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Published on Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 Both


Imphal, February 12, 2108 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that an Air Dispensary service would be made available in the State as soon as possible.

He was responding to a starred question raised by Sugnu AC MLA Shri K. Ranjit Singh at State Legislative Assembly today.

The Chief Minister said that two Pawan Hans Helicopters will be made operational from two North Eastern cities – one from Imphal and another from Shillong in Meghalaya – in order to provide healthcare facilities in remote areas of the region.

Shri N. Biren however said that the exact date for launching the service is yet to be fixed.

Replying to another question raised by MLA Shri Surjakumar Okram regarding the State Government’s policy of appointing Group C and D posts without conducting interviews, the Chief Minister said that the Government has already adopted the recruitment policy of Group C and D posts without conducting personal interviews. However the ongoing DPC/recruitment processes which were advertised before the adoption of the policy would not be covered under the policy.

Chief Minister informed the House that the Government had given an ex-gratia of Rs. 20 Lakh to the families of 5 MR personnel killed in the line of duty on a special mission of the government’s ‘Go to the Hills’. After a thorough discussion about the incident, the State Cabinet decided to provide Rs. 20 lakhs as ex-gratia to the deceased personnel.

Clarifying the question on the revenue collection and seizures made by the Forest and Environment Department, Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar Singh said that the total revenue collection from April 2017 till January 2018 is Rs. 19.10 crores. There are 154 seizure cases so far, out of which 137 cases had been disposed. As such, the number of pending cases is only 17, and the revenue collection from seizure cases is Rs. 15,71,945. Replying to the Calling Attention Motion raised by MLA Shri Kh. Joykisan Singh on the leakage from the Mobile Toilets near Kangla Moat, Shri Th. Shyamkumar said that 9 Bio-toilets have been installed along the Kangla Moat for the conveniences of the public. The Bio-toilets are eco-friendly, and it converts human waste into anaerobic conditions and don’t require any cleaning or emptying the tank. And there is no question of leakage from the Bio-toilets, he added. Mentioning that Kangla is a sacred place for the people of the State, he stated that considering the public concerns and suggestions from Art and Culture Department, the MAHUD Department has decided to relocate the Bio-toilets on the western side of Kangla Moat road.

Replying to the starred question raised by MLA Dr. Chaltonlien Amo, Minister for Revenue Shri Karam Shyam said that offices of DC, SP, SDO/BDO Tipaimukh, CMO, EE (PWD), EE (PHED), ZEO, DFO, Project Manager (Handloom) and DMO have been opened in the newly created Pherzawl District. However various other offices of different departments are yet to be opened in the district. The DRDA Churachandpur is still implementing the development schemes like MNREGS, PMAY(G), IWMP, MPLADP, ICDS, Civil Works and BADP for Pherzawl District. Also all the election related works of ECI are still under the control of DC/DEO Churachandpur, he added. (DIPR)