MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

WINTER SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Monday, the 11th December, 2006.

Encroachment by Assam Police

Shri H. S. LYNGDOH
 

Shri J. D. RYMBAI
(Chief Minister in-charge,  Political )

*1.

Will the Minister in-charge,  Revenue be pleased to state :-  
(a) Whether the Government has settled the Inter State boundary with Assam ? (a) No, Sir.
(b)

Whether the Government is aware of the dismantling of the Khasi houses in Langpih area of Raid Nongmynsaw by the Assam Police in the month of October and November, 2006 ? (b) No, Sir.

 
(c)
Whether the Government has done anything on the complaint by the Sardar Riangsih elaka on the encroachment of Assam Police into that area of West Khasi Hills ? (c) Yes, Sir.

Manning of Water Supply Schemes

Shri S. MULIEH
 
Shri PRESTONE TYNSONG
(Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

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

 
(a) Whether the Government is aware that many sanctioned and functional Water Supply Scheme in the State, are without any employees or Muster Roll labourers to man the schemes ? (a) Yes, Sir.
(b) If so, the detail of the steps taken so far in this regard ?




 
(b) Sir, the Department is contemplating to hand over completed water supply schemes to village committees for future maintenance as per norms of Government of India. Hence, engaging new Muster Roll labourers to maintain completed water supply schemes has become difficult. Further, financial constraint is also a major factor for engaging new Muster Roll labourers.

Construction of New Bridge at Umngot River

Shri K. K. DKHAR
 
Shri B. A. SANGMA
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]
*3.Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works  be pleased to  state :-  
(a) Whether the Project for construction of a new bridge over Umngot river at Dawki has been shelved by the Government ? (a) No, Sir.

 
(b )If so, the reasons thereof ? (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above, Sir.
(c) If not, the reasons for the delay in implementing the project ?

(c) Revised Estimate based on the tendered rate of the only qualified bidder was submitted to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, New Delhi but the Ministry did not agree to the same and decided not to approve the Revised Estimate. It has also been decided by them to shift the new bridge site further down stream in order to get better approaches to the bridge and also to avoid effect of blasting on the existing suspension bridge during construction. This has delayed implementation of the project.

Ex-Gratia Payment 

Shri T.D. SHIRA
 
Shri MARTLE N. MUKHIM
(Minister in-charge Forest & Environment)
*4. Will the Minister in-charge,  Forest and Environment  be pleased to state the amount of ex-gratia payment made to the victims of wild elephants depredation during the year 2000 to 2005 Block wise with names and address of the beneficiaries in East Garo Hills ? The number of beneficiaries in East Garo Hills during the financial year 2000-01 to 2004-05 are as follows :-



 

Financial year

Block

No. of beneficiaries

Amount

  2000-01 NIL NIL NIL
  2000-02 NIL NIL NIL

  2002-03

  1. Resubelpara CD Block 26 nos. Rs.  34,600/-
    2. Samanda CD Block 79 nos. Rs.  98,850/-
   3. Rongjeng  CD Block 3 nos. Rs.    4,480/-
    4. Songsak  CD Block 1 no. Rs.  38,311/-
      Rs.1,76,241/-

Financial year

Block

No. of beneficiaries

Amount

  2003-04

 1. Resubelpara CD Block

3 nos. Rs.  1,02,900/-
   2. Samanda CD Block 8 nos. Rs.     14,500/-
   3. Rongjeng  CD Block 2 nos. Rs.   1,03,000/-
 4. Songsak  CD Block NIL NIL
     

Rs.2,20,400/-

Financial year

Block

No. of beneficiaries

Amount

  2004-05

 1. Resubelpara CD Block

55 nos. Rs.  2,31,900/-
   2. Samanda CD Block 24 nos. Rs.    48,750/-
   3. Rongjeng  CD Block 10 nos. Rs.     7,800/-
   4. Songsak  CD Block  9 nos. Rs.2,41,800/-
      Rs.5,30,250/-

 Names of beneficiaries is placed on the Table of the House.

Shri P. T. SAWKMIE

Smti. I. LYNGDOH
(Chief Minister in-charge,  Community & Rural Development )

*5.

 

Will the Minister in-charge, Political be pleased to state the measures taken by the Government to reduce poverty in the State ? Sir, the measures taken by the Government to reduce poverty in the rural areas of the State are by implementing various Poverty alleviation programme like :-
  (1) Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY)
  (2) Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY)
  (3) Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)
  (4) National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
  (5) Special Rural Works Programme (SRWP)
  (6) National Old Age Pension Scheme
  (7) National Family Benefit Scheme
  (8) Community Development Schemes (CD)
  (9)
 

Special Programme for Assistance to Small Farmers and Marginal Farmers under Community & Rural Development Department (ASF/MF)

Repairing of Roads

Shri A.L.HEK

Shri B.A. SANGMA [(Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]

*6.



 

Will the Minister in-charge,  Public works (Roads) be pleased to state the steps taken by the Department to repair all the roads that are in a dilapidated condition within Pynthorumkhrah Constituency ? Repair to the roads under Pynthorumkhrah Constituency will be taken as per availability of funds under Non Plan, Sir.

Villages under the APDRP Schemes

Shri BOLDNESS L. NONGUM
 

Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)

*7.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state :-  
(a)
 
The name of Villages in West Khasi Hills included under the APDRP Schemes? (a) A Statement is placed on the Table of the House.
 
(b)
 
Whether the above villages have been electrified? (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c)
 
If the answer is in the negative, the reasons thereof? (c) Does not arise in view of (b) above.
 

Provision of Employment

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 

Shri E. D. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Labour)

*8.

Will the Minister in-charge, Labour be pleased to state :-  
(a)

 
The number of jobs State Government and its Undertakings provided during the past five years, year-wise ? (a) The information is being collected.

 
(b)
 
Whether all these employment are routed through the Employment Exchanges ? (b) No.
 

Schemes and Projects Financed by the Government of India

Shri H. S. LYNGDOH
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Finance)

*9.

Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state :-  
(a)

 
The Schemes and Projects that have been financed by the Government of India in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 ? (a), (b) & (c).
Sir, A Statement is placed on the Table of the House.
(b)
 
The amount sanctioned by the Government of India in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 ?
(c)
 
The schemes that have been implemented from the non lapsable grant in 2005-2006?

Upgradation of Khliehriat Civil Sub-Division

Shri S. MULIEH
 
Shri R.G. LYNGDOH
[Minister in-charge, Home (Police)]
*10. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state:-
(a)


 
Whether the Government is aware of the long pending demand of the public for upgradation of a Khliehriat Sub-Division into a Civil District in Jaintia Hills? (a) Yes, Sir.


 
(b)


 
If so the detail of the steps taken so far in this regards?

 
(b) A proposal was submitted to the 12th (twelfth) Finance Commission for upgrading 2 (two) Civil Sub-Division to District. However, no award was made by the 12th (twelfth) Finance Commission

Committees on Indo-Bangladesh Border Fencing

Shri K.K. DKHAR
 
Shri J.D. RYMBAI
(Chief Minister)

*11.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Home (Police) be pleased to state :-  
(a)

 
Whether fencing works in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills Sectors along the Indo-Bangladesh Borders has been kept in abeyance ? (a) Sir, in sensitive areas where there is opposition from Local people,  construction of fencing has been kept in abeyance till the matter is sorted out.
(b)

 
Whether it is also a fact that a Committee has been constituted by the Government for the purpose? (b) Yes, Sir.

 
(c)



 
If reply to (b) above is in the affirmative, the composition of the Committee and its terms of references ?

 
(c) The Deputy Chief Minister as Chairman, 15 (fifteen) Members including all the concerned MLAs, the Chief Secretary and officials of the concerned Departments.
      The Committee will look into grievances relating to the fencing of Indo-Bangladesh Border.

Appointment on Compassionate Ground

Shri T. D. SHIRA
 
Shri SENGRAN SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Cooperation)

*12.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Cooperation be pleased to state :-  
(a)
 
Whether the appointment on Compassionate ground has been stopped ? (a) No, Sir.
 
(b)

 
If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative, since when it was stopped and the reasons thereof ? (b) Does not arise, in view of (a) above.

 

Encroachment of Land

Shri P. T. SAWKMIE

 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Revenue & Disaster Management)

*13.


 

Will the Minister in-charge, Revenue be pleased to state how many acres of land has been encroached by Assam in the areas bordering Meghalaya ? Actual Physical demarcation of the Inter-State Boundary is required before any assessment can be made of the area of encroachment, if any.
 

Widening the Existing Road Network

Shri A.L.HEK
 

Shri B.A. SANGMA
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]

*14.



 

Will the Minister in-charge,  Public works (Roads) be pleased to state the steps taken by the Department to widen the existing road network within Shillong city ?
 
Sir, during the year 2005-2006, 10(ten) Nos. of Schemes amounting to Rs.10,33,32,000.00 (Rupees Ten crores thirty three lakhs thirty two thousand) only have been sanctioned by the Government and the works are under different stages of implementation.

NLCPR Scheme

Shri BOLDNESS L. NONGUM
 
Shri PAUL LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Sports and Youth Affairs)

*15.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Sports and Youth Affairs be pleased to state :-  

(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The name of the Stadiums to be funded by DONER Ministry under NLCPR Scheme during the years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 ?

 

 

 

 

 

 
(a) Sir, the name of the Stadiums to be funded by DONER Ministry under NLCPR during the years 2005-2006 and 200-2007 are as follows :-
2005-2006

1.  Construction of the Stadium at Khadsawphra
     Sports Association Ground, Mairang, West
     Khasi Hills.
2006-2007

1.    Extension of the J.N.S. Complex, Shillong,
       East Khasi  Hills.
2.    Construction of Outdoor Stadium at Tura, West
       Garo Hills District.
3.    Construction of Outdoor Stadium at Williamnagar,
       East Garo, Hills District.
4.    Construction  of  Outdoor Stadium  at  Jowai,
       Jaintia Hills District.
5.    Construction  of  Outdoor Stadium  at  Khliehtyrshi
       Jaintia Hills District.
(b)


The number of Play ground to be funded by the NEC during the years 2005-2006,
2006-2007, for construction/improvement of Play-ground ?
(b) Sir, the number of Play-ground to be funded by the NEC during the years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 are as follows :-
2005-2006  :- 100 (one hundred) Numbers.
2006-2007 :- The Schemes for this year are being submitted.
(c)
 
The amount to be sanctioned for each Play-ground ? (c) Sir, the amount to be sanctioned for each Play-ground is Rs.1.00 Lakh.

High Court Judge

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Law)

*16.
 

Will the Minister in-charge,  Law be pleased to state :-  
(a)

 
Whether the Government is aware that there is no High Court Judge from Meghalaya at present ? (a) Mr. Speaker, Yes Sir.

 
(b)
 
Whether there is any proposal to nominate anybody from the State ? (b) Yes, Sir.
 

Damage of Crops

Shri S. MULIEH
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge,Revenue)

*17.

Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-
(a)

 
Whether the Government is aware that this year huge number of crops are damaged in the State due to draught, hailstone, storm, etc. ? (a) Yes Sir, due to hailstorm only.

 
(b)






 
If so, the cost of damaged crops, District-wise ?





 
(b). East Khasi Hills - Rs.  60,00,000/-
  Ri-Bhoi District - Rs.  70,47,975/-
  East Garo Hills - Rs.  21,94,000/-
  West Khasi Hills - Rs. 2,44,53,950/-
  Jaintia Hills - Rs.  42,75,000/-
  South Garo Hills - Rs.  56,82,250/-
(c)




 
Whether the Government has extended any help to farmers ?



 
(c) Relief assistance as per the prescribed Norms of assistance granted to the affected farmers of Jaintia Hills District only.
      Regarding the other Districts relief assistance to the affected farmers will be provided on receipt of detail assessment report from the District Administration.

Fruit Processing Unit

Shri K. K. DKHAR

 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Border Areas Development)

*18.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Border Areas Development be pleased to state :-  
(a)
Whether a Fruit Processing Unit has been set up at Wahkdait village in East Khasi Hills District ? (a) It is being set up, Sir.
(b) If so, the total cost of the Project ? (b) Rs.22.50 lakhs.
(c)
 
The name of the Organisation/Company which prepared the D.P.R. ? (c) North Eastern Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation Ltd., Guwahati.
(d)
 
The name of the beneficiary to whom the project was alloted ? (d) Wahkdait-Pashum Ropeway Transport Co-operative Society, Wahkdait.
(e)


 
Whether it is a fact that certain amount was released as advance before selection of the site was made and without execution of any agreement stipulating the date of completion ? (e) Yes, Sir.


 

(f)

If the reply to (e) above is in the affirmative, the amount released and to whom ? (f) Rs.10.00 lakhs released to the North Eastern Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation Ltd., Guwahati (NEITCO).

Delay in Releasing of Y.S.D.P. Fund

Shri T. D. SHIRA
 
Shri PAUL LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Sports and Youth Affairs)

*19.

Will the Minister in-charge, Sports and Youth Affairs be pleased to state the reasons for undue delay in releasing the Y.S.D.P. fund to the M.L.A concerned through the Block Development Office which was released by the Government to the D.C. East Garo Hills, on 10th May, 2006 ? Sir, such a Scheme called YSDP fund does not exist.



Introduction of E. Governance

Shri P. T. SAWKMIE
 
Shri R. G. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Information Technology)

*20.
 


 

Will the Minister in-charge, Information and Technology be pleased to state whether there is any proposal by the Government to introduce E. Governance in the State ?
 
Sir, Government is implementing e-Governance in line with the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India. In addition, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) Meghalaya Unit has implemented e-Governance initiatives in various Departments of Government.

Modernization of Police Force

Shri A. L. HEK
 
Shri R. G. LYNGDOH
[Minister in-charge, Home (Police)]

*21.






Will the Minister in-charge, Home (Police) be pleased to state the measures taken by the Department to modernize the Police force of the State ?



A number of measures has been taken to modernise the police force of the State in terms of mobility, weaponry, security equipment, Training equipments, equipments for the Forensic Science Laboratory, Traffic equipments, equipments for aid to investigation, computerization and construction of Police Station buildings and Outposts, construction of Border Management Headquarters at Baghmara, construction of repeater stations, Communication equipments, Police Communication Net Work (POLNET), etc.

Job Cards under NREGS

Shri BOLDNESS L. NONGUM Smti I.. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development)

*22.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Community and Rural Development be pleased to state :-  

(a)
 

The number of  Job-cards issued to the people of West and South Garo Hills under NREGS ? (a) Sir, Information is being collected from the respective Blocks.

(b)


 

The next Districts of Meghalaya to be brought under this Scheme ?

 
(b) Sir, in the first phase 200 districts have been included by the Government of India. Information regarding the next district of Meghalaya to be brought under the Scheme is yet to be received from the Government of India.

(c)
 

The number of people who will be benefitted through this Scheme ? (c) All the people who have been issued Job Cards and demand for work will benefit under the Scheme.

Tourists who enter Meghalaya through the Dawki Customs Check Gate

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI
 

Shri R. G. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Tourism)

*23.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Tourism be pleased to state :-  
(a)

 
The number of tourists that have arrived in Meghalaya via Dawki Customs checks gate during the last five years ? (a) Sir, the information is not available with the Department. Information is being obtained from appropriate authorities.
 
(b)


 
Whether the Government is aware that international tourists entering through Dawki face a lot of inconvenience due to lack of satisfactory arrangements ? (b) The Department has not received any complaint so far, but will look into the matter.

 

Industries at Khliehriat Civil Sub-Division

Shri J. D. RYMBAI
(Chief Minister in-charge,  Industries )

*24.


























Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state the number and name of Industries that have been granted No Objection Certificate or License at Khliehriat Civil Sub-Division, Jaintia Hills ?
 

14 Nos., Sir.
They are as follows :-

  1. M/S Jaintia Cements Ltd. Sutnga, Jaintia Hills District.
  2. M/S Cements Manufacturing C.Ltd, Lumshnong, Jaintia Hills District.
  3. M/S Meghalaya Cements Ltd., Lumshnong, Jaintia Hills District.
  4. M/S Adhunik Cements(P)Ltd., Khliehriat , Jaintia Hills District.
  5. M/S Hills Cements(P) Ltd., Khliehriat ,Jaintia Hills District.
  6. M/S MeghaTechnical & Engineers (P) Ltd., Lumshnong, Jaintia Hills District.
  7. M/S U. D. Coke(P) Ltd., Wahiajer, ,Jaintia Hills District.
  8. M/S U. D. Coke(P) Ltd., Wahiajer, ,Jaintia Hills District.
  9. M/S Abhi Coke (P)Ltd., Ladrymbai , Jaintia Hills District.
  10. M/S Jaintia Coke (P)Ltd., Khalaria Hat, Jaintia Hills District.
  11. M/S Meghalaya CarbonLtd., Jaintia Hills District.
  12. M/S Jaintia Fruits Company (P) Ltd., Khliehtyrshi, I/E, Jaintia Hills District.
  13. M/S Jaintia Briquetting, Thanskai Village, P.O. Lumshnong, Jaintia Hills District.
  14. M/S Meghalaya Bulb Manufacturing Company, Khliehtyrshi Industrial Estate, Jaintia Hills District.
     

Self Help Group

Smti I..LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development)

*25.





Will the Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development be pleased to state the measures taken up by the Government to boost up Self Help Group in the State ?


 

Sir, the measures taken by the Department to boost up the Self Help Groups (SHGs) are :-

  1. Government agencies like DRD As and Blocks are promoting SHGs.
  2. Social mobilization for formation of of SHGs are undertaken by Blocks officials and NGOs.
  3. APOs/Mukhya Sevikas are posted at DRDAs especially for promoting SHGs.
  4. Capacity building of such Self Help Groups/partner NGOs/Officials are given importance and they are trained at SIRD/District Headquarters/Blocks and village levels from time to time.
  5. Grading of these SHGs is taken up periodically along with the blanks so as to establish their credit worthiness for Bank linkages.
  6. Graded and healthy SHGs are given Revolving fund of Rs. 10,000/- for their group economic activities.
  7. Assistance is given to various SHGs to participate in various Melas/Trade fair (Saras) both inside and outside the State every year.
  8. Efforts are also made to encourage SHGs to participate in all other development programmes of the Government.
  9. Periodic review meetings with bank officials at Block and District levels are held.
     

Prevention of Influx from across the Border

Shri A. L. HEK
 

Shri J. D. RYMBAI
(Chief Minister in-charge,  Political )

*26.



 

Will the Minister in-charge, Home (Police) be pleased to state the steps or policy decision taken by the Government to prevent influx from across the border ?











 

Sir, the State Government have taken the following steps to check infiltration.

  1. Setting up Check posts, etc. as follows:-
    1. 10 (ten) Patrol Posts.
    2. 4 (four) Immigration check posts.
    3. 5 (five) Infiltration check posts.
  2. 80 (eighty) BSF Border Outposts has been set up along the Indo-Bangladesh Border of the Meghalaya sector to check infiltration and to guard the Border.
  3. Illegal migrants detected within 10 kms. of the Indo-Bangladesh Border are pushed back.
  4. Illegal migrants detected beyond 10 kms. of the Indo-Bangladesh  Border are prosecuted as per provision of the Foreigners Act.
  5. A State Level Monitoring Cell has been set up to monitor the progress of detection/deportation and to give direction/guidelines in matter relating to illegal staying of Bangladeshi nationals in the State.
  6. The Government has set up 7 (seven) Districts Task Forces for detecting the Bangladeshi nationals.

Vacant Posts of Teachers

Shri BOLDNESS L. NONGUM
 
Shri PRESTONE TYNSONG
(Minister in-charge, Elementary and Mass Education)

*27.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Elementary and Mass Education be pleased to state :-  
(a)

 
The number of Vacant posts of Teachers in Government L. P. Schools upto September, 2006 ? (a) Sir, the number of vacant posts is 265.
(b)



When these posts will be filled-up ?


(b) Sir, the date of recruitment tests has been fixed on the 16th December, 2006. Only candidates who pass the eligibility tests would be eligible for appointments to the vacancies, subject to the further passing of the personal interview which will be conducted by a Committee headed by the respected D. I. of Schools.

Extension of Social Security to Retired Teachers

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Higher and Technical Education)

*28.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, higher and Technical   Education be pleased to state :-  
(a)

 
Whether the Government proposes to extend social security to the retired teachers serving under deficit schools and colleges ? (a) Sir, the matter is under consideration by the Government.
 
(b)
 
If so, the broad features of the schemes and when is it going to be implemented ? (b) Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above.
 

Jowai By Pass

Shri S. MULIEH
 

Shri B.A. SANGMA
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]

*29.

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




The position of the Jowai By Pass ?




(a) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, government of India have entrusted implementation of four lane Jowai By-Pass to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), who has entrusted preparation of Feasibility Report and Detail Project Report to M/S Wilbur Smith Associates Private Ltd., Kolkata. Preparation of the report is under process.
(b)





The steps taken by the Government to acquire the land and the nature of compensation ?


(b) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, New Delhi had sanctioned an amount of Rs.91.88 Lakhs during the year 1999 for Land Acquisition for double lane of Jowai By-Pass and an amount of Rs.80.00 Lakhs was placed at the disposal of the Deputy Commissioner, Jaintia Hills District, Jowai. However, the Land Acquisition could not be finalized in view of the higher rate demanded by the Land owner.

(c)

 

When will the Project be implemented ?

 
(c) Project will be taken up as soon as the land acquisition process will be completed and estimate is sanctioned by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, New Delhi.

National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Shri P. T. SAWKMIE
 
Smti I.. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development)

*30.







 

Will the Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development be pleased to state the total amount of money received by the Government for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes till September, 2006 ?

Sir, the total amount of money received by the Government for implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme so far till September, 2006 is as follows :-
 
1. West Garo Hills - Rs.2088.38 lakhs
2. South Garo Hills - Rs.  540.30 lakhs
                   Total - Rs.2628.60 lakhs
(Rupees Twenty six crores twenty eight lakhs sixty thousand)

Setting up of a Public Health Centre

Shri A. L. HEK
 
Shri E. D. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Health and Family Welfare )

*31.



 

Will the Minister in-charge, Minister in-charge, Health and Family Welfare be pleased to state the reason why a Public Health Centre cannot be set up within Pynthorumkhrah Constituency ? Within areas adjacent to Pynthorumkhrah, there is Ganesh Das Hospital, Nongmynsong Sub-centre and an Urban Health Centre at Demseiniong. Setting up of a PHC is not being considered at present because of need to prioritise construction of PHc's in the State.

Tender for Construction of Road

Shri BOLDNESS L. NONGUM
 

Shri B.A. SANGMA
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]

*32.
 

Will the Minister in-charge,  Public works (Roads) be pleased to state :-  
(a)


 
Whether Tender for construction of Umpongdeng- Umsakhlaw- Myriaw and Mawiong- Uming Road under PMGSY Scheme has been called for ? (a) No, Sir.


 
(b)
 
If the answer is in the affirmative, the date of calling of tender ? (b) Does not arise in view of negative reply to (a) above.
 
(c)
 
If not, the reason thereof ?
 
(c) Calling of tender under process.
 

High Security Registration Plate

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI Shri M. I. SARKAR
(Minister in-charge, Transport)

*33.
 

Will the Minister in-charge, Transport be pleased to state :-  
(a)


 
Whether the Government has put on abeyance the application of High Security Registration Plate for Motor Vehicles ?
 
(a) Yes, Sir.
However, the implementation of High Security Registration Plate has again been resumed in pursuance to the High Court's Order dated 27.10.2006.
(b)




 
If so, the rationale for it ?




 
(b) The implementation of High Security Registration Plate had to be kept in abeyance because of the objection raised by the Joint Action Coordination Committee of Commercial Vehicles Owners and Operators of Khasi Jaintia Hills. However, the implementation of High Security Registration Plate has been resumed, as stated in reply to (a) above.