Govt allocates Rs. 75 lakhs for GPF payment

IMPHAL, Aug 17: The state government has agreed to the allocation of Rs. 75 lakhs funds for payment of GPF advance/part-final withdrawal for the month of August, 2008.

According to an official source, the unit-wise allocation are Rs. 10,00,000 for the Imphal west district police, Rs. 2.40,000 for Imphal east police, Rs. 4,50,000 for Thoubal police, Rs. 1,30,000 for Chandel police, Rs. 1,70,000 for Ukhrul police, Rs. 2,00,000 for Bishnupur, Rs. 80,000 each for Senapati and Tamenglong police, Rs 1,30,000 for Churachandpur police.

For the police headquarter, the amount is Rs. 1,85,000, for CPCR Rs. 20,000, for MPTS Rs. 2,30,000, for CID(SB) Rs. 4,00,000, for CID(CB) Rs. 1,10,000, and for MPR Rs. 2,20,000.

The allocated for 1st MR is Rs. 7,00,000, for 2nd MR is Rs. 4,20,000, for 5th MR is Rs. 4,50,000, for 6th MR is Rs. 5,70,000, for 7th MR is Rs. 4,50,000 and for 8th MR is Rs. 4,00,000.

While the allocation for the 1st IRBn is Rs. 1,70,000, for 2nd IRBn is Rs. 2,50,000, for 3rd IRBn Rs. 1,20,000, for 4th IRBn Rs.35,000, for 5th IRB Rs. 75,000, for 6th IRB, Rs. 1,50,000 while that of homeguard and FSL the amount are respectively Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 30,000.


Workers to strike work on Aug 20

IMPHAL, Aug 17: In protest against the alleged anti-worker policies being pursued by the UPA Government at the Centre, the Sponsoring Committee of Trade Union, Manipur has called a State-wide general strike for 12 hours with effect from 5 am to 5 pm of August 20.

Announcing this during a press conference at the office of the All India Trade Union Congress, Manipur State Committee located at Irabot Bhavan today afternoon, convenor of the Sponsoring Committee of Trade Union, Manipur L Sotinkumar said the general strike is being called by the Sponsoring Committee in collaboration with various other Associations and Federations as part of the Nation-wide agitation against the UPA Government to revoke its anti- worker policies.

During the course of the 12-hour long general strike, the ground staff of the Airport Authority of India in the State would suspend their work and stop the flight service. The employees of the Telecom, Postal, Bank, Insurance and other Government Departments would also suspend their work. Over and above this, workers in Road Transport services and shop and establishments would also cease their work on the day and join the protest, the convenor informed.

He also appealed to the people to co-operate and support the strike being called to press various demands including punishment of the officials responsible for the Monika fiasco, to stop corruption and nepotism in sports, to stop commercialisation of education and health care, to reduce the prices of essential commodities, to ensure availability of PDS items to the people at an affordable rate, to provide minimum security to the workers and farmers along with passing of the Unorganised Sector Workers Social Security Bill pending in the Parliament, rectification of the pay anomaly in the Sixth Pay Commission in consultation with employees’ associations, to take up necessary preventive measures against corruption and ensure proper utilisation of the developmental funds.

Until and unless all these demands are complied with, the Sponsoring Committee would continue to launch various agitations relent-lessly, Sotinkumar declared.

He further informed that to ensure the success of the general strike, preparations are ready for deployment of volunteers at over 100 places located in different parts of the State including 12 points along the National Highways.

However, educational institutions and essential services would be exempted from the purview of the general strike, he added. On the other hand, justifying the general strike being called by the Sponsoring Committee of the Trade Union on August 20, All Manipur Shops and Establishment Employees’ Association S Chaoba said that the Association would support the general strike.

The Sangai Express


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