Manipur Cabinet decides 5-day week government offices, approves ‘100 tasks in 100 days’ programme

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Imphal: Manipur State Cabinet in its first meeting after formation of new government, on Tuesday, decided that there will be a 5-day week for government offices, without affecting essential services.

Working hours will be increased on working days. There will be change in office timings. Office will start at 9 am. To sync with school timings and enable proper home management as well as ease traffic congestion, school timings will also change with classes starting early at 8 am. The new system will improve output and productivity of government servants by providing much needed rest and rejuvenation on weekends. It will also enable adequate time for school children to productively use afternoon hours.

The Cabinet approved ‘100 tasks in 100 days’ programme, which consists of various targets set before the Government for achieving the same within first 100 days of new Government. This included policy decisions, construction works as well as systemic improvements.

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The meeting was held with chief minister N. Biren Singh taking the chair.The meeting was attended by newly sworn in ministers Thongam Biswajit, Yumnam Khemchand, Govindas Konthoujam, NemchaKipgen and Awangbow Newmai.

The Cabinet approved to recommend to the governor of Manipur for fixing the date and time of election of Speaker for the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. The Cabinet also decided to request the governor to summon the first session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on the same day at 10:00 a.m. and to deliver the governor’s Address in the Legislative Assembly on the same day at 11:00 a.m.

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It resolved to make Manipur corruption free. Anti Corruption Cell in chief minister’s office will be revived and strengthened, headed by an officer of rank of Additional SP. ‘CM da Haisi Initiative’ will be transformed as part of Anti Corruption Cell, with toll free numbers made available for public to send complaints. Vigilance and anti-corruption department will act on actionable complaints received in the anti-corruption cell within a deadline. No person, including any member of the public, will be spared if found to be giving or taking bribe money.

The Cabinet also resolved to Make Manipur Drug Free. An IGP Rank police officer will lead Anti Narcotics Task Force. Anti Narcotics Division will be strengthened by posting manpower of integrity. Poppy plantation areas will be identified through satellite mapping and drone surveys.

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The Cabinet resolved to pursue lasting peace for the state by reaching out to various armed groups operating in the region.

With a view to reduce the hardship faced by beneficiaries of housing schemes of PMAY in urban and rural areas on account of central scheme guidelines. The Cabinet also decided to set up a Corpus Fund for releasing advance money to beneficiaries to enable beneficiaries to start housing construction without waiting for release of 1st instalment from the Centre.

The Cabinet also discussed six Budget Documents for RE 2021-22 and BE 2022-23.

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