CM Biren lays foundation stone for Lokayukta office building

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh laid the foundation stone for the office building of Manipur Lokayukta at Lamphelpat through video conference from his secretariat on Monday.

Biren said the government is trying its level best to deliver transparency and corruption free governance in the state. Mentioning some of the initiatives taken up by the BJP led government in the state, N. Biren Singh stated that the government had established Anti-corruption  cell to check and investigate the malpractices in the public service. After setting up the Anti-corruption  cell, the erstwhile vigilance department has been upgraded into vigilance and anti- orruption department which is headed by director general of police.

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The chief minister also mentioned that the government has initiated ‘Meeyamgi Numit’, which is being held every month, to address the grievances and problems faced by the people of the state. The government has also adopted e-office so as to maintain transparency in governance, he added. During the function, he advised the PWD officials to complete the construction work before the stipulated period.

Chairperson of Manipur Lokayukta Justice T. Nandakumar said that Lokayukta is just a tool to strengthen democracy in the country. He appreciated the government for establishing Manipur Lokayukta and is a landmark achievement of the present government. He appealed to the people to come forward and utilize the services offered by the Institution.

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Minister for law and legislative affairs L. Jayantakumar Singh, member of Manipur Lokayukta Ameising Luikham,  chief secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, administrative secretaries and others were present during the function.

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