CM moots merging departments to expedite projects

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Imphal, July 28: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has stated that it is high time to unite small departments having separate directorates but with similar aims and objectives. This will enhance quality of projects, he added.

During the demand wise discussion of the demand for grants, the CM spoke about similar but separate departments as responsible for projects being implemented improperly.

Citing IFCD, CADA and IM which serve the same purpose, he said due to their being separate departments but serving the same objective, the departments themselves are confused whether a particular project should be initiated by CADA, MI or IFCD.

If the departments collectively can implement any project effectively then quality will be maintained, Ibobi added.

Further stating that proper planning is important, he said every programme will be discussed with concerned MLAs so that development works are more effective.

Meanwhile, during the discussion on the Manipur Appropriation Bill, 2014, Ibobi said that there is a plan to construct a Manipur guest house at Navi Mumbai area particularly for the Cancer patients undergoing treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

He also said that VDF personnel will be trained battalion wise from time to time.

Taking on another issue the CM said space has now been provided for setting up an immigration office at the Tulihal Airport and very soon required equipment will be installed at the office.

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