Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh addresses people’s grievances

Hill Leaders’ Day
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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh attended to as many as 400 complaints and personally met nearly 1500 people during the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit (People’s Day) to address their grievances from 8.30 am to 1.40 pm on Monday.

After BJP led government came to power in March 2017, the chief minister began to interact with the general public twice in a month through Hill Leaders’ Day on 10th of every month and Meeyamgi Numit on 15th of every month since May 2017 till date.

Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister Biren maintained that a Bill to protect indigenous people of the State would be introduced in the next Assembly Session. A consultative meeting about the Bill would be convened soon where all the representatives of the different communities would be invited, he said.

On the occasion, he mentioned that it is important to note that people are working for self reliance and sustainable livelihood by expanding their entrepreneurship. Such mindset would definitely improve the work culture among the people of the State. He appreciated the efforts and co-operation of the banks for providing soft loans to the farmers, entrepreneurs and skilled youths of the State.

Stating that the present government is committed to delivering good governance to the people of the State, he said that the “Go to Village” initiative is providing various benefits to the people at the grassroots. The grievances heard at the Go to Village camps are being categorized into two categories i.e. grievances that can be resolved immediately and grievances that need extra budget.

Such suggestion on traditional teachings on mannerism is well taken and it would be introduced in the education system after due discussion with Education Minister and concerned officials, he said. There would not be any development without proper mannerism and discipline among the people of the State. It is obvious that there would be degradation of society and decline of the civilization if we don’t maintain moral values.

Replying to a query about the welfare of the working journalists in the State, Chief Minister said that the government would increase the monthly pension of journalists from existing Rs 4000 to Rs 6000 at the earliest. About the fixation of pay of the working journalists, he said, he would discuss the matter with the Labour Department.

The joint Hill Leader’s Day and Meeyamgi Numit is being organized on Monday due to the scheduled meeting of Chief Minister to be held at NITI Aayog, New Delhi on June 16.

Sobhapati Samom
Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: