Three student bodies ink with state over chief secretary post


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 9, 2018: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur, Democratic Students’ Alliance Manipur and Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup today signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Manipur.

The memorandum was signed with the leaders of the student organisations and Sumant Singh, OSD to chief minister in front of chief minister N. Biren Singh at his office today.

The memorandum states that the state government appreciates the patient, understanding and cooperative disposition of Manipur state’s student bodies towards outstanding issues of public Importance with the government.

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The state government acknowledges the reasonableness of student organisations’ demand for appointment of a native IAS officer to the post of chief secretary of Manipur from the indigenous people. However, in the light of the extant rules, instant appointment is not possible immediately, it said.

The state government assures to consider the demand in due course of time without affecting the interest of the native officers, in the memorandum. It also intends to examine these demands and their feasibility in the light of extant rules and regulations.

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It was also assured that in future government will give due consideration to these demands and concerns of student organisation and will consider them In the light of relevant laws, norms and rules.

The representatives of the student organisations expressed their satisfaction over state governments above considerations and assure their cooperation and support to the government on these issues.


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