Imphal, Aug 9: State cabinet today discussed in depth for drafting of the Manipur Regulation of Non-local People Bill, 2016 to table at the upcoming 14th Session of the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly Session. Mention may be made that the JCILPS which is spearheading the mass agitation for introduction of Inner Line Permit System for outsider in the state has been demanding speedy drafting of a new Bill after the the Protection of Manipur Peoples’ (PMP) Bill 2015 has been denied assent by the president of India.
The Bill along with 2 others – the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (7th Amendment) Bill 2015 and the Manipur Shops and Establishments (2nd Amendment) Bill 2015 were passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly in 2015. When the PMP has been denied assent by the president the 2 other has been withhold for consideration of the experts.
The state cabinet which began at 4 pm today also discussed to summon the 14th session. Other matter discussed in today’s cabinet meeting are drafting of the Manipur Technical University Bill, 2016, direct recruitment of staffs at PWD and MI Control Department Manipur by relaxing the ban.