Imphal, Aug 30,
The last few years, since Narendra Modi become the Prime Minister of India and following the change of government in the state of Manipur too in 2017, border town Moreh has been the talk of the country in the backdrop of the aspirant Act East Policy. State government eyes has been in the dream town as Moreh is a potential town once the Act East Policy implement in full swing.
When eyes are for trade and commerce and connection with foreign countries, the government machineries in the town which are being paid for the welfare of the people of the Moreh town are left free hand allowing them to do anything of their choice.
Before taking up other office, Imphal Times Correspondent Lucky first give a firsthand report of how the differently abled persons of Moreh are being deprived by the Social Welfare office of Moreh Block. Our Correspondent also collected records of how the officials concern of the Moreh Block Social Welfare Department is making a mockery of the Chief Minister N . Biren Singh ambitious “Hakshelgi tengbang” programme.
Go to Village Program was launched in month of May 2018. On May 8, 2018 , the programme was organised at Sibong Khudengthabi village , Moreh for the first time. On the day 8 differently abled persons of the Village submitted the documents for applying the schemes under the government programme. Other backwards people including Widows, Aged public had submitted their documents to the officials of Social Welfare Department on that day .
But 4 months has crossed now, no benefits and no reply from Social Welfare Department at Moreh Block has been intimated.
Office of Social Welfare Department, Moreh Block is being attached at the Office of Additional Deputy Commissioner Moreh. Our Correspondent found the office hardly opens for even three days in a Month.
Surprisingly the much publicise scheme “Chief Minister gi Sotharaba Singgi Tengbang” is hardly known to the public of Moreh Block due to lack of Awareness by the Officials of Social Welfare Department .
Today morning our correspondent Lucky Singh had visited the Khudengthabi Village and attended the Go to Village program at Moreh. At the venue our Correspondent met some of the disabled Villagers and asked them about the schemes which had been applied by them on 8th May 2018. A disabled women named as Nengkhotin Baite , who is about 60 years old and is suffering from blindness for over 4 years stated that the She had directly talk to the officials of Social Welfare Department on that Day but still she didn’t get any reply from the officials till today.
Earlier, our correspondent visited Shijang Veng of Moreh Ward No. 1 were the Go to Village Program was conducted on July 3, 2018 . On that day Seiminlun Khongsai Aged 16 years was the only disabled from Shijang Veng who had submitted their documents for disability to the Social Welfare Department. But he still gets nothing from the Social Welfare department from any of the CM’s schemes. The Parents of Seiminlun Khongsai were both dead when he was only 5 years old. Borne differently he was looked after by her 85 years old grandmother Nemkhotin Khongsai. She break stone to earn bread for him. Both of them are living in a rent for more than 8 years.
Our correspondent had reported the name shake existence of Social Welfare Department Moreh on 26th of this month. The Officials of Social Welfare Department Moreh Block claimed the report as false.
One thing that the government employees should remember is that they are getting their salary to render their service by the money collected from the people in the form of tax.