Pothashang News Service
Imphal, October 10: On the 6th Hill Leaders’ Day around 500 people including civil society organisation leaders, village authority executives and village chiefs of hill areas made 191 complaints to chief minister Nongthomab Biren Singh, today.
Biren Singh interacted with the huge visitors from 9 am to 1 pm. Many differently abled persons and windows lamented on their woes to the chief minister.
He said he will announce a special scheme for the differently persons within this month. The scheme will be implemented on this year’s International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3, he added.
Biren Singh said, apart from several individual matters, problems like absence of government officials and poor infrastructure in hill areas were mainly brought to his notice on the Hill Leaders’ Day.
Stating that many people, who came on Hill Leaders’ Day, pleaded him to help them in the construction of their houses, Biren Singh said, the entitled benefits of different schemes are seemingly not reaching the targeted population.
As such, he had convened a review meeting of PMAY scheme, and he had directed the authority concerned to serve explanation call to the officials who do not attend office regularly, added Biren Singh.
Regarding infrastructure requirements which could not be reflected in the last state budget, the chief minister contended that he had instructed the concerned deputy commissioners to send a proposal each to the state planning department.
The chief minsiter during his maiden visit to Ukhrul district on April 11 this year announced that the 10th day of every month would be reserved for meeting with the leaders of civil society organisations and village chiefs of hill areas. The first ever Hill Leaders’ Day was held on May 10.