Imphal: On the 8th day of the 12th Legislative Assembly the house unanimously passed five demands for grants amounting to Rs. 25,747,551,000.
The demands for grants are Land Revenue, Stamps and Registration and District Administration, Rs. 1,373,378,000, Finance Department Rs. 23,627,513,000, State Excise Rs. 135,103,000 Sales Tax, Other Taxes/Duties on Commodities & Services Rs. 68,355,000 and Art & Culture Rs.543,202,000.
Leader of the house, N. Biren Singh informed that suitable regulation of land purchase and sales policy will be framed and implemented effectively. The government is taking up necessary steps for the digitization of land records in the state. The government will see to take up steps for relief of the families evicted during the recent days on humanitarian ground, Biren added.
The Chief Minister also stated in the house that Manipur Cultural Policy has been framed. Manipur Cine Commission has also been instituted for developing films in the state. The government will decide whether films in the state can be placed under the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR). The government has also increased the number of staff for State Kala Academy for strengthening the academy.
Leader of the House also informed that Rs.1100 crore is earmarked as state matching share for central sponsored projects upto Rs. 9000 crores from the centre. Borrowing by the government depends on the guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India, RBI.
Taking part in the demand discussion, opposition leader Shri O. Ibobi Singh said that filling up of vacant posts of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff may be given due importance since improving the health sector relates to development of other sectors. Mentioning about education opposition leader said that the education sector may also be given due priority. The results pending regarding the recruitment of different posts particularly in the Health and Education department may be declared with special emphasis.
Opposition MLAs K. Meghachandra Singh, Th. Lokeshwar Singh, K. Ranjit and Surjakumar Okram moved policy cut motions for disapproval for demands for grants, Tuesday.