Imphal, April 26: Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today inaugurated District Information Office and District Social Welfare Office at Kangpokpi during his visit to the newly created district.
Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, ADC Chairman, ADC Members, top bureaucrats and police officers were present at the inauguration ceremonies.
Kangpokpi is the first district among the newly created districts having a District Information Office under Directorate of Information and Public Relations. Now, the general public of the district will get all kinds of Government-related information from this office.
The DIO’s office will also publicize all kinds of Government-related information of the district through the mass media.
In order to facilitate smooth running of the newly opened office, one District Information Officer, an Information Assistant, an Office Assistant and a Grade-IV staff had been deputed at DIO Kangpokpi.
DIPR now has District Information Offices in Kangpokpi, Senapati, Ukhrul, Chandel, Churachandpur, Tamenglong, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts and a Manipur Information Centre at New Delhi. The State Government is yet to open District Information Offices at Jiribam, Kakching, Tengnoupal, Kamjong, Pherzawl and Noney districts.
With the creation of seven new districts namely Jiribam, Kangpokpi, Kakching, Tengnoupal, Kamjong, Pherzawl and Noney there is a need to open District Information Offices in all these newly created districts as well in order to function the district administration more effectively with the full support of the general masses in the district.
On the other hand, Kangpokpi district now has a district ICDS Cell as well along with District Social Welfare Office under the State Social Welfare Department.
Social Welfare Officer, Saitu Gamphazol has been deputed as DSWO, Kangpokpi by merging Social Welfare Office, Saitu Gamphazol with DSWO, Kangpokpi. On the other hand, CDPO, Kangpokpi has given additional charge of District Programme Officer, Kangpokpi. There are three ICDS projects in Kangpokpi district and 656 Anganwadi centres and 65 Mini-Anganwadi centres are being run under these projects. 3538 old-aged persons are being benefitted under Manipur Old Age Pension Scheme and 4011 persons under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme in the district.
Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme have 206 and 59 beneficiaries respectively.
After the inauguration of District Information Office and District Social Welfare Office at DC Office complex, Kangpokpi, a 24-minute documentary film entitled, ‘Go to the Hills’ produced by DIPR Manipur was also released by Chief Minister Shri N. Biren, Works and IPR Minister Shri Th. Biswajit, IFCD Minister Letpao Haokip, Social Welfare Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen and Parliamentary Secretaries Shri K. Robindro and Dr Sapam Ranjan.