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COVID-19 BULLETIN 8th NOVEMBER 2021

9th SESSION OF THE 13th NLA ADJOURNED SINE DIE

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Speaker Sharingain Longkumer began the second day of 9th Session of the 13th NLA on 26th November 2021 by addressing the house under rule 284 in commemoration of the day of adoption of the Constitution of India. All the members of the house along with the AHoDs, HoDs and officers reiterated the Preamble with the Speaker.

Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker, Sharingain Longkumer on Friday adjourned the 9th session of the 13th Assembly sine die, after completing all the list of business on 26th November 2021. 

 

STARRED QUESTIONS ON DAY 2 OF THE 9th SESSION OF THE 13th NLA

 

Replying to a starred question of MLA Yitachu on the status of Tizu valley hydro power project (24 mv) Minister for Power said the project cost at 2021 is priced at Rs 333.63cr and the project is awaiting approval of the state screening committee for externally aided projects for funding under EAP. The Minister further said that the department has proposed to take up the project as State owned project with funding under EAP so as to maximise benefit to the state of its natural resources and to reduce power purchase from outside.

Starred question raised by MLA Yitachu on Village Guards Service Rules, Deputy CM Yanthungo Patton said that the service rules for the village guards are yet to be notified. He also added that the Department in principle follows the draft service rules framed in 2014 for the gazetted and non-gazetted officers of the village guards with respects to their promotions and other service matters.

Also replying on starred question no 6 of MLA Yitachu on vacancy of maths and science teachers in the state, Minister in charge of School Education said total vacancies of maths and science teachers in the state as on 31st October 2021 is 188 out of which  maths- 76, science -112. He added that the department will undertake recruitment for filling up the vacancies at the earliest.

 

PRESENTATION OF THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings 92021-2022) Mhathung Yanthan presented the following reports:

        i.            102nd & 103rd Reports on the Examination of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for the year 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 pertaining to the Nagaland Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation (NHHDC) under the Department of Industries and Commerce.

      ii.            104th Report on the Examination of the Audit Paragraphs contained in the Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for the year 2016-2017 relating to the Nagaland State Mineral Development Corporation (NSMDC) Limited under the Department of Geology and Mining.

    iii.            105th, 106th, 107th & 108th Reports on the Action Taken by the Government on the Observations and Recommendations made in the 87th, 88th, 89th & 90th Reports of the Committee on Public Undertakings on the Examination of the Audit Paragraphs contained in the Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for the years:- 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 relating to the Nagaland State Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NSMDC) under the Department of Geology and Mining.

    iv.            109th Report on the Examination of the Audit Paragraphs contained in the Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for the year 2017-2018 pertaining to the Nagaland State Mineral Development Corporation (NSMDC) Limited under the Department of Geology and Mining.

      v.            110th, 111th, 112th & 113th Reports on the Examination of the Audit Paragraphs contained in the Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for the year 2016-2017 relating to N1DC, NHL, NHHDC & NIRMSC under the Department of Industries and Commerce.

    vi.            114th, 115th & 116th Reports on the Action Taken by the Government on the Observations and Recommendations contained in the 82nd, 85th & 86th Reports of the Committee on Public Undertakings on the Examination of the Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for the year 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, pertaining to the Nagaland Hotels Limited (NHL) under the Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Nagaland.

  vii.            117th, 118th Reports on the Examination of the Audit Paragraphs that appeared in the report of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for the year 2017-2018 relating to the Nagaland Hotels Limited (NHL) & Nagaland Industrial Raw Materials Supply Corporation Limited (NIRMSC) under the Department of Industries and Commerce.

viii.            119th & 120th Reports on Action Taken by the Government on the Observations and Recommendations contained in the 81st & 93rd Reports of the Committee on Public Undertakings on the Examination of the Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for the year 2011-2012, 2012-2013, pertaining to the Nagaland Industrial Development Corporation (NIDC) under the Department of Industries & Commerce. Government of Nagaland.

 

GOVERNMENT BILLS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE HOUSE ON 26TH NOVEMBER 2021

           

The following Government Bills were moved for consideration by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and passed unanimously by the house on 26th November 2021:

 

1.       Nagaland fiscal responsibility and budget management (fourth amendment) bill, 2021.

2.       The Nagaland Goods and Services Tax (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2021.

3.       The Nagaland Lokayukta (Second Amendment) bill, 2021.

4.       The Supplementary Demand for the regularization of excess expenditure for the year 2014 – 2015.

5.       The Nagaland Appropriation (no 5) bill 2021 for consideration and passed.

6.       The Nagaland Appropriation (no 6) bill 2021 for consideration and passed

7.       The supplementary demand for the regularization of excess expenditure for the year 2015 – 2016.

8.       The Supplementary Demand for the Regularization of Excess Expenditure for the year 2016 - 2017

9.       Introduction, Consideration and Passing of the Nagaland Appropriation (no.7) bill, 2021

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED AT THE 9th SESSION OF THE 13th NLA ON 26th NOVEMBER 2021.

Minister for Health & Family Welfare Pangnyu Phom moved the Resolution on the Transplantation of Human Organ act 1994 and transplantation of human organ act (amendment) 2011 and was adopted on 26th November 2021.

The following Resolution was moved by the Minister for consideration and adoption:

Parliament had enacted the Transplantation of Human Organ Act, 1994 (No.42 of 1994), hereafter referred to as the 1994 Act, with the aim to provide for the regulation of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs connected therewith or incidental thereto by making inter-alia the following provisions;

·Setting up authority for removal of human organs,

·Regulations and registration of hospitals involved in removal, storage or transplantation of human organs and

·Offences and penalties for contravention of the Act.

 

The Transplantation of Human Organ (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 16 of 2011), hereafter referred to as the 2011 Act, was enacted with the aim to curb commercial trade in human organs while facilitating organ transplantation for needy patients by making inter-alia the following provisions;

·Regulate the transplantation of tissues also of the human body;

·Expansion of the definition of "near relative" in order to include the grandfather, grandmother, grandson and granddaughter as near relative;

·Making it mandatory for a registered medical practitioner to ask the patient or near relative of every person admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) whether any prior authorization for removal of any human organ or tissue or both of his body has been made. If not, the patient or his near relative should be made aware of the option to authorize such donation.

·Requiring the hospital to inform in writing to the Human Organ Retrieval Centre for removal, storage or transplantation or transportation of human organs or tissues or both of the donor;

·Appointment of a "transplant coordinator" in all hospitals registered for organ retrieval and transplantation;

·Regulation of the transplantation of organs for foreign nationals, to prevent the exploitation of minors and mentally challenged person and to provide for Swap Donations of organs.

·Establishment of a National Human Organs and Tissues Removal and Storage Network;

·Development and maintenance of a national registry of the recipients of human organs transplants;

·Enhancement of the penalties provided under the Act.

            These provision shall come into force in a State which adopts the Act under Clause (1) of 252 of the Constitution on the date of such adoption.

Therefore, the House resolved that the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 (No.42 of 1994) along with Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 16 of 2011) shall be adopted in the State of Nagaland.

            Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio moved for the Consideration of Resolution on the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) act, 2002 and the house adopted the act on 26th November 2021.

 

                                                                                                (Esuihangle & Morotsung)