NGOs Shrink After Panel Set-Up

IMPHAL, Feb 3: A number of non-governmental organizations working in diverse fields have been invalidated as well as disappeared after the State Level Committee, set up to monitor activities of these NGOs and voluntary organizations (VOs) reportedly detected anomalies in the functioning and financial management. Recounting that the Committee, with the Chief Secretary as chairman was constituted on...

Only 22 Percent Put To Use

IMPHAL, Dec 19: Till the end of November last, only 22 per cent of the plan amount sanctioned for the current fiscal has been utilized. Plan amount sanctioned for the current fiscal was Rs 2500 crores inclusive of Rs 500 crores for SPA. Even though it is nine months into the current fiscal year, only 22 per cent of the plan amount has been utilized at the end of last month, informed an official source....

State Govt Projects Plan Size Of Rs. 4021 Crores For Next Fiscal Year

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission... Photo: Reuters. IMPHAL, Dec 16: The SPF Cabinet has today approved the proposal of the State Government to approach the Union Planning Commission for finalizing the annual plan outlay of the State for the next financial year, 2011-2012 at Rs 4021 crores (US $ 883 million). This is an increase of 54 pc from the Rs 2600 (US $ 571...

No SPA Fund For Multiplied JNIMS Cost: Planning Commission

IMPHAL, Oct 31: While suggesting the State Government to appoint a third party for monitoring large projects being taken up in Manipur, the official team of the Union Planning Commission, which is currently in State on a three-day visit, has expressed surprise and shock over the revised estimated cost of Rs. 1250 crores for JNIMS as against the original estimate of Rs 160 crores. According to an official...

Made In Manipur

If you fit into the class of one those mean minded, selfish and prone to be jealous of the achievements of the next door neighbor or your colleagues and is willing to walk the extra mile or even commit blue murder, to cast someone in bad light or even make sure that any perfectly or nearly perfectly charted out plans and processes to be dubbed the flop of the year, then the best thing would be to advise...

Tenth Plan: NE – Perspective for Women

Issues for Consideration Over the years the planning strategies for women have evolved from welfare to development to empowerment. Policy planners have become more sensitive to gender and women’s issue in recent years. A large number of policies and programs have been brought out to improve the status of women. The programs and schemes have been targeted to meet specific problems and needs of...

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 and extent of surplus in government staff. A fiscal reforms commission was about to be set up. No...