House number, authorization certificates should be compulsory for voters during enrollment: CM


Imphal, 20 December, 2019 (DIPR): On the last day of the ninth session of the eleventh Manipur Legislative Assembly today, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh informed the house that to prevent confusions in identifying the real voters, house number and authorization certificates issued by the house owners (in case of rented voters) should be made compulsory for a voter to be eligible for enrollment in a particular constituency as a voter. The leader of the House was replying to the question raised during the Question Hour by MLA Shri. Kh. Joykisan Singh – whether a person residing outside a constituency can be enrolled in the said constituency as a voter.

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In response to another question put up by MLA Shri  Surjakumar Okram in connection with details of revenue earnings of the State under GST (Goods and services Tax), Chief Minister stated that the earnings from  GST in the year 2017 ( July to December, 2017) was Rs. 301 crores,  Rs. 695 crores in the financial year 2018-19 and Rs. 468 crores from April to October 2019. MGST Act 2017 was amended to simplify the present Return filing which will help in revenue augmentation, trade facilitation and enforcement measures; a Committee of officers has been constituted at GST Council Secretariat as recommended by the GST Council and at the State level, Scrutiny of returns filed by the tax payers have started to check the correction of GST paid by the taxpayers as some of the measures being taken up by the government to boost the GST revenue.

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Replying to a question raised by MLA Shri Surjakumar, Information and Public Relations Minister Shri Th. Bishwajit informed the House that the enhancement of present monthly pension amount for retired journalist and family pension is under process and has been sent for vetting to the Law Department as part of the administrative procedure. The Minister assured the House that the pension amount will be enhanced before the next Assembly Session.

Shri Th. Bishwajit also informed the House that during the year 2018-19, government has published 13 (thirteen) display advertisements through media amounting to Rs. 93,42,755/- and in the year 2019-20, 6 (six) display advertisements amounting to Rs. 23,51,784/- were released so far. Out of the said amount, Rs. 21,77,475/- only has been paid and a balance amount of Rs. 93,17,064/- only is pending and government is trying to clear all the pending bills.


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