7 more Demands for Grants passed, 5 bills introduced in Manipur House
Imphal: Seven Demands for Grants for the current year amounting to Rs 4258,53,49,000 were passed in the ongoing Manipur Assembly session, on Saturday.
Chief minister N. Biren Singh, who also administer as Finance minister presented the Demands for Grants, 2023-24. The House passed the demands unanimously after deliberate discussion.
The demands for grants Rs 2432,27,41,000 for Police; Rs 1652,30,27,000 for Public Works department; Rs 7,62,00,000 for Vigilance and Anti-Corruption department; Rs 32,21,69,000 for Fire Protection and Control; Rs 42,19,73,000 for Jail; Rs 58,51,89,000 for Home Guards; and Rs 33,40,50,000 for Economics and Statistics.
Opposition MLAs K. Ranjit Singh; Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram raised motion for disapproval of policy cut on three different demands for Police; Public Works department and Fire Protection and Control.
After the concerned ministers gave clarification on the policy cut motions raised by the opposition, the House unanimously passed the seven demands.
Leader of the House, N. Biren Singh, MAHUD minister Y. Khemchand Singh and education minister Th. Basanta Kumar Singh introduced five different government bills on the Assembly floor.
The Manipur Properties and Open Places (Prevention of Defacement and Disfigurement) Bill, 2023 (Bill no. 1 of 2023); The Kaina Temple Board Bill, 2023 (Bill No.4 of 2023); The Manipur Value Added Tax (Third Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 5 of 2023) were moved by the leader of the House to introduce on the Assembly floor while ‘The Dhanamanjuri University (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 6 of 2023) was moved by education minister Th. Basanta Kumar Singh to introduce on the House.
MAHUD minister Y. Khemchand Singh moved to introduce ‘The Manipur Town and Country Planning (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 7 of 2023)’.