New MOs willing to work in remote areas: CM

DIPR IMPHAL, 26th Feb: Hundreds of people turned up at the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit to air their grievances to Chief Minister N Biren at CM’s Secretariat on Monday.

On the sidelines of the event, CM Biren told the media persons that the performance of the new government towards bringing development in the state is satisfactory.

He further said that a group of doctors, who recently got selected as medical officers as per recommendation of MPSC, came to appreciate the government’s efforts towards maintaining transparency in the recruitment of various posts. Such appreciation towards the government is indeed a proud moment and very rare, he added. The newly selected medical officers also assured the CM that they would work sincerely and would love to work in remote and hill areas of the state, he added.

The CM attended to as many as 380 complaints and personally met nearly 800 people from 9 am to 1 pm.

He said that after the government launched new welfare and health schemes for disabled persons and needy people of the state, the number of people coming to highlight their grievances on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill leaders’ day has reduced drastically and it is a sign of positive change in the state. People might have benefited from the newly introduced schemes, he added.

Stating that he would continue to hold Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day until all the problems faced by the people are resolved, Biren said that such meetings offer an opportunity to hear the grievances and problems faced by the people personally. He said that grievances regarding health and disabled people has been lessened. However many people come for financial assistance for self-employment.

Officials of various banks including SBI and Manipur Rural Bank are being deputed to assist those people, who need financial help/loans.

During the meeting, the CM directed SBI officials to offer loans to needy and poor people and also asked the officials to reduce the loan processing time, if possible. He also said that officials of health department have been deployed to issue the health card under the CM-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang scheme.

Biren informed that around 80-100 projects would be inaugurated/launched between March 1 to 15 as part of the first anniversary celebration of the BJP-led government in the state.

He also said that he would also seek a confirmation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state and lay the foundation stone for Sports University, inaugurate ministerial block of civil secretariat, Dolaithabi and Thoubal projects among others. Biren said he would also seek permission of Prime Minister to lay foundation stone for setting up regional football academy in the state. The government would install flood lights at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium soon, he said, and added that the seat capacity of the stadium would also be enhanced.

It may be mentioned here that the Hill Leader’s Day and the Meeyamgi Numit which were scheduled to on February 10 and 15 respectively was rescheduled jointly on Monday due to the recent Assembly session.

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