CM reminds HRD Union Minister of desire to appoint IIIT Manipur chairman

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IMPHAL, December 30: The State government has reminded the Union Minister of Human Resource Development, government of India of the need to appoint the chairman, interim director and interim registrar of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Manipur, informed a source.

According to a reliable source, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh had sent a congratulatory note to HRD Union Minster Smriti Zubin Irani on the passing of the Indian Institute Technology Bill 204 by the Parliament recently with the objective to set-up IIITs and to improve the quality of human resources in the IT sector of the country at par with the global standard.

In the congratulatory note, the State Chief Minister had also expressed confidence that with the support of the Union Minister, this initiative will provide a model of education which can produce the best in class human resources in IT sector by harnessing the multi-dimensional facets of IT in various domains, said the source.

It is also learnt that Ibobi had also recalled his recent meeting with the Union Minister and his government`™s desire to start the academic session of the IIIT, Manipur from the year 2015-16 and the necessity to appoint the chairman, interim director and interim registrar of the institute.

The Chief Minister also urged the Union Minister to look into the demand and to provide the ministry`™s approval for the appointments at the earliest to ensure the commencement of the session as planned, the source added.

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