IMPHAL, Mar 1: The state cabinet meeting convened today under the chair of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has finalized the sectoral sub-allocations of Rs 3210 crores for the annual plan of 2011-12.
The allocations have been made with top priority given to construction of road and bridges, education, health as well as completion of various ongoing projects.
The plan size of 2011-12 has been increased by Rs 610 cores from the current plan size of Rs 2600 crores. The 2011-12 annual plan of Rs 3210 also includes Rs 800 crores of SPA and Rs 290 crores of IABP.
Further, the cabinet approved setting up of two ART centres at the district hospitals of Bishnupur and Senapati under the funding of NACO to ensure proper distribution of ART drugs to the PLHIVs.
The cabinet also approved recruitment of 16 contractual employees for the said ART centres including senior medical officers through open advertisement.
The formation of committees to oversee the works of shifting or dismantling of unauthorized religious buildings at public places as per the ruling of the Supreme Court was also approved by the state cabinet today.
The cabinet also approved recruitment of one company secretary and five accountant assistants of Manipur Police Housing Corporation and also approved the transfer of 7.24 acres of land to Ministry of Home Affairs required for the construction of Integrated Check Post at Moreh.
The Manipur Municipal 5th Amendment Bill and engagement of one registrar of Guwahati High Court for another period of six months were also approved by the state cabinet today.
The state cabinet also deliberated on the demands of COTA and FECTAM for the implementation of 6th revised central pay and 6th revised UGC pay scale respectively. However, no concrete decision on the matter was taken today.
A cabinet decision on the demands of COTA and FECTAM is likely to be taken tomorrow in another cabinet meeting to be held tomorrow at 4 pm at Chief Minister`s Bungalow.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of SPF government, N Biren stated that the state government has taken up measures to ensure conduct of HSLC and HSSLC examinations even if the government teachers under the aegis of COTA insists on their strike for the implementation of 6th revised pay.
He said that part-time lecturers and teachers of government aided and private schools have been engaged as invigilators for conducting the said examinations.