MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

RE-ASSEMBLED BUDGET SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Monday, the 30th June, 2003

Resubelpara W. S. S

Shri T. D. SHIRA
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

*119. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state the amount spent for construction of C.C. water for Resubelpara water supply scheme under Master plan?

No payment has been made till date, Sir.


 

New Divisions

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA
 
 

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

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

   
(a) The number of Divisions in each District of the State of Meghalaya?
 
  (a) There are 21 (twenty one) Nos. of Roads Divisions in the State of Meghalaya (List of the Divisions District wise is placed on the Table of the House).
(b) Whether any new Division was created after 2000-2001?   (b) Yes, Sir, 2(two) P.W.D. (Roads) Divisions were created in 2002.
(c) If so, when and what are the Divisions created?

 
  (c) The Divisions created are P.W.D. (Roads),  Sohra Division, Sohra and PWD (Roads), Umsning Division, Umsning.
    1. Sohra Division was created on 11.4.2002.
    2. Umsning Division was created on 26.9.2002.
STATEMENTS:-    

NAMES OF P.W.D. (ROADS DIVISIONS IN THE STATE OF MEGHALAYA
DISTRICT WISE.

SL. No.

East Khasi Hills District
 

Sl. No.

West Khasi Hills District
 

1.

P.W.D. (Roads), Shillong Central Division, Shillong.

1.

P.W.D (Roads), Nongstoin Division, Nongstoin.
2. P.W.D. (Roads), Shillong South Division, Shillong. 2. P.W.D (Roads), Mawkyrwat Division, Mawkyrwat.
3. P.W.D. (Roads), N.H. Division, Shillong 3. P.W.D. (Roads), Mairang Division, Mairang.
4. P.W.D. (Roads), N.H. Bye Pass Division, Shillong    
5. P.W.D. (Roads), Mawsynram Division, Mawsynram.    
6. P.W.D. (Roads), Sohra Division, Sohra.    
       
 

Ri-Bhoi District

 

Jaintia Hills District

1. P.W.D. (Roads), Shillong, North Division, Nongpoh. 1. P.W.D. (Roads), Jowai North Division, Jowai.
2. P.W.D. (Roads), Umsning Division, Umsning. 2. P.W.D. (Roads), N.E.C. Division, Jowai.
    3. P.W.D. (Roads), South Jowai Division, Jowai.
    4. P.W.D. (Roads), Jowai Central Division, Jowai.
       
 

East Garo Hills District

 

West Garo Hills District

1. P.W.D. (Roads), Williamnagar Division, Williamnagar. 1. P.W.D. (Roads), N.H. Cum Tura Central Division, Tura.
    2. P.W.D. (Roads), Tura North Division, Tura.
    3. P.W.D. (Roads), N.E.C. Division, Tura.
    4. P.W.D. (Roads), Barengapara Division, Barengapara.
       
 

South Garo Hills District.

1. P.W.D. (Roads), Baghmara Division, Baghmara.    
       
      Minister
      Taxation, P.W.D. (Roads)& Information Technology, Meghalaya, Shillong.

Scientific Mining

Shri BRENING A. SANGMA
 
 

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

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

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that mining is done in Meghalaya in the most unscientific way?   (a) Both Scientific and unscientific Mining of Major Minerals are carried out in the State.
(b) If so, whether the Government is contemplating to take any action in this regard so that scientific method of mining is implemented in the State?   (b) The matter is being examined Sir.

 
(c) Whether the Government is extending any help to the accident victims while mining?   (c) No, Sir.
 

PMGSY Scheme

Shri ARDHENDU CHAUDHURI
 
 

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

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

   
(a) The district-wise target fixed for construction of roads under PMGSY scheme for the year 2002-2003 and district-wise allocation of fund, received from Government of India?   (a) PMGSY proposal of schemes for the year 2002-03 are under process, meanwhile the Government of India has allocated Rs.35.00 Crores for the purpose.
 
    The District-wise allocation area as follows:-
    1. East Khasi Hills - 7.196 Cr.
    2. West Khasi Hills - 6.123 Cr.
    3. Ri-Bhoi - 3.567 Cr.
    4. Jaintia Hills - 5.022 Cr.
    5. East Garo Hills - 3.815 Cr.
    6. West Garo Hills - 6.923 Cr.
    7. South Garo Hills - 2.264 Cr.
(b) The actual Division-wise physical and financial achievement against target fixed and fund allocated?   (b) The PMGSY proposal for the year 2002-03 are still under process.
(c) Whether all guidelines, modalities and norms fixed by Government of India are followed strictly, prior to, during and after completion of individual schemes including submission of utilization certificate in time?   (c) Yes, Sir. However, submission of Utilisation Certificate depends on the completion of works by the Contractors.
 
(d) The proposal District-wise target both physical and financial for the ensuing financial year 2003-04 under PMGSY scheme?   (d) Does not arise in view of reply to (b) above.

 

M.P.S.C. Cell

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA
Shri E. K. SANGMA
 

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

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

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that the M.P.S.C. cell has been created for Tura?   (a) Yes, Sir. However, steps are being taken to further strengthen it.
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative, the date of notification?


 
  (b) Date of Notification does not arise in view of the fact that Public Service Commission is a creation of the Constitution of India. However, Meghalaya Public Service Commission Cell, Tura has been inaugurated on 31st May, 1994.

Court Fee Stamps

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA
 
 

Shri SENGMAN R. MARAK (Minister in-charge, Stamps & Registration)

*124. Will the Minister in-charge, Stamps & Registration be pleased to state whether the Department is aware of the fact that the vendors are selling stamps like Court Fee Stamps, etc., with an extra commission i.e., 20% above the actual price at Tura D.C.'s Office premises?

  No, Sir.



 

Land Encroachment

Shri BRENING A. SANGMA
 
 

Shri F.A. KHONGLAM (Minister in-charge, Revenue)

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

   
(a) Whether it  is a fact the Central Military and Paramilitary forces like Indian Army, Airforce, BSF, CRPF etc. has encroached private or public land in the State?   (a) Cases of alleged encroachment on private or public Land by Military Forces is under the process of verification.
 
(b) If so, the total area of land so encroached?   (b) & (c).
Does not arise.
(c) Whether the Government is taking any action to vacate such land?  

Government Flats

Shri A. CHAUDHURI
Shri E. K. SANGMA
 

Shri H.D.R. LYNGDOH (Minister in-charge, G.A.D)

*126. Will the Minister in-charge, G.A.D be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that Government has purchased flats at Vellore?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If so, the total number of flats purchased and the floor area of each flat?   (b) Ten numbers of HIG Houses. Each House has a floor area of 78 sq. mts. Sir.
(c) The amount paid for each flat?
 
  (c) The total cost is Rs.65.99 lakhs, Sir. Rs.28 lakhs has been paid during 1999-2000.
(d) The total accommodation expected?   (d) About 60 persons, Sir.

Surrender of Money

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA  

Shri D.D. LAPANG (Chief Minister)

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

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that some Government Departments have surrendered money at the end of the last financial year being unable to utilize them?   (a) Yes, Sir.

 
(b) If the answers to (a) above is in affirmative, the names of the Departments with the amount so surrendered?

 
  (b) A Statement is placed on the Table of the House, Sir. However, some Departments are yet to furnish the details of the amount surrendered and the information are being collected from these Departments.
(c) Total amount surrendered by different Departments from West Garo Hills Districts?   (c) The Statement placed on the Table of the House at (b) above reflect this information, Sir.

STATEMENT PLACED ON THE TABLE OF THE HOUSE ON THE 30-06-03 RELATING TO STARRED QUESTION TO BE ASKED BY SHRI CYPRIAN R. SANGMA, MLA
DURING THE RE-ASSEMBLED BUDGET SESSION OF THE MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2003
.
LIST OF DEPARTMENTS AND AMOUNT SURRENDERED DURING 2002-03.

Sl. No.   Name of the Department   Amount surrendered Amount surrendered from Garo Hills
(in Rs.)
Sub Head
 
Reasons for surrender
 
(in Rs.) Sub Head Reasons for surrender
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1
 
Inspectorate of Electricity
 
8,52,885
 
  Due to economy measures Nil
 
   
2

Sports &Youth Affairs

Nil     Nil    
3 Meghalaya State Lottery 8,60,382     Nil    
4 Sectt. Admn. Deptt Nil     Nil    
5 Accounts &Treasuries 2,41,69,000 Salaries, OE   Nil    
6 Economic & Statistic 1,10,49,878.     4,41,589    
7 Examiner of Local Accounts. 26,13,013 Salaries, OE
8 Commissioner of Excise 56,81,000 Salaries   4,32,000 Salaries  
9 Parliamentary Affairs 50,000     Nil    
10 Civil Defence & Home Guards 1,67,87,671 Salaries 14,37,805 Salaries
11 Arts & Culture Deptt. 1,09,85,000     3,70,000    
12 Communication Deptt. 7,730     Nil    
13 Employment & Craftsmen 4,83,98,000     15,39,000    
14 Commissioner of Division 13,75,504 Salaries        
15 GAD (A) Deptt. 51,88,009     Nil    
16 Inspector General of Prison 53,57,450     5,01,287 Salaries  
17 District Council Affairs Deptt. 5,98,98,000 Late sanction from GOI Nil
18 Tourism Deptt. 1,48,96,565     Nil    
19 Weights & Measures Deptt. 39,90,000          
20 Meghalaya Civil Task Force 9,33,989     Nil    
21 Personnel & Admv. Reforms (B) 1,79,35,507     13,42,005    
22 Housing Deptt. 8,25,94,000     2,58,570    
23 PID Evaluation unit 2,27,068     Nil    
24 Political Deptt. 63,70,210     Nil    
25 Industries Deptt. 8,49,86,704     15,16,739 Salaries  
26 C & RD Deptt. 5,77,61,677     23,14,605    
27 Social Welfare Deptt. 7,25,91,007     2,11,369    
28 Border Areas Dev. Deptt. 1,75,18,319     89,974 Salaries TE  
29 Fisheries Deptt,. 95,50,750     Nil    
30 Urban Affairs Deptt. 16,13,91,000     Nil    
31 Health & Family Welfare Deptt. 1,22,44,000     Nil    
32 Food Civil Supplies & CA Deptt. 73,25,638     4,675    
33 Revenue Deptt. 59,95,820     3,36,213 Salaries  
34 PWD Deptt. 16,86,63,000     3,33,04,200    
35 Taxation Deptt. 24,54,385     Nil    
36 Inspector Gnl of Registration 15,05,000     Nil    
37 Labour Deptt. 19,27,486     93,000    
38 Home (Police) Deptt. 16,43,89,053     Nil    
39 Mining & Geology Deptt. 54,35,600     Nil    
40 Election Deptt. 35,01,259     14,55,650    
41 Planning Deptt. 99,53,000     56,000    
42 Finance (AF) Deptt. 1,83,68,100     Nil    
43 Law Deptt. 76,48,197     2,48,722    
44 SAD Deptt. 14,90,76,966     Nil    
45 P.I.Deptt. 3,19,635     Nil    
46 Cooperation 1,47,78,000     3,00,000    
47 Information Technology Deptt 8,10,166 Salaries, OE   Nil    
48 GAD (B) 10,37,020     Nil    
49 Small Saving 3,38,163     Nil    
50 Agriculture Deptt. 23,04,000          
51 Horticulture Deptt. 2,45,08,000          
52 Education Deptt. 1,76,87,000     Nil    
53 Forest & Environment Deptt. 2,68,17,545          
54 Irrigation Deptt. Nil          
55 PHE Deptt. Nil          
56 A.H. & Veterinary Deptt. Nil          
57 Sericulture Deptt. Nil          
58 Soil Conservation Deptt. Nil          
59 Information & Public Relation 45,42,000     4,31,000    

T O T A L

1,37,56,49,351 4,66,84,403

Sd/-

(D. D. Lapang)

Chief Minister

Meghalaya Shillong.

Development of Cricket

Shri BRENING A. SANGMA
 
 

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

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

   
(a) The details of the outcome of the meeting of the Ministry Department with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently held in Kolkata regarding the New Area Development Programme of the BCCI?   (a) The BCCI will cover Meghalaya under the New Areas Development Programme (NADP) which will include coaching camps to be conducted by its experts, provision of ground and fitness equipment and visit of consultant, curators, and grounds men very soon.
(b) Whether the Government is taking any specific policy for the development of cricket in the State?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) If so, the details thereof?
 
  (c) A Sports policy for the State including cricket is in the final drafting stage.

Municipal Board Elections

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA
 
 

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

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

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that no elections were held for Tura Municipal Board till date?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in affirmative, the reasons thereof?

 
  (b) Sir, one of the eligibility criteria was that those occupying a holding assessed to tax could only be enrolled in the Municipal Electoral Roll. Proposal of holding election is under examination.

Selsella Minor Irrigation

Shri CYPRIAN R. SANGMA
 
 

Shri P. T. SAWKMIE (Minister in-charge, Irrigation)

*130. Will the Minister in-charge, Irrigation be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that the construction of Selsella Minor Irrigation Project is yet to be completed?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, the reasons thereof?
 
  (b) Estimates for restoration of works damaged by flash floods have been processed for sanction, during 2003-04, Sir.

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