Disturbed Area status extended for one year

6Cabinet approves transfer & posting policy; winter session from Dec 20

DIPR IMPHAL, 30th Nov: 
Along with approving a new Transfer and Posting Policy for government servants, the state cabinet has decided to recommend to the Governor of Manipur for summoning the third session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly as the winter session from December 20, 2017. The cabinet also approved extension of Disturbed Area status in Manipur excluding Imphal municipal area for a period of one year with effect from December 1, 2017.

The new transfer and posting policy was passed in a cabinet meeting held in CM’s secretariat on Thursday with chief minister Biren in the chair.

As per the policy, normal tenure of posting of an officer/employee in a post will be a minimum of two years and maximum of five years in a place of posting.

Under the approved transfer and posting policy, any government servant who brings or attempts to resort to political or other external influence upon any authority to further his/her interest in respect of matters pertaining to services under the government, including transfers, shall be liable to be severely dealt with and action may be taken against him/her for violation of Rule 20 of the Civil Services Conduct Rules.

The total period of posting in difficult places/areas/hills shall not be less than nine years.

At least one posting in the hills will be mandatory for the next promotion after completion of 10 years of service. All recruitment rules will be deemed to have been modified to this extent after the notification of this policy.

Transfer of teachers/lecturers of schools, colleges and other institutions shall normally be effected between the academic sessions – just after the closing of sessions, so that disruption of teaching/learning activities is avoided.

The state cabinet also gave its nod to appointment with regard to pending applications/proposals received on or before November 11, 2016 by the Department of Personnel under 20 per cent norm of die-in-harness scheme.

It also endorsed the proposal for creating two ex-cadre posts of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) in Manipur Police Department temporarily.

The cabinet further approved ex-gratia payment of Rs 20 lakh each to the next of kin of all the three Manipur Rifles personnel who were killed in a tragic accident that occurred on November 15 at an area between Kaikao village and Khongshang tri-junction along Tamenglong-Khongshang road. It also decided to provide Rs 5 lakh each to two MR personnel and one civilian driver, who were injured in the same incident.

The state cabinet further gave its nod to creation of 31 posts in High Court of Manipur.

It also decided to acquire land under Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 for expansion/construction of NH-102 (Imphal-Moreh) in Thoubal and Kakching districts.

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