Termination case of police Constables pending in court: CM
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 10: Responding to a question raised by DPA Legislature Wing leader M Nilachandra, Chief Minister O Ibobi today informed the House that the case pertaining to the axing of some police Constables on the eve of their passing out parade on the ground that they did not measure up to the required heights is still with the Court.

The police Constables had undergone a one year training.

The Chief Minister further said that officers responsible for recruiting the police Constables in the first place without verifying their required physical attributes will be pulled up.

No one will be spared and due responsibilities will be fixed, the CM assured.

As the matter is still pending with the Court the Government cannot initiate any action against anyone, the Chief Minister continued.

O Ibobi further said the total number of Constable axed on the ground they did not possess the required height measurements is 35.He added that the Government has received two representations appealing for the re-induction of the Constables.

Joining in the discussion, O Joy said as there is something wrong with the entire procedure the recruitment should be cancelled.

Even the Supreme Court had on May 5 this year ruled that the entire recruitment process ought to be cancelled, said O Joy.

Nilachandra also supported the stand of Joy.

Election security expenditure: MPP president O Joy today made a strong charge that a certain amount sanctioned for security arrangements for the 8th Assembly election has been utilized for building houses of some MR battalions.

In response the Chief Minister said a total of Rs 3,44,12,231 were sanctioned for security arrangements during the last Assembly elections.

The amount thus sanctioned is to be refunded by the Election Commission of India.

However if the amount is utilized for building houses then the amount will not be refunded.

The Chief Minister also assured the House that the Government will look into the charges of misappropriating the money sanctioned for security measures during the election.

Joy said he has documents to show that the amount has been wrongly utilized and added he would table the same in the Assembly.

Ethnic clash: In response to a question raised by MLA BD Behring, Chief Minister 0 Ibobi informed the House that following the ethnic clash between the Kukis and the Nagas a total of 1096 houses and 234 villages were displaced during the period 1993 to 1997-98.During the height of ethnic clash three villages resettled at Chandel district from other districts, 30 villages at Churachandpur from Chandel district, 34 from Tamenglong, 38 from Ukhrul and 46 from Senapati.

A total of 19 villages resettled at Sadar Hills from Chandel and one from Ukhrul.

Basing his statement on records available with the State Home Department, the Chief Minister said that though a number of villages were relocated, schools and Government offices were not relocated.

Behring however disagreed with the Chief Minister and maintained that there were instances where schools and Government offices were relocated.

The MLA further informed the Chief Minister that a total of 12,900 houses were razed to the ground during the Naga-Kuki clash and a further 4,700 houses were destroyed during the Kuki-Paite clash.

He appealed to the Government to extend help in reconstructing the damages houses.

Loktak Downstream Project: MoS for Power, Md Allaudin today said that the responsibility for starting work at the Loktak Downstream Project has been handed over to the National Hydro Electric Power Corporation.

Replying to a question raised by MLA M Nilachandra, the Power Minister further said that the State Revenue Department has nearly finalized evaluating the land value and the value of the standing crop to be acquired for setting up the Project.

According to the proposal submitted by the Tamenglong DC the land value per hectare has been worked out as, wet paddy field at Rs 2.86 lakh Jhum/horticulture/forest land at Rs 0.615 lakh and homestead/garden/ingkhol at Rs 1.23 lakh, the Minister further said.

To further questions.

Chief Minister O Ibobi said that the previous survey had worked out the amount needed for land compensation at Rs 69 crores.

However a second survey coupled with minimizing the land area to be acquired has reduced the amount to Rs 19 crores, he added.

Heirok, Nongpok Sekmai PHC: To a question raised by Heirok AC MLA Sobhakiran, Chief Minister O Ibobi said that a total staff of 15 including one Medical Officer should be present at each PHC.

As MoS for Health Dr Chaltonlien Amo is away at Barcelona the Chief Minister took upon the responsibility to answer the question raised.

The Chief Minister further said that a total of 12 staff including doctors are posted at Heirok PHC.

However the MLA differed with the Chief Minister and said that no doctors have attended office at the PHC for the last two months.