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12th Manipur Assembly: Sitting adjourned sine die with 14 govt. bills passed

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Aug 05, 2022 11:50 pm

Our Correspondent

Imphal, Aug. 5 (EMN): The second session of the 12th Manipur Assembly after having 11 days of sitting was adjourned sine die on Friday.

The assembly which commenced on July 25 with obituary references made on the demise of former MLA Y Thambal Singh (Kakching Constituency) and on the loss of lives due to landslides at Marangching area in Noney district in the intervening night of June 29 and 30 and another landslide in Pherzawl district July 8 witnessed as many as 110 starred and 36 unstarred questions apart from 6 call attention motions. Altogether, 14 government bills were passed while 12 papers were laid. Besides that, election of three financial committee was also held.

On the concluding of the session on Friday, the assembly passed a private members’ resolution to establish the population commission of the state and also to introduce and enforce NRC (National Register of Citizens).

The assembly also passed another private members’ resolution to urge the government of India to record ‘Sanamahi Religion’ in the census report and also allot a separate code number of the religion in the census operation.

Earlier in the day’s question and answer session, state chief minister N Biren Singh informed that due to Covid-19 pandemic, the population census which was supposed to be conducted in the year 2021 remain postponed.

Replying to a question by congress MLA K Ranjit (Sugunu), Biren further informed that a DO letter has been submitted to the Union Home Minister regarding the modalities of the conduct of census in Manipur. The central government has also been requested to conduct a census of the state based on biometric data collection technology. No decision has been taken in regard to linking of Aadhaar with census.

Answering to MLA Paolienlal Haokip’s question on issuance of patta and jamabandis in hill areas, Biren Singh said that it is not true that huge area of land in the hills have been subjected to revenue settlement under the MLR & LR Act 1960 while stating that revenue record on parts of the hill area are properly maintained.

Meanwhile, minister Letpao Haokip said that the Tribal Affairs and Hills office in Ukhrul is still functioning even if it is an old building. He said there is no existing plan to renovate the office and staff quarter. With three working staffs, the department is preparing to fill up the remaingin nine vacant posts.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Aug 05, 2022 11:50:07 pm