MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

WINTER SESSION

UN-STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Friday, the 20th December, 2002.

C.G.I. Sheets

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH   Shri B.A. SANGMA (Minister-in-charge, Housing)
*1. Will the Minister-in-charge, Housing be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the two firms received supply orders from the State Housing, Department or State Housing Board for supply of CGI Sheets during March-April, 2002 failed to supply the CGI Sheets within the given time frame and asked for enhancement of tendered rates?   (a) Yes, Sir.



 
(b) If so, name these firms and the quantity of CGI Sheets ordered from each?


 
  (b) Sir, names of the firms are :
1. Smti. O.B. Tariang.
2. M/S Meghalaya Sheets & Tubes.
Quantity ordered is 1048.80 M.Ts and 835.50 M.Ts respectively.
(c) What was the accepted rate at which orders for supply of CGI Sheets were placed and what was the enhanced rate demanded by the suppliers?






 
  (c) Sir, the accepted rates at which orders for supply of CGI Sheets were placed are as indicated below :
Shillong          -                  Rs.24,700/M.T.
Nongstoin      -                  Rs.24,925/M.T.
Nongpoh       -                  Rs.24,600/M.T.
Jowai             -                  Rs.24,850/M.T.
Williamnagar  -                  Rs.24,925/M.T.
Tura              -                   Rs.24,925/M.T.
Baghmara      -                   Rs.25,175/M.T.
 
    Suppliers only requested for escalation citing the prevailing rates of SAIL, TISCO.
(d) Whether official recommendation of Housing Department to penalize the defaulting Firms and Re-Tender the supply of CGI sheets has been done?    
(e) If so, on what grounds?    
(f) Whether the enhanced rate was allowed and if so to what extend?






 
  (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i) and (j).
Sir, as the Suppliers asked for enhanced rates, on the ground that market price of CGI Sheets and suddenly increased, the Housing Department consulted Finance Department on the matter as required by rules, after which a decision by rules, after which a decision was taken to cancel the order to the two parties and give a fresh order for supply of CGI Sheets to the authorised Local Agent of SAIL at the prevailing rates.
(g) What was the justification to allow such enhanced rate instead of penalizing the defaulting firms?    
(h) If reply to (g) is in affirmative what will be the additional financial burden on the State exchequer due to enhancement of rates and who is responsible for allowing such excess expenditure?    
(i) Was the concurrence of State Department obtained as per Rules, before allowing enhancement of rates of CGI Sheets?    
(j) If not, the reasons thereof?    

Sanctioned Schemes

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH
 
  Dr. F.A. KHONGLAM (Minister, health & Family Welfare)
*2. Will the Deputy Chief Minister-in-charge, Planning be pleased to state :-    
(a) The schemes sanctioned under the plan for 2002-2003 from 31-12-01 to 31-10-02 in respect of the Department of Health and Family planning?   (a) & (b)
During the period from 31.12.01 to 31.10.02, a total of 35 (thirty five) Schemes have been sanctioned. The list is placed on the Table of the House.
(b) The Constituency wise sanctioned of such Schemes with full details of the items of expenditure?    

Headquarters

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH   Shri F.A. KHONGLAM (Chief Minister)
*3. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-    
(a) The names and headquarters of the offices of the Executive Engineer P.W.D. Roads/Building Divisions set up in each of the Civil Sub-Division in the State?   (a) The information is given in the Statement I placed on the Table of the House.
 
(b) The names and Headquarters of offices of the Executive Engineer, P.H.E. Divisions set up in each of the Civil Sub-divisions in the State?   (b) 1. R.W.S. Division, Mawkyrwat.
      2. R.W.S. Sohra Division, Sohra.
      3. Resubelpara Division, Resubelpara.
(c) The names of the Civil Sub-divisions in the State which do not have the office of the Executive Engineer either of P.W.D. or P.H.E.?


 
  (c) 1. P.W.D.
Amlarem Civil Sub-Division,
Khliehriat Civil Sub-Division,
Resubelpara Civil Sub-Division,
Ampati Civil Sub-Division and
Dadenggiri Civil Sub-Division.
    2. P.H.E.
(i) Amapti Civil Sub-Division.
(ii) Dadenggiri Civil Sub-Division.
(iii) Mairang Civil Sub-Division.
(iv) Amlarem Civil Sub-Division.
(v) Khliehriat Civil Sub-Division.
(d) When will the offices of the Executive Engineer, P.W.D. and P.H.E. Division be created and set up in the remaining Civil Sub-Divisions?   (d) (i) At present there is no such proposal.
(ii) P.H.E. Divisions in the remaining Civil Sub-Divisions will be created in future as per necessity.
(e) The justification for having created offices of the Executive Engineer, P.W.D. and P.H.E. in selected Civil Sub-Divisions, only indicating work load in physical and financial terms?   (e) (i) P.W.D.
The information is given in the Statement II placed on the Table of the House.
    (ii) P.H.E.
The Physical and Financial work load of the Divisions at the time of creation are as follows :-
                                  PHYSICAL
Mawkyrwat Division :-
44 Nos. of ongoing Schemes and
149 Nos. of Completed Scheme.
    Sohra Division :-
15 Nos. of ongoing Scheme and
127 Nos. of Completed Scheme.
    (d) it is appropriate to say that Sohra is a Tourist Resort and the
Resubelpara Division :-
50 Nos. of ongoing Schemes and
21 Nos. of Completed Schemes.
                                   FINANCIAL
Mawkyrwat Division :-
Rs.147.00 lakhs.
Rs.1667.909 lakhs.
    Sohra Division :-
Rs.285.71 lakhs.

Headquarters of Libraries

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH   Dr. F.A. KHONGLAM (Chief Minister)
*4. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-    
(a) The names and headquarters of the District or Sub-Division Libraries set up in each of the Civil Sub-Divisions in the State?
 
  (a) Sir, all the District Libraries have been created in all the District Head Quarters and with regards to the East Khasi Hills District has been created at Sohra Civil Sub-Division in view of the existence of State Central Library, Shillong.
(b) The names of the Civil Sub-Divisions in the State which do not have a District or Sub-Divisional Library?

 
  (b) Sir, the Sub-Divisions which do not have Government, Library are :-
Dadenggiri, Ampati, Resubelpara, Mawkyrwat, Mairang, Amlarem and Khliehriat.
(c) When will District or Sub-Divisional Libraries be created and set up in the remaining Civil Sub-Divisions?

 
  (c) Sir, District Libraries have already been created in all the Districts. Attempt is being made for creation of Sub-Divisional Libraries and the same will be proposed before the 12th Finance Commission.
(d) The justification for having created District or Sub-Divisional Libraries in selected Civil Sub-Divisions, only?   (d) Sir, to encourage people of different categories to develop the reading habits.

CHC Sohra

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH
 
  Dr. F.A. KHONGLAM (Chief Minister-in-charge, Health and Family Welfare)
*5. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-    
(a) What was the indoor patient capacity of the Community Health Centre or Hospital located at Sohra as on 31-3-2002?   (a) 30 Nos, Sir.
 
(b) What was the indoor patient capacity utilization of the Community Health Centre or Hospital located at Sohra during each month of the year 2001-2002?










 
  (b)
April,            2001                  -   59
May,             2001                  -   67
June,             2001                  -   47
July,              2001                  -   83
August,         2001                   - 103
September,   2001                   -   84
October,       2001                   -   80
November,    2001                   -   84
December,     2001                   -  76
January,         2002                   -  74
February,       2002                   -  36
March,           2002                   -  62
Total                                        - 855
(c) Whether the Community Health Centre or Hospital at Sohra has recently be upgraded? If so, what is the additional capacity of the upgraded unit and what is the sanctioned cost of the new upgradation works?   (c) Yes, Sir, as 100 beded Hospital at a sanctioned cost of Rs.1,92,36,420/-

 
(d) Based on the exciting indoor-patient capacity utilization profile of the C.H.C. or Hospital as indicated in reply to (b) above, what was the justification to upgrade the capacity of the C.H.C. or Hospital at Sohra?








 
  (d) It is appropriate to say that Sohra is a Tourist Resort and the necessity to build and upgrade the existing facilities is essential for the safety of the Tourists and to meet any eventuality from any accident etc. Moreover, the wide ranging of villages on the Southern slope and the concentration of population on these areas would suffice to say that the Hospital at Sohra would be a great relief to the said population.
    The existence of such a Hospital at Sohra with all necessary back-up facilities is the primary need of the areas. Hospital have also been constructed at Sub-Divisional Headquarter as in the case of Mairang with an objective that similar may also be extended.
(e) Based on similar justification, if any, when will the remaining C.H.C's or Hospital located at the headquarters of other Civil Sub-Divisions be similarly upgraded?
 
  (e) The Government is examining the feasibility to extend similar facilities to others Civil Sub-Divisions in the State. The requirements may have to be examined as per needs of the area.

PMGSY

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH
 
  Shri A.K. SANGMA [Minister-in-charge, P.W.D. (Roads)]
*6. Will the Minister-in-charge, P.W.D. (Roads) be pleased to state :-    
(a) The names and addresses of all the Contractors to whom road works have been allotted in Meghalaya under the Prime Minister' Gram Savak Yojana during 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, indicating names of roads, length of road work and value of road work allotted to each?   (a) Statement placed on the Table of the House.



 
(b) The amount of percentage of deposits to be made prior to allotment of PMGSY works, if any and terms of release thereof?   (b) 2% of the Tender Value for unregistered P.W.D. Contractors. it is released to the unsuccessful tenderers after award of the work.
(c) The terms and conditions of payment for works done under PMGSY indicating deductions to be made from running or final bills, if any, and terms of final release thereof?   (c) Interim/Final payments will be made on the basis of actual work done. 8% security Deposit is deducted from every running bills. Other deductions like Forest Royalty/Income Tax/Sale Tax as applicable are also made.
(d) The progress of such road works as on 31-10-2002? (d) Statement placed on the Table of the House.

Modernization of Police Scheme

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH   Shri L.A. SANGMA [Minister, Home (Police)]
*7. Will the Minister-in-charge, Home (Police) be pleased to state :-    
(a) The amount drawn by Home (Police) Department of Police Headquarters during March, 2002 and kept in Civil deposit against the Modernization of Police Scheme?   (a) Rs.5,93,24,900.00

 
(b) Names and quantities of the specific equipments which were proposed to be purchased against the aforesaid amount, indicating the approved unit cost of each equipment?   (b) The list of items is placed on the Table of the House.

 
(c) Was the aforesaid unit cost of each equipment approved by the purchase Board? if so, date of purchased Board Meeting may please be indicated?   (c) Not all items were approved by the Departmental Purchase Board which sat on 25.3.2001.
 
(d) Has the aforesaid amount been since fully utilized for the purpose for which sanctioned, if not, why not?






 
  (d) The amount has not been fully utilized ; Reasons being, substitution of some items not approved by Departmental Purchase Board had to be made with the approval of State Level Empowered Committee. In respect of some items of Forensic Science Laboratory, approval for opening of Letter of Credit in the State Bank is awaited. In respect of certain imported Security equipments, Custom Duty Exemption Certificate is being awaited from Government of India.

Civil Deposits

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH
 
  Dr. F.A. KHONGLAM (Chief Minister-in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)
*8. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-    
(a) the amount drawn by Health and Family Welfare Department or DHS (MI) during March 2002 and kept in Civil deposits for purchase of (i0 medicines and (ii) Equipments, Tools and Plants.



 
  (a) Sir, a total of Rs.3,45,27,826/- (Rupees Three Crores Forty Five Lakhs Twenty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Six) only was drawn on 30th March 2002 and kept in Civil Deposit. of this, an amount of Rs.2,10,00,980/- (Rupees Two Crores Ten Lakhs Nine Hundred Eighty) only was for medicine and the balance of Rs.1,35,26,846/- (Rupees One Crore Thirty Lakhs Twenty Six Thousand Eight Hundred Forty Six) only was for equipments.
(b) Names and quantities of the specific (i) Medicines (ii) Equipments Tools and Plants which were proposed to be purchased against the aforesaid amount, indicating the approved unit cost of each such equipments?   (b) Sir, the Statements showing the names and quantities of (i) Medicine & (ii) Equipments, Tools & Plants are placed on the Table of the House.
 
(c) Was the aforesaid Unit Cost of (i) Medicines (ii) Equipment approved by the Purchased Board? if so, date of purchase Board Meeting may please be indicated?
 
  (c) Yes, Sir. Medicines were approved by the Purchase Board on 20th December, 2000. The approvals for equipments were accorded on different dates. The statement is placed on the Table of the House.
(d) Has the aforesaid amount been since fully utilized for the purpose for which sanctioned? if not, why not?   (d) Yes, Sir.
 

Allocation of Portfolios

Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH
 
  Dr. F.A. KHONGLAM (Chief Minister-in-charge of Cabinet Affairs)
*9. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-    
(a) The Departmental allocation of portfolios to Cabinet Ministers/Ministers of State when the present C.M. first took over?

(b) The subsequent changes of portfolios at the Cabinet Ministers/Ministers of State Level of one point of time to another up to 31.10.2002?
 
   

(a) and (b) (b). the Departmental allocation of portfolios to Cabinet Ministers/Ministers of State when the present Chief Minister took over and the subsequent changes there after are placed on the Table of the House, Sir.

 

(c) Similarly the allocation of Department at the level of Chief Secretary Principal Secretary, Commissioner and Secretary and Secretaries from one point of time to another up to 31.10.2002?   (c) The list of I.A.S. Officers and their allotted Departments is placed on the Table of the House.

 
(d) Whether such changes were in the public interest, and if so, in what manner?   (d) Yes, Sir. this was done in the interest of the public.