Opposition MLA K Ranjit Singh has urged the Manipur government to press the Central government to solve the border disputes to avoid various issues affecting the state.
Ranjit raised the issue as disapproval of policy cut motion in ‘Police’ on account of inability to establish the correct position of the border pillars during the ongoing third session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Saturday.
Elaborating the policy cut motion, the opposition MLA informed the House that in the state there is a 35 km border dispute, including border pillars 64-68; 75-79; 88-95; 73-75 and 80-81. He said various CSOs had claimed that there is border dispute in border fencing at border pillar number 80-81.
Following the issue, the border fencing work at the area was stopped but the construction agency ‘BRTF’ continued the fencing work hideously.
He appealed to the government in the House to press the Central government with the consent of MOS Minister RK Ranjan to solve the border fencing work at the earliest. He said due to the incomplete border fencing work, the state is facing various unwanted crimes, including importing of drugs through the porous border.
Responding to the policy cut motion, leader of the House, N Biren Singh, who is also home minister, said that at present the Central government is continuing border fencing work covering a distance of 10.23 km near border pillar number 80-81. However, some of the villagers settled in the said area claimed that there is border dispute in some areas of a distance of 350 metres.
He held a meeting with the construction agency and villagers and elaborated the issues of the area, the CM said.
CM Biren said the issue will be informed to the Central government and will press to complete the construction work. Regarding the other disputed border area, the government will try to solve it from time to time with the border fencing work, he added.
Further, clarifying the policy cut motion raised by opposition MLA Th Lokeshwar on account of lack of policy for transfer and posting of security personnel, Biren said the government has issued order on transfer and posting policy.
In the order it is mentioned that any security personnel will be transferred to different locations with a year gap of two years. He said the order will be implemented soon.
Informing the House and clarifying the policy cut motion raised by Lokeshwar on account of lack of proper policy for recruitment for Jemadars (IRB), CM Biren said the pending recruitment result for Jemadars (IRB) will be declared soon.
Due to pandemic and transfer posting of chairman of the recruitment committee there was delay in declaration of result, he added.
For the delay in disbursing 13 months' pay for the police personnel, Biren assured the House the government will try to disburse the pending salary by March.