Imphal, February 14, 2018 (DIPR) : On day 9 of the 4th Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, the House unanimously passed six Demands for Grants amounting to Rs 14,620,174,000.
The Demands for Grants include Demand No. 4-(Land Revenue ,Stamps & Registration and District Administration) Rs. 118,82,25,000/-, Demand No. 5-(Finance) Rs.1281,58,94,000/-, Demand No. 28-(State Excise) Rs. 17,77,35,000/-, Demand No. 29-(Sales Tax, Other Taxes/Duties On Commodities and Services) Rs. 6,95,64,000/-, Demand No. 49-(Economics & Statistics) Rs. 16,79,09,000/- and Demand No. 50-(Information Technology) Rs. 20,08,47,000/-.
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar also in-charge of Finance, stated that the Labour Cess fund direction will be handed over to the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board. He was clarifying during discussion for Demand for Grants to the policy cut raised by MLA Shri Kh Joykishan Singh.
During the Question Hour, Leader of the House, Chief Minister Shri N Biren Singh replying to query raised by MLA Dr. Chaltonlien Amo informed the House that the Government has proposal to start helicopter services in hill districts/areas in phase wise manner. Phase –I will cover Imphal-Moreh Sector and Imphal-Tamenglong-Jiribam Sector and Phase- II will cover Imphal-Tipaimukh, Imphal- Henglep, Imphal-Thanlon and Imphal-Parbung sectors. He also stated that the date of commissioning of the helicopter service yet to be finalized due to pending approval by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
CAF & PD and Revenue Minister Shri Karam Shyam today said that there is no plan to bifurcate Imphal West District into two full-fledged revenue Districts in response to a starred question raised by MLA Shri O. Lukhoi Singh. Further replying to a supplementary question, Minister Karam Shyam stated that the Government needs more time to finalise the administrative and other important requirements for the newly created districts due to lack of manpower and essential infrastructure.
In today’s discussion for Demands for Grants, MLA Shri Kh. Joykishan Singh, MLA Shri K. Ranjit Singh, MLA Shri K. Meghachandra Singh moved the policy cuts while MLA Shri Surjakumar Okram, MLA Shri O Lukhoi and MLA Shri Th. Lokeshwar Singh gave their observations.
During the Zero Hour, MLA Shri O Lukhoi raised the issue of Inner Line Permit in the House and steps taken up by the Government to start enforcing the same. Speaker Shri Y Khemchand said the matter can be discussed in detail during the Appropriation Bill.