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Published on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 Both


Imphal, 23rd July, 2018 (DIPR): The 5th session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly which began on 20 July, 2018 concluded today.

Leader of the House and Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh clarified to the House that there is no new Border Pillar no. 81 erection and that there is no shifting of the Border Pillar. The recent issue is over the subsidiary pillar between the main Border pillar No. 80 and 81. As the people have apprehension regarding the alleged shifting of the position of the border pillar, the State Government had urged the Central government for resurvey/ re-demarcation. He was replying to a Calling Attention motion, moved by opposition MLA Shri K. Meghachandra Singh on the reported dispute regarding Indo-Myanmar Border Pillar No. 81 in today’s evening session.

A team from the Ministry of External Affairs will be arriving for on the spot verification of work at Border Pillar No. 81 at Kwatha Khunou, Tengnoupal District on 24th July, 2018. The Chief Minister appealed to all the concerned including all Political parties, Civil Society Organisations, Stakeholders, Local people of the Border Pillar 81 to stand united and give co-operation in solving the alleged disputed Border Pillar issue.

In another Calling attention motion, opposition MLAs, Shri K. Govindas and Shri K. Ranjit Singh moved on the reported agitation regarding the demand for removal of the present Vice- Chancellor, Manipur University Prof. AP Pandey. Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh informed the House that the Govt. is concerned over the matter and will try hard for justice. Since HRD Ministry has already constituted an Enquiry Committee led by a retired Chief Justice of a High Court, the Leader of the House appealed for the enquiry committee to start its work. During the enquiry period, the govt. will find a means to resume normal functioning of the University. He further stated that even after the conclusion of the assembly session today, the govt. will be meeting with the agitators. He requested all to refrain from publishing and spreading baseless news.

Taking part in the discussion, Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam Singh said for the future of students’ community sought cooperation from all concerned stakeholders to support the enquiry committee.

The Manipur Peoples Protection Bill, 2018 (Bill No. 10 of 2018) as reported by the Hill Areas Committee was passed unanimously by the house. The bill was introduced by leader of the House and CM (in-charge of Home)  Shri N. Biren on Friday, was referred to the Hills Areas Committee (HAC) for consideration. Prior to passing of the Bill, the HAC has presented its report on the Bill in the morning session.

The Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second amendment) Bill, 2018 (Bill No. 9 of 2018) which was moved by Deputy Chief Minister (in-charge of Excise) Shri Y. Joykumar Singh was  referred to Select Committee which would comprise of Law minister as Chairman and two members each from Treasury/Ruling and Opposition Party. Opposition leader and Ex-CM Shri O. Ibobi Singh made his observation and suggestion saying that his party will not give moral support regarding the Bill.

The House also unanimously passed the Manipur International University Bill, 2018 (Bill No. 8 of 2018) which was introduced by Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam on 20th July, 2018.

The House resolved to withdraw two Bills namely, the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 which were passed by the House on 31st August, 2015. The two resolutions were moved by Shri N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister.

Speaker Shri Y. Khemchand Singh announced election of the three Financial Committees’, 2018-19 of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
The three Financial Committees’ are Committee on Public Accounts, Committee on Estimates and Committee on Public Undertakings.

 At the end of the session, Speaker Shri Y. Khemchand announced that during the 5th session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Monsoon Session had two sittings, 8 starred questions, 3 unstarred, 4 calling attention, 7 papers were laid, 4 obituary references’, 3 Govt. Bills tabled, 2 Bills were passed and 1 Bill was referred to Select Committee and 4 Committee reports were presented and 2 resolutions were taken by the House.(DIPR)