Imphal, June 5: Chief Minister N Biren accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, top civil and police officials spent an entire day at Ukhrul district.
It was like the state machinery was moved from the capital Imphal to Ukhrul for a day on Tuesday. Chief Minister interacted with the people of Ukhrul, chaired a Cabinet meeting and later visited the women's market in the district headquarters.
Biren today left Ukhrul for Imphal. It was the seventh time such meeting was held outside the State capital. It was held earlier at Churachandpur, Chandel, Tamenglong, Senapati, Jiribam and Kangpokpi.
During the Cabinet meeting it has given official nod to implementation of 'School Phagathansi' mission in the State.The mission has been introduced with an ambitious objective to give renewed thrust towards improvement of Government schools both in terms of physical and manpower infrastructure. One Government school each in all the 60 Assembly Constituencies of the State will be developed as model schools in the first phase under the mission.
All these schools would be run and developed in a uniform pattern. Education Minister and Government Spokesperson Th. Radheshyam further informed that the Cabinet also approved creation of different posts for Manipur Lok Ayukta and Manipur Human Rights Commission to ensure smooth running of the two Constitutional bodies.
He also said that the Cabinet gave its approval to enhance retirement age of Home Guards personnel from 59 years to 60 years and extension of service of the State VDF personnel for one more year.
The Government Spokesperson informed the media persons that the Cabinet also decided to hike the amount mentioned in the Manipur Victim Compensation Scheme, 2019 from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh.
Stating that providing safe drinking water to every household of the State within a stipulated period is an objective of the current Government, the Cabinet also decided to recruit required manpower in order to achieve this target.Maintaining that serve, connect and sacrifice is the motto of the current Government, Radheshyam said that Cabinet meetings are being conducted in hill district headquarters. (UNI)