Over Rs 76 crores demand passed
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 06: Members of the State Assembly today unanimously passed a demand grant of Rs 76,55,65,000 crores in the afternoon session of the ongoing Monsoon Session after a thorough discussion in the House.

The demand grants which were passed today are labour and employment, development of Tribal tribal and Schedule caste, Co-operation and Welfare of Minorities and Other Backward Classes.

Replying to questions raised on the demand grants, Tribal Development Minister Ngamthang Haokip informed the house that the State Govt had already allowed the Sixth Schedule to be implemented in the hill dists.

He further said that as certain words "with certain adjustment and local adjustment" were inserted in the recommendation, the Union Home Minister had send an intimation to the State Govt requesting it to clarify on the words "Local Adjustment".

He stated that the State Govt is making all efforts to give a befitting reply to the Home Minister on the matter after a thorough discussion.

He also urged BD Behring to extend his cooperation and support in pressurizing the Central Govt on the matter.

Meanwhile, BD Behring whose request for a clarification from the CM on the Sixth Schedule was turned down by the Speaker walked out of the house as a mark of protest against the Speakers decision.

Labour Minister Z Mangaibou informed the House that there are presently 4,17,338 un-employed registered youths in the State's Employment Exchange and added that out of it 18,651 of them are women.

He also added that the State Govt is taking up many policies to enable the unemployed youths to be self employment.

Maintaining that employment of Govt Jobs is done under the Compulsory Notification of Vacancy Act, he further said that 57 post were filled in the ITI on contract basis.

He also added that efforts are on to make the RK Manisana Wage Board applicable to the State's Journalist.

Besides putting extra efforts to strengthen the Cooperation Dept, actions are also being taken up to initiate various programs for providing self employment among the youths, said Cooperation Minister.