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Manipur Assembly passes 2019 Appropriation Bill

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 22, 2019 10:37 pm

Our Correspondent

Imphal, Feb. 22 (EMN): Manipur Assembly on Friday unanimously passed the Manipur Appropriation (No.1) Bill 2019, Manipur Appropriation (No. 3) Bill 2019, Manipur Appropriation (No.4) Bill 2019 and Manipur Appropriation (No.5) Bill 2019 the third day of the ongoing assembly session.

Clarifying to the policy cut by the opposition on the demand discussion of Election department, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be an effective way to ensure correctness in the electoral roll of the state and to check the issue of increasing non-local voters.

Stating that NRC is under the domain and guidelines of the Election Commission of India for a person to be enrolled in the electoral roll, he said any complaints regarding the inclusion of non-locals in the list can be made at the respective election officials and Booth Level Offices (BLOs).

The chief minister reminded that a mass campaign ‘Special Voters Registration Camp’ will be conducted throughout the state on February 23 and 24th in all the polling stations to address problems related to inclusion, deletion or correction.

Reassuring the people of the state that their sentiments are being seriously taken by the government, he reiterated that the Central authority will take consensus of states on any matters of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

On the report of Home ministry empowering the Assam Rifles to arrest anyone and search a place without warrant in the North Eastern States, he clarified that the Home Ministry has informed the state government through telephonic communication that the said order has been kept ‘in abeyance.’

During the demand discussion of the Municipal Administration Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD), Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar informed the House that the Centre has released a fund of INR 109 crore for the Smart City Mission for the state. The fund sharing ratio between the state and the Centre is 50:50, he said.

The minister informed the house that clearance is needed from the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) and Town Planning for the construction of buildings (private, office, shopping malls and others), which is given during the construction planning for  basement parking.

On Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban), Shyamkumar said the fund for the first instalment is INR 82.29 crore.

He said 13,715 beneficiaries have applied but due to non-submission of the required documents by the beneficiaries, the release of funds has been delayed.

Appealing to the IMC employees to call off the ongoing stir, he assured that their demands will be look into it after the Assembly Session is over.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 22, 2019 10:37:42 pm