Labour cards distributed

AN awareness cum labour card distribution programme was organised by Northern Manipur Building Workers’ Union at the residence of Chief Minister N Biren Source The Sangai Express

Minister graces Exservicemen rally

Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian has graced the Assam Rifles’ Ex servicemen rally held today at Churachandpur in which about 200 Assam Rifles veterans, 45 widows of AR personnel and two Veer Naris from Churachandpur and Bishnupur districts att…

Dy CM reviews DBT status span Source span classbodyboldThe Sangai Express DIPR spanp p alignjustifyspan classbodyboldImphal, May 06 2017span Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh today reviewed the current status of Direct Benefit Transfer DBT and Financial Inclusion relating to various welfare schemes which are being implemented in the State A meeting which was held at the conference hall of Manipur Secretariat South Block and chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister discussed at length the technicalities of implementation of DBT for various schemes implemented by the departments Heads of Departments including Rural Development, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs Hills and School Education deliberated on issues pertaining to the centpercent implementation of DBT and seeding of Aadhar and mobile number with beneficiaries’ bank accounts in the State While acknowledging the difficulties faced by various departments in implementing schemes through DBT, mostly in the remote areas where banking facilities have not been provided, Joykumar Singh instructed bank officials to expedite opening of bank branches wherever necessary He maintained that all major issues like infrastructure, connectivity and communication necessary for opening bank branches would be addressed if all the stake holders cooperate with each other He appealed to all the stake holders to cooperate with the Government to attain the target as it is one of the targets set by the Government Regarding the opening of bank branches in the unbanked blocks in the State, Commissioner Finance VK Dewangan said, out of the 32 unbanked blocks in the State, initiatives have been started for opening bank branches in 21 blocks Of these, banks will be made operational in four blocks namely T Vaichong, Phungyar, Nungba and Sangaikot from first June this year and remaining blocks will also be covered very soon, he added He also instructed the officials to complete Aadhar and mobile number seeding with beneficiaries’ bank accounts as early as possible The meeting also discussed issues about financial inclusionopening of bank accounts in the State The total Saving Accounts opened in the State as on 31 032017 are 26, 85,430 of which Aadhar seeded accounts are 10, 38,895 only Out of the total 1, 23,599 beneficiaries under different schemes in Social Welfare Department, only 2,370 beneficiaries are yet to open register their bank accounts EpnNews14 pspan classnewsheader Auto Driver wins best documentary award at Women’s Voices Now Film Festival

‘Auto driver’, a documentary by film maker Meena Longjam has won the best short documentary in the audience category at the California based Women’s Voices Now Film Festival , an organisation which advocates women’s rights through films Source …

AFSPA extended

The Centre has declared entire Assam and three districts of Arunachal Pradesh as disturbed areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act for three more months Source The Sangai Express PTI

Inspects

Parliamentary Secretary PHED, Printing and Stationery and Horticulture and Soil Conservation Leishiyo Keishing expressed discontentment towards the former State Government for not taking up any initiative for the welfare of the Constituency …

RTI on AG

An RTI has been filed in the Cabinet Secretariat seeking the name and information of the person to be appointed as the new Advocate General of Manipur Source The Sangai Express

Sheep rearing farm inaugurated

As part of the Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council’s endeavour to extend development to all remote areas of its jurisdiction, a sheep rearing farm was inaugurated today at T Gamnom village under Saikul sub division, Kangpokpi district Sou…

Ukhrul SDO office paralysed

The ofice of the SDO at Ukhrul district headquarters located at the mini secretariat office complex, is facing immense inconveniences and is running without the SDO for more than 3 weeks now Source The Sangai Express Mungchan Zimik

HTC urges Govt

Following the implementation of Aadhaar linkage system in all Government related proceedings by the State Government, the Hill Tribal Council, Moreh has appealed the State Government for immediate redressal of all issues in public interest, conv…

Airport drug haul case

All the accused in the Imphal Airport drug haul case, including MLA of Wangkhei Assembly Constituency O Henry appeared before the Special Court, Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substance today Source The Sangai Express

CSOs demand justice for slain teacher

Backing the suspicion among villagers that the 21 year old teacher Nengnekim alias Shila was sexually assaulted prior to her death, many civil society organizations have demanded the authorities to give befitting punishment to the perpetrators Source…