HC dismisses PIL against ‘meeyamgi numit’, ‘Hills People’s Day’ programmes
IMPHAL | Dec 14
The High Court of Manipur has dismissed a PIL filed against the Government seeking directive for disclosure of the source, scope and nature of the interaction programme namely ‘Hill People’s Day’ and ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ (People’s Day), terming it is devoid of merit.
The PIL was filed by advocate Moirangthem Ibohal Singh stating that the act of organising ‘Hill People’s Day’ and ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ by the Chief Minister and his council of ministers is against the rules of business.
The petitioner claimed that the details of the nature of issues to be addressed at ‘Hill People’s Day’ and ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ have not been uploaded in the website and therefore there is no transparency. It is arbitrary and publicity-oriented, alleged the petitioner.
‘Hill People’s Day’ and ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ have been organising since May 2017, two months after the formation of the new BJP led government in Manipur, on 10th and 15th of every month.
On these days, the Chief Minister personally interacts with the public to hear their grievances. Other than elected leaders, all police stations in the state also hosting ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ for the convenience of people who are unable to reach the Chief Minister and other ministers. A visitor who once lodged a complaint need not come for the second time, as progress of his appeal will be communicated via SMS through a new mechanism called ‘Redmine App’.
“We find that the petitioner is simply trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. The public interaction of the chief minister and other ministers is nothing but grievance day. This system is vogue from time immemorial”, said the court order.
The primary importance is for the benefit of the people and we find no error in any elected members meeting the people at their doorsteps. In fact, it is their primary duty to meet the people at all possible times and address their grievances, continued the order.
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