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CAU, Manipur Recruitment Process need to be revised; why not results be made public ?

IT Desk
Imphal, May 23: One of the Most prestigious agricultural university in the North East India, CAU (Central Agriculture University) need to retrospect the process of recruitment of its staff (non teaching). There seems to be lack of transparency and one can’t simply ignore it, it’s not only about Job of a person but about its prestige and importance of this university in the region. We all know that in industrialization the whole NE is far far behind any other states in the Country. There is no generation of Job in any fields , no private organizations are interested to establish their industry/farm in the region because of various known and unknown reasons. In the larger interest of the people of the region and keeping in mind for a sustainable development of the region based on its agro-forest based economy -this highly esteemed institute was established merely a decades ago. However the recent recruitment process vacant posts in this university hinted that few individuals with their vested interest are running the university as their own farm. Most surprisingly the higher authorities in the administration of the agricultural universities are known of the facts and try to justify the ongoing recruitment process. While one of the aspirant of a vacant posts in this university wanted to know the process - how candidates are recruited- after written examination and interview are held for selected candidates- no results were made public but individuals are called and appointed. When an aspirant went to enquire about the result of his interview -he has been informed that a candidate has already joined for the said post -while he wanted to know the official result of the said interview -the simple answer given to him was “ No , there won’t be no official declaration “ . Unsatisfied with the reply from the authority in the university -the aspirant enquired from the higher authority of the university- he wrote letter to DG ICAR ( indian council of agricultural research ) which is under the ministry of agriculture asking a very simple questions - if there was a written examination and interview held to fill a vacant posts - why the result of the interview are not made public . The reply came from an undersecretary of agriculture ministry , by simply saying “ as an adopted practice since establishment of the university results of the interviews has not been issued publicly “ But why ? if an examination was called and interview were taken to fill for such prestigious university -why not results be made public. Where will the aspirants go and find a fair chance to know how is the recruitment really taking place-will anybody answer to thousands of aspirants why not result be made public. What is the problem with the authority in making public a result of an examination and interview?

Press Clarification; Dental College of RIMS

Dental College of RIMS, although a long cherished dream of Past authorities of RIMS, this dream was realized in 2012 when Dental Council of India have given green signal to commence its first session with 50 seats, RIMS being one of the two Govt. Dental Colleges permitted by the DCI in 2012. However it was subject to the fulfillment of several deficient infrastructure facilities, manpowers and equipments fulfillment to be monitored every year. The status of the file of the Dental College was detected “closed” in 2011 in the office of the DCI New Delhi. As soon as it was in the knowledge of the RIMS authority every concerned officials & concerned Committee members were alerted to open the closed file once again by fresh application in 2011. Prof. Sekharjit the then Director RIMS did not leave any stone unturned to make it happened with the positive mindset. Several lapse & deficiencies were identified and tried to get them within the limited time bound period. Being budding fraternity, 3th of its kind of RIMS a positive response from ministry was expected as a rare Govt Dental college under the Ministry, first of its kind for the NE States. However GOI R/R s & paper works, term/conditions were factors in delayed procuring of the items which are not sold in Manipur market. Here are some strict guidelines from Dental Council of India for compliance & Inspectors have given green signal in 2012, 13,14, but not in 2015 admission of BDS students.

Cunning Rojit and the barber

By: Ashinikumar Mutum
The protest for introduction of Inner Line Permit system reached its peak here in valley district of Manipur. And anti ILPS protest at Hill area is creating serious impact in hill districts of Manipur. No matter the ILPS protest continue,  outsiders still continue to dominate at various works sectors like running saloon, mistry, labours and almost all trading activities in the state. There is no dearth of work of outsiders especially from state like Bihar, UP and neighbouring Bangladesh. I don’t know how it works or how they are unable to dominant in the work space where indigenous Meitei people could have replace it. May be they have something special quality to convince the people that some of the job like running a hair cutting saloon is hard to be replaced by local people.
Some people are very much concern about the ILPS but many among us still does not understand the urgent needs for the kind of legislation. This is perhaps the reason that people still encourage outsiders run shop particularly the hair cutting saloon.
Well this is about a saloon run by a Bihari somewhere at Meitei leikai in Imphal. 10 customers is the minimum in his saloon in a day. The Baraber Rajesh Mishra is popular in the area and almost all the people of the locality supported him. He stayed at a rented house, about 200 meters from the place he run his saloon. When his saloon was closed for few weeks some months back for getting married at his home town, people of the area missed him very much as he is the only one friendly and experience in hair cutting.
It was 3 months back he returned home with his new bride. He was so careful that he never allowed coming his wife to his shop. So he allowed her to stay indoor at his rented room when he went for work.
Rojit, a young guy of near 25 came every morning to the saloon and waited for some minutes. After seeing many customer in queue he asked how many more customer.
Rajesh said, “Wait for some minutes there are around 12 customers waiting”.
“Okay, I will come after some time”, Rojit will leave and will never come back.
Next day too Rojit came the same timing in the morning and asked the similar question. But as there are customers waiting in line he would leave saying that he would come back again.
For almost ten days Rojit came and asked about the customers and would go back without cutting his hair. And he never came back.
Rajesh Mishra having experience about the situation in Manipur started worrying about his behaviour. He started worrying as there are news about militants targeting non locals. After coming across such behaviour of the youth , Rajesh narrated the whole story to his wife Meena.
“Dear, I am worried, one person aged about 25 always come and asked about the customers and went, I think he is waiting for a chance to attacked me”, Rajesh told giving description of how the youth looks.
Meena said, “don’t worry dear, I know that guy, he stays very near to our house, he will do no such kind of thing”.
“Where?”, Rajesh asked.
“See that house”, Meena pointed at the southern side and said, “that is his house and his name is Rojit.
“May be he wanted to cut his hair and perhaps he is in a hurry”, Meena said.
Meena also said to her husband that the person always supported them whenever somebody talk against them.
“OK ok I will cut his hair if he comes tomorrow”, Rajesh said and both went to sleep.
The next day too Rajit came and started asking the same question. There were many customers but Rajesh Mishra told him that he can skipped other customers waiting.
“No no bhaya, its all right I will cut when you a are free”, Rojit answered and went.
It was almost 15 days that the similar thing happened. One day, after Rojit left due to emergency called for shutting of all shops, Rajesh had to close the saloon. He returned back very early. As he was returning to his rented room he saw Rojit going to his room. As he approached he again noticed his wife Meena greeting and welcoming the young chap inside his room.
Rajesh didn’t said a word but slowly went at the side of his room and listened.
“Honey, he will come back only in the evening, we have a lot time to talk”.
After Rajesh heard this Meena talking to the young guy,  Rajesh was so angry that he want to cut Rojit into pieces. He then went back to his shop again thinking of telling the local meira paibi to let them know what exactly happen.
On the way he heard many people standing and shouting “We want ILPS”. 

Open letter to RIMS Dy. Director

The DDA,
RIMS, Imphal.

Sub:- Regd.your clarification with respect to office memorandum interpretation.  Ref. No. 11016/1/09-CIIS - V dated 24th Feb,2012 & No. B/1734/96-RIMS(Pt.I) dated 20th April,2016

Dear Sir,
               Regarding your clarification in the media with respect to above OMs  I am to put forward the following few lines that Prof. Ch . Arunkumar is one of many senior professors also. Thus, it is beyond the zone of consideration of any administrative assignment w.r.t him, hence he ceased to be HOD & i/c Medical superintendent on 28th Feb, 2014. Yourself being in the Institute’s helm of affairs for the rules and regulations of this institute, I request you to make the concept more clearer that first of all to get 65 years upper age limit for Director post, one has to be an eligible faculty, important issue in the eligibility criteria. His linkage to the RIMS is left through the bond after the option then he would have been superannuated at the age of 62 years.
Therefore, I request you to undo the mistake if Ministry have gone ahead  (over sighting his option’s document) and to take up further necessary action in this regard.

Thanking you.
Yours faithfully,
A RIMS faculty

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Statement on Communal flare up in Manipur

Some parts of Manipur is engulfed by frenzied communal tension ignited by two mob attacks on Pangal boys by some Meetei miscreants and lack of timely intervention by the Government (and police) to handle the situation. The violent aberration at Mayang Imphal area on 11th April 2016 have injured many, destroyed about six houses, thereby, affecting those belonging to both Meetei and Pangal. The Government of Manipur have broken silence, imposed curfews in the tense areas, passed an order to deposit license and license guns to police station and gave assurance to the JAC to take up some concrete steps by 14th April. However, the irreparable losses caused by killing, injury and destruction of properties have cast the mound of communal distrust and hatred. Facebook and other social networks sites notice lots of communal browbeating amongst internet users. The pain and humiliation is likely to persist for longer time, particularly among the victim families and immediate circles.
The curfew can control violent confrontation to some extent. It can’t be either an alibi of or substitute to justice demanded by the victims of the two incidents and the clash on 11th April. The plight of the victims must be addressed immediately and the culprits of 25th March and 7th April be punished according to law at the earliest. Tensions must be deescalated through social initiatives. To achieve it, there is in need of collective approach to address the immediate issues of the conflict. The demand for justice, rights and peace must come from all sides and wed into a collective struggle. It cannot be a one way approach from a particular organisation and community based platform. Progressive individuals and organisations must sit across tables and resolve to overcome the obstacles to peaceful social existence. The society needs to root out communal mistrust and social insecurity perceived by the vulnerable sections. Deliberate misinformation and campaigns to incite communal tension must be checked and controlled. The protagonists and agencies of ‘mob justice’ need to be wiped out to prevent from the blunders of committing unjust targets on the vulnerable sections. Kingpins of communal chauvinists that incite communalism and mob to target ‘others’ need to be singled out and phase out to prevent from faring up communal tensions.

Dr. Malem Ningthouja
Campaign for Peace & Democracy (Manipur)
12 April 2016

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Manipuri Swimmers bag more medals

On the 2nd day of Indo – Sri Lanka Invitational Masters Swimming Meet, 2016 which is underway at Colombo, Sri Lanka, the two Manipuri swimmers bag 3 more medals.
Sate swimmers Salam Jayenta bags one gold medal at 100m breast under the aged group 30-39 years and Laikhuram Lenin Singh bags one gold medal at 200m free style and one silver medal at 100m breast stroke under the aged group of 40-49 years.
Salam Jayenta and Laikhuram Lenin Singh are among the 30 swimmers of Indian Swimming Team participating the Indo – Sri Lanka Invitational Masters Swimming Meet, 2016 which began from March 2, 2016.  On the first day Jayenta already bag one silver, one bronze medals and Lenin won a gold and two silver medals on the 1st day.

An Open Letter to Nagaland CM

        Mr. T R Zeliang
        Hon’ble CM, Nagaland
        Kindly recall your speech at the venue of this year’s Lui Ngai Ni Festival at Ukhrul, where you spoke of the aspirations of the Nagas. You were talking of the oneness of the Nagas and yet you had called the three bills passed by the Manipur Assembly to protect the local populace from being marginalized in their own state – anti-tribal. Mr. Zeliang Sir, let me remind you, you are not a chief of a Naga village nor the President of Zelianrong Union nor the president of Naga HoHo. You are a Chief Minister of a state of the country. A CM is next to the prime minister of India in the affairs of the state; and the first in the state itself. Someone said great power comes with great responsibility, I hope you would agree with this. However, your press statement issued through your office that have
appeared in today’s newspapers in response to “Mr. L. Ibomcha, MLA of Manipur” seems to be otherwise. You apparently have forgotten that you are a CM of a state. Instead you have conducted yourself as a chief/president of a civil society organisation or of a student body, where sentiments and emotion are the rule of the game. This is terrible. You would kindly remember that Naga exclusiveness was the tenets of your theme at Ukhrul that had induced the Naga Student’s Federation to become ultra-communal when they pick out Meitei vehicles to ban in Naga area. What a leadership you have shown to your own Naga people! You are well aware – or are you not – of the problems and the issues that have become part of the socio-political ethos of this part of the world. Given the sensitivity of the issues that have been infesting our region, how could you be so innocent and naïve to infer the Nagalim ideas contained the 16 – Point Agreement, etc. to justify your conduct. You must be well aware that your act have the potential to disturb the region that could have serious ramifications that you would not have thought of – or do you. You must have known that you yourself cannot practice what you have preached; otherwise how could the memory of the Naga legendary leader Rani Gaidinliu be insulted by your own people by not allowing a memorial site at Kohima in her honour, where you reign supreme. Therefore, Mr. Zeliang, please do not try to play with the people of this region because that could never bring any success to your scheme of things.

High Regards,

Yours faithfully,
(Heikrujam Nabashyam)
Ex-Vice President
Manipur People’s Party

India Sports Sangh organized farewell prog. of 2015

Naoriya Pakhanglakpa Kendra Development Committee and India Sports Sangh, Manipur Pradesh, frontal of the BJP today organized farewell programme of 2015 and welcoming of the year 2016 was held at Mekola Bazar ground today.
National secretary of India Sport Sangh Rakesh Prajapati also attended the farewell programme. Speaking on the occasion Rakesh Prajapati said that brothers of the country are always there to extend help to the seven sister states.
He further said that employment to youths is the only solution to bring peace in North East India.
Various senior leaders of BJP and India Sports Sangh also attended the programme as dignitaries.

Softball Tournament

2 days Manipur University Softball Tournament 2015-2016 for both Men and Women organized by DM College of Science, Imphal has kicked off today at the Dhanamanjuri Sports Complex, DM College of Science, Imphal.
Ng Brajakumar Singh, Principal of DM College of Commerce, Imphal chaired as the Chief Guest, P Ranabir Singh, Principal of DM College of Science, Imphal chaired as the President of today’s opening function.
Three teams of men and four teams of women from different colleges are participating in the tournament.
In the opening match, women team from MU and Birmangol collage is being played while in the 2nd match, men team from Birmangol collage and DMC Sc will be played.

Open letter from Thailand

M.Okendro, Hon’ble Minister Department of Education
Govt. of Manipur, India.

Dear Sir,
We are group of educators living and working abroad. We compare the education policy and system abroad and back home in Manipur. We believe it is possible to do better with you, your team as well as we, the people at the grass-root level to get ready our youths in job market to get benefit to the individuals as well as to our state. We would like to propose the following points in education system to bring changes and upgrade our human resource sector.
1. Adopt No Fail Policy
This will benefit in the long run. Literally speaking we do not let students fail in Thailand. If fail because of ill, accident or whatever reasons students can come and take test as special case on the following day. We thought fail means we remove unqualified candidate and maintains quality. However failing system in exam brings more harm than benefit. It will bring a tremendous psychological effect for the whole life to the individuals. This makes high drop out rate from school. A bad taste of failure is the main cause of emotional torture, depression, diverting attention to drug, crime etc, and sometimes leads to suicide. Instead, please introduce a grading system that those who cannot achieve a particular grade-score, just put them into compulsory vocational training course. Whether good or bad, keeping students without failing for 10-12 years at school will make them at least able to read, write, do some basic maths which is necessary for a common men. Weaker students might not able to become a doctor or engineer, but they must have something for survival and it is important right as a citizen which is very important for nation building. If students cannot become a doctor or an engineer, that is no problem. Let us send our children to suitable disciplines such as carpentry skill, farming skill, mechanic, animal rearing skill, dress making, repairing different things etc. This is what developed countries are doing. Doctors, engineers or lawyers constitute only a fraction of population in a society. Let us stop education system supporting for only a few students who will become doctor or engineer, and also an education system that makes them believe that they will work in government sector. Let us open doors of opportunities in many fields for academically weaker students and they might even be smarter in other skills. The present education system causes some individual schools adopt a policy that they jump over some of the class IX subjects neglecting the value of learning of that particular subjects in order to see the good result only in matriculation. This sacrifice and short term vision will harm in long run and that will bring serious effect in nation building. We should not focus learning only for the result of exams. A student who failed in academic field might excel in sports, business or other fields. There are numerous examples of individuals who could not achieve well academically but they become leaders in the world of business, such as Apple’s former boss Steve Jobs, Microsoft’s former boss Bill Gates, and Facebook’s boss Mark Zuckerberg. Please consider to remove the mistakes existing currently in our education system in Manipur. Let us plan for long term education policy. You took right step by introducing a system that there would not be common class 10 exam under the board, however it seems you reverted your decision to our original common exam system. Board is doing excellent job, but board exams also become carrier stopper to individuals. Here in Thailand, they do not have board exam for class X and XII.
2. Mass Education
We need mass education. We cannot sacrifice huge population of students knocking out them from school in the name of maintaining quality. What we are seeing here abroad is very different from India. Almost everyone except some disable people can read, write, do basic maths for their daily business. This can be achieved because of education policy as literally they do not have failing system in their education. They support students and giving training is more important. In our system, exams and evaluation is more important. They put students at suitable field if they do not achieve particular grade score. We need this in our system too. Also, please do not detain kids at the same level more than one year. There is wrong belief of the people that promoting all the students will bring down the quality of education. Detaining kids more years at the same class underestimate individuals’ self confidence and ability when they are grown up. Mental strength, psychological health of individual is equally important as physical strength. Marking students fail will lose the individuals’ confidence. Better and more capable students will be absorbed in a more intellectually capable field of study, and lower able students will be engaged in low skill area with proper education in any specific area.
3. Strong Foundation of Primary Education
We need special attention to primary education. Children who did very good primary level is more likely to go to better middle/high school. Those students who do very well in high school again are more likely to go to better college and university. So, we need to pay more attention to primary education that lays foundation which is seemingly given less important in our country than other countries from parents or authority’s side. Healthy nursery and primary education will shape better strength of our youths.
4. Focus on Opening More Vocational Schools
Let us focus on opening different vocational schools. This is what people do in more developed countries. Support the students up to 12th standard, no matter what they are- good or bad. At the end of 12th standard, send them to different vocational schools rather than tagged them failed and useless individuals even if students cannot achieve particular grade-score. This policy will keep them move on their education. By the time they are 18 or 19 years old, they will start thinking for their future career. But in our present education policy, weaker students are removed from school system before they are able to think of their own future career. Make any vocational skill importance, meaningful and give their place, and employ them at the right place. What we are trying to say here is- For example, a student studies a vocational training about electricity and power management. If there is a job vacation in electricity department, employ this right candidate rather than recruiting someone who has studied biology.  It is time to stop employing wrong candidates but putting right person at the right place.
5. Teaching a Competitive Job
Make teaching a competitive job. Competitive jobs means pay good salary and make it rewarding job to teacher. Doctors, engineers, MBAs, civil servants and whoever must go through school system and are under the guidance of teachers on top of the students’ personality. There is huge contribution of teacher than any other authorities to produce good citizen tut for now teaching is not good and respectable like doctors, engineers, and civil servants. We request you to bring some changes on this perspective.
6. Pay Based on Qualifications, Skill and Position
Salary is a sign of credit, respect, encouragement and social status. Pay salary based on the position as well as the qualification of the candidate. Personally we have seen many Ph.D holders who work at primary school in other countries. They are paid well, respected well not less than a professor. In our culture we neglect this and we are willing to pay more respect to more well paid job, but less respect to individuals who are paid less even though he/she holds high qualification. We do not need knowledge of rocket science from doctorate holder at primary school but we do need experience and expertise of management from these resourceful persons even at primary education where no Ph.D might apply job for primary school in our state because of low salary and low status.
7. Avoid Teacher Recruitment on Mark Basis
Different schools, states, or countries have different marking system. Percentage of marks cannot decide the overall quality of the candidate all the time even though it is customary to decide the quality of the student on percentage of marks which is very deceptive in practical world. Real capability of the individual cannot be decided by the exam’s marks only. Marks in the exam is just to evaluate the outcome of students’ learning on particular subjects, not the personality. If we know our student who is who, we even do not need any test. Let us stop recruitment system on mark basis. In some countries there is open book policy during exam. This does not mean copying word by word, sentence by sentence like the one what we are facing currently in our society. And, those countries’ education quality is much higher than that of Indian education. We need practical knowledge in human resource sector. It is a norm in India that employers look for people who hold nice certificate rather than who can do the job. But in more developed countries employers look for someone who can perform the task. Let us bring some changes to rectify the mistakes existing in the present system.
8. Speaking and Listening in Language Syllabus
We learn English as compulsory subject. We learn reading and writing, rules of grammar. However we never include Speaking and Listening as part of syllabus which is taken very serious everywhere in foreign countries. There are lots of people who can read and write but do not speak the language. As a language teacher in Thailand and Cambodia, with personal experience with other teachers from different native English speaking countries we strongly feel that language is after all to communicate with others. Please try to include Listening and Speaking in our syllabus too. This will increase the chance of our youths in the world of job market.
Thanking you.

Yours sincerely,
Chingakham Dina(email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Arambam Karamjit (email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
JobWorking at Pathumwiali School, Pathumthani Thailand. Also taught in Cambodia.EducationM.ed/ GradDip, teaching (Thailand)/ M.A/B.Sc (Delhi Univ) /PGDTTE(Edu Mgmt./Chennai) /TEFL Cert Chichester college, UK. Project and research in Hong Kong. JobTeacher SKN School, Nonthaburi, Thailand/former Retail Outlet Manager, Hang Ten Co Ltd, Singapore.EducationMBA (Manipur Univ)/B.A (Honours) Mathematics(Delhi Univ)
Khwairakpam Sunita(email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
JobWork at Pathumwilai School, Pathumthani ThailandEducationM.A sociology/B.Sc (Univ. of Pune)/ B.ed   
Arjun Kumar Dhungel
JobLive and work in the USAEducationMBA/Engineer(Washington DC, USA)

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