28,10,0,50,1
600,600,60,1,3000,5000,25,800
90,150,1,50,12,30,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000
Powered By Creative Image Slider
Works Minister Inspects Imphal-Jiri Road
View Image
Compilation 1
View Image
Compilation 2
View Image
Compilation 3
View Image
Compilation 4
View Image
Compilation 5
View Image
Filter
  • CABINET APPROVES CREATION OF INTERNAL FINANCE DIVISIONS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS, ESTABLISHMENT OF MSDA

    DSC_8376.JPG

     

    Imphal, May 30, 2017 (DIPR): The State Cabinet approved creation of Internal Finance Division (IFD) in all the Departments of the State Government.

    In its meeting held with Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh in the chair at the Cabinet hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today, the State Cabinet considered that with a view to streamline financial management systems, ensure budgetary discipline internal control across all Departments under the State Government; the existing Accounts, Budgets, Audit, Planning sections in every Department would be amalgamated and re-designated as Internal Finance Division (IFD). The services of Manipur Finance Service officers would be utilised in managing the dedicated finance division.

    The Cabinet also gave its nod to establishment of the Manipur Sports Development Authority.

    The Authority would promote mass participation of youth in annual sports competitions through structured competitions, identify talented youth in the field of games and sports, guide and nurture the talent through existing sports and academies and new set up either by the Government or the State Government in Public Private Partnership mode, create sports infrastructure at Sub-Division, District and State level, and any other activities for promotion and development of sports.

    The Cabinet also decided to conduct the Panchayat elections this year with the creation of two Zilla Parishads with the existing boundaries for the newly formed Kakching and Jiribam districts.

    On special consideration, the State Cabinet also approved the proposal for granting promotion to the popular footballer and Head Constable (Manipur Police) Ms. O. Bembem Devi to the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector.

    Appointment of martial arts fighter and champion of Super Fight League, Shri Kario Issac Maheo to the post of Sub-Inspector in the Manipur Police Department was also approved under Meritorious Sports Quota.

    He is the son of Shri L. Ashikho Mao of Karong village in Senapati district. He is the first ever champion of Super Fight League Challengers (SFL) India.

    It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Shri N. Biren, during his recent visit to Senapati district, announced to appoint Shri Kario as a Sub-Inspector in Manipur Police Department for his achievements and also to encourage him to perform better in future.

    The Cabinet also gave its nod to the revision of Pay Scales to Rs. 8,000 – Rs. 13,500 (pre-revised) corresponding to the Scales of Pay of Rs. 2,000 – Rs. 3500 (as per ROP 1990) in respect of Shri L. Chaoba Sharma, Ex-Senior Manager in Directorate of Tourism, Manipur.

    In compliance of the High Court order dated 09.09.2011 issued in respect of W.P. (C) No. 890 of 2006 (Smt. S (O) Leimahanbi Devi and ors Vs GoM and ors), the Cabinet also approved payment of special pension with effect from 6.12.1997 to 31.12.1998 to Smt. S (O) Leimahan m/o (L) S. Iboyaima (Ex-Rifleman), Smt. L. (O) Nayani Devi m/o (L) L. Binoy (Ex-Rifleman) and Smt A. (O) Sangaijaobi Devi m/o (L) A. Anand (Ex-Rifleman).

    Shri S. Iboyaima, Shri L. Binoy and Shri A. Anand were killed in an ambush laid by extremists/militants on December 5, 1997. (DIPR)

  • STATE GOVERNMENT TO ENACT A NEW LAW TO PROHIBIT BANDHS AND BLOCKADES IN THE STATE

    DSC_8374.JPG

     

    Imphal, May 30, 2017 (DIPR): The State Cabinet today discussed at length the suffering to the general public due to frequent bandhs and blockades in the State by various organisations.

                Having considered the judgments passed by the Hon’ble High Courts of Kerala, West Bengal and Meghalaya, the State Cabinet today decided to enact a new law declaring all such bandhs and blockades illegal and fixing responsibility against the sponsors and organisers of the bandhs and blockades for public inconvenience and damage to properties.

                The State Cabinet also considered enacting the law providing recovery of cost of all the damages to properties from the sponsors and organisers and also depriving the organisers and persons involved, if convicted, from getting entry into Government employment and from getting any benefits under the Government schemes in addition to criminal proceedings to be instituted.

                The Cabinet observed that calling bandh and blockade is an invasion to the Fundamental Rights of the people guaranteed under Article 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India.

    The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has declared bandh as unconstitutional and illegal, and to recoup any loss suffered by the citizens from the sponsors and organisers of the bandh.

    If the sponsors or orginisers of the bandh think they have license to take law into their hands, the State Government shall have to mandatorily take action against them in public interest, the Cabinet observed. (DIPR)

  • CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WILL EXTEND ALL POSSIBLE HELP IN PROMOTING SILK PRODUCTION IN MANIPUR: AJAY TAMTA

    Meeting_with_Union_Minister_1.jpg

     

    Imphal, May 30, 2017 (DIPR): Union Minsiter of State for Textiles, Government of India, Shri Ajay Tamta has stated that the Central Government will extend all possible help in promoting silk production in the state. Speaking to media person while visiting Regional Oak Tasar Research Station (RTSR) located at Mantripukhri, Shri Ajay Tamta further said Manipur is the largest producer of silk in the entire north eastern state and there are varieties of silk available in the state and Scientist of the Station need to look into the process of producing new breed for higher production of silk.

    Shri Ajay Tamta also said that as silk production is giving employment generation in the state, Central Government will extend possible help in promoting silk production. He also visited Oak Tasar Grainage, where cocoons are kept. The minister had interaction with the farmers while visiting Regional Oak Tasar Research Station (ROTRS). He was accompanied by Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Th Biswajit and officials of Sericulture Department.

    Ahead of the visit, the minister had meeting with officials of sericulture and Textiles Department along with Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Th Biswajit and Parliamentary Secretary of Sericulture Awangbow Newmai at Classic Grande, today. During the meeting officials of Sericulture and Textiles department highlighted various issues concerning the functioning of the department. Union Minister of State for Textiles, Government of India,      Shri Ajay Tamta assured to extend possible assistance in both the department to promote sericultural and handloom and handicraft products in the state. (DIPR)

  • DEVOTION BECOMES A WAYS OF LIFE - K. RADHAKUMAR

    Commissioner_1.jpg

     

    Imphal, May 30, 2017 (DIPR) :  The 9th Death anniversary function of R.K. Shitaljit Singh was held at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal today. The function was graced by Commissioner, IPR Shri Kangjam Radhakumar Singh, IAS and Registrar, Manipur University of Culture Shri Longjam Joychandra Singh as Chief guest and President respectively.

                Speaking on the occassion, K. Radhakumar said that on this day, we should remember him as a teacher, a pioneer of Manipuri short strories writer and as a novelist. We could acknowledge 'devotion becomes a ways of life' from his great contribution during his life.  The words used by him are very familiar to our daily used phrases. A national awardee and noted writer like Shitaljit's simplicity as a style which  make peoples' understand by his writings.

                Some of the awards received by Shitaljit are like, Fellow of the State Kala Academy, national Teacher's Award from the President of India (1967), Doctorate (Honours course) from the Manipur University, Jogendrananda Giri Award of the Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Thoibi Award, Scroll of Honour awarded by the Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Award by the Manipuri Sahitya Parishad's Diamond Jubilee.

                Longjam Joychandra in his presidential speech recalled  the important roles played by Shitaljit while he was a teacher and urged we should not forget the legacy of the writer, he added. As part of the function, Khwairakpam Bishwamitra read out two short poems while  Loitongbam Doren also read out short strory written by Shitaljit.

                Shitaljit could get a chance of teaching at Bengali High School for three months. Then he work for another one month at Tamphasana Girls' High School. Later, he became the Assistant Head Master at Ram Lal Paul High School. He wrote more than 13 school text books in English and Manipuri. He also compiled two types of Anglo-Manipuri Dictionary.

                The anniversary observation was jointly organised by Sahitya Thoupanglup and Shitaljit Ningsing Seba Samiti. Floral tribute was also paid to the photo of Shitaljit.

                Later, a  film title 'Khujinda Yotpi' directed by Bishwamitra was also screened to the gathering. (DIPR)

  • PR FROM SECRETARIAT: RELIEF & DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  • INTEGRATED FARMING, CASH CROP CULTIVATION AND DOUBLE CROPPING TO BE TAKEN UP IN LARGE SCALE: Y. JOYKUMAR SINGH

    Dy.CM_at_Meeting_of_ICAR_2.jpg

     

    IMPHAL, 30th May, 2017(DIPR):Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh has said that integrated farming, cash crop cultivation and double cropping should be taken up in large scale to increase productivity in the State.

                Speaking at the 23rd Regional Committee Zone III Meeting of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at City Convention Centre in Imphal today, Deputy Chief Minister said, there have been a lot of problems in the farm sector in the State. He said, lack of proper irrigation system, storage capacity and technological knowhow are some of the major problems that hampered the overall productivity. Although the ideas of integrated farming and double cropping have been introduced, it has not been developed so far.

                Shri Y. Joykumar Singh further said that despite confining only to rice cultivation,

    people should also try to cultivate cash crops from time to time so that it can generate income considerably. He said, alternative farming methods like horticulture and floriculture should be introduced in full scale mostly in the hilly areas to minimize jhuming and terrace cultivation. He insisted to the researchers and scientists to dwell upon in integrated farming, cash crop cultivation and developing double cropping in the State.

                Agriculture Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian said, with the increasing population the area of cultivation also need to be extended in the State. He said, Rice Research Stations should develop High Yielding Varieties (HYV) suitable in high altitudes and also deep water paddy varieties for partially submerged areas in Ikop and Kharung Pat. He also said that altogether 9 KVK are fully functioning in the State and government is trying to increase it at least one each to all the districts.

                Director General ICAR, Government of India, Dr.Trilochan Mohapatra also spoke in the inaugural session of the two days meeting. Researchers and Scientists from other North Eastern States also took part in the meeting. (DIPR)

  • GST DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP FOR LEGISLATORS HELD

    Dy.CM_at_Classic_Grande_2.jpg

     

    IMPHAL, 30th May, 2017(DIPR): A one day Goods and Services (GST) Dissemination Workshop for the Members of Manipur Legislative Assembly was held today at Imperial Hall in Hotel Classic Grande in Imphal. The workshop deliberated on different aspects of GST which is going to be rolled out throughout the country on 1st July this year.

                Speaking at the inaugural session, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh said, the workshop is being organised to facilitate the Members to know about the proposed legislation-State GST Bill which is going to be introduced in the State Assembly on 2nd June this year. He said, it will help the members to understand the Bill so that it can easily be passed in the Assembly.

                Expressing concern over the absence of Opposition Members in the discussion, Deputy Chief Minister said, all members need to know the proposed legislation before introducing and passing it in the Assembly. He said, it will help in resource mobilization in the State as well. He appealed the dealers to register to GST at the earliest so that their business may not be affected.

                Commissioner (Finance), Shri Vivek Kumar Dewangan said, 22 States have adopted the GST legislation so far. The Bill is likely to be passed within first week of June this year in the state also. He said, the new tax regime has proposed to be levied from manufacturers up to consumers in different level. All farm products will be levied 0% tax while the maximum tax slab will be 28% under GST. Handloom – an important sector in North East have not been finalised of how much GST will be levied. It will be finalised in the 15th GST Council Meeting which is slated to be held on 2-3rd of June this year in New Delhi.  Many taxes have subsumed to GST, he added.

                GST Council representative Ms. Thari Sitkil and Anurag Goel, Commissioner of Taxes, Assam deliberated in depth on GST in the Workshop. Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries and MLAs attended the workshop. (DIPR)

  • LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR, UNIC INDIA & BHUTAN

  • CHIEF MINISTER GREETS PEOPLE ON RAMADAN/RAMZAN

    Imphal, May 27, 2017: Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has greeted the people of the State, especially the Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of Ramadan/Ramzan.

    In his message, the Chief Minister said, “I extend my warm greetings to the people of Manipur, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters, on the occasion of holy month of Ramzan/Ramadan”.

    The sacred month brings about community togetherness and kindles the passion of giving. When fasting during this month one develops the true spirit of social belonging, unity, brotherhood and equality.

    Shri N. Biren said, “Let us imbibe Prophet Mohammed’s teachings of promoting peace and enduring happiness of humanity. I wish this holy month of Ramzan lessens all our burdens and lights up the darkness.” (DIPR)

  • SPEECH OF HON'BLE CM MANIPUR AND JAPANESE AMBASSADOR AT COMMEMORATION OF 73rd ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF IMPHAL WWII

  • SPEECH OF HON'BLE CM MANIPUR AT 66th NEC MEETING AT NEW DELHI ON MAY 29, 2017

  • ICAR SEED PROCESSING UNIT INAUGURATED

    IPR_5009.JPG

     

    Imphal, 30th May 2017 (DIPR): The Seed Processing Unit of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Complex, North East Hill Region (NEH) was inaugurated today by Secretary DARE and Director General, ICAR, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra in the presence of Shri Chhabilendra Roul, I.A.S. Additional Secretary DARE &  Secretary ICAR; Dr. A.K.Singh, Deputy Director General(Agricultural Extension) ICAR; Dr. K.Alagusundaram, Deputy Director General(NRM & Agricultural Engineering) ICAR and Dr. S.V.Ngachan, Director ICAR-RC-NEH Region Meghalaya at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat.

    The foundation stone of the   Farmers’ Hostel for ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region was also laid.

    ICAR scientists, staffs of KVK and other concerned officials were also present at today’s inaugural function. (DIPR)

  • MAYANG IMPHAL NEW WATER SUPPLY SCHEME TO BE OPERATIONAL BY DECEMBER

    IMG_20170529_110559.jpg

     

    Imphal, May 29, 2017 (DIPR): MAHUD Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar inspected the market complex and under construction new water supply scheme in Mayang Imphal Assembly Constituency, Imphal West, today.

    He was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary (Education and YAS) Shri Kongkham Robindro Singh, also the MLA of Mayang Imphal Assembly Constituency; officials and councillors of Mayang Imphal Municipal Council; officials of PHED, Imphal West Division and local residents.

    Speaking to the mediapersons, Minister Shyamkumar said that, North Eastern Council (NEC), Government of India sanctioned the fund last year for the construction of the Mayang Imphal market complex which will be done under the aegis of Mayang Imphal Municipal Council. He promised that construction work will start soon.

    Minister Shyamkumar said that, until the completion of the market complex, a temporary market shed will be constructed soon for the existing women vendors, including public toilet. He further said that, the MAHUD Department will consult the local MLA, IMC Chairperson and councillors for the purpose.

    He said that, the MAHUD Department sanctioned Rs 23 crore (twenty three crore) for the water supply scheme under the funding of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Informing that the Centre has released nearly Rs 9 crore (nine crore) till date, the Minister assured to release the State share soon.

    Minister Shyamkumar said that, the government targets to provide drinking water to the residents of Mayang Imphal Assembly Constituency by December this year. Minister Shyamkumar hoped that the implementing agency PHED, Imphal West Division and concerned contractors will work to complete the project on time.

    Parliamentary Secretary and local MLA, Kongkham Robindro Singh said that, the water supply scheme in Sapam is unable to provide drinking water facility to thepopulation of 13 wards covered by the Mayang Imphal Municipal Council. Hoping that the project will meet the December deadline, Robindro Singh said that, he will personally inspect the work progress every week and give report to the Minister. (DIPR)

  • MINISTERIAL TEAM VISITS PHED FIRE VICTIMS

    unnamed.jpg

     

    Imphal, May 29, 2017 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister and also local MLA Smt Nemcha Kipgen along with PHED Minister Shri Losii Dikho today visited the family members who were victims of the fire that broke out some days back. It is a residential quarter of Goulen Khongsai, Grade IV employee of PHED, Kangpokpi.

    The Ministerial team also visited and inspected the site that was totally damaged by the ill-fated incident. Fortunately, there are no reports of casualti