Imphal (DIPR): On the third day of the ensuing 3rd Session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Thursday, the House unanimously passed eight demands for grants amounting to Rs. 4734,93,21,000. The demands are Demand No. 1 – State Legislature, Demand No. 2 – Council of Ministers, Demand No. 3 – Secretariat, Demand No. 6 – Transport, Demand No. 10 – Education, Demand No. 16 – Co-operation, Demand No. 39- Sericulture and Demand No. 40 – Water Resources.
For State Legislature, a sum of Rs. 252,20,86,000, for Council of Ministers, a sum of Rs. 15,27,88,000, Secretariat, a sum of Rs. 180,49,77,000, Transport, a sum of Rs. 62,34,74,000, Education, a sum of Rs. 3291,78,35,000, Co-operation, a sum of Rs. 41,72,37,000, Sericulture, a sum of Rs. 51,25,69,000 and Water Resources, a sum of Rs. 839,83,55,000 have been granted and passed for the financial year ending March 31, 2024.
During the Demand discussion, MLAs K. Ranjit Singh, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram moved the Policy Cut Motion on Demand No. 6, Demand No. 10, Demand No. 39 and Demand No. 40.
During the discussion on Demand No. 10, MLAs K. Ranjit Singh, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram expressed their views and arguments. Giving clarification to the MLAs, Minister Th. Basanta Kumar Singh who is also the Minister in-charge of Education informed that there are 56 sanctioned posts of Principals, 57 sanctioned posts 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 channels. 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. The Minister said that the Education Department is well prepared to implement NEP 2020.
Minister Awangbow Newmai who is also 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 meters is yet to be completed. Both the canals will be ready very soon, he added. He also mentioned that Manipur has launched the Mobile Water Quality Test successfully.
Later, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh who is also the Leader of the House moved the Manipur Appropriation (No. 1) Bill, 2023 in the House which was passed unanimously.