MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Tuesday, the 22nd March, 2005.

Filling up of Vacant Posts
 
Shri K. SUSNGI  Dr. MUKUL SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Education)
*91. Will the Minister in-charge, Education be pleased to state :-  
(a) The number of vacant post of the primary teachers , district wise which are yet to be filled up in the state till date?



 

 (a) The number of vacant posts of Primary School teachers District-wise is as follows:-
      i) East Khasi  Hills    - 22
      ii) West Khasi Hills   - 27
     iii)  Jaintia Hills           - 50
     iv) Ri-Bhoi                -  20
     v) west Garo Hills      - 46
     vi) South Garo Hills   - 12
    vii) East Garo Hills     -  31
          TOTAL            -   214
        
(b) whether the Government is contemplating to fill up the vacancies?

 

(b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) If So, when? (c) The Government have taken necessary steps  to fill up the vacancies as early as possible.
(d) If the answer to (b) above is in the negative the reason thereof? (d) Does not arise in view of (b) above.
 

Payment of P.W.D. Contractors
 
Shri P. T. SAWKMIE  Shri BRENING SANGMA, 
[Minister in-charge, P.W.D. (Roads)]
*92. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state whether it is fact that most the P.W.D.  contractors are not getting payment?   The information is being collected.

 

 
Tour Outside the State
 
*93. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-  
(a) Whether the class I Officer required Chief Minister's approval for undertaking tour outside the State? (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) If so, since when?  (b) Does not arise.
(c) If not, the reason thereof? (c) The approval of the Chief Secretary and the Minister (s) Concerned is required.

BPL Family Identity cards
 
Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
 Shri. BRENNING SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Food & civil supplies)
(a) as per department norms the number of people in the State below Poverty Line?

(a) The number of BPL families covered under TPDS in the state as follows :-
                    BPL -  1,40,900
                   AAY -     42,100
                Total    -  1,83,000
(b) How many have been issued BPL Family Identity Cards so far?
 
 (b)          BPL    - 1,40,900
                AAY  -     42,100
               Total   -  1,83,000
(c) The primary responsibility to issue such cards so far?
 (c) The Deputy Commissioner/ sub Divisional Officers issued the cards after the process of identification has been completed.
(d) The procedure for obtaining such cards?

 (d) The deserving families are first identified by the Deputy Commissioner/sub Divisional officers through the DRDAs and BDOs or Municipal authorities in case of Shillong Municipality. There after BPL cards are issued to the identified families?
 
 
South Division Jowai
 
Shri. S. MULIEH
 
 Shri. BRENNING SANGMA,
[Minister in-charge, P.W.D. (Roads)]
*95. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads) be pleased to state:-  
(a) whether it is a fact that Government has empower Shri Phimoris Pariat, Junior engineer Public works Department, South Division, Jowai to allot work to the contractor without calling tender? (a) No, Sir.


 
(b) If so, since when and  the reason thereof?  (b) Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above, Sir.
 
Revenue Receipts Expenditure
 
Shri BENNINSTAND G. MOMIN
 
 Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Finance )
*96.  Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state :-  
(a) The total Revenue Receipts of State Government from all sources including borrowings and expenditure incurred during 2003-04 and 2004-05?   (a) Sir, the Total Receipts of state Government from all sources including borrowing is Rs.1787,14 crores during 2003- 2004 (actuals) and Rs.1977.92 crores during 2004-2005(B.E.) and the expenditure incurred is Rs.1820.85 crores during 2003-2004(actuals) and Rs.2062.71 crores during 2004-2005 (B.E.).
(b) The outstanding Debt Services and accumulated rates of interest?

(b) The Outstanding Debt as on 31-3-2004 is Rs. 1714.65 crores. there is no accumulated interest as it is paid timely and regularly. The estimate amount of interest payable during 2004-2005 against the outstanding loan as above is Rs.194.59 crores (B.E).

P.W.D. Schemes
 
Shri P.T. SAWKMIE
 

 

 Shri . BRENNING SANGMA,
[Minister in-charge, P.W.D. (Roads)]
*97.  Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works be pleased to state :-  
(a) Whether it is fact that most of the P.W.D. Schemes have not been sanctioned for the whole of West Khasi Hills?  (a) The sanction of the schemes are still under process, Sir.

 
(b) If so, the reason thereof ?  (b) Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above, Sir.
(c) The number of scheme Constituency - wise?  (c) Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above, Sir.


Local Suppliers
 

Shi P.M. SYIEM
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)
*98. Will the  Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state :-  
 (a) Whether it is fact that during 2004-05 supply order amounting to Rs.33.00 crores had been issued suppliers?  (a) Yes, about 32 crores.

 
 (b) If so, the name and amount allotted against each?  (b) A statement is placed on the table of the House.


Water Supply Schemes
 

 Shri S. MULIEH
 
 Shri. H.D.R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)
*99.Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state :-  
 (a) When will the Chyrmang Water Supply Scheme be  commissioned?
 (b) When will the Combine Water Supply Scheme of Sohminting - Pynthorlangtien be commissioned?

(c) When will the Iongnoh Water supply Scheme be commissioned?

(d) When will the Khliehtyrshi Water Supply Scheme be commissioned?

 (a), (b), (c), & (d). The expected schedule of commissioning of the four Water Supply Schemes in Jaintia Hills District is as follows :-
 
Sl. No.

 Name of  Water Supply
 

 Commission Date

1.  Chyrmang June,2005.
2.  Sohmynting-Pynthorlangtien May,2005.
3.  Iongnoh May,2005.
4.  Khliehtyrshi April,2005.


Funds to the District
 

Shri BENNINSTAND G. MOMIN
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Finance)
*100.  Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state, the Principle/ Procedure followed by the State Government while allotting funds to the  Districts?
 Sir, Finance Department allots funds to the Administrative Departments on the basis of their demands after examining the availability of resources. Allotment of funds under the State Plan is determined by the Planning Department with the approval of Planning Commission. Allotment of Funds to the Departments, who are the Budget Controlling Authority, in accordance with the budget provisions earmarked for the districts.


Representation from N.G.Os.
 

Shri K. SUSNGI
 
Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister in-charge, Personnel)
*101. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state:-  
(a) Whether it is fact that Government has received representations from various NGOs of Jaintia Hills demanding 30 percent Government job reservation for the people of Jaintia Hills District? (a) Yes, Sir.


 
(b) If so, the decision taken thereof?
 
 (b) The entire matter relating to the Reservation Policy is under Examination.

Registration as Suppliers
 
Shri P.M. SYIEM
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)

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

 
(a) How many local  youths has applied registration with the Board as suppliers?  (a) Sir, 175nos., of Local youths  applied for registration as suppliers. 46 nos., applied for Large and 129 nos., applied for small.
(b) Out of the total applications how many application had been considered upto - date?  (b) 101nos., application had been considered.25 nos., as large and 76nos., as small.
 
Slum areas
 
Shri S. MULIEH
 
 
 Shri F. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, urban Affairs)
*103. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state:-  
 (a) The number of slum areas identified and declared by the Government of Jowai?  (a) Urban Affairs Department has so far identified 9 (nine) slum areas in Jowai out of which 8 (eight) slum areas have been notified.
 (b) Whether any  schemes have been taken up for the slum areas in Jowai?

(b) Schemes have been taken up for the improvement of basic infrastructure and provision of social inputs in all the 9(nine) slum areas under environmental Improvement of Urban Slum (EIUS), National Slum Development Programme (NSDP) and Swarna jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY).
(c) The name of the schemes and the amount sanctioned/ recommended during the year 2000-2001 till date under National Slum Development Programme?







(c) Sanctions under National Slum development Programme from the year 2000-2001 till date are as follows:-
 
2000-2001
 
Provision of Physical amenities  Rs.6,50,000.00
 
2001-2002  NIL  
2002-2003
 
Provision of Physical amenities Rs.9,00,000.00
 
2003-2004
 
Provision of Physical amenities Rs.9,00,000.00
 
2004-2005
 
Provision of Physical amenities Rs.9,34,189.00
 


ANY contractor Work
 

Shri BENINSTAND G. MOMIN
 
Shri. BRENNING A. SANGMA,
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]
*104. Will the Minister in-charge, Public works (R&B) be pleased to stand:-  
(a) Whether calling of tender of ANY contract work is mandatory?  (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer is in the affirmative the permissible time for (1) Normal and (2) Emergent tenders?  (b) Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above, Sir.
 

Billing of Electricity
 
Shri K. SUSNGI
 
  Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)
*105. Will the Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state :-  
(a) Whether it is fact that the billing of electricity  in rural villages are not charge as per the meter reading?  (a) Sir, wherever metres are installed and are functioning, bills are served on the basis of meter reading. If a meter is not installed  or is mal-functioning etc. billing is done on average or assessment basis.
(b) If the answer to (a) is in the affirmative, the mechanism on which the billing is justified?


(b) (i) In case where the installed meter is defective/ stopped, energy consumption for a particular month is determined/ calculated by taking the average of preceding consecutive 3 months consumption.
    (ii) In case where there is a un-metered supply or the installed meter is defective/stopped and where average consumption cannot computed, energy consumption is assessed by a formula.

Fertilizers supplied to farmers
 
Shri. P. T. SAWKMIE
 

 

 Shri H. D. R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Agriculture)
*106. Will the Minister in-charge, Agriculture be pleased to state the type of fertilizer the Department supply to the farmer of the State?



 

 

Sir,
The type of fertilizers are :-
1. Urea
2. Ammonioum Sulphate (AS)
3. Di-Ammonioum Sulphate (DAP)
4. Single Super Phospate (SSP)
5. Muriate of Potash (MOP).


Construction of Tourist Spot
 

Shri S. MULIEH
 
 Smti.  D. C. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Tourism)
*107. Will the Minister in-charge, Tourism be pleased to state :-  
(a) the major new schemes the Government proposed for construction of tourist spot in Jaintia Hills District to attract Tourist in the District? (a) State Government is examining mooting of proposals to union Ministry of Tourism for improvement of two Temples and the lake at Nartiang and infrastructure provision in two location at Jowai.
(b) If not, the reason thereof? (b) Does not arise in view of reply to part (a) above.


Sanctioned Scheme/Project
 

Shri. BENINSTAND G. MOMIN
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-Charge, Finance)
*108. Will the Minister in-charge  Finance be pleased to state, whether a scheme/project sanctioned can de-sanctioned?  Yes, Sir. Schemes can be de-sanctioned in certain specific circumstances.
 


Banks in the State
 

 Shri. P.T. SAWKMIE
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-Charge, Finance)
*109. Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state:-  
(a) The Numbers of banks in the state? (a) There are 17.Nos. of Banks in the State, Sir.
(b) The number of banks which fully sponsor the un-employed youth and un-educated youth? (b) Sir, all nationalised, Co-operative and Rural Bank which operate in the State.
(c) whether it is fact that most of the banks, invested our money in other part of the country?
(c) Sir, the deployment of money by the banks is normally done in the form of loans sanctioned to the borrowers and investment in RBI/ Govt. bonds, etc. The management of the funds at the banks are centrally administered by their respective Head Quarters/Head Office located outside Meghalaya.


Appointment of A.E/J.E
 

Shri P. T. SAWKMIE
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-Charge, Finance)
*110. Will the  Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state :-  
(a) Whether it is a fact that MeSEB had appointed recently over 130 local youths as Assistant Engineers and Junior Engineers?  (a) Yes, Sir. Altogether 141 candidates have been appointed as Assistant Engineers? Junior Engineers (Elec/Civil) during 2004.
 
(b) If so, the name of appointed Assistant Engineers and Junior Engineers?  (b) Sir,  a statement showing the names of the newly appointed Assistant Engineers/Junior Engineers (Elect/Civil) are placed on the table of the House.
 
Allocation of Work
 
Shri S. MULIEH
 
Shri BRENNING A. SANGMA
[Minister in-charge P.W.D. (Roads)]

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

 
(a) Whether it is a fact that the Executive Engineer Public Works Department (Road) Central division, Jowai allotted work to contractors with out calling tenders? (a) Yes, Sir.

 
(b) If so, since when and the reason thereof?   (b) In the month of February, 2005 one work of damaged culvert was taken up due to emergency.


Earmarked for  districts
 

Shri. P. T. SAWKMIE
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Finance)
*112. Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state the amount earmarked for each district?






 

     Sir, the amounts proposed in the Budget are for the respective Autonomous District Council areas, and not district wise. The amounts earmarked are as follows:-

Khasi Hills District including Ri-Bhoi Rs.589,80,28,559
 
Jaintia Hills District Rs.186,43,04,023
Garo Hills District Rs.457,66,63,541
Total Rs.1233,89,95,123


  Rural Electrification
 

Shri. P. M. SYIEM
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)
*113. Will the Minister in-charge Power be pleased to state :-  
(a)  The names of villages taken up foe construction of Line and Sub-stations under different schemes i.e. Rural Electrification, Non-Lapsable Central Pool, State Plan Scheme during 2003-04, 2004-05.  (a) Sir. The Statement showing the names of villages where electrification works had been taken up are enclosed at Appendix-A (Annexure- I to VII) for RE Schemes. Appendix-B for DMP, state Plan and NLCPR.
(b) The names of the contractors and the amount of Tender allotted against each?
 (b) The Statements Showing the name of contractor and the amount of tender allotted against each are enclosed at Appendix-A (Annexure-VIII) for RE Schemes and at Appendix-B for DMP, State Plan and NLCPR.

 
Length of Roads
 

Shri. BENINSTAND G. MOMIN
 
Shri BRENNING A. SANGMA
[Minister in-charge P.W.D. (Roads)]
*114.  Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (R&B) be pleased to state:   
(a) The total length of National Highways in the State (District wise) and funds released to each Division during 2003-04 and 2004-05? (a) Total Length of National Highway in Meghalaya as on 31.03.2004
 
         
SL.
No.

DISTRICTS
 

LENGTH UNDER P.W.D. LENGTH UNDER BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION

TOTAL LENGTH.
 

1. East Khasi Hills 158.366Km. - 158.366 Km
2. West Khasi Hills 66.464 Km. - 66.464 Km.
3. Ri-Bhoi District 65.00 Km - 65.00 Km
4. Jaintia Hills 76.992 Km 104.36 Km 181.352 Km
5. West Garo Hills 104.282 Km

-

104.282 Km
6. East Garo Hills 28.18 Km 64.40 Km. 92.58 Km
7. South Garo Hills 107.00 Km 18.00 Km 125.00 Km
  TOTAL 606.284 Km  186.76 Km 793.044 Km


THE TOTAL RELEASE OF FUND TO EACH DIVISION DURING THE YEAR 2003-04 AND 2004-05 FOR IMPROVEMENT WORKS OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS.
 

Sl. No.
 
NAME OF DIVISION
 
FUND RELEASE DURING  THE YEAR 2003-04 FUND RELEASE DURING  THE YEAR 2004-05(up-to-date)
1. National Highway Division Shillong. Rs.1319.05 lakhs Rs.606.00 lakhs
2. Jowai Central Division Rs.879.99 lakhs Rs.338.00 lakhs
3. NH Cum Tura Central Division Tura Rs.1117.99 lakhs Rs.788.00 lakhs
4.

 
NH-Bye Pass Division Shillong,

 
Rs.153.63 lakhs
for payment of
land compensation.
NIL

 
5. Baghmara Division Baghmara Rs.529.99 lakhs Rs.610.88 lakhs
    Rs.4000.65 lakhs Rs.2342.88 lakhs


FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS
 

Sl. No.
 

NAME OF DIVISION
 

FUND RELEASE DURING  THE YEAR 2003-04 FUND RELEASE DURING  THE YEAR 2004-05(up-to-date)
1. National Highway Division Rs.195.31 lakhs Rs.363.56 lakhs
2. Jowai Central Division Rs.307.23 lakhs Rs.305.84 lakhs
3. NH Cum Tura Central Division Tura Rs.205.37 lakhs Rs.216.72 lakhs
4. Baghmara Division Baghmara Rs.235.52 lakhs Rs.279.56 lakhs
  Grand Total
 
Rs.943.43 lakhs
 
Rs.1165.68 lakhs
 
(b) The total length of NEC roads in the  state (Districts wise) and funds released to each NEC Division during 2003-04 and 2004-05?

 

(b) The total length of NEC roads in the State of Meghalaya (District -Wise).
 

Sl. No.

 DISTRICTS

TOTAL LENGTH

1.  Jaintia Hills District  193.00Km.
2.  East Khasi Hills  NIL
3.  West Khasi Hills  190.685 Km.
4.  Ri- Bhoi District  142.00 Km.
5.  East Garo Hills  30.03 Km.
6.  East Garo Hills  196.10 Km.
7.  South Garo Hills  NIL
   TOTAL  751.815 Km.
(b) THE FUNDS RELEASED TO EACH DIVISION DURING 2003-04 AND 2004-05 ARE : RUPEES IN LAKHS.
 FUNDS RELEASED
  2003-04 2004-05
 DIVISION Original works Maintenance works

Total

Original works Maintenance works Total
Nongpoh Division 368.00 10.00 378.00 420.00 15050 435.50
Mairang Division 87.00  27.50 114.50 126.90 - 126.90
Nongstoin Division 165.00 83.975 248.975 200.00 60.00 260.00
North Jowai Division 40.00 30.00 70.00 2.50 90.00 92.50
NEC Jowai 27.00 - 27.00 7.00 24.00 31.00
NEC Tura 425.00 253.00 678.00 - 155.00 155.00
Williamnagar Division 9.00 18.00 27.00 1.70 2.40 4.10
Jowai South Division 7.65 - 7.65 - - -
Umsning Division 9.56 16.50 26.06 370.00 17.00 387.00
Barengapara Division 7.50 - 7.50 - 25.00 25.00
Sohra Division 17.00 - 17.00 - - -
TOTAL 1162.71 438.975 1601.685 1128.10 388.90 1517.00
(c)  The total length of state PWD roads in the State (districts-wise)?  (c) Total length of State PWD Road in the State (District-wise) as on 31.03.2004
SL. NO.

DISTRICTS

 TOTAL LENGTH

1.  East Garo Hills 516.904 Km.
2.  West Garo Hills 1252.946 Km
3.  South Garo Hills 339.90 Km.
4.  East Khasi Hills 1582.717 Km.
5.  Ri-Bhoi District 828.017 Km.
6.  West Khasi Hills 1274.700 Km
7.  Jaintia Hills 1446.879 Km
  TOTAL 7242.063 Km.