Manipur Legislative Assembly session to begin on February 28

Imphal: Manipur state cabinet chaired by chief minister N. Biren Singh has approved to commence 5th session of 12th Manipur Legislative on February 28.

‘The number of days of the sitting will be decided after business advisory meeting.’

Information and Public Relation minister, S Ranjan made the announcement while bringing reporters at his residence here, on Friday.

He said the cabinet meeting discussed 11 agendas including seven listed and four unlisted agendas.

As the upcoming Assembly session will be first session of 2024, governor’s address will be given, he added.

Among the listed agendas the state cabinet has passed Manipur State Commission for Women’s Rule 2024.

After concerning the activities of state forces, the state cabinet has approved to provide monthly allowances which are Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 for commandos and to those who are serving at vulnerable areas during the crisis, the minister said.

He said the monthly compensatory amount will be reflected to the respective service bank accounts. It is yet to be decided when the allowance will be updated.

He said the meeting also resolved to include non-residential central forces including CAPF, Army and Assam Rifles, providing ex-gratia to those who are affected in the ongoing crisis.

In the last few month, the state has encountered changing of name of places. To avoid renaming of places without the consent of authority concerned the state cabinet has approved to place Manipur Names of Places Bill in the upcoming state assembly session, he added.

Manipur Names of Places Bill is enacted as an Act. Misused of names of places will be punishable offence, and the offending person shall, on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment of 1 to 3 years as per theAct. The Land Resoures department shall be the nodal department for implementation of the Act.

To bring a systematic recruitment of health officer, engineer or revenue officer under any Panchayat will be appointed by the government only as per the Manipur Municipalities Act, the minister informed.

Among the unlisted agendas, the cabinet approved to appoint Chingtham Andrey as assistant sub-inspector as compensatory appointment, who is the son of late Chingtham Anandakumar, SDPO Moreh, along with liberalised pension, he said.

For the affected farmers in the ongoing crisis the state cabinet has approved to sanction a sum of Rs 18.91 crore for 3,483 verified affected farmers for the first phase. The compensatory amount will be given 80 percent and 20 percent to tenant and owner respectively, he added.

The state cabinet meeting also resolved to extend the engagement of village defence forces (VDFs) service for one more year which is from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025.

It also approved to appoint 742 teaching staff of different categories on contractual basis through Samagra Siksha Abhiyan with a funding of 90:10.

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