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By A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL| June 12

Die-in-harness Association Aducation (S), an association formed by beneficiary applicants under die-in-harness scheme in education department strongly condemned state government’s alleged failure to absorb none of the beneficiary applicant.

Talking to media persons at Manipur Press Club today, advisor of the association, OinamHemanta said that none of the beneficiaries under the scheme in the department for the post of Grade III and Grade IV has been absorbed since 2006.

Currently more than 700 applicants are pending without no process of their documents since 2006 while beneficiaries in other departments have been absorbed, complained Hemanta. 

The scheme was abolished for the time being from June, 2002 till it was reopened in December 2006 with the reservation of the scheme of 5 percent against vacant post advertisements, he said.

He said that the reservation percentage was increased with 10 percent in April 2011, again 20 percent as per government’s policy of one time absorption in April 2016.

However till today, none of the applicant, a total of above 700 from 2006 has been absorbed, he complained.

The association submitted memorandum three times to the chief minister, but no positive response is coming so far, he said.

The association set June 18 as the deadline for a positive response from the government with the assurance of absorbing 50 percent of the applicants. If the government fails to do so the association will launch various democratic forms of agitation, Hemanta warned.

By A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL| June 12

Diarrhoeal death has claimed five infants under 0-5 years during 2016-2017 in the state, according to Health Management Information System.

While 1.2 lakh infants died of diarrhoea, which form 10 percent of child mortality every year in India. With an effort to control diarrhoeal death every year the Centre, throughout its states observes ‘Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight’ every year during the month of June colliding with the onset of monsoon.

The awareness fortnight for the state level was launched by state health and family welfare minister, L Jayantakumar Singh today at the conference hall of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Porompat here.

The awareness marked promotion of cleanliness, hygienic, sanitation, oral rehydration Solution to away from diarrhoea.

Health experts stressed on maintaining hygienic habit like hand washing, promoting correct way of hand-washing among children, ensuring non-contaminated food to children, which are the simplest and effective ways to prevent diarrhoeal attack.

The Health minister encouraged every mother to take major responsibility in maintaining good health of children.

He also expressed deep concern about the prevailing complexity regarding transfer and posting of health staffs particularly doctors, nurses and para-medical staffs against the shortage of doctors in the state.

The government is doing its best level to overcome this situation in order to create conducive atmosphere for giving the best services in the state, he added.

Jayantakumar also stressed about the concept of Flying Doctors and its importance in the state and stated that the Governor of Manipur has already been discussed about the matter in which there is a positive signal from the Governor.

As part of the intensive awareness during two weeks, various behaviour change communication programmes in co-ordination with ASHA workers and Anganwadi workers will be conducted at village level as well as at door to door level, said Dr A Sylvia, State Nodal Officer, Child Health.

Sumant Singh, secretary Health & Family Welfare, director Education (S) ThKirankumar Singh, Jacintha Lazarus, director Social Welfare, Dr K Lokendro Singh, director Health Service Manipur, Prof Deben Laishram, director JNIMS, Health Services officials, nursing staffs and school students among others attended the function.

IMPHAL | Jun 12

Imphal East district police today seized around 500 litres of country liquor at Ayangpalli from a van coming from Andro. The seized item has been handed over to Porompat police station for further necessary action.


IMPHAL | June 12 Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long in a release has called for immediate intervention from the Directorate of Transport, government of Manipur on the failure of District Transport office, Ukhrul to issue smart card driving licence to the populace of the district. It said TMNL in its routine check of attendance of the government employee has found that the irregularities of DTO Ukhrul are a major factor in the smooth functioning of the office. Shortages of staffs, lack of electric generator and internet connection have added to the woe of the people, it added. Earlier, the DTO Ukhrul had issued a notification dated 29/05/2017 stating that the office will not accept submission of driving licence Form 2 & 9 till July 1, 2017 due to inconvenience of internet connection and power irregularities, thus leaving many applicants for smart card helpless, it said.

IMPHAL | Jun 12 Iramdam Kanba Apunba Lup (IKAL) observed 4th “Khunai Yokkhatpi Imasing Ikai Khumnajaba” at Manipur press club today. Thokchom Ongbi Sumati Leima (41) wife of Th Deben Singh from NongadaAwangLeikai, won the best mother award. Naorenongbi Malika Devi (55) wife of N Maimu Singh from Leimapokpam Mayai Leikai bagged the 2nd prize and Saograkpam ongbi Inakhunbi Devi (55) wife of Saugrakpam Barun Singh from MongsangeiManingLeikai won the third prize. The three winners each have 10 children. The three winners were given a cash prize of Rs 15,000, Rs 12,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. Consolation prizes were also given to 9 mothers with mementoes and cash prizes of Rs 3,000 each.

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