SoO : Cabinet okays ground rules

IMPHAL, Jul 29 : After three preliminary rounds of talks between officials of the Union Home Ministry and officials of the State Government, New Delhi, to begin formal negotiations with Kuki UG groups under Suspension of Operation (SoO), a meeting of the State Cabinet held with Chief Minister O Ibobi in the chair today has approved the ground rules of the proposed talks.

A senior Minister of the SPF Government informed The Sangai Express that the Cabinet acceded to the Kuki UG groups’ proposal to hold talks once in a year instead of the earlier plan to hold talks every three months. The talk will be within the Constitution of India, he said.

According to the ground rules, all UG groups which have signed SoO will have a key one room each where their weapons will be deposited. The Home Depart- ment will also have duplicate keys of each of these rooms. Further, the designated camps of the UG groups should be located 20 kms away from National Highways and international borders.

On the other hand, following increase in the seats of MBBS course from 30 to 150 in RIMS, the Cabinet also discussed on setting aside 15 seats for Central pool and reserving 27 percent of the remaining seats for OBC.

Under the proposed plan to reserve seats for OBC in RIMS, the main beneficiaries will be students belonging to Tripura, Sikkim and Manipur.

To discuss the matter of seat reservation, RIMS Director Prof L Fimate will be leaving for New Delhi tomorrow.

The Cabinet meeting further deliberated on the visit of a five member team of Union Planning Commission led by Advisor Jayenti Chandra to the State from August 3 to 6.

The Planning Commission team on the second day of their arrival will travel to Churachandpur to inspect Khuga Dam and the NREGS works being executed there. On the same day, the team will also look into the activities of LDA at Loktak as well as the construction work of Bishnu- pur mini-Secretariat.

On the next day, the team will visit Moreh and inspect the area identified for construction of integrated check post. They will then look into the construction work of the hundred bedded hospital at Thoubal.

The Planning Commission team will leave the State on the next day after a meeting with the Chief Minister.



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Zou Students' Association Delhi Branch
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