Cabinet decides to frame Manipur Lokayukta Rules
Imphal, October 19, 2018 (DIPR): The State Cabinet has approved to draft the Manipur Lokayukta Rules, 2018. The historic decision was taken at the State Cabinet meeting held at the DC Office Complex, Kangpokpi with Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh in the chair today. It was the sixth Cabinet meeting conducted outside the State Capital.
Speaking to media persons after the Cabinet meeting, Shri N. Biren Singh said that people have been constantly demanding to institute Lok Ayukta in order to bring transparency in governance and root out corruption.
He further said that the State Cabinet also gave its nod to operate the Apparel and Garment Making Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West District on PPP Model with private companies. Big Concepts Foundation is currently using the Unit-I of the Centre for the production of quality apparels using raw materials from Guangzou (China). The State Government is promoting ‘Make In Manipur’ products through this initiative.
Shri N. Biren Singh further informed that the Cabinet also approved lifting of ban imposed on conversion or reclamation of paddyland for residential purpose for an area of 0.20 acre in rural areas and 0.10 acre in urban areas under the provisions of the Manipur Conservation of Paddyland and Wetland Act, 2014.
The Chief Minister further said that the Cabinet also approved construction of Imphal-Moreh bypass road through direct purchase of land from land owners. It also decided to strengthen the State Food Commission by appointing an officer not less than the rank of a Joint Secretary as its Member Secretary, he added. Shri N. Biren said, strengthening of the State Food Commission is a must in view of the rising cases of food adulteration, poor hygiene and violation of norms in food manufacturing.
The State Cabinet also decided to create a separate SDO’s office for Kangpokpi, he added.