Cabinet approves creation of Internal Finance Divisions in all departments, establishment of MSDA

Imphal: The State Cabinet approved the creation of Internal Finance Division (IFD) in all the departments of the State Government.

In its meeting held with Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh in the chair at the Cabinet Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today, the State Cabinet considered that with a view to streamline financial management systems, ensure budgetary discipline internal control across all Departments under the State Government; the existing Accounts, Budgets, Audit, Planning sections in every Department would be amalgamated and re-designated as Internal Finance Division (IFD). The services of Manipur Finance Service officers would be utilised in managing the dedicated finance division.

The Cabinet also gave its nod to the establishment of the Manipur Sports Development Authority.

The Authority would promote mass participation of youth in annual sports competitions through structured competitions, identify talented youth in the field of games and sports, guide and nurture the talent through existing sports and academies and new set up either by the Government or the State Government in Public-Private Partnership mode, create sports infrastructure at Sub-Division, District and State level, and any other activities for promotion and development of sports.

The Cabinet also decided to conduct the Panchayat elections this year with the creation of two Zilla Parishads with the existing boundaries for the newly formed Kakching and Jiribam districts.

On special consideration, the State Cabinet also approved the proposal for granting promotion to the popular footballer and Head Constable (Manipur Police) Ms. O. Bembem Devi to the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector.

Appointment of martial arts fighter and champion of Super Fight League, Shri Kario Issac Maheo to the post of Sub-Inspector in the Manipur Police Department was also approved under Meritorious Sports Quota.

He is the son of Shri L. Ashikho Mao of Karong village in Senapati district. He is the first ever champion of Super Fight League Challengers (SFL) India.

It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Shri N. Biren, during his recent visit to Senapati district, announced to appoint Shri Kario as a Sub-Inspector in Manipur Police Department for his achievements and also to encourage him to perform better in future.

The Cabinet also gave its nod to the revision of Pay Scales to Rs. 8,000 – Rs. 13,500 (pre-revised) corresponding to the Scales of Pay of Rs. 2,000 – Rs. 3500 (as per ROP 1990) in respect of Shri L. Chaoba Sharma, Ex-Senior Manager in Directorate of Tourism, Manipur.

In compliance with the High Court order dated 09.09.2011 issued in respect of W.P. (C) No. 890 of 2006 (Smt. S (O) Leimahanbi Devi and ors Vs GoM and ors), the Cabinet also approved payment of special pension with effect from 6.12.1997 to 31.12.1998 to Smt. S (O) Leimahan m/o (L) S. Iboyaima (Ex-Rifleman), Smt. L. (O) Nayani Devi m/o (L) L. Binoy (Ex-Rifleman) and Smt A. (O) Sangaijaobi Devi m/o (L) A. Anand (Ex-Rifleman).

Shri S. Iboyaima, Shri L. Binoy and Shri A. Anand were killed in an ambush laid by extremists/militants on December 5, 1997. (DIPR)

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