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13th session of 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die

Imphal, 24th August, 2021

 Manipur Legislative Assembly Building  at Chingmeirong, Imphal :: June 2017
Manipur Legislative Assembly Building at Chingmeirong, Imphal in June 2017 :: Pix - Lamdamba Oinam



The 13th Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly was adjourned sine die today. The 5-day long 13th session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly witnessed three sittings, eight Obituary References, 18 Starred Questions, 16 Unstarred Questions, one Withdrawal, four Papers laid, five Calling Attention, 17 Intimation of Government Assent Bill, one Motion for Extension of Time For Presentation of Committee Report, four Presentation of Committee Report, seven Government Bills introduced and seven Government Bills passed.

Tribal Affairs & Hills Minister Shri Vungzagin Valte placing his observation regarding ‘The Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Councils Bill, 2021’, appealed to all the tribal communities in the hill areas in the State of Manipur to have faith in the due process of the law and also to the present State government which is committed to provide tribal centric development in all the hill areas in the State of Manipur.

He said that the Tribal Affairs & Hills department has already issued a clarification that it has received an advance copy of draft “The Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill, 2021” from the Hill Areas Committee, Manipur Legislative Assembly on August 17, 2021. He said that the proposed draft bill is a complicated issues even involving the repeal of the Act passed by Parliament namely Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council Act, 1971 (the Principal Act), the Department of Tribal Affairs & Hills has consulted all stakeholders including the Law Department and office of the Advocate General.

And they have opined that the Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill, 2021 needs a careful examination according to the due process of law and the same has been processed accordingly, even by duly constituting a committee.

He also expressed that he himself being a tribal and the Minister in charge of the Tribal Affairs & Hills Department, would like to protect the interest of the tribal communities and take up developmental activities in the hills at all times.

He also highlighted that the present BJP led government has already taken up several initiatives like “Go to Hills”, “Hill Leaders Day”. Cabinet meetings in the hill districts were also held to review work progress.

Replying to calling attention motion raised by MLA Shri D.Korungthang on the reported deteriorating condition of the Manipur Guest House at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, leader of the House and Chief Minister Shri N.Biren Singh said that the government has already taken up works to increase number of State Bhawans’ and guest house in other States. He said that the government is under process to transfer the present Manipur Guest House at Vellore, Tamil Nadu from Social Welfare to General Administration Department (GAD).

The Chief Minister said that there are reports of locals showing reluctance to patients coming and staying at the guest house. The guest house which has 11 flats in three different blocks is in a deplorable condition and only four flats are presently used for lodging purpose. He said that the government will try to acquire a new site at Vellore and to operate the present guest house properly there by engaging some contractual staff until then.

In reply to a Starred Question raised by MLA Shri Th.Lokeshwar Singh, Works Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh said that process is underway for maintenance of State Highways, MDRs, ODRs and IVRs in accordance to the available budget and the work.

In reply to a Starred Question raised by MLA Shri Surjakumar Okram, Finance Minister Shri Y.Joykumar said that there has been adverse impact on the economy of the State due to COVID-19 lockdown and curfew.

As per the statement laid on the Table of the House, regarding the steps taken up to address the impact on economy of the State due to COVID-19 include calibration of lockdown and restrictions, increasing capital expenditure, increasing public administration expenditure, improving State’s resource availability, effective implementation of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and providing essentials and support to those in need.

In reply to a Calling Attention moved by MLA Shri K. Meghachandra, Minister in-charge of CAF&PD Shri Thokchom Satyabrata Singh said that the first priority task of the department is to maintain the supply chain which is to ensure availability of essential commodities. He said the next is on how to ensure that rice under NFSA, PMGYK are supplied to the beneficiaries. He said the State has around 18,60,159 NFSA beneficiaries. Further stating that ensuring rice for NFSA and PMGYK reaches the beneficiaries every month is not an easy task, he sought cooperation, support and suggestions from all.

He continued that the department regularly checks and monitors the price list of the 19 commodities listed as essential and that State Commission and District Commissions are also set up so that consumers may file any complaints regarding unusual price hikes.

ZERO HOUR: During Zero Hour, Nambol A/C MLA Shri Nameirakpam Loken Singh, Patsoi A/C MLA Km. AK. Mirabai Devi, Ukhrul (ST) A/C Shri Alfred Kanngam Arthur, Thangmeiband A/C MLA Shri Kh. Joykisan Singh, Khundrakpam A/C MLA Th.Lokeshwar Singh, Kakching MLA M Rameshwar Singh also took part in the Zero Hour discussion.(DIPR)

Government Of Manipur
Directorate Of Information And Public Relations


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