MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Monday, the 14th June, 1999.

Checking of Goondalism, Extortion, Theft, Robberies.

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Home Minister)
*1. Will the Minister-in-charge (Home) Police be pleased to state :-    
(a) What are the measures taken by the Police Department to check Goondalism Extortion, Theft, Robberies, Attack on tourism?   (a) Special Police Patrols were pressed into service in various tourist spots which are prone to incidence of Robberies/extortions, attack on tourists. Round the clock Patrolling under the City Patrol Scheme was pressed into service for checking goondalism/extortion/theft and robberies. Special teams of intelligence personnel were also posted in crime prone areas.
 
 
 
 
(b) How far the Department had been able to check such crimes in 1999?   (b) A study is being conducted on the efficacy of the measures as mentioned in the reply of question (a). However, a general feeling is that the upward trends of the incidence of such crimes in different parts of the State has been arrested.
 
 

Market projects

*2. Will the Minister-in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state :-    
Shri A.T. MONDAL   Smti R.WARJRI (Minister-in-charge, Urban Affairs)
(a) The details of various market projects undertaken by the department in district head quarters of East, West and South Garo Hills district?   (a) Sir, the details are as follows :-
 
    1. East Garo Hills - Williamnagar Shopping Complex.
   
    2. West Garo Hills - (a) Tura Super Market
          (b) Chandmari Market.
          (c) Nazing Bazar.
    3. South Garo Hills - Baghmara Shopping Complex.
(b) The estimated amount spent in each project and the date of completion?   (b) 1. Williamnagar Shopping Complex.   Amount spent Rs.48.31 lakhs Completed during 1996-97.
 
      2. (a) Tura Super Market   Amount spent Rs.7.10 crores Completed during 1997-98.
      (b) Chandmari Market (Phase I)   Amount spent Rs.36.02 lakhs completed during 1987-89.
      (c) Chandmari Market (Phase II)   Amount spent Rs.9.05 lakhs during 1996-97.
      (d) Nazing Bazar   Amount spent Rs.7.13 lakhs completed during 1985-86.
      3. Baghmara Shopping Complex.   Amount spent Rs.42.29 lakhs completed during 1996-97.
(c) The present position of these market projects?   (c) All the market projects have been completed and handed over to the respective Municipal Boards.
 

Intensive Sports Development programme

Shri D.P. IANGJUH   Shri P.T. SAWKMIE (Minister-in-charge, Sports)
*3. Will the Minister-in-charge Sports be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether there were any Intensive Sports Development Programmes during the year 1997-98 and 1998-1999?   (a) Yes, Sir, only for the year, 1998-99.
 
(b) If so, what was the total amount of Budget Provisions for each financial year and how much was alloted for MLAs of the Urban Constituencies and the MLAs of the Rural Constituencies?   (b) Rs.150.00 lakhs for the year, 1998-99.
@ Rs.2.50 lakhs for each of both Urban and Rural Constituencies.
 

Death of Innovcent Victims

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister, Home)
*4. Will the Minister-in-charge, Home be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether it is a fact that due to Police failure vigilantism and death of innocent taken place in Meghalaya.   (a) There was no lapse on the part of the police machinery to prevent crime and criminal activities in the State. However, following an incident of dacoity in some parts of Shillong in August, 1998, local volunteers in many localities of greater Shillong area, set up night vigil on the roads of Shillong. Thought their efforts were laudable, some volunteers group over-reacted, leading to the death of 11(eleven) persons. Besides, over seventy one persons were assaulted by these volunteers. This, in effect, temporarily diverted the attention of the Meghalaya Police from one of combating crime to that of maintaining law and order.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(b) If so, what are the reasons for such failure and the steps taken to prevent such occurance?   (b) Effective food patrolling, intensive mobile patrolling, road-blocks and mobilisation of police personnel of all ranks were mobilised to detect robbery, dacoity and murder cases as well as to instill confidence in the minds of the general public. Also, close co-ordination with the different Rangbah Shnongs, NGO was maintained to prevent unnecessary panic and assault on people by the volunteers.
 
 
 
 
 

Policy on Adult Education

Shri A.T. MONDAL   Shri F.W. MOMIN (Minister-in-charge, Education)
 
*5. Will the Minister-in-charge Education be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government has framed any Policy regarding the Adult Education in the State?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If so, the details thereof?   (b) The Total Literacy Campaign is being implemented in all the Districts except South Garo Hills by the District Literacy Mission Authority under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner.
 
 
 

Construction of Stadia & Mini-Stadia

Shri D.P. IANGJUH   Shri P.T. SAWKMIE (Minister-in-charge, Sports)
*6. Will the Minister-in-charge, Sports be pleased to state :-    
(a) The number of Stadia and Mini-Stadia constructed during 1998-99 by the Sports Department with location of each Stadium?   (a) 3 (three) numbers, Sir, the location of the Stadia are at Smit, Kynshi and Nongstoin.
 
(b) Whether it is a fact that the Mawsynram Nongrum Sport Club had apprised the Sports Department that there is an urgent need for construction of Mini-Stadium at Dewbyrtha.   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
 
(c) Whether the work for construction of Mini-Stadium at the above mentioned location has been taken up?   (c) No, Sir.
 
(d) If not, the reasons thereof?   (d) The Scheme could not be taken up due to fund constraint.
 
(e) Whether the Sport Department proposes to take up the said Scheme during the Financial Year 1999-2000?   (e) The matter is under consideration.
 

Delayed Police Reaction

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister, Home)
*7. Will the Minister-in-charge, Home Police) be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether it is a fact that delayed police reaction is one thing that bugs reaction is one thing that bugs the law abiding citizen.   (a) Police reaction to Public complains are generally prompt and are attended to immediately. There might however been instances when Police reaction had been delays and inadequate facilities for Transport and Man power.
 
 

Congregation of Weekly Hat

Shri A.T. MONDAL   Smti R. WARJRI (Minister-in-charge, Urban Affairs)
 
*8. Will the Minister-in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government is aware that a weekly Hat (Bazar) congregates around the Araimile area of Tura Town in the morning hours of every Saturday or any other day?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
 
 
(b) If so, whether the Government is aware that this Hat creates both safety and Traffic problem in the locality?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) If so, whether the Government contemplates to make permanent sale and secure arrangement for this Hat?   (c) Yes, Sir.
      A proper market is proposed to be constructed at a plot measuring 1284 sq.m. more or less near the office of the Executive Engineer, P.H.E. in Araimile.
 
 

Award to police Officers

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister, Home)
*9. Will the Minister-in-charge Home (Police) be pleased to state :-    
(a) How many police Officers had got medals for the last 5 years?   (a) 20 (twenty) Police Officers have been awarded with the Police Medals for Meritorious Services during the last 5 (five) years.
 
(b) The works which they deserve to get such medals?   (b) The work which they deserve to get such medal is as follows :-
 
    (1) Shri K.B. Deb, MPS, Dy. Superintendent of Police (HQ) Jowai is hard working, responsible and efficient officer. He is always sincere to his duties and as such he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious services on the occasion of Republic Day, 1994.
    (2) Shri W.R. Marbaniang, IPS, through-out his service career has shown a very high sense of duty, exemplary courage and has always led from the front, keeping in mind the welfare of his men upper most. For his distinguished record he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Independence Day, 1994.
    (3) Shri M.S. War, MPS, Dy. Superintendent of Police through-out his service career displayed exemplary loyalty, devotion and dedication to duty. He was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Independence Day, 1994.
    (4) Shri R.P. Pohkharel, Inspector of Police associated with Training from the very beginning of his career in the Police. In view of his outstanding contribution in the field of training and his very sincere devotion to his profession he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Independence Day, 1994.
    (5) Shri S.G. Momin, IPS throughout his service career displayed exemplary courage and leadership. As a sincere appreciation of his achievements and fine record as a morale booster to him, his colleagues and all the force personnel, he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day, 1995.
    (6) Shri Mahindra Ch. Sarma, Head Constable throughout his service career he is highly appreciated due to selfless devotion to duty and punctuality, outstanding performance sincerity and loyalty he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Independence Day, 1995.
    (7) Shri Prem Singh, IPS, (now on Central deputation) combines in him a rare blend of impeccable moral integrity, a high degree of professional competence, sincerity and devotion to duty of a very high order. Considering these facts and his consistent distinguishes service he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day, 1996.
    (8) Shri M.S. Syiem, IPS, throughout his service career displayed exemplary quality of leadership, courage, professionalism and devotion to duty. He was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day, 1996.
    (9) Shri M.M. Dhar, MPS, (retired Asstt. Commandant) in view of his brilliant record bearing eloquent testimony, sincerity and devotion to duty Shri Dhar was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day, 1996.
    (10) Shri L.B. Sangma, IPS, in view of his outstanding record, loyalty, sincerity, devotion to duty he was awarded Indian Police Medal on the occasion of Republic Day, 1996.
    (11) Shri F.G. Marbaniang, Inspector of Police, Shri Marbaniang displayed exemplary skill not only in dealing with law and order but also in the prevention and detection of number of serious and sensational crimes for which he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day, 1997.
    (12) Shri G.D. Pandey, Armed Branch Sub-Inspector, his dedication to duty not only confined to the matters but also in maintaining law and order situation for which he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day, 1997.
    (13) Shri P.J.P. Hanaman, IPS (now on Central deputation) combines in him a rare blend of impeccable moral integrity, a high degree of professional competence, sincerity and devotion to duty of a very high order. Considering these facts and his consistent distinguished service he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Independence Day, 1997.
    (14) Shri Rajiv Mehta, IPS, in view of his outstanding service career he was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Independence Day, 1997.
    (15) Shri K.N. Gogoi, Inspector of Police, for his outstanding competence dedication to duty, he was awarded the Indian Police Medal on the occasion of Independence Day,1997.
    (16) Shri P.J. Routh, Inspector of Police, in view of very good works performed by Shri Routh Particularly in investigation and detection works he was awarded the Indian Police Medal on the occasion of  Independence Day, 1997.
    (17) Shri B.K. Dey, IPS, in view of his outstanding service record, loyalty and devotion to duty, Shri Dey was awarded the Indian Police Medal on the occasion of Independence Day, 1998.
    (18) Shri N.M. Sangma, Inspector of Police, in recognition of his good works he was awarded the Indian Police Medal on the occasion of Independence Day, 1998.
    (19) Shri L.C. Gogoi, Inspector of Police, in view of his continuous high standard of his service with devotion to training he was awarded the Indian Police Medal on the occasion of Independence Day, 1998.
    (20) Shri D. Rajbongshi, Sub-Inspector of Police in view of his outstanding record service, loyalty and devotion to duty he was awarded the Indian Police Medal on the occasion of Independence Day, 1998.

MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

UN-STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Monday, the 14th June, 1999.

Registration of theft, Robberies Extortion & Killing Cases

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister, Home)
1. Will the Minister-in-charge, Home be pleased to state :-    
(a) How many cases Theft, Robberies, Extortions, Killing Registered in East Khasi Hills Police Stations from January, 1999 upto May, 1999?   (a) The information are being collected.
 
 
(b) How many such cases had been solved?   (b) The information are being collected.

Pending Bills of Police Department

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister-in-charge, Home Police Department)
 
*2. Will the Minister-in-charge, Home Police be pleased to state :-    
(a) How much pending Bills the Police Department is yet to pay?   (a) Rs.7,01,66,133/- (rupees Seven crores one lakh sixty six thousand one hundred thirteen) only,Sir.
(b) The amount and the names of Agency, Department who is yet to get their duties from the Police Department.   (b) The names of Agencies and the corresponding amounts, Pending payment are placed on the table of the House, Sir.

Detection of Extortion, Robbery, Theft Cases

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri  A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister-in-charge, Home Police Department)
 
*3. Will the Minister-in-charge, Home Police be pleased to state :-    
(a) How many cases of Extortion, Robbery, Theft death had been detected and solved after the New D.G. had taken over?   (a) The information are being collected.
 
 
(b) How many cases of the same future had been detected by the Department 3 months prior to the transfer of the then D.G.?   (b) The information are being collected.
 
 

Payment of Subsidy

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister, Finance)
*4. Will the Minister-in-charge, Finance be pleased to state :-    
(a) How much fund the Finance Department had released to different Department of subsidy of various types during 99-2000?   (a) Nil.
 
 
(b) The name of the Department and the Amount of fund allotted and the nature of such subsidy for payment?   (b) In view of (a) above, does not arise.
 

Permission for I.M.F.L.

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri K.C. BORO (Minister-in-charge, Excise)
*5. Will Minister-in-charge, Excise be pleased to state :-    
(a) How many shop of Indian made foreign liquor retail shop bonded ware house, out still canteens and bars exist in the State?   In the State, there are 216 retail IMFL shops, 21 Bonded Warehouse, 26 Canteen licences and 19 Bars as at present Sir.
(b) Out of these how many permissions were issued in 1999?   (b) During 1999, 8 retail IMFL licences and 1 Bonded warehouses Licence have been granted Sir.
 

Construction & Beautification of Tourist Spot

Shri P.M. SYIEM   Shri R. WARJRI (Minister-in-charge, Tourism)
*6. Will the Minister-in-charge, Tourism be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government had taken up construction and beautification of Tourist Spot in Meghalaya during 1998-99 and 1999-2000?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
 
(b) If so, the names of such Spots and their locations?   (b) A statement is placed on the Table of the House.
(c) The amount of money involved for such work?   (c) As at (b) above.

Recovery of Taxes

Shri K.C. MOMIN   Dr. MUKUL SANGMA (Minister-in-charge, Taxation)
 
*7. Will the Minister-in-charge, Taxation be pleased to state :-    
(a) District-wise details of recoveries of sales tax, toll tax, passenger tax, entertainment tax, token tax, land revenue, water tax, etc., made during the last five years as also during the current year?   (a) & (b). A statement is placed on the Table of the House.
 
(b) Whether, there are arrears on account of various taxes at the end of each financial year?    
(c) The net result achieved after various concession announced for recovery of the arrears?   (c) No concession has been announced for recovery of arrears of Taxes, Sir.