MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

UNSTARRED

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Tuesday, the 12th April, 2005.

 Employees in the Meghalaya Employment generation Council

  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. D.D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister in-charge, Planning)
46.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, Planning be pleased to state the total number of employees in the office of the Meghalaya Employment Generation Council (Community and Category wise)?   The Meghalaya Employment Generation Council is no longer in existence.

 
       

Assistant Executive Engineers

       
  Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Shri B.A. SANGMA [Minister in-charge, P.W.D. (Roads)]
47.
 
Will the Minister in-charge, Public Work be pleased to state:-    

(a)


 

Whether the last Pay Commission headed by Shri J.M. Phira had recommended for creation of the post of Assistant Executive Engineer in the P.W.D.?

(a)


 

Yes, Sir.


 

(b)

If so, the action taken so far?

(b)

The matter is under, process.

(c)

 

The number of Assistant Engineers of the Department who are eligible for the Post of Assistant Executive Engineer?

(c)

 

174 (one hundred seventy four).

 
       

Employees in the Public Grievances Committee

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. D.D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister)
48.




 
Will the Minister in-charge, Planning be pleased to state the total number of employees in the office of State Level Public Grievances Committee (Community and Category- wise)?

 
  4(four) Nos. Sir.

1.  1(one) U.D. Assistant  - Khasi
2.  1(one) L.D. Assistant   - Khasi
3.  1(one) Typist               - Garo
4.  1(one) peon                 - Khasi
       

Municipal Holdings in Shillong

       
  Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Shri F. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)
49.
 
Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state:-    

(a)



 

The number of the Municipal Holdings in Shillong with area wise break-up?


 

(a)



 

Sir, the number of Holdings in Shillong is 8983 which included 8711 Private Holdings and 272 Government Holdings. Statement showing area-wise break-up of Municipal Holdings is as follows:-
 
     

 1.Private:

Area

Total nos. of holdings

Laitumkhrah

744
Upper and Lower Colony 364
Upland Road, Upper Lachumiere 360
Lummawrie 292
Dhankheti, Kharmalki, Cliff Colony 392
Umshyrpi, Chinnapatty 477
Red Cross, Keating Road 110
Quinton Road, Oakland Ward's Lake 176
Police Bazar 164
Upper Jail Road 222
Maw Nongmali, Forest Colony 200
Umsohsun, Mawkhar 235
Wahingdoh, Riatsamthiah 374
Jaiaw Shyiap, Jaiaw Pdeng 277
Jaiaw Laitdom, Jaiaw Pdeng 309
Jaiaw Langsning 220
Mission Compound, Wahthapbru 173
Sunny Hill, Quallapatty 239
Lower Mawprem 729
Upper Mawprem 377
Naspatighari, Mawprem 180
Rilbong, Kench's Trace 225
Bishnupur, Kench's Trace 473
Laban West 281
Laban East 274
Lumparing New Colony 542
Lumparing Riat Laban
 
302
________

Total:

8711

   
2. GOVERNMENT :-
 
In different Wards of Shillong Municipality

272

Grand total

8983

   
     
     

(b)

 

The current rate structure for Conservancy, Water Supply, Streetlight, House Tax, etc.?
 

(b)

 

The current rate structure is as follows:-

 

     
House Sanitation Water Lighting Total
Annual Rental Value below Rs.1000/- 4 % 3% 2% 1% 10%
Annual Rental Value above Rs.1000/- below 3000/- 4% 3% 3% 1% 11%
Annual Rental Value above Rs.3000/- below Rs.6000/- 4% 4% 4% 2% 14%
Annual Rental Value above Rs.6000/- Rs10,000/- 4% 4% 8% 2% 18%
Annual Rental Value exceeding Rs.10,000/- 6% 4% 10% 2% 22%
Government Establishment 16% 10% 10% 4% 40%
 
     
     
     

(c)






 

The backlog of rate payment by the Holdings Occupants?



 

 

(c)




 

 

Sir, the total backlog of payment till March, 2005 is Rs.40,18,299.89 (Rupees Forty Lakhs Eighteen thousand Two hundred Ninety Nine and paise Eighty Nine) only which includes Rs.22,40,004.00 (Rupees Twenty Two Lakhs Forty thousand and four) only from civil station and Rs.17,78,295.89 (Rupees Seventeen lakhs Seventy Eight thousand Two hundred Ninety Five and paise Eighty Nine) only from private holdings.
       

Employees in the State Planning Board

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. D.D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister in-charge, Planning)
50.



 
Will the Minister in-charge, Planning be pleased to state the total number of employees in the office of State Planning Board (Community and Category-wise)?
 
   
     

Category

Number

Community

   

Khasi

Garo

Others

Grade I
(1) Special officer & Ex-Officio Under Secretary.

1

1

-

-

(2) Private Secretary.

1

1

-

-

(3) Research Officer.

2

2

-

-

Grade II
(1) Research Assistant.

1

1

-

-

(2) Assistant Superintendent

1

1

-

-

Grade III
(1) U.D. Asst.
(2) LDA/Typist
(3) Personel Asst.
(4) Driver

2

5
5

10

2

4
4

5

-

1
1

1

-

-
-

4
Grade IV
Peon

26

16

10

-

Total

54

37

13

4

     
     
     
       

Shillong Banking Corporation

       
  Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Revenue)
51.
 
Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state :-    

(a)

 

Whether the Government is aware that Shillong Banking Corporation Ltd. has remain defunct for over fifty years?

(a)

 

Yes, Sir.

 

(b)

 

Whether the Government is aware that the Said Corporation is under along process of liquidation?
 

(b)

 

Yes, Sir

 

(c)
 

Whether the Government is aware that the High Court has appointed the Liquidator?

(c)
 

Yes, Sir.
 

(d)
 

If so, the action the official Liquidator has taken to complete the process of Liquidation?

(d)
 

necessary action as per extant Rules and Procedures.
 

(e)

 

Whether the Government expedite the process after probing into the action/inaction of the Liquidator?

(e)

 

Government will take up the matter for early disposal and resolution of the matter.
 
       

Employees in the Zilla Sainik Board

       
  Shri B.G.MOMIN
 
  Shri H.D.R.LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, G.A.D.)
52.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, General Administration be pleased to state the number of employees in the office of the Zilla Sainik Board (Community and Category-wise)   Sir, the total number of employees in the Zilla Sainik Welfare Board are -8 (eight)

 
     
Category Khasi &Jaintia Garo Others
U.D.A. 1 - -
L.D.A. 1 1 1
Welfare      
Organiser - 1 -
Tura      
Peon 1 - -
Chowkidar - - 1
Cleaner 1 - -
       
     
     
     
       

Schorlarship to ST Students

       
  Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Dr. MUKUL SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Education)
53.
 
Will the Minister in-charge, Education be pleased to state :-    

(a)
 

Whether the Government has discontinued Schorlarships to ST Students at School level?

(a)
 

No, Sir.
 

(b)

If so, the reason thereof?

(b)

Does not arise in view of (a) above.
       

Employees in Horticulture Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Shri H.D.R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Horticulture)
54.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, Horticulture be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade-IV (Community and Category-wise)?   174


 
     
  Khasi Jaintia Garo Others Total
i) Grade-II

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

ii) Grade-     III

16

10

13

10

49

iii) Grade-      IV  

38

29

33

25

125

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54

39

46

35

174

           
     
     
     
       

Deplorable sanitation

       
  Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
  Shri F. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)
55.
 
Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state:-    

(a)



 

Whether the Government is aware that sanitation is in a deplorable state in T.B. Hospital Area, Barapathar, Naspatigari and the adjoining areas?

 
(a)



 
Yes, Sir. Although conservancy staff of Shillong Municipal Board has been deployed in Barapathar, Naspatighari and adjoining areas, the sanitary condition is not quite satisfactory in these areas. The area around TB Hospital falls under the jurisdiction of Shillong Cantonment Board.

(b)


 

The number of Sweepers, Sanitary Inspectors and Supervisors posted in these areas?

 

(b)


 

Sir, 1(one) Sanitary Inspector, 1(one) Head Jamadar, 33(thirty three) Sweepers and 4(four) Mazdoors have been deployed for regular cleaning/ sweeping in these areas.

(c)

 



 


 

 

Whether the Government has any plan to convert service latrine into sanitary latrines in these areas?









 

(c)










 

Sir, Shillong Municipal Board has discontinued the practice of scavenging since the year 2000. Subsequently, all residences having service latrines were asked to convert to sanitary types. Schemes for converting service latrines to low cost pour flush type were also implemented in municipal area both through subsidy as well as subsidy and loan. However, there are cases of latrines which discharge directly to public drains etc., and in the above mentioned areas 58 such cases were defected and notice served whereafter 15 have converted. In case there is a requirement and the residents agree to avail loans, a scheme can be prepared for the locality.
       

Employees in the Weight & Measures Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Shri B.A. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Weights and Measures)
56.



 
Will the Minister in-charge, Weight & Measures 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, the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade IV is 74 as shown below:-

 
     

Directorate Level.

Grade

Khasi & Jaintia

Garo

Others

Total

III

10

-

2

12

IV

11

-

-

11

     

Total =

23

District Level

Grade

Khasi & Jaintia

Garo

Others

Total

III

8

5

-

13

IV

22

16

-

38

     

Total =

51

     
     
       
       

Employees in the Community & Rural Development Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN

 
  Dr. D.D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development)
57.



 
Will the Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development 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, the total number of employees in Community & Rural Development Department is 21 (twenty one) as per statement placed on the Table of the House.

 
       

Employees in the Soil Conservation Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Shri M.N. MUKHIM
(Minister in-charge, Soil Conservation)
58.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, Soil Conservation be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade-IV (Community and Category-wise)?   The total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent are as follows:-

 
     

Designation

Nos

Community Wise

Superintendent 1 No. Khasi
U.D.A 2 No. Khasi
L.D.A 2 No. Khasi
Typist 1 No. Khasi
Grade-IV 1 No. Garo
     
     
       
       

Employees in the Fishery Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Shri FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Fisheries)
59.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, Fishery be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade-IV (Community and Category-wise)?    
       
       
     
Total employees Community
 
Category
 
   
249 Nos. Khasi = Grade -II =   4 Nos.
  126 Nos. Grade -III = 59 Nos.
    Grade -IV = 63 Nos.
         
  Jaintia = Grade -II =   1 No.
  38 Nos. Grade -III = 21 Nos.
    Grade -IV = 16 Nos.
         
  Garo = Grade -II =   4 Nos.
  74 Nos. Grade -III = 38 Nos.
    Grade -IV = 32 Nos.
         
  Nepali = Grade -III = 1 No.
  2 Nos. Grade -IV = 1 No.
         
  Bengali = Grade -III = 1 No.
  1 No.      
         
  Behari = Grade -IV = 1 No.
  1 No.      
         
  Rabha = Grade -III = 1 No.
  2 Nos. Grade -IV = 1 No.
         
  Koch = Grade -IV = 2 Nos.
  2 Nos.      
         
  Hajong = Grade -IV = 3 Nos.
  3 Nos.      
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Total = 249 Nos

       
       

Employees in the Mining & Geology Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Smti. D.C.MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Mining & Geology)
60.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, Mining & Goelogy be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade -IV (Community and Category-wise)?   The total number of employees in the Mining and Geology Department is 6(six) numbers.

 
     

CATEGORY WISE

 

COMMUNITY

Superintendent -1

Khasi

U.D. Assistant -1

Garo

LD. Assistant -2

Khasi

Typist -1

Jaintia

Peon -1

Khasi

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TOTAL =

-6 Nos.  
     
     
     
       
       

Employees in the Co-operation Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Shri PAUL LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Co-operation)
61.


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

Name of the posts
 

No. of sanctioned Posts.

Khasi
 

Garo
 

Others
 

Vacants
 

1. Superintendent 1 1 - - -
2. U.D. Assistant 3 3 - - -
3. L.D. Assistant 3 1 - 1 1
4. Typist 1 1 - - -
5. Peon 1 - 1 - -
       
       

Employees in the Tourism Department

       
  Shri B.G.MOMIN
 
  Smti. D.C.MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Tourism)
62.


 
Will the Minister in-charge tourism be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade-IV (Community and Category-wise)?   The total number of employees in the Tourism Department are as follows:-

 

           1. Superintendent

-

1. No.

-

Khasi

2. U.D.A.

-

2 Nos.

-

 1 Khasi

  1 Jaintia

3. L.D.A.

-

3 Nos.

-

2 Khasis

1 Garo

4. Typist

-

1 No

-

Khasi

5. Peon

-

1 No

-

Khasi

       
       

Employees in Arts & Culture Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Smti. D.C. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Arts & Culture)
63.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, Arts and Culture be pleased to state the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade -IV (Community and Category-wise)?   The total number of employees in Arts & Culture
 Department is 9(nine) (Statement enclosed)

 
       
       

Employees in the Irrigation Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Shri H.D.R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Irrigation)
64.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, Irrigation 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, the total number of employees in the Department from the rank of Superintendent to Grade -IV (Community and Category-wise) are as follows:-
 

Sl. No.

Category

Total No.

 

Communities

     

Khasi

Jaintia

Garo

Other

1.

Grade -III

415

196

62

98

59

2.

Grade -IV

167

72

19

61

15

 

Total

582

268

81

159

74

       
       

Employees in the Revenue Department

       
  Shri B.G. MOMIN
 
  Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Revenue)
65.


 
Will the Minister in-charge, Revenue be pleased to state the total number of employees in the office of the Meghalaya Board of Revenue (Community and Category-wise)?   Sir, the total number of employees in the Meghalaya Board of Revenue (Community and Category - wise) is placed on the Table of the House.