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Utilization Certificate

IMPHAL, May 24: Although the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department has been taking up schemes to assist Schedule Caste families, a shadow of doubt has been cast over the prospect of releasing the next installment of the fund as Utilization Certificates of the earlier sanctioned fund have not... 

Appointment Irregularities Demeans RD&PR

IMPHAL, May 12: Irregularities in the appointment process in Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department of the State Government is said to be so rampant that appointments of many employees were found to have been terminated just 3/4 days after issuance of their appointment orders but allowed to... 

MANIREDA Left In The Dark In Solar Project Payment

IMPHAL, May 4: A project related to installation of solar street lighting system in Gram Panchayat areas that had been entrusted to MA-NIREDA after a joint meeting attended by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh himself was found to have been handed over to a private firm and the fund already sanctioned by... 

Central Team Negates Tribal Expectation

LAMKA, Apr 28: The visiting Central today fails to meet the expectation of the tribals here as they barely spare half-an-hour to listen to their arguments and appears to be hell-bent on imposing the Panchayati Raj institution with a pre-conceived ideas as against the common expectation of the tribals. Confronted... 

Delivering Resources To People: In The Context Of Manipur

Jhum Cultivation. Photo Courtesy: www.photoburst.net On April 10, 2009 issue of this newspaper, I had written an article titled ‘˜Hill Millionaires’. This article was written soon after my return from Ukhrul district where I had gone to plan for an Integrated Watershed Development Project... 

MLA Goes Ballistic Against Minister

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Going ballistic against his own party colleague, Chairman of State Planning Board and MLA Bijoy Koijam has contended that Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister ought to relinquish the post as the Department has not been able to function properly. Speaking at the occasion of inaugurating... 

Only Power, Damn Decentralization

It is only about power and the accompanying perks and privileges, to put it in its crudest and most fundamental term. On a more sophisticated tone, we may say it is about authority and the corresponding responsibility and to give it a touch of respectability and dignity, top it off with a yarn about... 

The Farce Of Transparency

It was a promising time. There were talks about downsizing, rationalizing the administered prices and introducing accountability and transparency. The various committees of the state planning board had deliberated on perspectives of the impending tenth five-year plan, measures for resource mobilization...