Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced the Manipur government’s action plan “100 Action Points For First 100 Days” during a press meet held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in imphal today. According to the chief minister, the Action Points will provide momentum to the new government to serve the people of Manipur effectively throughout the five years.
N. Biren stated that the new government, in recognition of the trust of the people of Manipur, aims to strengthen citizen-centric governance, fill gaps in critical infrastructure, frame policies for rapid economic growth and promotion of revenue generation and strive for inclusive development of the entire State.
Reading out some main points from the 100 Action Points, the Chief Minister informed that a Sub-Division Development Monitoring Mission would be launched for which designated Prabhari Officers would be appointed for regularly monitoring and competitive ranking of progress. Health camps would be organised in each block during the first 100 days. He also stated that e-office would be introduced in all government offices. The other important points included Inauguration of Solar Power System for Government Health Facilities in Tamenglong, Chandel and Churachandpur; Inauguration of Paid Private Ward with 18 rooms in Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Sciences; distribution of benefits to 16,000 beneficiaries under Manipur Old Age Pension Scheme; inauguration of 16 Model Anganwadi Centres; distribution of benefits to 10,000 beneficiaries under CM Widows Pension Scheme; formulation of Rani Gaidinliu Nupi Singi Scheme for Rs. 25,000 incentive to girls from economically weaker sections and other backward sections.
Inauguration of new Manipur Civil Secretariat at Mantripukhri, installation of 50,000 numbers of prepaid power meters in the next 100 days, inauguration of ISBT at Sekmai, amusement cum children parks at Tamenglong, Senapati, Ukhrul, Jiribam, Churachandpur and Chandel, water and amusement parks at Thenguchingjin, Imphal East, launching of Manipur Start-Up 2.0 with Corpus Fund of Rs. 100 crores and an expanded Greater Imphal Master Plan 2041 are also among the main action points announced today.
Elaborating on Sub-Division Development Monitoring Mission, the Chief Minister said that to ensure development reaches every person and every village, the government is starting the mission. It will focus on transparent delivery of public services to the poorest of poor in the area, inclusive growth, speedy implementation of government programmes in letter and spirit, accessibility of administration to the people and regular functioning of government offices in sub-divisions, the chief minister also said. Ranking of sub-divisions for performance against specified targets will also be developed. Prabhari Officers for each sub-division will be designated from among IAS, IFS and MCS officers. A Corpus Fund will also be created in the Planning Department to meet the special needs of a sub-division which are otherwise not covered in any existing programme or project, he added. Moreover, development of one product for every sub-division would be given focussed, he stated.
N. Biren also mentioned that the state government, with an aim towards making Manipur ‘Corruption-free’, had reconstituted the ‘Anti-Corruption Cell’ in the Office of the Chief Minister. The officer-in-charge of this ‘Cell’ will be an officer not below the rank of an administrative secretary. Two other officers will be assigned to this cell- one not below the rank of Deputy Secretary and the other not below the rank of an Additional Superintendent of Police. He further said that the ‘Anti-Corruption Cell’ would receive and act on complaints of corruption against public servants, received from the general public. The public can submit their complaints through multiple means, including ‘CM da Haisi platform, phone call, messages, written complaint etc. The ‘Anti Corruption Cell’ would transfer actionable complaints to the competent authority and necessary action will be initiated by concerned authority within 24 hours, he added.
The Chief Minister also sought public support and cooperation for successful implementation as the development of a society needs the Government and the public to march together towards growth.