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IMPHAL | Sept 24 : Chief minister, N. Biren Singh said that the state government is committed to restore normalcy and peaceful academic atmosphere in Manipur University.
He was speaking during the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit held at the CM’s secretariat today.
Speaking to media persons, Biren said that the state government would mediate in its fullest capacity in resolving the present turmoil in Manipur University and the government would act as a mediator between the Centre and Manipur University community to resolve the issue. He appealed the people, CVOs and other stakeholders to put positive effort to bring amicable solution of the MU issue.
He said that after hearing the allegations against the vice-chancellor, A.P Pandey for his misbehaviour and mismanagement in the Manipur University, the President of India intervened in the matter and suspended him. And the order further mentioned that professor, Pandey would not be allowed to enter the university premises until further orders, he added. The President and Centre have acted after acknowledging the sentiments of the people of the state, he added.
The CM recalled that many unwanted incidents have occurred in the university in the past. There were instances of killing a professor and other unlawful activities inside the university premises, he added.
If the law and order situation worsens, then the state government cannot remain as silent spectator and the government will not let any unwanted incidents happen in the university campus, said Biren.
Reacting on boycotting the university examinations by the students over the appointment of pro VC and registrar, the CM stated that if the stakeholders are not satisfied with the said order then they are free to move the court.
Talking about the grievances received on joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ day, Biren mentioned that among several grievances, various individuals, entrepreneurs and SHGs have requested for providing financial assistance. In this regard, officials of various banks including MSCB, MRB are being deputed here to provide soft loans by them, he added. He opined that there is good economic momentum in the state.
Mentioning about the recently launched PMJAY-AB, the CM said that around 2.77 lakh families would be benefited under the scheme. Altogether around 60 percent of the total population of the state would be covered under PMJAY and CMHT and till now, around 1 lakh people have benefited from the CMHT in the state, he added.
Today, the CM attended to as many as about 550 complaints and personally met nearly 1500 people from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.~IFP