Nagaland: Rs 1112.72 crore spent for pensions

Our Correspondent

Kohima | February 23

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today informed that an amount of Rs 1112.72 crore was spent on account of pensions and other retirement benefits from Ist April 2018 to 31st December 2018.

Replying this to MLA Yitachu on the floor of the House, Rio said that anticipated expenditure for pensions and other retirement benefits for the month of January, February and March 2019 are estimated to be Rs 612.14 crore.

Pangnyu on unauthorized adhoc appointment

Minister for health & family welfare S Pangnyu today stated that the department has served show case notice to the 315 unauthorized adhoc employees vide No: HFW (A) Appt- 8/42/2016 (Pt)/77 Dt 22nd August 2016.

Replying this to MLA CL John on the floor of the House, the minister however, said that the show cause notice was recalled in view of the technical ground as it was issued by an authority not competent to issue it vide notification No: HFW (A) Court-4/54/2016/245 Dt 23rd November 2016.

The minister said that based on the recommendation of the Committee constituted to examine the adhoc/contingency under show cause notice vide No: HFW (A) Misc/2/41/16- Pt/155 t. 24th March 2017, service extension for a period of one year w.e.f 02.04.2017 and since then their service is being extended annually.

DDSP Gangsaw installation work at Wezihu

Replying to MLA Yitachu, minister for geology & mining and NSMDC chairman V Kashiho Sangtam said the DDSP Gangsaw installation works at Wezihu has been completed and is under trial run for tuning up the plant and machinery.

The project shall be commissioned immediately after proper tuning up of plant and machinery, the minister stated.

Rs 10,29,06, 773 revenue earn by DMC during 2018-19

In unstarred question raised by MLA Moatoshi Longkumer, minister for urban development and municipal affairs Metsubo Jamir furnished details of revenue earned by CEO Dimapur Municipal Council on the floor of the House.

For the year 2017-2018, Jamir stated that CEO DMC earned revenue of Rs 13 99,98,429 and Rs 10,29,06,773 during 2018-19.

The expenditure incurred by DMC for undertaking various development activities in Dimapur during 2017-18 stands at Rs 12,35,45,293 and Rs 12,14,39,789 during 2018-19.

CM Chang highlights status of JICA project

Replying to MLA Dr Imtiwabang Aier, minister for environment, forests and climate change CM Chang said that under JICA assisted Nagaland Forest Management Project, the society has been registered and different committees (High Powered Committee, Governing Body, Project Management Unit, Divisional Management Unit, District Advisory Committee and Field Management Unit) for implementation of the project have been constituted.

The project has been initiated with the release of the project operation manual, organizing of sensitization workshop and institutional strengthening.

Later, during the discussion and voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2018-2019, CM Chang said that the government has not received any fund from JICA till date.

He said that various activities are being carried out through the state mobilization fund amounting to Rs 25 crore.

“We are pursuing vigorously to get fund from JICA,” said Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.

138 PHC, 25 CHC in Nagaland

Replying to MLA YM Yollow in unstarred question, minister for health & family welfare S Pangnyu Phom said that there are 138 Primary Health Centre and 25 Community Health Centre in Nagaland.

Phek district has the highest number of PHC with 23, followed by 17 each in the districts of Kohima and Mokokchung, 14 each in the districts of Tuensang and Mon, 13 in Zunheboto district, 12 in Wokha, Dimapur – 10, Peren – 8 and five each in the districts of Kiphire and Longleng.

The minister said that four PHCs – Alichen under Mokokchung district, Shamator under Tuensang district, Wakching under Mon district and Peren Town under Peren district are to be upgraded.

On being asked on the present status of Wakching CHC, the minister replied that the hospital building was constructed in 1963 while two staff quarters were constructed in 1998 and 2008 respectively. In view of the financial constraints, the department was unable to replace the dilapidated Hill Type Hospital building.

At present, a total of 24 staff including one doctor is deployed at PHC Wakching, the minister stated.

Rs 13.13 crore received from IFAD

Minister for agriculture G Kaito Aye today stated that an amount of Rs 13.13 crore was received by the state till date under International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Replying this to MLA Toyang Chang, the minister stated that the project has selected 650 villages covering eight districts (Kohima, Wokha, Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon, Zunheboto, Kiphire and Phek).