Aizawl, July 7, 2011: An official resolution for protection and preservation peaceful condition in Mizoram was unanimously passed in Mizoram Legislative Assembly Session today. The resolution was moved by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mr. Lalsawta. In the discussion 6 opposition members and 7 ruling members highlighted untold miseries and suffering of the people during the 20 years long MNF movement and all of them express gratitute to usher in the new era of peace and progress through the concerted effort made by the people, the church leaders, political parties and particularly to those who were at the helm of the UT administration at that time. Some ruling members described the movement leading to declaration of independence by the MNF leader as an action not supported by conviction. Some members also called it a wrong politics which led the people into trouble. They however expressed appreciation of the MNF leaders and the armed cadre for their solidarity resulting in return to over ground with their all and one leaving no remnant behind. Many most of the ruling members participating in the discussion express gratitude to Mr. Lal Thanhawla for vacating the post of the Chief Minister to accomodate the MNF leader in the interim government.
On the opening day of the Budget Session the House mourned the death of 2 former members of the Mizoram Assembly H. Lalsangzuala, H. Hrangdawla and the former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Dorjee Khandu who died during the inter-session period. A minute of silence was observed after obituary references were made over the departed leaders. Those who spoke in the obituary included the House leader Mr. Lal Thanhawla, the MNF group leader Dr. R. Lalthangliana, ZNP group leader Mr. Lalduhawma, the Transport Minister Mr. Zoramsangliana and the MDF member Mr. P.P. Thawla.
The Rural Development Minister Mr. R. Lalzirliana informed the House that the Centre has made a new BADP Guide line in 2009 and the coverage of the programme has become narrower. In reply to the Congress member Mr. TT Zothansanga, the Minister said 0-10 km from the international border falls in category number one, 10-15 km in category number two and 15-20 km in category number three. Areas beyond 20 km from the international boundary are lying outside the BADP operation area as of now. In reply to another questions the RD Minister also said Mizoram has 488.63 km long border with Bangladesh and 138.51 km long border with Myanmar.
The Finance Minister Mr.H. Liansailova laid 3 rules in the House today. These were The Mizoram Finance Commission (Salaries and Allowances) Rules 2010, The Mizoram Money Lenders and Accredited Loan Providers (Regulations) Rules, 2010 and The Mizoram Public Servants Personal Liability Rules, 2011.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mr. Lalsawta moved a motion for constitution of three House Committee such as Public Accounts Committee, Committee on Estimates and Committee on Public Undertakings. However, actual election was not held in the House as the Speaker Mr. R. Romawia asked the Congress Legislature Party and other Legislature Parties to select the members from among themselves as per convention before 4:30 tomorrow afternoon.
The House unanimously passed the Mizoram Protection of Interest of Depositors (In Financial Establishment) (Amendment) Bill, 2011 today. Moving the Bill the Finance Minister Mr. H. Liansailova’s said unearthing of illegal investment operation like chiahpuam which involved 338.83 crores of rupees necessitiated introduction of amendment to the existing act. He also said the existing legislation that directly addresses the fraudulent and illegal operations does not include the firms and companies having registration under companies act, 1956 and the RBI act, 1934. This has necessitated amendment to the existing act by replacing some clauses in section 2 and 3 of the act.
The House also unanimously passed The Mizoram (Pension for Members of The Defunct Mizo District And of The Defunct Pawi-Lakher Regional Council) (Amendment) Bill, 2011 today. Moving the Bill the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mr. Lalsawta said the objective of the Bill is to enable the former members of defunct Mizo District Council and Pawi-Lakher Regional Council to get their pension at the rate of 4500 rupees per month with yearly increment of 300 rupees upto the maximum of 8400 rupees. He also said the members of their families will also be entitled to get monthly pension of 2500 rupees with yearly increment of 100 rupees till the total pension amount is 3500 rupees. The Session was adjourned at 3:40 this afternoon by the Speaker for the day.
Today is the 21st death anniversary of MNF Founder President Late Laldenga. Wreaths were place in his memorial monument errected in Treasury Squere Aizawl by the MNF President Mr. Zoramthanga, Mrs. Lalbiakdiki, the wife of Late Laldenga, and other party leaders. The function was address by the party leaders including the treasurer Mr. Vanlalzawma. Meanwhile the Mizo National Women Front also passed resolutions offered tribute to the founder President Late Laldenga. They also pledged to continue his unfinished works. In another resolution the National Women Front urged upon the Congress govt. trace out an announce the culprit behind the killing of Rev. Chanchinmawia.
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