GUWAHATI, Jan 16 - In the disclosure of assets by the State Council of Ministers at the official website of the State Government, two ministers have emerged as crorepatis having assets worth more than a crore.
Minister of Handloom Textile and Sericulture etc., Pranab Gogoi apparently tops the chart of the richest ministers in the State though many of his colleagues, have not worked out the totals of their income, expenditure and liabilities.
Pranab Gogoi has his total assets valued around Rs 4 crore with land assessed at approximate Rs 3.75 crore and three tola gold jewelry worth around Rs 52,000. He has a liability worth around Rs 2.75 lakh.
Most of the ministers have not displayed the total of their income and expenditure so as to give a clear picture. Rather, they have resorted to item-wise fractional display of their assets and liabilities, making it difficult for a layman to work out the exact picture.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, having a total asset of around Rs 54 lakh, owns a residential flat at Delhi worth Rs 5.89 lakh, a plot of residential land and building in Guwahati worth Rs 15.98 lakh, another residential plot at Guwahati worth around Rs 1 lakh and a Honda City car of around Rs 8.65 lakh. Gogoi also has liabilities of around Rs 18 lakh including a government loan of around Rs 41,000.
Minister for Hill Areas Development Khor Sing Engti's income statement shows his closing balance at around Rs 83,37,315. His assets include agricultural land, building and cash in hand.
Minister, PWD, Ajanta Neog owns gross asset worth around Rs 66.38 lakh that includes four plots of land besides investments. She, however, is liable to pay more than 17.5 lakh that includes unsecured loans worth Rs 15 lakh. Her net asset is worth around Rs 48.88 lakh.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma currently holds movable and immovable assets worth around Rs 91,02,000, including a cash amount of Rs 3.25 lakh, a Maruti Zen of around Rs 1.14 lakh, and jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh. He has shown his liabilities in the form of loans from Assam Legislative Assembly and friends worth around Rs 10 lakh.
The disclosure of assets of Chandan Brahma, Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development and transport is still not accessible in the website.
State Education Minister Gautam Bora's net assets have been shown as Rs 33,82, 680.50, which includes 50 per cent in flat at National Games Village worth Rs 9.5 lakh, share in two plots of ancestral land in Batadrawa and Dhing, share in an RCC house in Dhing and deposits of Rs 10,47,489 in banks, a TATA Sumo and an Innova. He also has liabilities of Rs 11,81,219 in form of loans from SBI and Assam Legislative Assembly.
Rockybul Hussain, Minister Environment and Forest etc., owns total movable assets worth around Rs 37.73 lakh and immovable assets worth Rs 55,00,000 that includes agricultural land at Nagaon and ancestral land and an RCC house at Nagaon jointly with his mother. The minister is liable to pay around Rs 11,20,994. The statement, however, is not properly signed by the minister.
Placed on the top order of the property list, Minister of Power, Industries and commerce Pradyut Bordoloi's total property is worth around Rs 1. 36 crore. Bardoloi owns land at Makum in Tinsukia district, Noonmati village, Beltola and Chandmari and Mirzapur in Kamrup. He also has personal jewellery worth Rs 90 thousand. The State Power Minister also invested around Rs 36.5 lakh in business ventures.
Minister of Social Welfare Akon Bora, however, has secured his position at the bottom of the property list of the ministers with net movable property worth around Rs 19 lakh. The minister, however, has no immovable assets.
State Revenue Minister Bhumidhar Barman with 14 plots of land and five houses and one farm house has total immovable property worth Rs 63.97 lakh and total movable assets worth Rs 15.12 lakh and liabilities worth Rs 16.34 lakh. The minister's net asset stands at around Rs 62.75 lakh. Five plots of land owned by the minister have been declared as ancestral property, the value of which has not been quoted in the statement.
Minister Excise and Border Areas Gautam Roy's income as on December 31, 2010 is around Rs 4.70 lakh and assets worth Rs 90.49 lakh that includes flats in Kolkata (Rs 6 lakh approx) and New Delhi (Rs 31.90 lakh) and an RCC building at Hailakandi (Rs 4.80 lakh) as declared in the official website.