to leakage of revenue?

 

(g) No, Sir.

 

 

(h) If so, what are the steps taken or proposed to be taken to plug this loop-hole?

 

(h) Does not arise in view of (g) above.

 

National Policy on Education

Shri K.C. MOMIN

 

Shri K. KHONGDHAR (Minister-in-charge, Primary Education)

 

*32. Will the Minister-in-charge, Primary Education be pleased to state :-

 

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that under the National Policy on Education, 1986, it has been envisaged that every single-teacher School at the Primary State is to be augmented by a second teacher?

 

(a) Yes, Sir.

 

 

 

(b) The number of single-teacher Primary Schools not yet provided with the second teachers in the State?

 

(b) 901 as on March, 1999.

 

 

(c) Whether the Department had earlier received grants from the Central Govt. for appointment of the second teachers in all the single-teacher Primary Schools?

 

(c) Yes, Sir.

 

 

 

(d) If so, when and what was the number of posts sanctioned?

 

(d) 1995-96 - 1621 posts.

 

(e) Sub-Division-wise distribution of such sanctioned posts in the State?

 

(e) Dy. Inspector of Schools      No. of posts sanctioned

 

 

1.

Shillong

-

208

 

 

2.

Sohra

-

  39

 

 

3.

RI-Bhoi

-

  95

 

 

4.

Mairang

-

  48

 

 

5.

Nongstoin

-

120

 

 

6.

Mawkyrwat

-

  73

 

 

7.

Jowai

-

  58

 

 

8.

Khliehriat

-

  67

 

 

9.

Amlarem

-

  23

 

 

10.

Resubelpara

-

127

 

 

11.

Williamnagar

-

174

 

 

12.

Tura

-

180

 

 

13.

Ampati

-

121

 

 

14.

Dadenggiri

-

122

 

 

15.

Baghmara

-

166

 

 

 

Total

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1621