IMPHAL, October 29: The state cabinet meeting convened today under the chair of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has instructed the state DGP to probe the attack on works minister K Ranjit on October 27 at Kangpokpi.
Briefing media persons after the cabinet meeting, SPF spokesperson N Biren stated that the cabinet seriously discussed the incident in which works minister K Ranjit was attacked by some unidentified persons at Kangpokpi.
The probe will mainly focus on identifying the nature of bullet that hit the windshield of minister’s vehicle, he noted.
The cabinet also approved recruitment of 44 grade-I section officers in Public Works Department, out of which 30 officers will be deputed to Railways.
The sanction of 12 posts in education department and another six posts in transport department for the family members of June 18 victims was also approved by the cabinet today.
The cabinet also approved the upgradation of Wangoi, Yairipok, Sugnu and Lamlai Nagar Panchayats to the status of municipal councils.
The next of kin of three escort personnel of MLA Wungnaoshang who were killed in ambush will also be given jobs in the state home department, while the family members of three other deceased security personnel will be given regularized pension as per their demand.
The cabinet also approved recruitment of 100 commandos of Manipur Police in addition to the present strength of 1600 to help in maintaining proper law and order in the state.
The ration money of VDF personnel was also increased from Rs.570 to Rs.1000 as per the cabinet decision.
The cabinet also approved the upgradation of SDC circles of the state including Jiribam to the status of SDO/BDO.
The upgradation of five primary sub-health centres to primary health centre, recruitment of 200 ANM nurses on contract basis, recruitment of 38 fire servicemen including three officers and four leading officers, upgradation of Jessami High School to Higher Secondary School, post creation of 24 science teachers and four lab techncians, recruitment of 319 lecturers for government aided schools were approved by the cabinet today.
The cabinet also approved the affiliation of Rayburn College, Churachandpur to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.