MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Friday, the 22nd March, 2002.

Non Banking Financial Companies

Shri T.H. RANGAD
 
  Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister, Finance)
*11. Will the Minister-in-charge, Finance be pleased to state :-    
(a) How many NBFC (Non Banking Financial Companies) and the State?
 
  (a) There are no NBFC (Non Banking Financial Companies) functioning in the State as per Reserve bank of India records, Sir.
(b) What is their total deposit as on date?   (b)
        Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above.

(c)

(c) What is their Loan amount to public as on date?

 
 
(d) Does the State Government have any mechanism to monitor and check their operations?   (d) Yes.
 

Assistance to primary Schools

Shri T.H. RANGAD
 
  Shri RASOR RANI (Minister-in-charge, Elementary & Mass Education)
*12. Will the Minister-in-charge, Elementary and Mass Education be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government has decided to financially assist Primary Schools in the State that hitherto have received no assistance especially in Schooless villages?   (a) Yes, Sir.

 
(b) What is the quantum of help proposed?   (b) Rs.3000/- per month per school.
(c) How many Schools will be assisted?   (c) 1200 L.P. Schools.
(d) When will the grants be released to the Schools?   (d) Release of grants for the months from March 2001 onwards is under process.

Vehicles with dark glass windows

Shri T.H. RANGAD
 
  Shri CYPRIAN SANGMA (Minister-in-charge, Transport)
*13. Will the Minister-in-charge, Transport be pleased to state :-    
(a) Why some vehicles are still plying with dark or opaque glass windows?   (a) Sir, it is a fact that some vehicles are still plying with dark or opaque glass windows.
(b) What action is being taken in the matter?


 
  (b) The Police Department and other appropriate authorities have been instructed from time to time to ensure that the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 are strictly enforced.

Cobalt Unit

Shri T.H. RANGAD   Dr. F.A. KHONGLAM (Chief Minister)
*14. Will the Minister-in-charge, Health be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Civil Hospital has a Cobalt Unit or any other Unit for cancer treatment?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) When was it installed?

(c) Is the same in working condition?
  (b) & (c)
Installed in 1989 functioned till February 1997 and is at present non functional.
(d) Are technical experts available to operate the same?
 
  (d) Yes, Sir. Except Physicist, other technical persons are available.

Tobacco Smoking

Shri T.H. RANGAD
 
  Shri CYPRIAN SANGMA (Minister-in-charge, Transport)
*15. Will the Minister-in-charge, Transport be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government is aware that Taxi and Bus Drivers and often Passengers still smoke tobacco in public transport inspite of the ban of smoking in public places?   (a) Yes, Sir.

 
(b) What action has been taken in the matter?





 
  (b) Transport Department have from time to time issued instructions that all transport vehicles' Owners/Operators should prominently write 'No Smoking' in all transport vehicles in English & Local Languages and instruct all drivers & conductors of all these vehicles to ensure that passengers/public strictly adhere to this.