Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and  a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]

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Imphal, Aug 26:

Three major tribal students’ body – the All Tribal Students’ Union (ATSUM), Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) GHQ and the All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) today urged the government of Manipur to implement the assurances given to them in connection with the charter of demand submitted by the students’ body to the government on August 13 , 2019.
Seiboi Haokip, General Secretary of ATSUM, in a statement sent thorough whatsapp said that the tribal students’ bodies will decide for a next move if the state government fails to fulfill the demand – i.e implementation of the assurances given to them on or before August 31.
“As per assurances given to the students’ bodies in connection with the charter submitted on August 13, 2019, the government of Manipur had assured to fulfilled it by taking up all measures within 3 months with priority to Medical and education sectors”, Seiboi Haokip said.
He added that even after the assurances the government has not taken up anything to improved the health and education sectors till today. Assurances to appoint specialist doctors are just a mere lies and improvement of infrastructures as assured still is a distant dreamt.
At a time when people are facing extreme suffering due to the COVID -19 pandemic Health care service centers at Hill district are in most deteriorating condition with no proper health care infrastructures and manpower, Seiboi Haokip said adding that even the assured ambulances are yet to be seen in the hospitals .
“Everyone of us had seen patients being carried by villagers in stretchers and walking long distances to get medical treatment and the government seems no care about people of the interior district”, the student leaders said.
In connection with the Education sector, the three tribal student bodies expressed dissatisfaction with the government over failure to convert into action the assurances given to them. Seiboi Haoikip said that recruitment for vacant teachers post has not been done, regularization of the contract teachers assured during the meeting remain as a mere assurance and the appointment of 32 posts by the Tribal affairs department as well as appointment of MIL teachers have not been done so far.
“We will not remain quiet if the demands are not fulfilled by the government before August 31”, Seiboi Haokip said.

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Imphal, Aug 25:

Many Aspiring Candidates for Ishan Uday  NER - UGC ( fresh 2019-20),  are in a great dilemma as the State Nodal Officer failed to Revalidate their application status leaving their fate hanging in the air.  Many applicants who  secured high marks in their higher secondary exam  and even the  position holders didn’t get their names in  result sheet  came out  today , while students with lower percentage of marks got selected. When checking online Many students found their application status remain still pending with the office of the State Nodal Officer, who was supposed to complete  the revalidation process to qualify for selection   process. Interestingly,

The details of the State Nodal Officer is not found in the related portal and even the high level officials of the State Education dept couldn’t say who is the  State Nodal Officer for Ishan Uday scholarship scheme.

Guardians of many ill fated  applicants whose  revalidation is still incomplete, sought the immediate attention of Hon’ble Chief Minister and Education Minister to look in to the  matter and urged to complete revalidation and other pending process at state education department or else so that the opportunity of getting this special scholarship for students who are  meritorious and belonged to economically weaker section  is not missed out because of unjust procedural delayed.

Under Ishan Uday scholarship scheme 10000 students from North East , whose family income is below Rs 4.5 lakh  will get the  scholarship at the time of Rs 5400 to 8400 monthly for four years.

Monday, 24 August 2020 17:20

Remote-controlled lives

Even as the state is bracing for the worst situation following the disclosure of many medical practitioners who are at the frontline of the war against the raging contagion in the state about the lingering fear of a community transmission already turning into reality much earlier than the state administration would care to admit, the evident lack of seriousness on the part of the state government displayed by its lackadaisical attitude towards the ever growing concerns and expressed appeals from the medical fraternity for a radical approach towards efforts for containing and managing the infection has turned out to be the biggest disappointment for the expectant public. For a state which is distinctly different from mainland India in almost every aspect of our lives, following a protocol devised in the heartland of the country where the social lives and modes of interactions are diametrically different has produced the obvious result. There have been consistent three-figure infections in the state for the past many days and the trend is expected to get worse with each passing day, and yet not much has changed in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) announced since the lockdown was imposed in the state, except for the duration and other insignificant details.
Perhaps the biggest irony which did not escape anyone’s notice is the inauguration of fourteen highway projects in the state on the 17th of this month worth about three thousand crores by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises through video conferencing as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, while the Chief minister of Manipur had to shuttle to New Delhi with a bunch of rejected/disqualified representatives of the people in tow and having to wait out a number of days at the national capital to get a glimpse of the Union Home Minister with nothing much to show for it while the Coronavirus pandemic is getting increasingly worse, thereby exposing themselves to risks of infection. One could not help questioning the seriousness of the purpose of the visit when even three-thousand crore event which is a great milestone for the state by any yardstick was held through videoconference.
On the other hand, there is still a very big misconception about the present pandemic amongst the public especially those residing further away from the city, but not necessarily without exceptions, as almost every locality has erected makeshift gates and barricades with banners and signage prohibiting ‘outsiders’ from entering the locality. The underlying uncertainty and anxiety is pervasive and most of the times borders violent physical reactions. There has evidently been a huge failure on the part of the state machinery in disseminating correct and current information regarding the pandemic and the protocol to contain the infection other than the basic ones such as wearing masks, senitisation and social distancing which again is still subjective to personal concepts of space and distance. It has become very clear that a more intensive and aggressive form of sensitization and interactive sessions is very much needed to be carried out throughout the state. Physically reaching out to these people rather than sloganeering through the media has become a necessity and must be carried out without delay. The people need the reassuring presence and knowledge of those at the helm of affairs and not the incessant impersonal recorded messages and repeated pointers. A statewide tour by designated teams of resource persons and experts to interact and disseminate the right information and knowledge with the public will go a long way in allaying their fears and help in taking up correct measures to stay safe. It is time to reach out and take up proactive measures in accordance with the suggestions and directions of subject experts and experienced minds to educate and thereby arm the public with the knowledge and power to exercise measures to stay away from the present pandemic rather than making them to adopt a reclusive mindset because of the remote-controlled lives those running the  government have adopted for themselves.

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Imphal, Aug 21:

CAF & PD Minister Karam Shyam today appealed to politicians to stop blame game among each other.
Speaking during a reception function of newly enrolled members of LJP and prize distribution ceremony of meritorious students at Lilong Chajing Mairenkhong Community Hall today K Shyam said that in the current political crisis politicians often blame others but never notice on them. Indirectly hitting to the coalition partner of the present BJP led government, which had left the party and later settled with the ruling government, the CAF & PD Minister said that blame game during this crisis time (COVID-19) will be only instrumental for defying the credibility of politicians. Lack of mutual understanding between the politicians will only jeopardize the fate of the politicians.
On the other hand, K. Shyam said that as for him since he has been elected as the representative of the people he had firmed decision to make a strong stable government. His statement indicated his strong support to the government .
“We cannot sideline politics even though there are problems . Without politics we cannot achieve anything. At the same time it will be wrong to left aside social service and along with all this we have to encourage our meritorious students”, the CAF and PD Minister said.
In connection with the closure of Petrol pump retail outlet, Karam Shyam said that except those that has been deposited for government vehicles, other retail petrol pump will be permitted to open on rotation basis .

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