MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

WINTER SESSION

UN-STARRED

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Wednesday, the 13 December, 2006

Sanction for Projects

Shri E. K. SANGMA

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

30. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads & Buildings) be pleased to state:-

 

(a) The total estimated amount sanctioned during 2005-2006?

(a) Rs.46336.714 lakhs, Sir.

(b) The total number of projects sanctioned during 2005-2006?

(b) 691 Nos., Sir.

(c) The name of projects and estimated amount Division wise?

(c) Statement placed on the Table of the House.

Density of Roads

Shri E. K. SANGMA

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

31. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads & Buildings) be pleased to state:-

 

(a) The road density of the State of Meghalaya?

(a) Sir, as on 01-04-2006, the road density is approximately 36.83 Km/100 Sq.Kms.

(b) The District wise break up of road density?

 

(b) Sir, the District-wise break-up of road density is as follows:-

1. West Garo Hills - 38.05 Km/100 Sq.Km,.

2. South Garo Hills - 28.04 Km/100 Sq.Km,.

3. East Garo Hills - 21.62 Km/100 Sq.Km,.

4. Ri-Bhoi - 37.14 Km/100 Sq.Km,.

5. West Khasi Hills - 25.91 Km/100 Sq.Km,.

6. Jaintia Hills - 42.92 Km/100 Sq.Km,.

7. East Khasi Hills - 64.13 Km/100 Sq.Km,.

(c) The minimum road density of the State?

(c) East Garo Hills District, Sir.

(d) The present road density of India?

(d) 100 Km.per 100 Sq.Km approximately, Sir.

Tender for sanctioned projects

Shri E. K. SANGMA

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

32. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads & Buildings) be pleased to state:-

 

(a) The number of the projects sanctioned during 2005-2006 for which tender has been called?

(a) 392 Nos., Sir.

(b) The number of sanctioned projects for which tender is yet to be called?

(b) 299 Nos., Sir.

(c) The reasons for not calling the tenders?

(c) Tenders for the remaining schemes will be invited in due course of time, Sir.

Vacant Posts

Shri E.K SANGMA

Shri E. D. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Sericulture and Weaving)

33. Will the Minister in-charge, Weaving & Sericulture be pleased to state:-

 

(a) The total number of vacant posts in Weaving and Sericulture Departments in three District of Garo Hills-Category wise?

 

(a) Sir, there are 10 Nos. of posts which are lying vacant in the three Districts of Garo Hills detailed below:-

a) West Garo Hills - 2 Nos.

b) East Garo Hills - 8 Nos.

c) South Garo Hills - Nil.

(b) The name of vacant posts and date of falling vacant-District wise?

(b)

Name of Vacant Post

Year

West Garo Hills

 

i)

Joint Director, Sericulture & Weaving, Tura .......1 No.

5.05.06

ii)

Sericulture Development Officer, Tikrikilla.........1 No.

17.03.05

East Garo Hills

 

iii)

Principal, Handloom Training Institute, Mendipatar .......1 No.

15.03.93

iv)

Handloom Development Officer, Dilma........1 No.

7.01.05

v)

Handloom Research Officer, Mendipathar.........1 No.

14.11.05

vi)

Instructor, Handloom Training Institute, Mendipathar...3 Nos.

15.03.93

vii)

Sericulture Development Officer, Resubelpara....1 No.

7.01.05

viii)

District Handloom Officer, Williamnagar.............1 No.

27.10.94

(c) The reasons for not filling them up?

(c)

i) Joint Director, Sericulture & Weaving, Tura :- The reason for not filling up the post is due to non-suitable/eligible candidate. The promotion will be taken up after the Officers concerned in the rank of Deputy Director have completed 3 (three) years.

ii) Sericulture Development Officer, Tikrikilla :- The post is lying vacant and it will be filled up on the basis of 50% Direct Recruitment through Meghalaya Public Service Commission.

iii) Principal, Handloom Training Institute, Mendipathar:- Due to non-availability of suitable candidates in the rank of Zonal Officer, Weaving for promotion to the post.

iv) Handloom Development Officer, Dilma:- On promotion of Officer from the post of Handloom Development Officer to the higher post of Zonal Officer, Weaving, Tura on 2005 the post is lying vacant till date and it will be filled up by 50% promotion.

v) Handloom Research Officer, Mendipathar :- The post is lying vacant on 2005 on promotion of Officer as District Handloom Officer, Nongstoin. The post is to be filled up direct recruitment through Meghalaya Public Service Commission.

vi) Instructor, Handloom Training Institute, Mendipathar :- There are 3 Nos. post of Instructors which are lying vacant. The vacancies occurred due to due to non-availability of suitable candidates for promotion from lower ranks.However, the post will be filled up by Direct Recruitment through Meghalaya Public Service Commission and action for Advertisement will be taken up shortly.

vii) Sericulture Development Officer, Resubelpara :- On promotion of Officers in the rank of Sericulture Development Officer, Resubelpara to the higher post of Zonal Officer, Sericulture, Tura on 2005 the post is lying vacant till date and it will be filled up by 50% promotion.

viii) District Handloom Officer, Williamnagar :- On promotion of Officer in the rank of District Handloom Officer to the higher post of Zonal Officer, Weaving on 27.10.1994, the post is lying vacant till date and it will be filled up by Direct Recruitment by 50% basis.

Gates and Weigh Bridges

Shri E. K. SANGMA

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

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

 

(a) The number of Gates and Weigh Bridges in between Dainadubi and Nongalbibra of East Garo Hills?

(a) There are 4 (four) weighbridges and 5 (five) checkgates in between Dainadubi and Nongalbibra of East Garo Hills.

(b) The agency who are operating/controlling those Gates and Weigh Bridges?

(b) The Agencies operating the Weighbridges are:-

1. Transport Department.

2. Directorate of Mineral Resources.

3. G.H.A.D.C.

The Checkgates are controlled by :-

i) Forest Department :-
2 (two) Nos. at Rongjeng.
1 (one) No. at Wageasi.

ii) G.H.A.D.C.
1 (one) No. at Dainadubi.

iii) Taxation Department :

iv) Transport Checkgate at Dobu.

(c) The objective of keeping those Gates and Weigh Bridges?



(c) Weighbridge at Dobu is being utilized by the Transport Department with an objective to check the overloading of coal trucks plying on the National Highway - 62.
Taxation, Forest, DMR and Garo Hills District Council are operating their Weighbridges and Checkgates for the regulatory works relating to their respective Departments.

(d) Whether it is a fact that the operators of all those Gates and weigh Bridges are collecting money from all the trucks

(d) Yes, Sir. It is a fact that taxes, royalty and fees and fines are collected by the Government run weighbridges and Checkgates as per rules.

Capacity of the N/H

Shri. E. K. SANGMA

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

*35. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads & Buildings) be please to state :-


(a) The strength/bearing capacity of the N/H from Dainadubi - Nongalbibra?
(b) The reasons which cause quick damage to N/H portion between Dainadubi and Nongalbibra?
(c) The strategy of the Government to overcome the situation?

(a), (b) & (c). Information is being sought for and will be submitted in due course, Sir.

Government L. P. Schools

Shri. E.K. SANGMA

Shri P. TYNSONG (Minister in-charge, Elementary & Mass Education)

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


(a) The total number of L. P. Schools in the State, Category-wise and District-wise :-

(a) Sir, the total number of L. P. Schools in the State, Category wise & District Wise :-

1. Government L. P. Schools ?
2. Non-Government L. P. Schools?
3. Adhoc L. P. Schools?

 

Districts

Govt.

Non-Govt.

Adhoc

Total

East Khasi Hills

194

635

267

1096

Ri-Bhoi

134

481

417

1032

West Khasi Hills

274

174

141

589

Jaintia Hills

321

199

97

617

East Garo Hills

486

123

142

751

West Garo Hills

851

238

256

1345

South Garo Hills

279

70

72

421

Total

2539

1920

1392

5851

(b) The number of L. P. Schools with single Teacher, District wise and category wise?

(b) The number of L. P. Schools with single teacher District wise and category wise is as follows :-

Districts

Govt.

Non-Govt.

Total

East Khasi Hills

NIL

139

139

Ri-Bhoi

NIL

31

31

West Khasi Hills

8

171

179

Jaintia Hills

13

76

89

East Garo Hills

10

76

86

West Garo Hills

74

129

203

South Garo Hills

39

48

87

Total

144

670

814

Non-Submission of Utilization Certificate

Shri. E.K. SANGMA

Shri PRESTONE. TYNSONG (Minister in-charge, District Council Affairs)

37. Will the Minister in-charge, District Council Affairs be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that the fund earmarked for Garo Hills Autonomous District Council under Rural Development for 2003-2004, and 2005-2006 lapsed due to non-submission of Utilization Certificate by the District Council?

(a) Sir, no fund was received from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the year 2005-2006. The Fund for the year 2003-2004 has already been drawn by the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council and has been fully utilized.

(b) The total lapsed amount year wise?

(c) The reasons for not submitting the Utilization Certificates?

(b) & (c). Does not arise since the amount for the year 2003-2004 has been fully utilized.

Eligibility Test

Shri. E.K. SANGMA

Shri PRESTONE. TYNSONG (Minister in-charge, Elementary & Mass Education)

38. Will the Minister in-charge, Elementary and Mass Education be pleased to state :-

 

  1. The number of Eligibility Test conducted by the MBOSE for appointment of L. P. School Teachers?

  2. The total number of candidates who appeared for Eligibility Test?

  3. The total number of candidates declared successful?

  4. The total number of candidates appointed?

  5. The total amount of money collected from the candidates in the form of Application Fees, Examination Fees etc.?

(a), (b), (c), (d) & (e). Sir, information is being collected.

SSA and EGS Scheme

Shri. E.K. SANGMA

Shri PRESTONE. TYNSONG (Minister in-charge, Elementary & Mass Education)

39. Will the Minister in-charge, Elementary and Mass Education be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The total amount of money received so far from the Centre under SSA and EGS?

(a) Sir, the amount of money received so far from the Centre under SSA is Rs.8025.356 Lakhs and for EGS (Education Guarantee Scheme) Rs.971.00 Lakhs.

Districts

Amount Released

East Khasi Hills

Rs.108.02 Lakhs

Ri-Bhoi

Rs.90.38 Lakhs

West Khasi Hills

Rs.130.67 Lakhs

Jaintia Hills

Rs.212.21 Lakhs

East Garo Hills

Rs.143.39 Lakhs

West Garo Hills

Rs.187.90 Lakhs

South Garo Hills

Rs.98.43 Lakhs

(b) The amount spent so far, item/head wise?

(b) The amount spent so far, item/head wise are as follows :-

Sl. No. Expenditure by Activity Rs. in lakhs.

1.

Teachers Salary

2967.75

2.

Teachers Grant

408.54

3.

Teachers Training

156.19

4.

Community Training

52.37

5.

School Grant

629.16

6. TLE

399.94

7.

Innovative Activity (ECCE)

55.49

8.

Block Resource Centre

178.66

9.

Cluster Resource Centre

98.20

10.

Free Text Book

289.97

11.

Intervention for out of School Children

717.20

12.

Intervention for Disabled Children

36.86

13.

Civil works

1470.15

14.

NPEGEL

36.68

15.

Research and Evaluation

73.25

16.

Management cost

367.87

17.

Maintenance Grant

30.75

18.

KGBV

29.18

  Total : 7998.20

(c) The number of schools opened, category wise and District wise?

(c) The number of School Open, category wise and District wise are as follows :-

Districts

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

LP

UP

LP

UP

LP

UP

LP

UP

LP

UP

East Khasi Hills

116

32

54

60

-

40

-

-

103

100

Ri-Bhoi

98

30

60

42

-

30

-

-

40

36

West Khasi Hills

100

50

43

30

-

27

-

-

70

100

Jaintia Hills

70

40

13

50

-

35

-

-

70

74

East Garo Hills

50

60

-

25

-

33

-

-

70

75

West Garo Hills

203

20

-

25

-

35

-

-

107

85

South Garo Hills

30

40

-

19

-

-

-

-

40

30

Total

667

272

170

251

0

200

-

-

500

500

(d)The total No. of Teachers appointed/engaged and monthly financial implications?

(d) The total number of teachers/engaged in the entire State under SSA and monthly financial are as follows :-

Category of Teacher

No. of Teacher

Rate per month
(in Rs.)

Monthly financial implication (In Rs)

LPS Teachers

2674

1500

4011000.00

UPS Teachers

4892

1500

7338000.00

OB Teachers

200

1800

360000.00

Total

7766

 

11709000.00

(e) The success rate?

(e) The Achievement so far is as follows :-

  1. 837 Primary Schools have been open.

  2. 723 Upper Primary Schools have been open.

  3. TLE Grant has been sanctioned to 837 Primary Schools @ Rs.10,000/- per Schools and 723 Upper Primary Schools @ Rs.50,000/- per School.

  4. School Grant @ Rs.2000/- per School has been given to all existing Government and Government Aided Elementary Schools.

  5. Teachers Grant !@ Rs.500/- has been given to all teachers in Government and Government Aided Elementary Schools.

  6. 1964 EGS Centres has been open.

  7. 6579 Children with Special Needs have been identified.

  8. 39 Blocks Resource Centres have been made operational.

  9. 437 Cluster Resource Centres have been made operational.

  10. 8675 Teachers have been given in Service Training.

  11. 2878 Teachers have been deputed for the CPE Programme.

  12. Text Books has been given to 121325 Primary School Children and 61638 Upper Primary School Children.

  13. 90% of Civil Works sanctioned have been completed.

  14. 1st Phase of Enrolment Drive has been completed.

  15. The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya has been made operational in Rongram Block in West Garo Hills.