Manipur eases restriction on sale and purchase of land
Imphal, June 24 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh in a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday decided to relax the earlier restrictions placed on sale and purchase of land and change of ownership. As such, land can now be transferred to the name of relatives on a gift deeds basis.
However, the DC/BDO will need to verify land registrations or changes of ownership, backed by a police verification exercise. Moreover, the source of income of the person purchasing the land will be verified.
The Cabinet meeting attended by the ministers and state chief secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar also approved amendment of Manipur Forest Rules, 2021 for strengthening protection of forests and for amending Manipur Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005.
It also decided to carry out the construction of quarters, Tribal Colony at New Checkon, with Planning and Development Authority (PDA) as the implementing agency, and approved the modification of scheme area of National Games village located at Langol foothill in Imphal for construction of temporary quarters to relocate government employees staying at tribal colony quarter in Checkon of Imphal East district.
Besides, the state cabinet agreed to transfer 600 acres of land from Tea Estate at Jiribam under department of Textiles, Commerce and Industries, government of Manipur to department of Power (MANIREDA) for development of 100 MW solar photovoltaic power plant under the 15th finance commission.
The cabinet approved the recommended site for the 11th India Reserve Battalion’s battalion headquarters in Saivom village in Tengnoupal district, for the Home department. It also reviewed its earlier decision on abolition/de-cadrement of 70 posts of BDOs from the Schedule-I of Manipur Civil Service Rules, 1965.
The appointment of Lisham Gitchandra Singh, the younger brother of (Late) Lisham Premchand Singh, who was serving as inspector in Manipur Police, as a sub-inspector in Manipur Police on compassionate grounds was approved in the meeting.
The cabinet further approved amendment in the Manipur start-up scheme with the objective of promoting 5000 entrepreneurs, establishment of CSIR-CFTRI resource centre at Imphal, implementation of MLALAD programme in vacant assembly constituencies through its deputy commissioners.