Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:14

Teachers on Strike of DM college transferred

IT News
Imphal, Jan 13:

In a tricky move to suppress the ongoing agitation by the teachers of the DM University constituent Colleges, the government has transferred two teachers who are the Convenor and executive member of the Ad-hoc Committee of Constituent Colleges of DM Universities.

The Adhoc Committee has been demanding for absorption of the faculties who had been teaching the DM University for two years before recruitment of 88 fresh faculty of the DMU as advertised by the Govt. of Manipur.

Also Read: Dhanamanjuri University and its Identity Crisis

Convenor of the Adhoc Committee Dr. A. Noni , Assistant Professor teaching Political Science at D.M. College of Arts  has been repatriated to Moirang College , while member of the Committee B. Shantikumar Sarma , Associate Professor teaching English at the same college has been transferred at Kha Manipur College Kakching. Two separate order in connection with the repartition and transfer of Dr. A  Noni and B Shantikumar has been issued by the Commissioner of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Manipur M Harekrishna yesterday.

It may be mentioned that the teachers of the five constituent colleges; D.M. College of Arts, Science, Commerce, G.P. College and LMS Law College, of the Dhanamajuri University are up in arms about their unsolicited position in the university. According to the Internal Structure Committee instituted by DMU in November 2020, the ‘existing teachers’ include the utilised faculties from several colleges of the state who were deputed to shoulder the burden of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in the constituent colleges of Dhanamajuri University. In addition to the woes caused by the SARS-COV 2 pandemic, the University is continuously in troubled waters due to enormous existential crises and apathy of the political authorities. The Ad-hoc Committee of the Constituent Colleges of Dhanamanjuri University has suspended the recently resumed online classes while affirming its stand to boycott offline classes as well.

The Committee has been spearheading a series of sit-in-protests since the 6th January of the current year. The Committee reportedly submitted a memorandum to the V.C. in-Charge on December 9, 2020 to fully absorb the existing teachers of the constituent colleges in the Dhanamanjuri University before the proposed recruitment of 88 Assistant Professors.  

IT News
Imphal, Jan 11:

Rural Development and Panchayatti Raj Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today chaired a review meeting in connection with the implementation of development schemes under the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj at the conference hall of his office chamber at New Secretariat, Imphal.
The discussion mainly focused on implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen (PMAY-G) in the State. During the meeting, RD&PR Commissioner Nidhi Kesharwani highlighted the progress of implementation of the schemes in the State.
The meeting was also attended by District Commissioners/District Programme Coordinators and officials of RD&PR.

IT News
Imphal, Jan. 11 :

Tribal Affairs and Hills Minister Vungzagin Valte chaired a meeting on the issues of Income Tax Deduction at his Office Chamber today. Letkhogin Haokip, ACS (TA&H), Paulunthang Vaiphei, ACS, Link Commissioner of GAD, Officials from Income Tax and TA&H also attended the meeting.
In the meeting, the importance of tax payment and the difficulties and challenges related to obtaining tax exemption certificate with only one year validity were deliberated thoroughly.
Understanding the difficulties related to obtaining the tax exemption certificate for the tribal people of the state, especially those residing in the remote far-flung places in the Hills, the meeting decided to write a letter to the Principal Chief Commissioners of Income Tax to prescribe a simplified procedure for claiming deduction of Tax at known sources at Lower/Nil rate.
It is also decided the DDOs of department of government of Manipur and its PSUs shall intimate the exempted list of employees on the record of their service books to the Income Tax Office, Imphal at the time of the assessment year.”The employees who needed exemption certificate under section 197(1) for different purpose can still apply through the Income Tax department” the Minister stated.
It may be mentioned that all deserving Schedule Tribe government employees residing in specified areas areexempted from paying income tax under section 10(26) of Income Tax Act, 1961. But it has been made mandatory to produce a certificate issued under Section 197 of the IT Act to avail the exemption which creates problems to the ST employees.

IT News
Senapati, Jan. 11:

One day farm training about the benefits of Coffee plantation in Manipur was conducted on 8th January 2021 at Senapati HQ by Coffee Board of India under the aegis of Khadi & Village Industry Board, which is the state nodal agency for coffee plantation in Manipur. Miranda Sanjenbam, Extension Inspector, Coffee Board of India,N-E region attended the training program as resource person. About fifty (50) growers from Senapati District attended the training program.

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