Cabinet approves one year extension of SoO

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IMPHAL, August 29: A State cabinet today approved the one year extension of the Suspension of Operation with umbrella bodies of Kuki armed groups United Peoples Front and the Kuki National Front.

According to government spokesperson minister Moirangthem Okendro said the SoO agreement had ended on August 21.

He said the Ministry of Home Affairs had also instructed the State government on August 20 for the one year extension of the tripartite agreement.

Further according to the government spokesperson, the cabinet also decided to relax the ban on employment of fresh staff and create 384 posts of medical officers (MHS grade IV) and to recruit 579 posts including for the 195 posts vacancies.

He also said that the cabinet has approved the signing of undertaking for the Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited to acquire loan from the Power Finance Corporation under the Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme Part A and Part B.

The power corporation will actually get Rs 31.55 crore under Part A and another Rs 359 crore under Part B.

With the fund, the corporation will take up a power project each in 13 towns of the State to improve the power supply, he said.

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