‘Received invitation from Centre on MPB, will leave soon’

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 11th Sep: The state BJP-led government has lauded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on completion of 100 days of its second term, while highlighting its various achievements.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has informed that the centre summoned him to Delhi with regard to the Manipur People’s Bill 2018 and as such, he would be leaving for the national capital very soon.
Speaking to newspersons on the sidelines of a function held to celebrate 100 days of Modi Government at BJP office, Canchipur here Wednesday, CM Biren highlighted the various ‘historical’ achievements of PM Modi-led government on completion of 100 days of its second term.
Responding to the reporters’ query on Amit Shah’s announcement during the North East Summit that CAB would not affect the culture, identity and the various special Acts of the NE states, Biren informed that he has been summoned by the centre regarding the Manipur People’s Bill 2018 and would be leaving for New Delhi soon.
Asserting that the abrogation of Art 370 and 35A helped mainstream Jammu and Kashmir; the CM conveyed that within the 100 days of governance, steps have been initiated to turn the Indian economy into a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024 along with formation of a cabinet committee to generate employment in the investment sector and a high power committee for the agriculture sector as well.
The amalgamation of 10 PSBs to form the largest PSB would be etched forever in the history of the country. For social justice, the Triple Talaq Bill and POCSO Act were passed, while the Code of Wages Bill 2019 was approved to provide a fixed minimum wage to workforces, which is estimate to benefit 50 crore workers in the unorganised sector, Biren stated.
Under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, efforts are being taken up to provide clean drinking water to every household in the country, while target has been set to provide electricity and clean cooking gas to every rural household, he said.
Around 16,085 hospitals have been empanelled under the AB-PMJAY and around 41 lakh beneficiaries have been admitted till date. PM Ujjwala Yojana is being implemented successfully while 1150 individuals have been trained and certified for various skills under the National Urban Livelihood mission. In addition, Rs 3.44 crore have been extended to PM Kisan scheme with the aim of doubling the income of the farmers wherein Rs 8,955 crore has been credited to beneficiaries thought DBT, the CM added.
In what could be regarded as a sign of good governance, the productivity of Lok Sabha was marked by 131 percent while that of Rajya Sabha was recorded at 103 percent during the budget session, he remarked.
Since the advent of PM Modi-led government in 2014, around 1000 non-relevant laws have been removed, while bills have been cleared for 50 redundant laws that have been removed. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 has now empowered the government to designate an individual as a terrorist if he/she is found to be involved in terror activities, and to seize his/her property. NIA is already empowered to initiate action within and outside the country. Furthermore, National Cyber Crime Reporting portal has been launched to combat the rising cyber crimes in the country, he informed.
Apart from passing the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act to bring discipline on the road, around Rs 609 crore has been sanctioned for 88 projects under the Smart City Mission.
The GST of e-vehicles has been reduced from 12 percent to about 5 percent. Meanwhile, the Statue of Unity has been included in the annual list of the world greatest places, the CM added.
The Modi-government has also the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme for children of the defence personnel who laid down their lives for the country and the same has been expanded to all the states. The scheme also covers the children of state police personnel who were killed in terror or naxal attacks. In Manipur’s context, construction is ongoing for a Martyrs’ Statue to honour the slain personnel, Biren informed.
On the other hand, the National Medical Act 2019 would help ease the burden on medical education, apart from increasing the number of seats in medical colleges. As of now, 75 medical colleges have been approved while would raise the number of available seats to around 15,700, the CM conveyed.


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