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Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids.

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ATSUM warns RIMS authority to stir agitation if they didn’t rectify the violation of reservation

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Imphal July 18,

Concerning about reservation violation of tribal in the notification for LDC of RIMS and also the seats of MBBS students All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) warned intense agitation if RIMS authority doesn’t rectify it at the earliest.

Addressing in a press meet held today at Administrative centre of ATSUM, Adimjati Complex Chingmeirong General Secretary of ATSUM Seiboi Haokip said that the notification for the post of LDC of RIMS violated the reservation system. He added that as per the guidelines of Department of Personnel and Training there is a clear cut policy to follow State Reservation Norms at the Central Institution which is around 34 percent for ST in our State.

Unfortunately according to the notification out of the nine posts for LDC, 5 were Unreserved, 2 reserved for SC, 1 reserved for ST and 1 reserved for OBC which completely violates the DOPT guidelines, Seiboi stressed.

He further said that they have given written application to the Director regarding the matter but no sign of rectification was done from the RIMS.

Seiboi urged the RIMS authority to rectify it under the State reservation norms.

Regarding 25 additional seats of MBBS he said that there is also a violation of reservation system where 11 seats are reserved for economically weaker section, 10 were unreserved seats and 4 for all India.

The economically weaker sections have 10 percent reservation for the General category.

The central institution should also follow state norms regarding reservation where 7 seats for SC, 4 seats for OBC, 1 seats for SC and 2/3 seats for Economically weaker section and 10 seats should be unreserved out of the 25 MBBS seats.

He also urged the authority to rectify it at the earliest.

Seiboi warned that ATSUM will launch agitation if the authorities fail to rectify it.

“We will fight for our right for our befitting share”, he concluded.

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NEFIS demands immediate removal of irregularities in disbursal of Non-Net Fellowships

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Imphal, July 17,

The North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) had submitted a memorandum to the Administrator (Vice Chancellor) of Manipur University demanding removal of irregularities in the disbursal of Non-NET fellowships to the research scholars enrolled at Manipur University. These fellowships were instituted to be granted to all the research scholars i.e. those enrolled in M.Phil and Ph.D courses at the Central Universities across the country however, the scholars of Manipur University were being denied the fellowship. The amount had not been released since 2017.

A statement said that the research scholars represented by North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) had made a representation to the University Grants Commission (UGC) seeking an immediate intervention into the matter. It added that following the representation the UGC authorities had written to the MU authorities seeking a clarification in the matter. Consequent to it, the MU authorities had started disbursing the Non-NET fellowships to the research scholars vide Office Order/240 dated 12th June, 2019.

However, still many irregularities concerning the disbursal of the fellowship remain, the NEFIS statement added.  

It said the scholars are only being given fellowship amount of 3 months, and it is not at all made clear by the university as to which particular months they have received their fellowships for. Further, some things still remain unclear as to when do the scholars start receiving their fellowships i.e. from the date of their admission as at all other Central Universities or after the completion of their coursework.

NEFIS, through the memorandum, had demanded that these irregularities should be immediately removed. It also terms the disbursal of Non-NET fellowships a victory of its struggle, since it was disbursed after NEFIS’s and others’ efforts. NEFIS would be taking up other issues of students of MU and intensifying its struggle in the coming days.

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Awareness campaign to reduce carbon emission launched

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Imphal, July 15,

With an objective to preserve and protect the environment Smart Society Manipur today launched awareness campaign among the vehicle users to reduce carbon emission from the vehicles at Kwakeithel bazaar today morning.

Project co-ordinator of Smart Society Heikrujam Jodhachandra said that one contribution that the vehicle users could contribute to preserve and protect the environment by stopping the engine when the traffic stop signal is on.

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Tension runs high in Khumbong after police picked up 9 agitators

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Imphal, July 15,

Tension runs high among the people of Khumbong area after police picked up 9 agitators who were demanding repairing of Khumbong to Nambol inter village road yesterday.

Report said that after the plea for repairing of the Khumbong to Nambol road stretch since the past many days, the local clubs and meira paibi stage protest by blocking the inter village road by digging a pit in the middle of the road using a JCB yesterday evening. Police team which rushed the site reportedly seized the JCB excavator and picked up the owner of the JCB. The owner of the JCB and the JCB excavator were however released later. But the police team picked up nine other protestors and were detained in custody.

Angered over the arrest large number of people of the Khumbong area gathered and staged protest since early morning today. A public meeting condemning the arrest of the agitators was held this afternoon. The meeting decided to boycott the MLA of area if the inter village road between Nambol and Khumbong have not been repair at the earliest possible time.

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