North East

Manipur Cabinet to take up ‘100 tasks in 100 days’ programme

Imphal, Mar 22 (UNI): The new Manipur Cabinet on Tuesday decided to take up a programme “100 tasks in 100 days” under which the government will take various policy decisions, and start construction works as well as systemic improvements in the next 100 days.
The Cabinet also decided to change the functioning of government offices, schools, anti-corruption cell, as also anti-drug cell, among others.
The State Cabinet meeting was also attended by Thongam Biswajit, Yumnam Khemchand, Govindas Konthoujam, Nemcha Kipgen and Awangbow Newmai. The State Cabinet would recommend to the Governor that the date for the election of the Speaker of the State Assembly be fixed on March 24, and that the first session of the new House be summoned on the same day, with the Governor delivering an address in the Assembly.
The Cabinet decided that there will be five working days in a week instead of six. Working hours will be increased on the working days. There will be a change in office timings. The 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 be changed with classes starting at 8 am.
The new system will improve the 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 resolved to make Manipur corruption-free. The Anti-Corruption Cell in the Chief Minister’s Office will be revived and strengthened, headed by an officer of the rank of Additional SP. ‘CM da Haisi Initiative’ ( Let us the tell the CM) will be transformed as part of Anti Corruption Cell, with toll-free numbers made available for the 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. The Cabinet also resolved to make Manipur drug-free.
An IGP rank police officer will lead the Anti-Narcotics Task Force. The Anti-Narcotics Division will be strengthened by posting personnel of integrity. Poppy plantation areas will be identified through satellite mapping and drone surveys.
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 reducing 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 them to start constructing houses without waiting for the release of the first instalment of the sanctioned amount from the Centre.

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