Imphal, August 5, 2022 (DIPR): The 2nd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly which began from 25th July to 5th August, 2022 was adjourned sine die today. The 11-day long 2nd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly witnessed 11 sittings, Obituary References held, 110 Starred Questions, 4 Starred Questions withdrawn, 36 Unstarred Questions, 1 Unstarred Questions Withdrawn, 12 Papers laid, 6 Calling Attention, 1 Presentation of Committee Report and adopted, 16 Government Bills introduced and 14 Government Bills passed, billed referred to Select Committee 1, billed referred to Hill Area Committee 1, Election of 3 Financial Committee held Private Member Resolution 2 and discussion on a matter of Public Interest 1.
The House passed the “The Manipur Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2022 (Bill No.12 of 2022)” and “The Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils (Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2022 (Bill No. 15 of 2022)”. Letpao Haokip, Minister (in-charge of Tribal Affairs and Hills Department) stated that the bill “The Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2022 (Bill No. 16 of 2022)” have some technical error it requires further examination and since it is related to Hill Areas under section 20 of the original bill, the bill be referred back to the Hill Area Committee for further discussion.
Leader of the House, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh replying to query raised by MLA K. Meghachandra, assured in the House that anything related to corruption will not be compromised and action will be taken up. Regarding works taken up without official valid documents, Chief Minister requested the members of the House and the officials of the concerned department not to give permission to start the work without proper official order and if it is important work will be taken up after giving Letter of Intent (LOI). This was stated to the question raised by MLA Th. Lokeshwar Singh.
Replying to the question raised by MLA Kh. Joykisan Singh regarding promotion of the indigenous games of the State, Chief Minister said that there is a corpus fund and will extend help in developing the rare indigenous games. On the issue of availing assistance of Post Kidney transplant patients, Chief Minister said that there is a government scheme that provides assistance to the patients. The health Director has been directed to take up necessary steps regarding the issue and the Post Kidney Transplant patients can avail the medicines, he added.
Private members resolution
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the resolutions moved by the members MLA Kh. Joykisan Singh and MLA Kh. Ibomcha Singh is in the interest of the members of the House and will urged to the concerned authorities.
MLA K. Meghachandra supported the resolution moved by MLA Kh. Ibomcha Singh and said that it is the need of the hour in the interest of those people following Sanamahi religion. Putting a separate religion code in the census operation will improve the status and development of the people, he added.
The House unanimously adopted the two Private Member Resolutions – “therefore the House has resolved to established the Population Commission of the State and also to introduce and enforce NRC (National Register of Citizens) and “this House Unanimously resolves to reaffirm the Resolution No.86 passed by the House on 1st August, 2003 urging the Government of India to record ‘Sanamahi Religion’ in the census report and also allot separate code number of the religion in the Census operation”.