The state cabinet meeting held yesterday with the chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh in the chair had seriously deliberated upon in the border issue and the chief minister assured that the state government will not allow loss of the state’s territory.
The government’s spokesperson Minister Th. Biswajit Singh speaking to the reporters at his office said the ministry of home affairs has already been appraised on the border issues of the state and all steps will be taken up to protect the territory of the state.
The state cabinet had also decided to discontinue re-engagement of retired government employees in different departments, with exception of some technical posts. The decision was taken considering opposition from different sections including government employee associations on the ground that re-engagement of retired officials blocks promotion line of deserving junior officials.
The State Cabinet also resolved to restore the public transport system in the state and that detailed modalities will be deliberated in the next cabinet meeting, he said. The Minister further explained that this will not only help improve movement of people from one place to another but will also help in establishing the presence of a government in the state.
It also decided to look into the complaints regarding the administration of the Manipur Bhawans in different States of the country and approved to depute deputy resident commissioners in all Manipur Bhawans.
It also discussed on the matter how to explore the talents available in the state and decided to initiate a skill development mission under the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojana to improve the economy of every family as well as provide livelihood to everyone.
Th. Biswajit Singh said steps have also been taken up to fight corruption in the state to help the poor and to bring a balanced development by reaching out equally to both the hills and the valley of the state.
Biswajit said the government will also look into any injustice meted out to the people and take proper action after considering the issue in the Cabinet meetings. He explained that the Cabinet has approved to provide a suitable job to a woman identified as Smt. Moirangthem (o) Imem Devi wife of (L) M Rupachandra Singh, who was earlier denied a job under the die-in-harness.
The cabinet had also decided to look into the lack of teachers in the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, added Biswajit.