MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Wednesday, the 22nd March, 2006

Rehabilitation of Gun Makers

Shri P. T. SAWKMIE

Shri H.D.R. LYNGDOH
[Minister in-charge, Home (Police)]

*10. Will the Minister in-charge Home (Police) be pleased to state whether there is any proposal to rehabilitate the Gun Makers in the State?

No, Sir.

Rate of Food Items supplied in Meghalaya House

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

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

*11. Will the Minister-in-charge, General Administration be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the rates of food items supplied by the appointed caterers in Meghalaya House are approved by the Government?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) The comparative rates in the different Houses?

(b) Sir, the rate of the Meghalaya House, New Delhi and Kolkata is placed on the table of the House.

Border Fencing

Shri P.T. SAWKMIE

DR. D.D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister in-charge, Political)

*12. Will the Minister in charge Revenue be pleased to state the present status of Meghalaya-Bangladesh Border fencing?




Sir, as far as the Garo Hills Sector is concerned, the fencing has more or less been completed.
In the Khasi and Jaintia Hills Sector fencing has been completed from Kaitakona to Rajapara and from Patharghat to Bholaganj. In respect of other areas, it was decided that in areas under adverse possession, fencing work will be kept in abeyance till the matter is sorted out with the Government of India. In areas where the fencing lies beyond 150 yards, a fresh survey be conducted and a map prepared showing the actual position of the fencing. Instructions have been issued to the concerned authorities to conduct the survey on the said lines and submit a report to the Government urgently.

Reconstruction of Meghalaya House in Kolkata

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

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

*13. Will the Minister in charge, General Administration be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government has paid any advance to M/s Asian Housing Corporation, Kolkata for reconstruction of Meghalaya House in Kolkata?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, under which provision of rules and procedure the amount was paid?

(b) As per parah. (vi) of the Agreement executed between the Government of Meghalaya and AHCL.

On- Line Lottery

Shri P.T. SAWKMIE

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

*14. Will the Minister in charge Taxation be pleased to state whether there is any proposal to restart again the On-Line Lottery in the State?

On-Line Lottery draws has been suspended since 01.12.05. The matter of re-starting the suspended On-Line Lottery draws is under examination.


Asian Housing Construction

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

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

*15. Will the Minister in charge, General Administration be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The credential of the Asian Housing Construction Limited?

(a) Sir, turn over of AHCL during 2005-2006 is approximately 12 crores, AHCL is involved in construction and Development works.

(b) How many construction works has the organisation undertaken so far?

(b) 2(two), Sir.

Position of Dr. Konsam case

Shri P.T. Sawkmie

Shri SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)

*16. Will the Minister in charge Health be pleased to state the latest position of Dr. Konsam case?






Sir, the Government have decided to institute an enquiry to be presided over by the sitting Judge of the Hon'ble Guwahati Court. The matter has been taken up with the Hon'ble Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court, who had replied that a sitting Judge was not available for this purpose. Accordingly, the Chief Minister has vide his letter dated 18.1.2006 requested the Hon'ble Chief Justice to suggest a panel of retired Judges for this purpose. A replied is yet to be received, and a reminder to this effect has been issued.

Urban Shopping Complex at Khyndailad

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

Dr. F. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

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

(a) The names and addresses of the allottees of stalls at Urban Shopping Complex at Khyndailad?

(a) & (b)
Sir, out of 91 stalls in the complex, 41 stalls have been allotted for Rehabiliation of stalls owners whose stalls were demolished for improvement of Khyndailad junction, also 50 stalls have been decided to be allotted to un-employed youths inclusive of 7 stalls which could not be completed due to a court case.
A list showing names and addresses of the above persons is places on the Table of the House. The above decisions were taken on the following considerations :

  1. For Rehabilitation of the stall owners of the Municipal stalls which were demolished for improvement of Khyndailad junction.

  2. For un-employed youths on the following additional criteria.

    1. Educational Qualification

    2. Family Income

    3. Family size

    4. Employment prospects

    5. Choices of Trade

    6. Justice and equity to local unemployed youths

Problem of Women

Shri P.T. SAWKMIE

Shri M. N. MUKHIM
(Minister in-charge, Social Welfare)

*18. Will the Minister in charge, Social Welfare be pleased to state whether there is any Special Cell to look into the problem of women?

No, Sir.

Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

Shri H. D. R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

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

 

(a) Whether any appointment was made during the recent move to locate a Sub-Divisional Office of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme at Sohiong?

(a) Yes, Sir. Few temporary appointments were given as per sanctioned posts.

(b) If so, the current status of those employed?

(b) All the appointments given were cancelled since the shifting order of Sub-Division has been withdrawn.