State Assembly Session adjourned Sine die: Letter submitted to the Union Home Minister regarding the modalities of the conduct of census in respect of the State: CM

State Assembly Session adjourned Sine die: Letter submitted to the Union Home Minister regarding the modalities of the conduct of census in respect of the State: CM

Written By: / Friday, 05 August 2022 17:04

IT News
Imphal, August 5:

2nd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die today. On the last day of the session, the House passed Manipur Appropriation Bill No 4, 2022, and also the amended Hill Area ADC Act ( 6 amendments) and submitted to the Hill Area Committee for approval.
The State Assembly also adopted the establishment of the Manipur Population Commission and enforcement of National Registration for Citizens. The house adopted the private member resolution moved by MLA Joykishan of the Thangmeiband Assembly constituency. The leader of the house, while considering the private member resolution in the interest of all the members of the house gave no objection to the passing of the private member resolution moved by MLA Joykishan,
In the morning session of the last day of the 12th Manipur State Legislative Assembly, replying to a question raised by MLA K. Ranjit Singh regarding the population census, Leader of the House N. Biren Singh informed that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the population census which was supposed to be conducted in the year 2021 remains postponed. No particular date and month of conducting the census are finalized yet, he stated.
Biren further informed that a D.O letter has been submitted to the Union Home Minister regarding the modalities of the conduct of census in respect of the state of Manipur. The Centre Government has also been requested to conduct a census of the State based on biometric data collection technology. No decision has been taken regarding linking of aadhaar with census. Previous paper mode along with electronically generated mobile app may be used this time, he added.
Answering to MLA Paolienlal Haokip regarding the issuance of patta and jamabandis in hill areas, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that it is not true that a huge area of land in the hills has been subjected to revenue settlement under the MLR & LR Act 1960. Revenue records of parts of the hill area are properly maintained.

Responding to MLA Kh. Joykishan N. Biren Singh said that there is a restriction on the sale and purchase of land in the state. An Office Memorandum dated 7th July, 2021 and order CNCL-203/1/2021-Cabinet-Confidential & Cabinet dated 10th September 2021 has been served in the regard, he informed.
Minister Letpao Haokip said that it is not true that TA and Hills office in Ukhrul has been defunct. It is still functioning even if it is an old building. There is no existing plan to renovate the office and staff quarters. There are three working staff out of twelve no. of sanctioned posts. Nine posts are vacant. Department of TA and Hills is preparing to fill up the vacant post. This was the reply given by Letpao Haokip to MLA Ram Muivah during the question hour.
Replying to the question raised by MLA Kh Joykisan Singh, Forest Minister Th. Biswajit Singh said that the total amount sanctioned by the Union Ministry and State Government for the development of Forest from 2017-2018 to 2020-2023(till June 2022) are Rs. 10818.15 lakhs and Rs 13045.08 lakhs respectively. The State will be Rs. 867.20 lakhs.

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