MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

UN-STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Tuesday, the  5th April, 2005.

MS Rao Enquiry Committee

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Shri J. D RYMBAI
(Minister in charge Transport)

* 10. Will the Minister in charge Transport be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether the Government has received the MS Rao Enquiry Committee Report regarding alleged scam in the Meghalaya Transport Corporation?

  (a) Yes, Sir.

 

(b) If so, the major anomalies detected and action so far taken to fix responsibility?

 

(b) Sir, the M.S. Rao Inquiry Committee among other things examined the issues relating to :

    1. Collusion with spare parts supplier.
    2.

Irregularities in procurement of spare parts by MTC.

    3.
 

Irregularities in the procurement of 8 buses order during 1999 by MTC.

   

    Following submission of the report by Shri M.S. Rao, explanations were called from defaulting Officers and disciplinary action initiated thereafter.

Estimates submitted by each Divisions

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Shri H.D.R. LYNGDOH
(Minister incharge, Public Health Engineering)

*11. Will the Minister in charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state the total estimates submitted by each Division for (1) new schemes and (2) repairing works and estimates sanctioned out of the total estimates submitted and amount.

 

    The voluminous details required to provide the answer have been collected and are now being compiled/compared and verified.

 

Golden Handshake

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Shri J. D RYMBAI
(Minister in charge Transport)

* 12. Will the Minister in charge Transport be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether Golden Handshake was give to some employees of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation?

 

(a) Sir, Voluntary Retirement Scheme was given to some employees of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation.

(b) If so, how many were involved and whether these retired employees have received their retirement benefit?

 

(b) 207 (Two hundred & Seven) employees have retired under the Voluntary Scheme and all of them have received their retirement benefits.

(c) Whether the pruning of staff has helped in profitability of the Corporation?

 

 

(c) The Scheme has helped in reducing the financial burden of the Corporation. However, it will take some time before the Corporation can become profitable.

Number of employees in S.A.D.

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister in charge, Personnel & A. R.)

*13. Will the Minister in charge of Secretariat Administration be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Secretariat Administration  Department in the ranks of Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary (Community-wise)?
 

  Posts

 
Khasi & Jaintia
 
Garo

 
Others

 
Total

 
1

 
2

 
3

 
4

 
5

 
    Deputy Secretary 14
 
2
 
-
 
16
 
    Under Secretary 36 5 1 42

Slum area

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

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

   

(a) Whether any part of 21 - Mawprem Assembly Constituency has been officially declared as slum area?

 

(a) 3 (three) localities of 21 Mawprem Constituency have been declared as slum area.

(b) If so, which are the specific areas and the action take so far to improve the area?










 

 

(b) The three localities are Naspatighari, Upper Mawprem and Barapathar. Physical amenities to improve the environment were taken up and completed as per stipulated norms under the Environmental  Improvement of Urban Slum Scheme (EIUS). Subsequent, for the improvement of the basis infrastructure and socio-economic condition of the  residents of the localities, the centrally assisted and centrally sponsored schemes viz, National Slum Development Programme (NSDP) and Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) respective have been taken up and is continuing in these localities as per the felt need.

(c) The amount already spent?
 
 

(c) The amount spent for the improvement of physical amenities is Rs.44.50 lakhs approximately.

Total number of employees in the Cabinet Affairs Department

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister in charge, Cabinet Affairs)

*15. Will the Minister in charge, Cabinet Affairs be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade - IV (Community and Category-wise)?

 

  (i)


 
Officer on Special Duty (Superintendent's rank) -


 
1


 
-   Jaintia


 
(ii) U.D. Assistant - 1 -   Jaintia
(iii) L.D. Assistant - 1 -   Garo
    (iv) Typist - 1 -   Khasi
(v)
 
Peon
 
- 2 -   (both  Garo)
    Total 6 Nos.

Old Age Pension

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Dr. D. D. LAPANG
 (Chief Minister in charge, C & RD)

*16.Will the Minister in charge, Social Welfare be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether Old Age Pension scheme is in operation in the State?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 

(b) If so, the number of beneficiaries in the State and the quantum of pension granted?
 

 

(b) The number of beneficiaries in the State are 34307 and the quantum of pension granted is Rs.100/- per month per beneficiary.

(c) The eligibility criteria for such pension?   (c) The eligibility criteria are :
    (i)

The age of the applicant (male or female) shall be 65 years or higher.

    (ii)

The applicant  must be a destitute in the sense of having little or no regular means of subsistence from his/her own source of income or through financial support from family members or other sources.

    (iii)

The amount of pension is Rs.100/- per units per beneficiaries.

(d) The number of beneficiaries in 21-Mawprem Constituency?

  (d) 17 number of beneficiaries.
 

Total number of employees in the Political Department

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister  Cabinet)
* 17. Will the Minister in charge Political be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade-IV (Community and Category-wise)?

 
  32 Nos. Sir, Superintendent - 1 No. Khasi (ST)
Asstt. Superintendent - 1 No. Khasi (ST)
UD Asstt. - 8 Nos.
(5 Nos. Khasi, 3 Nos. Garos) (ST)
    LD Asstt.





 
- 9 Nos.
(6 Nos. Khasi,
1 No. Garo &
1 No. Rabha)
(ST) (1 post vacant
due to recent promotion).
    Typist
 
- 6 Nos. Khasi
(ST)
    Record Supplier
 
- 1 No.
Bihari (OBC)
    Duftry
 
- 1 No.
Khasi (ST)
    Driver
 
- 1 No.
Khasi (ST)
    Peon

- 4 Nos. (2 nos. Khasi, 1 No. Garo and 1 No. Hajong (ST)

Unemployed People

Shri Manas Choudhuri
 
  Shri SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
 (Minister in charge, Labour)

* 18. Will the Minister in charge Labour be pleased to state :-

   

(a) The number of unemployed people in the live register of Employment Exchanges in the State?

 

(a) The number of unemployed persons in the Live Register is 35,783 as on 31st March, 2004.

(b) The year wise break-up of the figures for the past five years of the growth pattern of unemployment in the State?

 

(b) The year wise break-up as per live Register for past five years are as follows :-
 

   

Year
 

 

No. of Live Register

    As on 31st March, 2000 - 37,440
    As on 31st March, 2001 - 35,887
    As on 31st March, 2002 - 38,484
    As on 31st March, 2003 - 35,805
    As on 31st March, 2004 - 35,783
(c) The number of unemployed persons who actually received employment through the Employment exchanges?   (c) The number of unemployed persons who received employment/placement are as follows :-
 
    Year
 
No. of Placement
 
   

From 1.4.99 to 31.3.2000

- 51
   

From 1.4.2000 to 31.3.2001

- 108
   

From 1.4.2001 to 31.3.2002

- 45
   

From 1.4.2002 to 31.3.2003

- 201
   

From 1.4.2003 to 31.3.2004

- 24

Total number of employees in the Personnel Department

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. D. D. LAPANG
 (Chief Minister in charge, Personnel and A.R.)

*19. Will the Minister in charge, of Personnel be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade - IV (Community and Category-wise)?

 
Posts Category Khasi & Jaintia Garo Others Total
Supdt. Grade - II 4 1 - 5
Asstt. Supdt. Grade - III 5 - - 5
UDA - do - 17 1 - 18
LDA - do - 11 1 - 12
Typist - do - 6 1 - 7
Peon Grade - IV 4 2 1 7

Electric Crematorium

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

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

   
(a) Whether the Government has received sanction for setting up of an Electric Crematorium in Shillong?











(b) If so, the amount involved of the technology selected?
 

(a) & (b) In pursuance to proposal  by the State Government, sanction of Rs.409.00 lakhs has been accorded by the Central Government, with the first installment release of Rs.204.50 lakhs, in favour of the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), a public sector for implementation of the Electric Crematorium project.

    The salient features of the project include 2 (two) electric furnaces made of high alumina refractory bricks, heating elements capable of reaching temperature varying between 650 degrees to 1110 degrees centigrade, mild steel chimney of 30 metres height with venturi scrubber or wet cyclone, and accessories for pollution control.

(c) When will the project be ready for use?
 
 

(c) The above project is expected to be completed in 18 (eighteen) months from now.

Total number of employees in the District Council Affairs Department

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Shri F. LYNGDOH
(Minister in charge, District Council Affairs)

*21. Will the Minister in charge, of District Council/Affairs  be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the ranks of Superintendent to Grade - IV - (Community and Category-wise :-

 

    Sir, the total number of employee in the District Council Affairs Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade IV are as follows :-

 

    Category wise


 

Community

Total


 

Khasi
 &
Jaintia

Garo

 

    GROUP (B) - 1 1
    GROUP (C) 6 2 8
    GRADE IV - 2 2
    GRAND TOTAL 6 5 11

Shopping Complex

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

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

   
((a) Whether all stalls at the Khyndai-Lad Urban Shopping Complex have been allotted?

(b) If not, the reason thereof?



 

 

(a) & (b). Out of 91 (ninety one) stalls, 41 (forty one) stalls have been allotted to rehabilitate holders of roadside stalls demolished. An Allotment Committee was constituted for allotment of the rest of the stalls. The Committee has submitted its recommendations recently, after screening the applications, which are under consideration of Government.

(c) The criteria for allotment of such stalls?







 
 

(c) The 41 (forty one), which have been allotted till date were meant for rehabilitation of the bonafide stall owners whose stalls, were dismantled. For the remaining 50 (fifty) stalls where new allotment is proposed, the criteria fixed inter alia are Educational Qualification, Family Income, Family size, Employment prospects, Area of residence, and Choice of trade of the applicant as also the need to give opportunity to local youth.

(d) The names of the allottees and rents fixed for each one?
 

 

(d) The name of the 41 (forty one) allottees so far is as follows and rent fixed is at the rate of Rs.35/- per sq.ft. of the area occupied.

    Sl. No. Name of Allottee
    1. A. Devi
    2. W. R. Lyngdoh
    3. B. Surong
    4. K.C. Sen
    5. K. R. Chakravarty
    6. C.R. Das
    7. S. K. Das
    8. R. Kharkongor
    9. M. Laloo
    10. Roshida Pde
    11. C. K. Kharshiing
    12. I. M. Shangpliang
    13. B. Mandal
    14. Nikhil Dey
    15. Jogesh Ch. Dey
    16. E. Kharkongor
    17. E. Nongrum
    18. S. Diengdoh
    19. K. Rapthap
    20. I.N. Kharkongor
    21. J. Nongbet
    22. B. Malik
    23. L. Warbah
    24. A. Pariat
    25. T. Malngiang
    26. M. Ahmed
    27. B. Hynniewta
    28. P. Basawmoit
    29. N. Lanong
    30. M. Shangpliang
    31. R. Warjri
    32. B. Sunn
    33. N. Cajee
    34. M. F. Marwein
    35. M. Bareh
    36. H. Lawrinniang
    37. S. K. Baruah
    38. A. K. Bani
    39. E. Syiemiong
    40. E. Marbaniang
    41. S. K. Shahoo

Total number employees in the Planning Department

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister in charge, Planning.)

*21. Will the Minister in chargeof Planning  be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the ranks of Superintendent to Grade - IV - (Community and Category-wise) :-

  Category


 

Community

Total


 
Khasi
 & Jaintia

Garo

 

    (1) Supdt.

1

- 1
    (2)Asstt. Supdt. 1 - 1
    (3) UDA 7 - 7
    (4)LDA 5 2 7
    (5) Typist 4 - 4
    (6) Peon 7 3 10

Total Number of employees in the Power Department

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)

*24. Will the Minister in charge of Power be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade - IV (Community and Category - wise)?

   
Superintendent 1 Khasi & Jaintia
Upper Division Assistants 2 - do -
Lower Division Assistants 3 - do -
Typist 1 - do -
Peon 1 - do -

Total Number of employees in the Finance Department

Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)

*25. Will the Minister in charge of Power be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade - IV (Community and Category - wise)?

 

 

    Sir, there are 135 employees in Finance Department from the rank of Supdt. to Grade IV.

    The Numbers of employees from the rank of Supdt. to Grade IV (community & category - wise) are as follows :-

    Khasi & Jaintia Garo Others Total
(1) Superintendent 4 3 Nil 7
(2) Asstt. Supdt. 6 Nil Nil 6
(3) U.D.Asstts. 42 6 2 50
(4) L.D. Asstts. 31 Nil 1 32
(5) Typist 14 1 Nil 15
(6) Grade IV 17 5 3 25
  TOTAL 114 15 6 135