Imphal: The Manipur Legislative Assembly passed six demands amounting to Rs. 2304,02,00,000 on the tenth day of the ongoing 12th session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly.
The demands were Rs 187,65,07,000 for Land Revenue, Stamps and Registration and District Administration; Rs 1943,33,84,000 for Finance Department; Rs 129,02,29,000 for Youth Affairs and Sports Department; Rs 24,51,72,000 for State Excise; Rs 11,02,55,000 for Sales Tax, Other Taxes/Duties on Commodities and Services; and Rs 8,46,53,000 for State Academy of Training.
No religious structure in government buildings
Chief minister N. Biren Singh, while replying to policy cuts, said the state government has not evicted any legally constructed churches. However, the government will not allow construction of any religious structures inside government buildings premises such as government residential quarters for employees because it violates the rule of law, he added.
He appealed to the public to respect and abide by the rule of law.
Recruitment of vacant post
Regarding the policy cut raised by MLA K. Meghachandra to bring Yairipok under one administrative unit, the chief minister responded that the issue will be taken up and put up for discussion by the District Boundary Commission.
Clarifying about the shortage of staff in district headquarters and sub-divisional offices of the state, Biren said the rationalisation of government employees under the chairmanship of chief secretary has been taken up by the government, and it will initiate the recruitment process of the vacant posts at the earliest.
Construction of National Sports University
YAS minister Letpao Haokip responding to cut motions raised from the opposition bench during the discussion on Demand of Youth Affairs and Sports, said the government will hold a multi-party talk comprising of various stakeholders about the dispute regarding the construction of the National Sports University. The meeting will be held on February 25 at the conference hall of the Old Secretariat. He expressed hope that an amicable solution will be reached during the meeting, and the construction will resume normally very soon.
Letpao said the discipline of Jeet Kune Do is yet not included in the recognised sports discipline list of YAS and Manipur Olympic Association. Hence the Government is unable to provide job offer to National and International medal winning Jeet Kune Do players. However, they can still avai 5 percent sports quota reserved in any government recruitment process, he added.