Manipur House passes 8 demands for grants


Imphal: On, Thursday, the third day of the ensuing 3rd Session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly, the House has unanimously passed eight demands for grants amounting to Rs. 4734,93,21,000.

The eight demands were moved on the Assembly floor by chief minister N. Biren Singh who is also finance in-charge.

The amount for voting on demands for grants for State Legislature was Rs 252,20,86,000; Council of Ministers was Rs 15,27,88,000; Secretariat was Rs 180,49,77,000; Transport was Rs 62,34,74,000; Education was Rs 3291,78,35,000; Co-operation was Rs 41,72,37,000; Sericulture is Rs 51,25,69,000 and Water Resources department was Rs 839,83,55,000.

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During the Demand discussion, MLA’s K. Ranjit Singh, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram moved the Policy Cut Motion on four demands.

MLA’s K. Ranjit Singh, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram expressed their views and arguments. Giving clarification, minister Th. Basanta Kumar Singh who is minister in-charge of Education informed that there are 56 sanctioned post of principals, 57 sanctioned post of vice- principals, 182 headmasters and 374 sanctioned posts of Asst. headmasters in the Education department. Those who are eligible for promotion to the respective post are promoted through proper channel. He also maintained that a committee has been set up to verify the eligibility and take up necessary action to fill up the vacant sanctioned posts.  He added that the Education Department is well prepared to implement NEP 2020.

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Minister Awangbou Newmai who is the minister in- charge of Water Resources, giving clarification informed the House regarding the construction of left and right canals of Dolaithabi Dam that the work for the construction of 17.30 Km long right canal of the dam has been completed. For the left canal, the work for around 700 m is yet to be completed. Both the canals will be ready very soon, he added. He also mentioned that Manipur has launched Mobile Water Quality Test successfully.

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The chief minister who is also the Leader of the House moved the Manipur Appropriation (No. 1) Bill, 2023 in the house which was passed unanimously.


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