Imphal, July 22: The ongoing 2nd session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Session today passed demands for grants of 5 government departments amounting to Rs. 502,85,21,000/- on the third day.
The demand for grants for the state Legislature passed today is Rs. 80,35,08,000/-; demands for grants passed today for the council of Minister is Rs. 8,62,00,000/- ; the demand for grants passed for the Secretariat is Rs. 77,85,04,000/- ; the demands for grants for the Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) is Rs. 324,37,01,000/- and the demand for grants passed today for the Election is Rs. 11,66,08,000/-.
Six Congress MLAs from the opposition bench moved cut motion to the passing of the demand for grants for the MAHUD.
Congress MLA Khumukcham Joykishan while moving the policy cut motion said that honorarium paid to the ward members of the Imphal Municipal Corporation is very less and need to be increased.
“At present a ward member is enjoying a sum of Rs. 1500/- per month and this amount is not suitable for a peoples’ representatives.
Joykishan further said that lack of transparency to the developmental crisis has created some people to get advantage of the developmental works. Works carried out by the local MLA are also some time benefitted to some corporators as there is no proper checking. He urged the government to make an arrangement so that the ward development committee could have proper communication with the local MLAs of the respective constituencies.
Joykishan further urged the concern department to formulate a long term policy for keeping the city clean. While appreciating the present Minister in charge of MAHUD for his promises and works in keeping the city clean, Joykishan mock the department for leaving part of the Imphal street field with empty syringe.
The MLA from Thangmeiband Assembly constituency also expressed disappointment to the degrading of the Imphal city in term of cleanliness.
“It is disheartening that Imphal is now below 100 positions from its earlier 10 position”, Joykishan said.
Other Congress MLA – RK Imo, Okram Henry, K Meghachandra also echoed the cut policy mover over the government inability to implement PMAY scheme properly.
The congress MLAs also pointed out the absence of proper policy to control flash floods in municipal areas.
Another congress MLA Th Lokeshwar while joining the policy cut motion said that the IMC is not rendering its duty for checking of the building constructed in the city.
He said the department should make proper checking to the transportation of construction materials in the city as fall out material is also another reason for dirtying the city streets.