ADC Committee urges Gov to intervene on its behalf

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IMPHAL, January 24 (Newmai News Network): The Autonomous District Council Coordination Committee, Manipur (ADCCCM) has on Thursday urged the Governor of Manipur to make a report to the President of India about the failure of administration at the grassroots level as a result of negligence to the popular District Council Governments in the hill areas of Manipur.

ADCCM today submitted a memorandum to Governor Gurbachan Jagat urging him to give necessary directions to the Government of Manipur for the consideration of the memorandum that was submitted to the Chief Minister, Ngalangzar Malue, convenor, ADCCCM told reporters at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal.

ADCCCM is on strike to meet its demands after the Government allegedly failed to give any positive response to it. Leaders of the committee met with the Governor at Raj Bhavan where they submitted the memorandum. The Governor assured the ADCCCM leaders that he would take necessary steps with regard to the demands made by the committee, Ngalangzar Malue said. They also met with Rajya Sabha MP Rishnag Keishing at his residence over the issue on Thursday, he said. He said that Rishang had also assured them that he would help the committee in fulfilling its demands, saying they were legitimate.

Ngalangzar Malue also said that the committee was planning to visit New Delhi to impress upon the Central leaders over its demands in the event of the state Government’s failure to give positive response to it.

But he added, “We would cancel the plan for visiting the national capital if the state Government gives positive response soon.”

ADCCC is demanding the state Government to ensure the autonomy of the six Autonomous District Councils (ADCs), separate budget and separate heads for each ADCs, adequate devolution of power in respect of the Central sponsored schemes in the hill areas and adequate devolution of powers for 26 subjects provided under Section 29 (1) of the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils (Third Amendment) Act, 2008.

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