MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

RE-ASSEMBLED BUDGET SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Tuesday, the 1st  July, 2003

P.H.E. Scheme

Shri FRANCIS PONDIT R. SANGMA   Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, P.H.E.)

*131. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether the Chibok Dare Public Health Engineering Scheme for Williamnagar Town has been sanctioned? (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, whether the execution of the work has been started? (b) Yes, Sir.
 

Electric Crematorium

Shri A.L. HEK
 
 

Shri F. LYNGDOH (Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

*132. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state:-

   
(a) When will the Electric Crematorium project be started?   (a) Sir, the work has already been initiated with effect from 6th May 2002.
(b) Whether the Government is contemplating arrangement of a conventional crematorium in the short period if electric crematorium takes a longer time to be installed?   (b) No, Sir.


 

Scheme for Developing Fisheries

Shri NIDHURAM HAJONG 
 
 

Shri SENGRAN SANGMA (Minister in-charge, Fisheries)

*133. Will the Minister in-charge, Fisheries be pleased to state:-

   
(a) The Schemes implemented during the years 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-20002?   (a) List of the Schemes year-wise is placed on the Table of the House.
(b) Whether any grants or subsidy was given to any individual for the last 2(two) years for developing Fishery, etc.?   (b) Yes.

 
(c) If, the answer is in the affirmative the number of beneficiaries?   (c) 30 numbers of beneficiaries.
 

Statement

Name of the scheme implemented during 1999-2000.

1. 001 - Direction and Administration.

   01) Directorate Office.

   02) District Office.

2. 101 - Inland Fisheries.

    05) Fish seed production and demonstration centre.

    08) Development of reservoir and lakes.

    09) Conservation and Legislation  for protection of Fisheries.

    14) Culture and development of Mahaseer and trout.

    19) Fish cum piggery/duckery/poultry farming.

    20) Fish farmer Development Agency.

105 -Processing, preservation and Marketing.

   01) Marketing and transport of fish and fish seed.

109 - Extension and Training.

   01) Extension.

2415_Agriculture Research and Education.

   01) Fish seed production, demonstration cum-Research centre.

4216-Capital outlay on Housing.

   01) Construction and improvement of Departmental residential building.

4405-Capital outlay on Fisheries.

    01) Construction and maintenance of Departmental Non-Residential Building.

                                                                                                                                      (Sengran M. Sangma)
                                                                                                                                     Minister of State PWD,
                                                                                                                                           i/c Fisheries,
                                                                                                                                           Meghalaya.


Name of the scheme implemented during 2000-2001.

001-Direction and Administration.

   01) Directorate Office.

   02) District Office.

101-Inland Fisheries.

    05) Fish seed production and demonstration centre.

    08) Development of reservoir and lakes.

    14) Culture and development of Masheer and Trout.

    19) Fish cum piggery/duckery/poultry farming (Departmental).

     24) Community fishery development project.

105-Processing, preservation and Marketing.

     01) Marketing and transport of fish and fish seed.

109-Extension and training.

     01) Extension.

 2415_Agriculture Research and Education.

   01) Fish seed production, demonstration cum-Research centre.

4216-Capital outlay on Housing.

   01) Construction and improvement of Departmental residential building.

4405-Capital outlay on Fisheries.

    01) Construction and maintenance of Departmental Non-Residential Building.

                                                                                                                                            (Sengran M. Sangma)
                                                                                                                                           Minister of State PWD,
                                                                                                                                                      i/c Fisheries,
                                                                                                                                                       Meghalaya.


Name of the scheme implemented during 2001-2002.

001-Direction and Administration.

   01) Directorate Office.

   02) District Office.

101-Inland Fisheries.

    05) Fish seed production and demonstration centre.

    08) Development of reservoir and lakes.

    14) Culture and development of Masheer and Trout.

    19) Fish cum piggery/duckery/poultry farming (Departmental).

     24) Community fishery development project.

105-Processing, preservation and Marketing.

     01) Marketing and transport of fish and fish seed.

109-Extension and training.

     01) Extension.

 2415_Agriculture Research and Education.

   01) Fish seed production, demonstration cum-Research centre.

4216-Capital outlay on Housing.

   01) Construction and improvement of Departmental residential building.

4405-Capital outlay on Fisheries.

    01) Construction and maintenance of Departmental Non-Residential Building.

                                                                                                      (Sengran M. Sangma)
                                                                                                      Minister of State PWD,
                                                                                               i/c Fisheries,
                                                                                             Meghalaya.

Grant from Central Non-Lapsable Pool

Shri H. S. LYNGDOH
Shri A. L. Hek
 

Shri D.D. LAPANG (Chief Minister in-charge, Planning)

*134. Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state:-

   
(a) The amount of grant from the Central Non-lapsable pool given to the State of Meghalaya in the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003?


 
  (a)
During 1998-1999- Rs.3.79 Crores, Sir.
During 1999-2000- Rs.3.00 Crores, Sir.
During 2000-2001- Rs.32.63 Crores, Sir.
During 2001-2002- Rs.22.39 Crores, Sir.
During 2002-2003- Rs.23.77 Crores, Sir.
(b) The amount which have been utilised with the names of Schemes and Projects?   (b) A Statement is placed on the Table of the House, Sir.
(c) The amount that have been refunded year-wise?   (c) Nil, Sir

Statement

STATEMENT SHOWING THE AMOUNTS UTILISED SCHEME WISE UNDER THE NON-LAPSABLE CENTRAL POOL OF RESOURCES IN REPLY TO STARRED QUESTION NO.1 TO BE ASKED BY SHRI H.S. LYNGDOH, MLA DURING THE RE-ASSEMBLED BUDGET SESSION OF THE MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2003.

Sl. No. Name of Schemes/Projects
 
Amount received upto 31.03.03 Amount utilized upto 31.03.03 (Rs. Crores)
Remarks
1. Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme, Shillong. 35.79 31.79 Balance of Rs.4.00 crores will be utilized during 2003-04.
2. Construction of Baljek Airport 3.18 Report from AAI is awaited The amount was placed with the Airport Authority of India (AAI)
3. Improvement of Shillong Power Supply. 6.33 6.33

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4. Improvement of Tura Power Supply. 8.00 4.98 Balance of Rs.3.02 crores will be spent during 2003-04.
5. Electrification of (10) tribal villages. 1.50 0.75 Balance of Rs.0.75 crores will be spent during 2003-04.
6. Primary School Building. 7.20 7.20

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7. Upper Primary School Building. 4.00 4.00

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8. Construction of R.K. Mission Ashram School Building, Teachers' Quarters & Students' Home at Cherra. 1.56 1.56

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9. Strengthening of Smit-Mawkynrew-Mawlat-Laitlyngkot Road 2.46 2.46

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10. Strengthening of Baghmara-Maheshkhola Road. 0.93 0.93

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11. Widening of Mawngap-Mairang Road. 2.26 2.26

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12. Strengthening of Mawshynrut-Nongdaju-Nongchram Road. 3.66 3.66

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13. 9th Plan Transmission & Transformation Scheme. 2.00 - Amount is being utilized during 2003-2004.
14. T & D Scheme-Transformer at Khliehriat. 0.80 - Amount is being utilized during 2003-2004.
15. Master Plan for Distribution of Power in Meghalaya. 4.28 - Amount is being utilized during 2003-2004.
16. Jowai Water Supply Scheme. 0.30 - Amount is being utilized during 2003-2004.
17. Tura Phase III Water Supply Scheme. 0.70 - Amount is being utilized during 2003-2004.
18. Upgradation of market of Hima Mawphlang at Mawngap. 0.63 - Amount is being utilized during 2003-2004.
  Total 85.58 65.92  

                                       

                                                                                             (D.D. Lapang)
                                                                                                  Chief Minister i/c Planning

Filling up of Reserve Posts

Shri PREDICKSON G. MOMIN
 
  Shri
(Minister in-charge S.A.D.)

*135. Will the Minister in-charge, Secretariat Administration be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that the M.P.S.C had conducted an interview for the posts of L.D.As. to fill up the vacant posts in the Secretariat during the year 2000-2001?   (a) Yes, Sir. After the interview, MPSC recommended a list of 282 candidates on 22.12.2000 for filling up the vacant posts of L.D.A. in the Secretariat.
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative, whether it is also a fact that the Garos could not fill up the quota reserved as per the Job Reservation Policy?   (b) Yes, Sir.

 
(c) If the answer to (b) above is in the affirmative, the reason thereof?   (c) Sir, the list includes only 13 successful candidates from Garos and thus their quota could not be filled up.

P.H.E. Sub-Divisional Office

Shri M.M. SANGMA
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

*136. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether the PHE Sub-Divisional Office of Chokpot is functioning? (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) Whether the S.D.O. posted there is attending the Office? (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) The present strength of the Office Staff? (c) 10 (Ten) Numbers.
(d) Whether the land has been acquired for the Sub-Divisional Office) (d) Yes, Sir. Except a small portion of land, which is disputed.

Suspension Bridge

Shri GOPINATH SANGMA
 
 

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA [Minister in-charge, P.W.D (Roads)]

*137. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads) be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the construction of the Suspension Bridge over the Diapa River at Gopinathtilla has been completed?   (a) No, Sir.

 
(b) If so, when?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.
(c) If not, the reason for its delay?
 
  (c) The schemes needs revision of estimate which is under process.

Industrial Growth in Garo Hills

Shri  BRENING A. SANGMA
 
 

Shri D.D. LAPANG (Chief Minister in-charge Industries)

*138. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the Government is aware that Garo Hills is grossly neglected as far as industrial sector is concerned in comparison to other districts?   (a) No, Sir.

 
(b) If answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, the reasons thereof?   (b) Does not arise.
 
(c) Whether the Government is taking any step to curtail the hindrance and to boost the industrial growth in Garo Hills?   (c) Government are examining ways and means of industrializing all the industrially backward areas in the State including those in Garo Hills.
(d) If so, the details of the steps to be taken?
 
  (d) Steps will be taken after the on going review of the Industrial Policy of the State.

Office of Joint Director, Tura

Shri CYPRIAN R.  SANGMA
 

Shri HELTONE MARAK (Minister in-charge, Printing & Stationery)

*139. Will the Minister in-charge Printing & Stationery be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether it is a fact that the department had proposed to set up the office of the Joint Director in Tura? (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative the reason for the delay in setting up of the same? (b) Proposals was made but could not materialised due to financial constraints.

Street Lights

Shri A.L. HEK
 
 

Shri F. LYNGDOH (Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

*140. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state:-

   
(a) The reason why most of the street lights at Jail Road are not functioning?
 
  (a) Sir, as per information available with us, out of 31 numbers of Street Light point in Jail Road area, except 6 points, all are functioning.
(b) The steps the Government has taken to rectify the problem?   (b) Sir, as and when complaints are received, the same is referred to Me.S.E.B. for rectification.

L. P. School Teachers

Shri NIDHURAM HAJONG 
 
 

Shri K.K. DKHAR (Minister in-charge, Elementary and Mass Education)

*141. Will the Minister in-charge, Education be pleased to state the total strength of L.P. School Teachers in the State during the years, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-02 category wise?

  The total strength of L.P. School Teachers in the State from 1998 to 2002 category wise is as follows, Sir:-

 

Government

Non Government

Adhoc

  Non Plan Plan Non Plan Plan Non Plan Plan
1998-1999 5422 1055 2297 1476 Nil Nil
1999-2000 5422 1055 2297 1476 Nil Nil
2000-2001 5422 1055 2297 1476 Nil Nil
2001-2002 5422 1055 2297 1476 - 2400

Nongstoin Durangre Road

Shri H. S. LYNGDOH
 
 

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA [Minister in-charge, P.W.D (Roads)]

*142. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state:-

   
(a) When was the Nongstoin-Durangre road started?   (a) In the year 1963-64.
(b) The total length of the road from Nongstoin to Durangre?   (b) 50 Kms approximately.
 
(c) How many kilometres has the road been constructed and made motorable?   (c) 38 Kms has been constructed and out of which 23 Kms is motorable.

I.A.C.D. P. Scheme

Shri PREDICKSON G. MOMIN
 
  Shri PRESTONE TYNSONG
(Minister in-charge Arts & Culture)

*143. Will the Minister in-charge, Arts & Culture be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the I.A.C.D.P. scheme for the year 2002-2003 has been sanctioned?   (a) Sir, the Consolidated amount under I.A.C.D.P. Scheme for the year 2002-03 has been sanctioned.
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, whether the money is released to the respective Blocks?   (b) Steps are being taken to release the funds allocated district-wise to the Deputy Commissioner concerned who will in turn released the money to the respective Blocks.

Chokpot Water Supply Scheme

Shri M.M. SANGMA
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

*144. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering, etc. be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether the construction of 2nd Phase Water Supply Scheme of Chockpot has been completed? (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) The total estimated amount sanctioned for the above scheme? (b) Rs.1,02,83 Lakhs.
 
(c) How many villages will be covered under the above scheme? (c) 12 (Twelve) villages, Sir.
 

Suspension Bridge

Shri GOPINATH SANGMA
 
 

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA [Minister in-charge, P.W.D (Roads)]

*145. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the construction of the footpath Suspension Bridge over Darong river at Kirupara village is completed?   (a) No, Sir.

 
(b) If the answer is in the affirmative, when was it completed?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.
 
(c) If the answer is in negative, the reason for its non-completion?   (c) Due to difficult site condition.
 

Office of Superintendent Taxes, Baghmara

Shri  BRENING A. SANGMA  

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA (Minister Taxation)

*146. Will the Minister in-charge, Taxation be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the Government has taken any step to establish the Office of the Superintendent of Taxes at Baghmara?   (a) No, Sir.

 
(b) If so, when the office is likely to be made functional?   (b) Does not arise, in view of reply to (a) above.

Joint Director Mining & Geology, Tura\

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA
 
 

Smti DEBORA C. MARAK (Minister, Mining & Geology)

*147. Will the Minister in-charge, Mining & Geology be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that the Government had proposed to set up the office of Joint Director in Tura?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, the present position?   (b) Yet to be implemented.
 

Malangkona Government Higher Secondary School

Shri FRANCIS PONDIT R. SANGMA
 
  Shri M. SUCHIANG (Minister in-charge, Higher & Technical Education)

*148. Will the Minister in-charge, Education (H&T) be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether there are sufficient numbers of teachers in Malangkona Government Higher Secondary School? (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) Whether any new teacher has been appointed recently? (b) Yes, Sir, 4(four) Assistant Lecturers were appointed on 20.6.2003.
(c) If the answer to (b) above is in the negative, what steps the Department is taking to appoint required numbers of teachers for the above mentioned school? (c) Filling up of the Post of Assistant Lecturer in History is under process.
 

Umpling Water Supply Scheme

Shri A. L. HEK
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

*149. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering, etc. be pleased to state:-

(a) The latest position of the Additional Water Supply Scheme at Umpling? (a) About 60% of the work is completed, Sir.
 
(b) When will it be completed? (b) Likely by March, 2004, Sir.
(c) The Physical and Financial progress of the scheme?
 
(c) Physical progress is 60% and Financial progress is about 45%, Sir.

Construction of R.C.C. Bridges

Shri NIDHURAM HAJONG 
 
 

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA [Minister in-charge, P.W.D (Roads)]

*150. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state:-

   
(a) The number of R.C.C. Bridges undertaken for construction out of what number of wooden bridges on the Ampati-Mahendraganj P.W.D. (Road)?   (a) 5 (five) Numbers of R.C.C. Bridges undertaken out of 24 Numbers of wooden bridges on Ampati-Mahendraganj road.
(b) How long it will take to complete the R.C.C. Bridges undertaken for construction on the Ampati-Mahendraganj P.W.D.( Road)?   (b) Target date of completion is March 2004.

 
(c) Whether there is any plan for construction of the remaining wooden Bridges on the Ampati-Mahendraganj P.W.D. Road within this 10th plan?   (c) No, Sir.

 

Rongjeng PHC

Shri PREDICKSON G. MOMIN
 
  Shri B.G. MOMIN (Minister in-charge Health & Family Welfare)

*151. Will the Minister in-charge, Health be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that the P.H.C. at Rongjeng is likely to be upgraded to C.H.C. in view of the increased population of the area?   (a) Yes, Sir.

 
(b) The Staff strength for P.H.C. as per the existing Governent norms?   (b)
1. Medical & Health Officer     - 1
    2. Community Health Officer (C.H.O.)     - 1
    3. Pharmacist     - 1
    4. Nurse Mid-wife (Staff Nurse)     - 1
    5. Health Worker (Female)/ANM     - 1
    6. Health Educator     - 1
    7. Health Assistant (Male)     - 1
    8. Health Assistant (Female) LHV     - 1
    9.  U.D.A.     - 1
    10. L.D.A.     - 1
    11. Laboratory Technician     - 1
    12. Driver (if vehicle available)     - 1
    13.  Grade-IV     - 4
      15/16
(c) The numbers of Doctors/other staff in Rongjeng P.H.C.?   (c) At present 16.
 

Cash Crop Plantation

Shri M. M. SANGMA
 
 

Shri P. W. MUKTIEH (Minister in-charge, Soil Conservation)

*152. Will the Minister in-charge, Soil Conservation etc. be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether the Cash Crop Division Office at Baghmara is functioning? (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) What type of crop plantation the department is doing at present? (b) Rubber and Cashewnut, Sir.
 
(c) The amount sanctioned for Cash Crop Division at Baghmara in last 3 years i.e. (c)

Year

Plan

Non-Plan

Total

(i) 2000 - 2001. 2000 60.08 47.39 107.47
2001 Lakhs Lakhs Lakhs
(ii) 2001 - 2002. 2001- 45.90 46.83 92.73
2002 Lakhs Lakhs Lakhs
(iii) 2002 - 2003. 2002- 50.83 46.39 97.22
2003 Lakhs Lakhs Lakhs

Anangpara Water Supply Scheme

Shri GOPINATH SANGMA
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

*153. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering, etc. be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether Anangpara village water supply scheme under Ampati Public Health Engineer, Sub-Division is presently functioning? (a) No, Sir.

 
(b) If not, the reason thereof? (b) Installation of Pump Set is yet to be done.

Jail at District Head Quarter

Shri BRENING A. SANGMA
 
 

Shri J. A.  LYNGDOH [Minister in-charge,  Home (Jails)]

*154. Will the Minister in-charge, Home (Jails) be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether it is a fact that there is no jail at the district headquarter of the South Garo Hills District? (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If so, the place where the convicts and under-trials are kept/lodged? (b) In the District Jail, Tura.
 

Joint Director Urban Affairs

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA
 
 

Shri F. LYNGDOH (Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

*155. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that the office of Joint Director of the department is yet to be established in Tura?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative, the reason for the delay?
 
  (b) Sir, the proposal for creation of Joint Director post for Garo Hills, Tura with the supporting staff are yet to be sanctioned.

I. S. Y. D. P Scheme

Shri  FRANCIS PONDIT R. SANGMA
 
 

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH (Minister in-charge, Sports & Youth Affairs)

*156. Will the Minister in-charge, Sports & Youth Affairs be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether I. S. Y. D. P. Scheme for the year 2002-2003 has been sanctioned?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative, the date of sanctioning?   (b) 1st November 2002.
 

Power Voltage

Shri  NIDHURAM HAJONG   

Shri R.L. TARIANG (Minister, Power)

*157. Will the Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state:-

   
(a) The reasons for the low voltage of Power at Mahendraganj and its adjacent areas?

 
  (a) Sir, Mahendraganj area received power supply through a 50 KM long 11 KV line drawn from Garobadha Sub-Station. The demand of the area has also increased. As a result, the voltage at receiving end is low.
(b) Whether any corrective measures have been taken to avoid the low voltage?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) If, the answer is in the affirmative how long it will take to increase the voltage?   (c) About 18 months, ending December, 2004.
 

Harigaon L.P. School Teacher

Shri PREDICKSON G. MOMIN

Shri K.K. DKHAR (Minister in-charge, Education)

*158. Will the Minister in-charge, Education (EME) be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether it is a fact that a new teacher was appointed to Harigaon L.P. School recently?
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, against which vacancy? (a), (b), & (c).
Information is being collected, Sir.
(c) Whether the existing norms for appointment and transfer of L.P. School teachers was followed to fill up the said vacancy?

Chokpot Community Health Centre

Shri M. M. SANGMA
 
  Shri B.G. MOMIN (Minister in-charge Health & Family Welfare)

*159. Will the Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the construction of buildings of Chokpot Community Health Centre (CHC) has been completed?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative when the department is planning to formally inaugurate the same?   (b) It is not the policy to formally inaugurate all buildings.
 
(c) If not,  reasons thereof?   (c) Does not arise in view of (b) above, Sir.

RCC Bridge Construction on Ampati Zikzak Road

Shri GOPINATH SANGMA
 
 

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA [Minister in-charge, P.W.D (Roads)]

*160. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the R. C. C. Bridge Construction along the Ampati Zikzak Road at Jangnapara, is completed?    
(b) If so, when?
 
  (a), (b), & (c).
Information  is being collected.
(c) If not, the reason for its non-completion?    

Kherapara  Veterinary Aid Centre

Shri BRENING A. SANGMA
 
 

Shri D.P. IANGJUH (Minister in-charge, A.H. Veterinary)

*161. Will the Minister in-charge, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether Kherapara Veterinary Aid Centre will be upgraded to Veterinary Hospital?   (a) Sir, there is no Veterinary Aid Centre at Kherapara.
 
(b) If so, the date this aid centre will be upgraded?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.

Appointment of Staff

Shri CYPRIAN R.  SANGMA
 

Shri HELTONE MARAK (Minister in-charge, Printing & Stationery)

*162. Will the Minister in-charge Printing & Stationery be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether it is a fact that the department has made some new appointments of staff recently? (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative, the total number of appointments made under different categories? (b) The appointment category-wise are :     
(i) Distributor - 16 nos.
(ii) Form Carrier - 18 nos.
(iii) Counter - 10 nos.
(c) Community-wise break up of candidates appointed? (c) Community-wise break up are :
(i) Khasi & Jaintia - 29 nos.
(ii) Garo - 15 nos.
(d) Whether appointments were made as per the recommendation of the selection committee? (d) Appointment were made form the list recommended by the Selection Committee.

Riangdo Nongchram Road

Shri FRANCIS PONDIT R. SANGMA
 
 

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA [Minister in-charge, P.W.D (Roads)]

*163. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the department is aware that the P. W. D. road from Riangdo to Nongchram is in dilapidated condition?   (a) Yes, Sir, condition of the road from Riangdo to Nongchram has deteriorated in certain stretches.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative what steps the department is taking to repair the same?
 
  (b) The Department has taken steps for improvement of the road and the work for widening and strengthening the hard crust are in progress.

Pynthorumkhrah Water Supply Scheme

Shri A. L. HEK
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

*164. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state:-

(a) The latest position of the Additional Water Supply Scheme at Pynthorumkhrah? (a) About 70% of the work of the scheme is completed Sir.
(b) When will it be implemented? (b) Likely by March 2004, Sir.

Police Outpost at Malangkona

Shri FRANCIS PONDIT R. SANGMA  

Shri R.G. LYNGDOH [Minister, Home (Police)]

*165. Will the Minister in-charge, Home (Police) be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether the Government feels the necessity of setting up of police outpost at Malangkona? (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative, what steps the Department is taking to set up the same? (b) In view of (a) above, does not arise.
 

Silkigre PHC

Shri M. M. SANGMA
 
  Shri B.G. MOMIN (Minister in-charge Health & Family Welfare)

*166. Will the Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the construction of buildings of Silkigre Public Health Centre (PHC) has been completed?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If not, reasons thereof?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above,  Sir.

 R. C. C. Bridges on NH 62

Shri BRENING A. SANGMA
 
 

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA [Minister in-charge, Public Work Department (Roads)]

*167. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state:-

   
(a) The total number of RCC bridges on NH 62 Tura - Dalu road to Baghmara?

 
  (a) Total number is 23 (twenty three), out of which 9(nine) numbers completed, 5 (five) numbers completed except approaches and remaining 9 (nine) numbers are under construction.
(b) Whether all the works for these bridges are completed ?   (b) No, Sir, except 9 (nine) number of R.C.C. bridges which have been completed.
(c) If not, the reasons thereof?   (c) Due to financial constraints and difficult site conditions.

Gopinathilla Water Supply Scheme

Shri GOPINATH SANGMA
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

*168. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether the water supply scheme at Gopinthtilla is functional? (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) If so, when did it become functional? (b) Does not arise in view of reply at (a) above.
(c) If not, the reason thereof? (c) Due to theft of pipes from the pipe line already laid.

Pre-primary School Teacher

Shri NIDHURAM HAJONG 
 

Shri K.K. DKHAR (Minister in-charge, Elementary & Mass Education)

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

(a) Whether it is a fact at that the post of a pre-primary teacher was abolished when the incumbent was appointed to a permanent post? (a) No, Sir.

 
(b) If the answer is in the affirmative, the reason thereof? (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.

Pynthorbah-Lumshyiap Water Supply Scheme

 

Shri A. L. HEK
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

*170. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state:-

(a) The reasons why the Pynthorbah Lumshyiap (combined) Water Supply Scheme which has already been commissioned recently did not function upto the expectation? (a) Due to collapse of one out of 3 (three) Deep Tube Wells, Sir.

 
(b) The reasons why there is irregular supply of water and also leakages of pipes from this project?
 
(b) The irregularity in the supply and leakages of pipes in the initial stage was detected during testing and commissioning of the project.
(c) The steps the Government has taken to solve this problem? (c) Steps have been taken to plug the leakages and sink a new Deep Tube Well.

Collection of Stationery Articles

Shri CYPRIAN R.  SANGMA
 

Shri HELTONE MARAK (Minister in-charge, Printing & Stationery)

*171. Will the Minister in-charge Printing & Stationery be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether it is a fact that all the offices of Garo Hills Districts are collecting stationery articles from Shillong? (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative, whether the Government is considering opening of stationery wing in Tura? (b) Yes, Sir.

 

Qualification for Adhoc L.P. Teacher

Shri NIDHURAM HAJONG 
 

Shri K.K. DKHAR (Minister in-charge, Elementary & Mass Education)

*172. Will the Minister in-charge, Education be pleased to state the requisite qualification for the post of Adhoc L.P. School Teachers?
 

Sir, the requisite qualification for appointment of Adhoc L.P. School Teachers is passing of SSLC/HSLC/Class X and District Elementary Education Eligibility Test (DEEET)

Construction of Footpath

Shri A. L. HEK
 
 

Shri F. LYNGDOH (Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

*173. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state:-

   
(a) The reason why the footpath from Jail Road to Polo is constructed halfway only, despite all work orders issued by the Government?

 
  (a) Sir, due to severe resource constraint in the Board, the work could not be completed in full. It is now proposed to complete the work since sanction under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana has been accorded?
(b) When will it be fully completed?   (b) Sir, the work will be completed by August, 2003.

Ghilajuri Sub-centre

Shri NIDHURAM HAJONG 
 
 

Shri B.G. MOMIN (Minister Health & Family Welfare)

*174. Will the Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the Public Health Sub-centre of Ghilajuri is functioning?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) Whether any staff has been appointed?   (b) Yes, Sir.
(c) Whether the authority is aware about the damage of the building?   (c) Yes, Sir.
 
(d) If so, whether any step has been taken for repair of the damaged building?   (d) Sir, the repair will be carried out accordingly.
 

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