Highlights of the concluding day of assembly sessions

Correspondent kohima, AUG 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/8/2019 12:34:44 PM IST

The fourth session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, concluded on August 8. Following are some of the highlights from the final day of the session.

Minister of Higher & Technical Education, Temjen Imna Along laid on the table a statement in fulfillment of the assurance in reply to a supplementary question raised by NPF MLA Dr. Chotisuh Sazo regarding the total number of posts sanctioned against Polytechnic College, Tsunazho and Chetheba.  

During the question hour, replying to a starred question asked by Dr. Chotisuh on the amount sanctioned for the improvement of district capital roads, dy. chief minister (Roads & Bridges), Y. Patton replied that Rs.50 crore was sanctioned during 2018-19 and no amount has been sanctioned for the improvement of sub-divisional headquarters roads. 

Also, in reply to a starred question raised by NPF MLA Yitachu, deputy chief minister Y. Patton informed the house that there were complaints on the issue of expulsion under Meluri Area Public organization for voting and not voting in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election and added that no authority has the right to expel any citizen for exercising his/her electoral franchise and therefore if found true, necessary action can be initiated under the relevant provision of laws. 

On the question put forward by Er. Picto Shohe MLA, minister of Transport Civil Aviation and Railways, Land Resources, P. Paiwang Konyak replied that veterinary doctor has been posted at Veterinary dispensary Atoizu, with additional charge to look after the Saptiqa. 

He also added that the government was contemplating to establish VHC at Mithun project under Rotomi village and the proposal is under process.

In reply to a starred question raised by opposition MLA  Muthingnyuba Sangtam on the amount the state government received during 2018-19 and 2019-20 against backlog of Rs. 836 crores under SPA, minister planning and coordination department Neiba Kronu said the state government received Rs. 226.80 crores during 2018-19 under SPA and no fund was received for 2019-20.  

In reply to supplementary question rasied by leader of opposition T.R. Zeliang, Kronu said that nine projects under SPA has been almost completed. Replying to a starred question raised by opposition MLA, Dr. Chotisuh Sazo, minister of Rural Development Metsubo Jamir replied that number of days and amount received under MGNREGS during 2017-18 was 2,00,03,241 (man days) and Rs. 1,15,760.9 (lakh), for 2018-19  was 13292249 (mandays) Rs. 21,642.28 (lakhs), for 2019-20 was 1465869 (mandays) Rs. 24,275.77 (lakhs). 

In supplementary question, asked by Dr. Sazo on why considerable amount was less during 2018-19 and 2019-20, Metsubo replied that amount would increase this year and some delay due to announcement of election code of conduct. 

In this regard, leader of opposition T.R. Zeliang intervened and asked the department to come out with fact and should not divert the amount. 

Replying to starred question raised by Dr. Chotisuh on MGNREGS job card holder on district wise, minister Metsubo said in Dimapur  district job card holders was 74365, 23812 in Kiphire, 54203 in Kohima, 21567 in Longleng, 35747 in Mokokchung, 42147 in Mon , 27835 in Peren, 34169 in Phek , 48585 in Tuensang, 40003 in Wokha and 37806 in Zunheboto.

Replying to a starred question asked by NFP MLA, Yitachu, minister of rural development Metsubo said there were no exceptions under the MGNREGA to deprive daily wages for genuine job card holders and no job card holders under Meluri VDB and Khumiasu VDB were deprived of their due rights under MGNREGA during 2019. In replied to supplementary question asked by NPF MLA Imkong L. Imchen, minister Metsubo said the term for VDB secretary is  three years and extendable  depend on village council and government cannot interfere. 

Yitachu demanded the state government to set up impartial committee or standing parliamentary committee to investigate if any job card holder denies getting his/her share through threat by the official, otherwise such disease would spread to entire state.


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