The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) today tabled a vote on account amounting to Rs 46, 27, 16,190 for the three months from April 1.
This was done on the opening day of the KHADC’s budget session. However, after today’s business, the session was adjourned until March 6.
Chief Executive Member (CEM) Titostarwell Chyne said that the vote on account has been presented because the executive committee was unable to prepare the full budget due to auditing of the council by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which took up the officials’ time. The full budget will be presented in four months’ time.
Out of the planned expenditure of Rs 46.27 crore for the first quarter of the upcoming financial year, the lion’s share, Rs 27.53 crore, has been allocated to the Civil Works and Development Department, General Administration Department Rs 9.29 crore, Law Department Rs 15.37 lakh, Revenue Budget and Finance Department Rs 2.11 crore, Forest Administration Department Rs 2.38 crore, Administration of Justice and Judicial Department Rs 1.45 crore, Legislative Department Rs 1.86 crore, Education Department Rs 3.40 lakh and Enforcement Scheme to protect tribal land and interest Rs 1.43 crore.
Chyne also tabled the CAG reports pertaining to the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years.
Last year, the CAG pointed out that all three district councils in the state were guilty of delays in the submission of their accounts for audit.
Meanwhile, the reports of the executive committee in matters related to the election of the Syiem of Mylliem were also presented.
It was informed that Ainam Manik Syiem, who had been Acting Syiem of Mylliem, was elected with 31 votes out of 41 to be full Syiem in the election on February 20.
The executive committee therefore recommended to the council that Syiem be appointed as Syiem of Hima Mylliem for life.
The reports of the executive committee in matters related to the election of Sirdar Wahlong informed that Nastarfield Rymmai secured the highest number of votes – 477 – and was appointed as the Sirdar of Wahlong.
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