MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Monday, the 4th April, 2005.

 Industrial Growth Centre Mendipathar

Shri. J. M. MARAK
 
 

Dr. D. D. LAPANG 
(Chief Minister)

*179. Will the Minister in-charge, Industries be pleased to state :-

   
(a) The present status of the Industrial growth Centre at Mendipathar ?
 
  (a) The implementation of the Growth Centre is in progress. The Department has taken over 36 Hectares of land. The infrastructure and development works are in progress.
(b) Whether the Government is planning to offer some incentives to the local entrepreneur ?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) If so, what are the incentives ?

 
  (c) All types of incentives and subsidies as mentioned in the State Industrial Policy, 1997 and North East Industrial Policy, 1997 of the Government of India.

Sale of Yarns/Clothes

Shri. TONY CURTIS LYNGDOH
 
  Shri. SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Sericulture & Weaving)

*180. Will the Minister in-charge, Sericulture be pleased to state whether the Department generates revenue from the sale of yarns and clothes ?

  Yes, Sir.

 

Recognition of Khasi Language

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
 

Dr. D. D. LAPANG 
(Chief Minister)

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

   
(a) Whether the Government has moved the Sahitya Akademi for recognition of Khasi Language ?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If so, the current status ?

 
 

(b) The Sahitya Akademi has decided to recognise only languages which are included in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution.

(c) Whether there is any decision for declaration of Khasi and Garo languages as Associate Official Language of the State ?   (c) Yes, Sir.

 
(d) If so, when can a formal announcement be expected ?   (d) After an Act to the effect is passed by this August House.
 

Issue of Transfer Certificate

Shri. S. MULIEH
 
  Dr. MUKUL SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Education)

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

   
(a) The reasons behind the issue of transfer certificate on December, 2004 to 82 students of Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Jowai ?   (a) 82 students of Government Boy's H.S.S. Jowai were given Transfer Certificate due to mis-conduct, irregular attendance and failing twice in the same class, Sir.
(b) Whether the Government is aware of the fact that all the 82 students are facing problem to get admission in any private school in the State ?   (b) No, Sir.

 

Ganesh Das Hospital

Shri. A. L. HEK
 
  Shri. SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)

*183. Will the Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare  be pleased to state whether the Government had any proposals to upgrade the Ganesh Das hospital ?

  Sir, there is no further proposal at present.


 

Fund Allocation to Industries Department

Shri. BENINGSTAND MOMIN
 
 

Dr. D. D. LAPANG 
(Chief Minister in-charge, Industries)

*184. Will the Minister in-charge, Industries be pleased to state :-

   
(a) The total Fund allocation to the Department out of the total projected amount and the amount utilised out of the allocated amount during 2003-04 and 2004-05?   (a) & (b) A Statement is placed on the Table of the House, Sir.




 
(b) The funds disbursed to the districts and financial and physical achievements during 2003-04 and 2004-05 ?  

Express Highway   

Shri. TONY CURTIS LYNGDOH
 
  Shri. BRENING SANGMA
[Minister in-charge Works (Roads)]

*185. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)  be pleased to state whether the Government will introduce the Express highway in the State ?

  No, Sir.

 

Health Centres  / Dispensaries

Shri. A. L. HEK
 
  Shri. SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)

*186. Will the Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare  be pleased to state the numbers of Health centres and Dispensaries of the State Government that are non-functional ?

 

The number of Health centres that are not fully functional are as follows :-

 

       i) Community Health Centres            -     6 Nos.
       ii) Public Health Centres                   -   17 Nos.
       iii) Sub - Centres                              -  13 Nos.

Jowai Water Supply Scheme

Shri. S. MULIEH
 
  Shri. H. D. R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

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

   
(a) The progress of the Jowai Water Supply Schemes at Wah Umngot ?   (a) Approach Road to intake site is in progress.
 
(b) When will the construction be completed ?   (b) Likely by May, 2008.

Supplying of Medicines

Shri. A. L. HEK
 
  Shri. SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)

*188. Will the Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare  be pleased to state the amount sanctioned for supplying of medicines to patients at Civil hospitals during the year 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005?

  Sir, the amount sanctioned for supply of Medicines to patients at the Civil Hospitals during the year 2002-2003, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 are as follows :-
 

INSTITUTION

AMOUNT  SANCTIONED

 

2002 - 03

2003 - 04

2004 - 05
upto 31.12.04

 1. Civil Hospital Shillong Rs.41,76,467/- Rs.50,45,782/- Rs.30,41,769/-
 2. Civil Hospital Jowai Rs.24,85,138/- Rs.23,43,555/- Rs.17,27,805/-
 3. Civil Hospital Tura Rs.21,65,814/- Rs.23,58,400/-

Rs.15,95,671/-

Fund Allocation/Achievements

Shri. BENINGSTAND MOMIN
 
Dr. MUKUL SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Education)

*189. Will the Minister in-charge, Elementary & Mass Education  be pleased to state :-

   
(a) The total fund allocation to the Department out of the total projected amount and the amount utilised out of the allocated amount during 2003-04 and 2004-05?  

(a) & (b) Sir, as per statement placed on the Table of the House.
 

(b) The funds disbursed to the Districts and financial and physical achievements by each district during 2003-04 and 2004-05

National Drinking Water Mission

Shri. J. M. MARAK
 
  Shri. H. D. R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

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

   
(a) The role and contribution of the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission to the State ?         (a), (b) and (c) A statement is laid on the Table of the House.




 
(b) Whether any schemes have been implemented in our State ?
(c) If so, the progress of implementation District wise?

Work Permit System

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Shri. SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Labour)

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

   
(a) Whether the Government proposes to introduce Work Permit system for migrant labourers ?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) If so, the salient features of the proposed Permit system ?   (b) Modalities of work Permit System are being worked out at present.

Sarba Shiksha Abbiyan

Shri. S. MULIEH
 
  Dr. MUKUL SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Education)

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

   
(a) The name of the school covered under Sarba Shiksha Abbiyan (SSA) in Jaintia Hills ?

 
  (a) All Government and Aided Elementary Schools in the District are being covered under the various interventions of SSA. However, list of schools set up specifically under SSA is placed on the Table of the House, Sir.
(b) The number of schools to be covered under the said Scheme ?   (b) The number of new schools to be covered under the scheme are as follows :-
         Primary                       -      13
         Upper Primary            -      85
         EGS                           -     290

Purchase of Medicines

Shri. A. L. HEK
 
  Shri. SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)
*193. Will the Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare  be pleased to state the reasons why patients at Civil hospital have to purchased medicines from outside instead of being supplied regularly by the hospital ?


 
  Sir, Medicines can be provided to the outdoor and indoor patients as per the Government prescribes scale only. The Medicines are made available in the Civil Hospitals for treating patients with common diseases. The Medicines which needs to be purchased form outside are short - shelf life medicines which are very expensive and are prescribed for selective patients like those of cardiac cases. These Medicines are indented in small quantities and are given to critical patients only.

Fund allocated to Power Department

Shri. BENINGSTAND G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)
*194. Will the Minister in-charge, power be pleased to state:-    
(a) The total fund allocated to the Department out of the total projected amount and amount utilised out of the allocated fund during 2003-04 and 2004-05 ?   Sir, a Statement is placed on the Table of the House.




 
(b) The fund allocated to each district and financial and physical achievements during 2003-04 and 2004-05  

Sethi Commission

Shri J. M. MARAK
 
  Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Law)
*195. Will the Minister in-charge, Law be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government is planning to implement the recommendation of the "Sethi Commission" ?

 
  (a) Mr. Speaker Sir, Government is processing implementation of the recommendation of Shetty Commission prescribing separate pay scale for Judicial Officers as per direction of the Supreme Court under its order dt.17.01.05.
(b) If not, the reason thereof ?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.

Mawphlang Dam

Shri. TONY CURTIS LYNGDOH
 
  Shri. H. D. R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)
*196. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state whether construction of the Mawphlang Dam has been completed ?   Yes, Sir.

 

Special Development Schemes

Shri. S. MULIEH
 
  Shri. NEHLANG LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Border Areas Development etc.)
*197. Will the Minister in-charge, Border Areas Development be pleased to state :-    
(a) The total amount of Special Development Schemes earmarked in the international Border Area with Bangladesh from 2000-2001 till date?   (a) Sir, the total amount sanctioned by the Government of India under Special Central Assistance from 2000-2001 till date is Rs.3,411.00 lakhs
(b) The name of the schemes implemented ?   (b) Sir, a statement is placed on the Table of the House.
(c) If not, the reasons thereof ?   (c) Sir, Does not arise in view of (a) and (b) above.

Emergency Unit

Shri. A. L. HEK
 
  Shri. SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)
*198. Will the Minister incharge, Health & Family Welfare be pleased to state the steps the Department had taken in order to upgrade the Emergency Unit at Civil Hospital in case of accidents ?   The Emergency Units in all the Hospitals are functioning with the basic infrastructure required including equipments and man - power, and are open and active 24 (twenty four) hours a day.
 

Fund Allocation for Higher and Technical Education

Shri. BENINSTAND G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. MUKUL SANGMA 
(Minister in-charge, Education)
*199. Will the Minister in-charge, Education be pleased to state:-    
(a) The total fund allocation to the Department out of the total projected amount and the amount utilised out of the allocated amount during 2003-04 and 2004-05?   (a) & (b) Sir, as per statement placed on the Table of the House.




 
(b) The fund allocation to the Districts and financial and physical achievements by each district during 2003-04 and 2004-05 ?  

District Zoo

Shri. J. M. MARAK
 
  Dr. MUKUL SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment)
*200. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest be pleased to state:-    
(a) Whether the Government is planning to set up a District Zoo at Tura ?   (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) If so, when ?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.

Water Pump at Mawphlang

Shri. TONY CURTIS LYNGDOH
 
  Shri. H. D. R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)
*201. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering  be pleased to state whether water pump has been installed at Mawphlang GSWS ?   Yes, Sir.

 

Uranium Mining

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister)
*202. Will the Chief Minister, be pleased to state:-    
(a) Whether the Government proposes to allow UCIL to undertake Uranium mining at Domiasiat ?   (a) The matter is under examination, Sir.
 
(b) If so, the impediments towards arriving at a firm decision ?   (b) Government is still examining the various aspects of Uranium Mining.
(c) The economic benefit the State will derive out of Uranium mining ?




 
  (c)  (i) Royalty.
      (ii) Employment potential both direct and indirect.
      (iii) Development of infrastructure including roads, power, communication.
      (iv) Facilities like school, modern hospital care etc. will be extended to the nearby people by Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL).
(d) The anticipated risks of such a venture ?
 
  (d) Health and Safety hazards in case due precaution are not taken.
(e) The views of experts, impartial and knowledgeable circles in this regard ?

 
  (e) Bhabha Automic Research Centre has indicated that "At the estimated dose of 0.02 milli-sievert per year in public domain in the immediate vicinity attributable to the mining operation, no undersirable health impact is expected."

Fund released to the Sports Department

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

*203. Will the Minister in-charge, Sport & Affairs  be pleased to state:-

   

(a) The total fund released to the Department out of the total projected amount and amount utilised out of allocated fund during 2003-2004 and 2004-2005?

  (a) & (b) Sir, a statement is placed in the Table of the House.




 

(b) The fund allocated to each district and financial and physical achievements during 2003-04 and 2004-05 ?

 

Central Sponsored Scheme

Shri. J. M. MARAK

 
  Shri. B. A. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs)
*204. Will the Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development  be pleased to state:-    
(a) Whether the Central sponsored scheme "Annapurna" has been implemented in the State ?   (a) Yes, Sir, with effect from the month of January, 2002.
 
(b) If so, the progress district - wise ?   (b) As per statement.

Revenue from sale of Vegetables/Seeds

Shri. TONY CURTIS LYNGDOH
 
  Shri. H. D. R. LYNGDOH 
(Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)
*205. Will the Minister in-charge, Agriculture be pleased to state whether the Department generates revenue from the sale of vegetables/seeds ?   Yes, Sir.

 

Appointment of PS/Chairman

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister)
*206. Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state:-    
(a) The number of Parliamentary Secretaries, Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen and other dispensable political appointees in the State at present ?
 
  (a) There is no dispensable political appointees in the State at present, Sir. However, the number of Parliamentary Secretaries, Chairmen, Co-Chairmen, Vice/Deputy Chairmen are as follows :-
    1)  Parliamentary Secretaries  -  16 Nos.
2)  Chairmen/Co-Chairmen.   -  27 Nos.
3)  Vice/Deputy Chairmen      -  14 Nos.
(b) The break - up (category wise) of the salaries, perquisities and other form of financial benefits being extended to them ?   A Statement is placed on the Table of the House, Sir.



 
(c) The monthly liability of the Government on account of these appointments ?  

Collection of Royalty

Shri. S. MULIEH
 
  Smti. DEBORAH C. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Mining & Geology)

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

   
(a) The total collection of Royalty from major mineral in Jaintia Hills during the year 2000-2001 till date ?



 
  2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
 (April - January)

-
-
-
-
-
 

Rs.34,07,86,702/-
Rs.46,43,18,788/-
Rs.37,46,69,047/-
Rs.59,47,41,757/-
Rs.48,25,42,197/-
 

(b) Whether there is any proposal to hand over collection of Royalty to the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council Jowai ?

  (b) No, Sir.