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House passed The Manipur Appropriation Bill 2018 passed

CM says centre agrees establishment of 2 IRB battalion, will increase strength of police personnel in Hill districts

Imphal, Feb 23: The Manipur Appropriation Bill 2018, was passed today - the last day of the state assembly session today.

Opposition Congress MLAs sought clarifications to certain matters to regarding various discrepancies to the function of the department. Showing concern to the problem of the ADCs MLA Alfred Arthur urged the government authority for devolution of power to the ADCs.

The DK Korungthang drew the attention of the house over failure to released fund for KGBD and residential school in time. He urged the government to released the fund on time by diverting fund from other fund as the fund can be adjusted from other fund.

MLA Joykishan, drew the attention of the house over failure to initiate action against some officials of the Imphal Urban Co-operative Bank for forgery committed by them. He question on why its takes time in recovering the misappropriated fund of the bandh. Joykishan also urged to clarify on whether there is a policy on transport or if the TRPC which regulate traffic system is still working or not.

In his reply, the leader of the house N. Biren Singh said that the state have Transport Policy adopted in 2015. However he did not mention on whether the TRPC still exist or not but said that the traffic regulation is being look upon by the Home department. Parking allotment and other matters have not been clarified.

  1. Biren Singh further said that investigation is on regarding the fraudulence committed by some officials of the Imphal Urban Co-operative Bank. An FIR is lodged and those involved will be punished after the investigating agency charge sheeted against them.

Regarding a question about the auctioning of 8 vehicles of the IMC the Minister said that as per the complaint by the MAHUD the police had find out that the mode of auction was conducted illegally using unfair means. So one employee have been suspended. Regarding the arrest of other the police is yet to get a complaint from the department. But police have every details on the whereabouts of the vehicles auction wrongly and are all set to recover the vehicle.

  1. Biren Singh , also said that the government is trying to deployed appropriate number of police personnel to all the districts of the state. But due to lack of man power exact number required could not be sent . he however said that after recruitment is conducted and after setting of the 2 IRB Company which has been approved by the center then some more additional security personnel will be sent as per requirement.

On a query over alleged partiality to the deployment of security escort to MLAs, Biren said that his government treated both opposition and ruling MLA equally. However, he said that security escort are deployed as per needs and threat perception from the reports accumulated by CID and other investigating agencies. 


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