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Manipur pensioners stage sit-in protest

By EMN Updated: Feb 23, 2014 12:08 am

IMPHAL, February 22

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s a part of the ongoing agitations of the All Manipur Trade Unions Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Govt. Employees Organization (AMGEO) demanding DR/DA at par with the Central government pensioners, members of the Manipur State Pensioners’ Union staged a sit-in-protest at Singjamei Chingamakhong near Pishumthong, Imphal.
President of Manipur State Pensioners’ Union H. Yaima Singh said pensioners of the state are getting only 72% of DR/DA while the pensioners in the neighbouring states namely Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh etc. are getting 90%. He also drew attention of the Chief Minister of the state to redress the grievances of the pensioners keeping in view the price rise of essential commodities.

Discount on
medicines for scribes
The journalists’ community in Manipur who holds the identity card issued by All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) will be getting 15 percent discount in buying medicine from any pharmacies belonging to JN Hospital Pharmacy Association 0(JNHPA).
This was disclosed by secretary N Jagajit of JNHPA during a press meet held at Manipur Press Club, Imphal today. JNHPA has also handed over two water filters to the AMWJU.
A formal letter to the AMWJU regarding the discount on the price of medicines, says the JNHPA functionary.The standing committee of AMWJU has also accepted the proposal.
Stating it was good initiative by the pharmacy association, AMWJU President Wangkhemcha Shyamjai also said similar facilities have been offered by some private hospitals of the state. AMWJU members and their families will get certain facility at five private hospitals – Raj Polyclinic, Shija Hospitals, Sky Hospitals, Babina Diagnostics and Mother Child Care Hospitals.
He also appreciated Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam who holds home portfolio for taking up necessary action against the personnel of 1st IRB who had assaulted Imphal Free Press reporter Aribam Chaoba on February 10 night.

By EMN Updated: Feb 23, 2014 12:08:48 am