Get to know: Ramnganing Muivah, 44-Ukhrul (ST) A/C


PARTY: Naga People’s Front  (NPF)


Ram Muivah was born in 1960, at Shokvao village to Late Khashim Kasommuivah and Late Sarah Seipaila Zimik Kasommuivah. The spirit of philanthropy continues to run in his family, beginning from his grandfather Thuingaleng Kasommuinao, who was renowned for many charitable works including paying hill house taxes for the less fortunate and the widows. His grandfather also provided board and lodging gratis to all travellers from Raphei (Northern Tangkhul Villages) including Hunphun, Hungpung, Langdang, Shirui, Lunghar, Longpi, Khamasom, Sihai, Nungshong, Khangkhui, Choithar and even to villagers from as far as Chingjui, who annually visited Keithei (Imphal) for businesses, medical, or other errands. His grandfather was known for distributing paddy to the needy during lean season. In 1967, Ram Muivah’s family moved to Muirei, nearer to Imphal city.


He had his early education from Sacred Heart High School, Hundung, Ukhrul, where his foundation and character were formed. He matriculated from MBC English School, Imphal (1976); graduated with Honours from St. Edmund’s College, Shillong (1980); post-graduated from NEHU, Shillong (1982). He did his MBA from the University of Birmingham, UK (1999 – 2000).


  • He was President of Tangkhul Students’ Union, Shillong (1979-80);
  • Editor of Naga Students’ Union, Shillong (1981-82);
  • Founder/Executive/Vice-President of Tangkhul Naga Society Delhi (2006-07);
  • Founder/Secretary of Ukhrul Football Club (2009-10);
  • Founder/Member of The Northeast Tamchon Football Tournament (2006-07), New Delhi (instituted in memory of the outstanding police officer (Late) R.N. Tamchon, Assistant Commissioner, Delhi Police).


  • He received professional training at LBSNAA (Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Of Administration), Mussoorie (1985-86).
  • He received management training at IIM Ahmedabad (1995).
  • He received professional training on “Policy Formulation” in London, England (1999);
  • “Economic Development” at the European Institute of Public Administration, Barcelona, Spain (2000);
  • “Banking Crisis” at IMF Institute, Singapore, Republic of Singapore (2002 & 2004);
  • “Financial Industry Information Systems” at FISC, Tokyo, Japan (2002);
  • Mid-Career Training of IAS Officers in New York and Washington, USA (2014).


He was Secretary North Eastern Council (NEC) from 2015-2019. His four years in NEC saw the unprecedented completion of 400 projects, which are spread across the 8 North Eastern States of India. Some of these significant projects included the constructions of Power Sub-stations, Power Transmission Lines, Transformers, Roads, and setting up of several Institutions, among others.
While holding the post of Secretary, North Eastern Council (2015-2019), 82 Projects were sanctioned to Manipur State, out of which about 20 were in Ukhrul & Kamjong Districts.

• Kamjong to Kongkanthana road – INR 147.29 Crores
• Cane & Bamboo Training Center, Ukhrul – INR 7.00 Crores
• Duncan Park Somsai – INR 8.6 Crores
• Eco-Tourism at Shokvao Ukhrul – INR 5.33 Crores
• Incubation Centre for Skill Development, Wino Bazar Ukhrul – INR 13 Crores
• Industrial Estate at TM Kasom – INR 12.31 Crores
• Khashimla Women Market Dungrei, Ukhrul – INR 13.96 Crores
• Khayang Eco-tourism – INR 1.6 crore
• Low-chilling apples introduced in Ukhrul District (the Prime Minister Modi applauded it in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’)
• Modern library building at Pettigrew college Ukhrul – INR 2.27 Crores
• Nursing School at Leishiphung, Ukhrul – INR 11.02 Crores
• Pick up weir dam at Hungpung – INR 3.80 Crores
• Ramrei Water Supply – INR 14.95 Crores
• Resource Centre Ukhrul – INR 6.90 Crores
• Science Centre Dungrei Ukhrul – INR 8.02 Crores
• Shirui Lily Laboratory – INR 11.51 Crores
• Wayside Amenities on NH 202 Ukhrul District – INR 6 Crores at Wunghon, Shokvao, Ramva, Langdang, etc.
• GI tag of Kachai Lime obtained
• Tourist cafeteria and motorboats in Thoubal lake, Ramrei
• Re-carpeting of Mahadev-Tolloi road via Ringui, Sirarakhong, Teinem, Phalee and Somdal – INR 10.00 Crores
• Boys and Girls Hostel, St. Anthony’s High School, Muirei, INR 7 Crores
• Horticulture farming at Ngarumphung – INR. 6.00 crore
• NEC sponsored Northeast Tamchon Trophy (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and from 2019 onwards NEC became the title sponsor)
• NEC sponsored Shirui Lily Festival (2017, 2018, 2019)
• Futsal AstroTurf at Langdang was sanctioned under the CSR of AAI (Airport Authority of India) – INR approx. 2 Crores
• The first pilot centre for CML TATA Trust Grassroots Football Development Centre at Patkai Christian Academy
• Indoor Stadium at Somdal under CSR of REC – INR 4.00 Crores

As Director and later Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance (2001-2006) (2006-2008) in the Ministry of Urban Development, his contributions were installing RBI Currency Chests in Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Kakching and Jiribam Districts of Manipur. Thereafter, these bank branches were converted into Treasury Banks, which brought great relief to the districts concerned. While he was posted in Banking Division (Now Department of Financial Services) in Ministry of Finance, there was a move to fill a backlog of ST quota in EXIM Bank. He was instrumental in recruiting 7 staffs from Ukhrul district into EXIM Bank, all through written tests and interviews.

As Principal Secretary (Works) (2008-14), he played a key role in the construction of –

• Capital Complex (Assembly Secretariat; High Court Buildings; Civil Secretariat);
• City Convention Centre, Imphal;
• Construction of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal
• Major arterial roads in the capital city Imphal were widened to 4 to 6 lanes, and thousands of Bokul & Ornamental Ficus trees were planted, lining the Capital Road(s) to date.
• Thoubal to Kasom Khullen road was sanctioned under Asian Development Bank (ADB) – INR 203 Crores.

As Principal Secretary (Works), he upgraded 6 roads into NH; and upgraded NH202 to double-lanes across towns and villages, which includes:

• Tadubi to Tengnoupal via Talui, Ukhrul, Shangshak, Phungyar and Kasom Khullen as NH 102A
• Maram to Dimapur via Peren, NH 129A
• Khongsang to Tamenglong, NH 137
• Pallel to Chandel, NH 102C
• Churachandpur to Sinzawl, NH 102B
• Wahengbam to Kakching Lamkhai via Mayang Imphal, NH 137A
• Double lanes of NH 202 from Finch Corner to Ukhrul

As Principal Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) (2012-13), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) was reduced to 10 per thousand – the best in the country. During this time, India Today Group awarded “Manipur”, the best performing State of the Country, based on Health Index Studies.
As the Deputy Commissioner (1990-1993) of Ukhrul District, he visited nearly 90% of the villages in Ukhrul District. He was the First Deputy Commissioner posted in the District, to visit Chamu, Khayang, Phungtha (Khayang waterfall) and Kachaophung (Lake).
As DC Ukhrul, he created SJ Duncan Ecological Park at Somsai, the only recreational centre within Ukhrul central to date.


  • Secretary, North Eastern Council, Govt. of India (2015-2019).

• Chairman, NERCORMP (IFAD project)
• Chairman, NERLP (World Bank Project)
• Chairman, CBTC

  • Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture/Water Resource/CADA, Govt. Manipur (2014-15).
  • Principal Secretary, of Works, Transport, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. Manipur (2008-14).
  • Joint Secretary and Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India (2006-2008).
  • Director & Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India (2001-2006).
  • Commissioner & Secretary, Science & Technology and IT, Govt. of Manipur (2000-01).
  • Secretary & Special Secretary Cabinet & Confidential, Taxation, Excise, Food & Civil Supplies, Social Welfare, IPR and Veterinary, Govt. of Manipur (1996-99).
  • Additional Secretary Finance and Commissioner of Taxes, Govt. of Manipur (1994-96).
  • Joint Secretary (PHE), (1993-94).
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Ukhrul District, Govt. of Manipur (1990-93).
  • ADC of Churachandpur District, Govt. of Manipur (1989-90).
  • SDO of Churachandpur Sub-division, Govt. of Manipur (1987-89).
  • At the young age of 22, he became a Lecturer at Patkai Christian College, Nagaland (1982-85).
  • In 1984, he was selected as Assistant Commandant, CISF through UPSC.


• Leadership
• Decision Making and Policy Formulation
• Finance and Infrastructure
• Human Resource Development
• Agriculture and Rural Development


“Commendation Certificate” for his outstanding contributions to the 5th National Games, 1999.
“Digital Leader Award” by the Indian Express Group on 23rd November, 2018 for his outstanding e-governance initiatives implemented at NEC.
“Indian Green Building Council (1GB C) GOLD Award”.

Download his Biodata here

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