From a Correspondent
SHILLONG, June 19: On the first day of the summer session of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Chief Executive Member Pynshngain Syiem brought a resolution in the Council urging the State Government to solve the border row with Assam.
The resolution has sought to restore peace and harmony in the villages with Assam.
According to the resolution, Syiem said that the pending vexed boundary dispute with Assam continues to deprive “our people of their fundamental and traditional rights.”
Meanwhile, the Council also placed the budget estimates for 2012-13 in which the estimated expenditure marginally exceeded the estimated revenue receipts.
According to Executive Member in-charge, Finance, Neil Antonio War, the total expenditure for 2012-13 was Rs 92,44,04,520 while the total receipts was estimated at Rs 92,43,75,580.
Even though the KHADC was yet to receive the full amount for 2011-12 from the 13th Finance Commission, the Council, however, received the first installment of Rs 8,90,55,000 on March 27 this year.
The council will work out schemes to be implemented with the amount received.
Executive Member in-charge of Professional Tax Grace Mary Kharpuri informed that for 2011-12, the total amount of professional tax collected by the council stood at Rs 7,13,95,962. In 2010-11, the figure was Rs 5,91,55,772.