Red letter day for ADC pensioners
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 3, 2019: Inauguration of a pension cell at the directorate of tribal affairs in Imphal on Friday marked the day as a red letter day for thousands of pensioners of the six Autonomous District Councils (ADCs).
The pension cell was inaugurated by tribal affairs and hills minister N. Kayisii at the directorate of tribal affairs.
Pensioners of ADCs have been deprived of their pension benefits since its establishment in 1973. With the inauguration of the pension cell at the directorate, the pensioners can now breathe a sigh of relief, the minister said.
Thanking and acknowledging his predecessors and staff for their dedicated service for the success of the scheme, the minister expressed hope that the scheme will help in bridging the gap among various sections of the people.
The minister also inaugurated a mobile dispensary van and ambulance for the tribal people. He expressed his joy that tribal of the state living in remote and far flung areas will have access to basic health care services. The mobile dispensary and ambulance will be handed over to an NGO –Karuna Trust, which is managing primary health centres in remote villages not covered by the line department.
A conference hall with a seating capacity of 200 persons approximately was also inaugurated. The minister opined that the conference hall will be an asset for the directorate which will be helpful in organising programmes like trainings, conferences and meetings.
Tribal affairs and hills additional chief secretary Letkhogin Haokip, and its director Arthur Worchuiyo, chairmen of ADCs, officials and staff from tribal affairs directorate attended the function.