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Manipur assembly session ends

By EMN Updated: Mar 04, 2014 1:35 am

IMPHAL, March 3

The 7th session of the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly which began on February 24 has been concluded today. On the last of the session on Monday, the Manipur State Commission for the Scheduled Tribes Bill, 2014 which was moved by Deputy Chief Minister (TA & Hills) Shri Gaikhangam and Rajiv Gandhi National University, Manipur Bill, 2014 moved by Education Minister Shri M. Okendra were unanimously passed in the assembly.
Prior to passing the two bills, MLA Dr I. Ibohanbi of Trinamool congress MLA L Ibomcha Singh of NCP, MLA Samuel Rimson of NPF, MLA Dr. Ng. Bijoy of Congress made their observations and suggestions. Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam who holds Tribal Affairs & Hills said that, Manipur State Commission for the Scheduled Tribes Bill, will protect and safeguard the interest of the Tribals living in Manipur. The Commission will submit its finding to the government for consideration. The Commission is not the final authority they are only recommending authority. Education Minister M Okendra said that, to establish a private University like Rajiv Gandhi National University in our state is for the benefit of our people. This will provide employment opportunity to about 500 individuals directly and about 1000 indirectly. The leader of the house and chief minister O Ibobi Singh also stated that, the necessary land for establishing the University will be acquired by the government and will lend on lease basis to the University.
Responding to a calling attention motion raised by MLA Shri L. Ibomcha Singh on the dumping of garbage at undesignated places all around the city, Chief Minister said that, this problem will eased once the Solid Waste Management project at Lamsang has been completed. Ibobi also further said that, the government has initiated Zero garbage campaign in collusion with the IMC but it doesn’t have much impact. The govt. will take up further measures in consultation with the Manipur Pollution ControL Board. On the other, replying to a question by MLA Ibomcha, the Chief Minister who also holds Power portfolio stated that the Work charge and Casual/Muster roll employees of the two Manipur Power Corporation which was earlier known as Power department are kept with the same work, salary/wages and other benefits ‘as-is-where-is basis’. At present, in the two corporation, no step has been taken and there is no policy as such to regularize/absorb their services.It may be mentioned the casual power corporation staffs are presently undergoing a strike in connection with their status in the newly converted power corporation in the state.

By EMN Updated: Mar 04, 2014 1:35:45 am