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Budget session begins in Meghalaya, MBOSE report tabled

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Shillong, Mar 17 (UNI) The eight-day Meghalaya budget session today began with the much-awaited Select Committe Report on Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education (Amendment) bill, 2005 and MBOSE (second amendment) Ordinance, 2005.

Deputy Chief Minister Donkupar Roy, also in-charge of Education and Finance presented the committee report.

The controversial Bill was introduced in the House on October 17 last by Dr Roy and published in the Meghalaya Gazzete.

As most of the members were not in favour of passing the Bill in the same session due to agitation by various NGOs in Meghalaya, it was referred to the Select Committee on the same day for reporting back to the House during the next session.

The Committee had altogether five sittings till the stage of finalisation of the report early this year.

As per the report, the committee decided to make some recommendations to the House.

The government had been trying to convince the Garo people that it had no intention to bifurcate the MBOSE and its headquarter would remain in Tura only.

Among other business of the House, Finance Minister Dr Roy presented the supplementary demands for grants and supplementary appropriation for 2005-06, PHE Minister H D R Lyngdoh laid the annual report on Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board for the year, 2003-04.

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