Despite extending the ban on mobile internet for another five days on Thursday till October 31, 2023, the Manipur government has agreed to restore mobile internet services in the state within the next five days.
The agreement comes following an emergency Meeting of Government representatives and All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) held at Chief Minister's Bungalow in the presence of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Education Minister Basanta Kumar and chief secretary Vineet Joshi on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the party discussed on the matter of internet shutdown in the state and declaration of result for recruitment of 190 (145+45 ST Special Drive) posts of Assistant Professors to be engaged on contract for one academic session,
Following the meeting, a agreement was made with assurance of the government to restore internet connectivity in the state within five days (in three working days) subject to assessment of law & order condition and to declare the result of 190 (145+45 ST Special Drive) posts of Assistant Professors to be engaged on contract for one academic session on or before November 2.
The meeting also agreed to suspend the agitation of ANSAM with a condition that it shall be resumed if the agreement as above is not implemented.
The memorandum of agreement was signed by M Luikang Luckson, president, ANSAM; Angteshang Maring, general secretary, ANSAM; Vineet Joshi, chief secretary, Government of Manipur and H Gyan Prakash, Commissioner (Higher Education), Government of Manipur.