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No government benefits for families with more than four children: Manipur Cabinet

The state cabinet approved for recruitment of 1,512 posts for the home department, Manipur government.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 14 Oct 2022, 3:39 pm

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The Manipur State Cabinet on Thursday, chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, approved the establishment of the Manipur State Population Commission as an ordinance and agreed that no government benefits will be provided to a family that has more than four children.

Addressing the media after the state cabinet meeting was held at the CM Secretariat, Babupara, Imphal, IPR Minister S Ranjan informed that during the meeting which started at around 10 am and concluded at around 2 pm, around 50 agendas were tabled.

The minister informed that under the Manipur State Population Commission, if any father fathers more than four children from now on, no government benefits will be provided to any member of the family.

The minister further informed that the Manipur Legislative Assembly had earlier unanimously adopted as private member resolution to establish the population commission of the state.

MLA Kh Joykisan had moved the issue on the assembly floor concerned over the alleged infiltration of outsiders into the state, claiming that there was a population growth of 153.3 per cent in the hill districts of Manipur from 1971 to 2001, Ranjan said.

During 2001 to 2011, the population growth increased to 250.0 per cent.

Ranjan further said the Cabinet meeting also approved various agendas tabled by different departments, including strengthening the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) and recruitment of various posts in home and health departments.

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He said among the agendas, the state cabinet gave the approval to strengthen the inner line permit system wherein it will be mandatory for non-locals to show their Aadhar cards and the mobile numbers linked with the Aadhaar card.

Moreover, apart from the deputy labour commissioners, concerned DCs of the district have also been given the authority for issuing of ILP cards, the minister said.

The state cabinet has also approved for necessary legal action against contractors who bought labours without a valid ILP card, the IPR minister said, adding that computerised systems to provide ILP in order to check the status of the permit will function soon.

The cabinet also approved to form a committee that will be led by commissioner of state excise department and in the committee, director of state health department; director, social welfare; Head of department of Psychiatry, RIMS, Dr Lenin and others will be the members in order to form a new Manipur Excise Rule, he added.

Regarding the demarcation of Loktak boundary, the cabinet meeting has approved to form a high-power committee led by CAF and PD minister, L Susindro and water resource minister, Awangbow Newmai; fishery minister, H Dingo; both DCs of Bishnupur and Imphal West; SP, Bishnupur; LDA director will be the members of the committee.

The committee will monitor illegal encroachers at Loktak lake and the committee will also handle the eviction process for illegal encroachers, he added.

The state cabinet also approved for recruitment of 1,512 posts for state home department: 405 for head constable (telecom); 808 male civil constables and 305 male followers. It was also approved for recruitment of 200 doctors and 300 nurses where priority will be given to those who worked as COVID frontline warriors and 1,000 posts for primary teachers, he added.

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Ranjan further said there will be age relaxation for three years in the recruitments after considering the two years lost due to pandemic. It was also approved for filling the vacant post of Churachandpur Medical College, said Ranjan.

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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