Manipur cabinet has approved the upgradation of health centres and creating posts for legal officers of seven different departments, according to Information and Public Relations (IPR) Minister Sapam Ranjan.
A cabinet meeting was held on Wednesday at CM Secretariat with Chief Minister N Biren Singh in the chair, which also discussed the Governor's address to be delivered at the first session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly in 2023.
IPR Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan told mediapersons at his office conference hall, New Secretariat that the government has been putting in every effort to bring development in healthcare facilities in the state especially on mental health.
For the recently launched Tele MANAS centre at RIMS, the state cabinet approved to recruit recommended staff and faculties. Ranjan said it was also approved to recruit faculties and staff for Churachandpur Medical College.
To bring development in healthcare system in the state, state cabinet approved for upgradation of Luwangsangbam Primary Health subcentre to Primary Health Centre; to establish Urban Primary Health Centre at Sagolband and to appoint recommended staffs; upgradation of Singjamei UPHC; PHSC, Iroishemba to Health and Wellness Centre; Jessami and Tamei PHC to Community health center and others, he added.
The meeting also approved to appoint seven guest lecturers and six staff members for each Eklavya model residential school located at Kamjong and Churachandpur district, he added.
The meeting approved for utilisation of government land for the purpose of industries or public utility under lease, the minister said, adding that while utilising government land the investor should give 10 per cent of the total value of the land or Rs 50,000 per acre to the government. For rural areas the investor should give Rs 10,000 per acre per month and for urban areas, Rs 20,000 per acre per month as monthly rent, he added.
The state cabinet further approved to give ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family or kin of the deceased in connection with the December 21 road accident at Old Cachar road where nine people were killed. For the injured, the government will give financial assistance after looking at the percentage of the injury, he added.
Minister Ranjan said there are over 500 villages which are found overlapping boundaries and to prevent lapses on administration for the respective villages, the state cabinet authorised the concerned DCs to look into the matter.
He further said the state cabinet also discussed the governor’s address to be delivered on the first day of the assembly session scheduled on February 2 and 3.
Ranjan said as legal officers are needed in some government departments, the state cabinet approved the creation of legal officer posts on a regular basis for seven different departments. The departments are Skill labour employment and entrepreneurship; PHED; Veterinary and animal husbandry; Trade, Commerce and Industry; Law and PWD.