DoNER camps in northeast for redressal of grievances
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 24
THE DoNER ministry has decided to set up camp offices in each of the eight states in the northeast so that the people of the region do not have to travel to New Delhi for redressal of their grievances, it was announced Saturday.
Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh said the move will make the people of the northeast realise that his ministry has the capacity to reach out to the people of the region. “This will send a reassuring message that the people of northeast do not need to travel to New Delhi for redressal of their grievances, but it is New Delhi which will, through the medium of DoNER, reach them at their destination,” he said in a statement. The decision follows the central government’s decision to send eight union ministers by rotation every fortnight to the northeast so that one minister each shall be visiting one of the eight states every 15 days.
“As per the new order, the secretary of DoNER and other senior officers will be camping in each of the north-eastern states by rotation for 3-4 days every month,” the statement said.
It added that during the period, the officials in the camp will not confine their activities only to the state capital, but also tour various districts, as may be required.
FINER apprises DoNER Minister about region’s major issues
NORTH-East industrial conglomerate, FINER, today apprised the Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh about the issues relating to the area that need to be addressed urgently.
Federation of Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER) chairman R S Joshi, in a meeting held in Delhi, asked the Minister to continue the North-East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP) 2007 till 2017 as its termination will affect the plan to make the region a hub for connectivity with the ASEAN countries and jeopardise the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
FINER welcomes the Minister’s initiative on ‘Make in North-East’ campaign on the lines of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, said a FINER release issued here.
Singh assured FINER that the government will extend full support to address all issues and concerns related to the North-East region. PTI