Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. An International 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, Feb 20:

A One Day Brainstorming Session on the “Implementation of National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 in Higher and Technical Education in Manipur” was held at National Institute of Technology, NIT, Langol, Imphal, today.
Speaking at the occasion as Chief Guest, Education Minister S. Rajen Singh said that the present government is giving priority to develop and promote education system in the state. In order to successfully implement National Education Policy, 2020, in the state, the government has constituted State Task Force and Sub-Task Force. A state level grand seminar will also be held very soon. All the MLAs of 60 constituencies, top-ranking officials and academicians will be invited during the convention, he added.
He said that the infrastructures of the technical and non-technical institutions in the state is not up to the mark as compared to other state. The government will try its best to improve the education system. Minister also appreciated the teaching and non-teaching staffs of NIT for their sincere service.
Later Rajen inspected the classrooms and campus of NIT along with the officials of engineering department. Seeing the poor infrastructure of the institute, he said that funds will be proposed from the ministry to renovate and construct required structures. Engineers have also been instructed to prepare DPRs in the regard.
Director NIT, Manipur, Prof. Goutam Sutradhar attended the occasion as President.
Staffs of National Institute of Technology and others also attended the occasion.

IT News
Imphal, Feb 13:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh distributed 186 desktop computer sets to different departments for the implementation of e-Office file management system in a simple function organized by General Administration Department (GAD) at the Conference Hall of Secretariat South Block today.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the State-wide rollout of the system during his visit to the State on December 27, 2020 after the Chief Minister launched it for Manipur Secretariat on September 8, 2020.
So far, it has been implemented in 62 Departments and in all the 16 districts. The total number of users created so far is 970 and e-file created is 13872. On the other hand, 40,850 e-Daks have been created and 6848 legacy files digitized becoming the leading State in the entire North East region in terms of e-Office implementation.
The system will be gradually introduced in all the 68 Government Directorates and 53 Societies/Corporations/Govt. Undertakings/Agencies and the total number of users will be around 30,000. It began with a modest beginning of only 4795 e-file movement in September 2020. However, the movement reached 54,092 in January this year. Finance, Home, DP, Health and Family Welfare, GAD, Works, Revenue, Education (S), Social Welfare and Tribal Affairs and Hills are the top 10 Departments in terms of e-Office implementation.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Minister appreciated the Administrative Secretaries, Head of Departments and Government employees for dedicatedly working hard to achieve progress in the past four years. It was because of their devotion that the State Government had received many prizes and recognitions during this time and it is a matter of pride that Manipur is marching ahead despite facing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister said. Stating that Manipur has very short working season due to rain, the Chief Minister stated that the coming 5-6 months is very crucial to complete all the ongoing construction works, asking the officials to put in extra efforts to achieve it.
Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Administrative Secretaries and other high ranking officials also attended the function.

IT News
Imphal, Feb 12

Rajya Sabha MP from Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba has drawn the attention of the Rajya Sabha for the inclusion of the Manipuri Language in the original Meitei Mayek Script to the Indian currency note.

Speaking during zero hours of the last day of the ongoing budget session, MP Sanajaoba said that Manipuri Language has been included in the 8th Schedule of the Indian constitution on August 20, 1992 along with Konkani and Nepali Language.

While Konkani Language and Nepali Language has already been included in the Indian currency note Manipuri Language is still yet to be included due to certain controversies over its script.

Drawing the attention of the house, Sanajaoba said that Manipuri Language today is being taught upto Master Degree first Semester in Manipur in its original Manipuri script (Meitei Mayek).

“I , therefore, request the government through this august house to include Manipur Language in Manipuri Script on our currency notes, which is the wish and long cherished dream of our Manipuri People and Hon’ble CM of Manipur N. Biren Singh.

IT News
Imphal, Feb 11:

Government College teachers of the state continue sit-in-protest in their respective colleges as a part of Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA) demands for implementation of 7th UGC pay.
General Secretary of FEGOCTA, Dr. N. Somorendro Singh in a press statement said that the government College teachers will take 2 days mass casual leave as a part of the protest.
The FEGOCTA expresses displeasures towards the government attitude stating that the college teachers have a strong sense of discrimination and being cheated due to unhappy experiences over two years since December 2018.
“In addition to the non-fulfillment of three written assurances to FEGOCTA in 2019 by the Government, two non-implementable Cabinet decisions were taken upto February 2020 on UGC Policy. These were before the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020. Even after six months of Cabinet approval on 6th August 2020, no Orders7 th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018 are issued till today”, a statement by Somorendra said.
It added that the college teachers will longer accept injustice, false accusation, and denial of basic rights as government employees.
The statement also stand tough with their demand saying that the present agitations will continue until the Orders of 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018 are issued.
“Now the attempts to take Covid-19 as the excuses and impression of teachers having no concerns for the students have only caused intense hurt feelings and anger to every college teacher. Other states including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland long ago implemented 7th UGC Pay and that too with arrear for the period from 1.1.2016 to 31.3.2019. For the College teachers in Manipur, 7th UGC pay is to be given only from April, 2019 as per Cabinet approval. Other employees of Manipur government are already enjoying 7th pay. Why only the college teachers are asked to sacrifice? The Government college teachers are even deprived of complete salary for the last nine years. In such a situation blaming the college teachers have caused more frustration and anger. FEGOCTA is always opened for dialogues and for peaceful academic atmosphere in the colleges. 5th FEGOCTA agitation is compelled and adopted as the ultimate last resort due to the circumstances mentioned above”, the statement said.

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