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The Chief Minister of Manipur Shri N Biren Singh announced the State Government’s Action Plan “100 Action Points For First 100 Days” in a press conference held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Saturday last week. The Action Plan aims to provide momentum for the newly formed Government in serving the people of Manipur effectively throughout the five years. In recognition of the trust of the people of Manipur and to carry forward the development of the state, the Action Plan will strengthen Citizen-Centric governance by directly meeting the needs of the public, filling gaps in Critical infrastructure, striving for inclusive development of the state, and framing policies for rapid economic growth and promotion of revenue generation.

Some important points from the 100 Action Points launched on 26th March 2022 include a “Sub-Division Development Monitoring Mission” under which designated Prabhari Officers have been appointed for regularly monitoring and competitive ranking of progress. Health Camps will be organized in each Block during the first 100 days and an e-office would be introduced in all Government offices. Other important points include the inauguration of Solar Power System for Government Health Facilities in Tamenglong, Chandel, and Churachandpur; the Inauguration of Paid Private Ward with 18 rooms in Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Sciences; distribution of benefits to 16,000 beneficiaries under Manipur Old Age Pension Scheme; inauguration of infrastructure required for first year at Churachandpur Medical College, inauguration of 16 Model Anganwadi Centres and inauguration of Khongsang Railway Station.

Inauguration of new Manipur Civil Secretariat at Mantripukhri, Installation of 50,000 numbers of prepaid power meters in the next 100 days, Amusement cum Children Park at Tamenglong, Senapati, Ukhrul, Jiribam, Churachandpur and Chandel, Water and Amusement Park at Thenguchingjin, Imphal East, launching of Manipur Start-Up 2.0 with Corpus Fund of Rs. 100 crores and an expanded Greater Imphal Master Plan 2041 are included among the action plans.

Meanwhile, the Sub-Division Development Monitoring Mission aims to ensure development reaches every person and every village in the State. It will focus on transparent delivery of public services to the poorest of the poor in the area, inclusive growth, speedy implementation of government programs, accessibility of administration to the people, and regular functioning of government offices in the Sub-Division. A ranking of Sub-Divisions for performance against specified targets will also be developed. Prabhari Officers for each Sub-Division will be designated from among IAS, IFS, and MCS officers. Moreover, the development of “One product for every Sub-Division” would be given priority.

With an aim towards making Manipur ‘Corruption-free’, the State Government reconstituted the ‘Anti-Corruption Cell’ in the Office of the Chief Minister. The Officer-in-charge of this ‘Cell’ will be an officer not below the rank of an Administrative Secretary. Two other officers will be assigned to this cell- one not below the rank of Deputy Secretary and the other not below the rank of an Additional Superintendent of Police. The ‘Anti-Corruption Cell’ would receive and act on complaints of corruption against public servants, received from the general public. The public can submit their complaints through multiple means, including ‘CM da Haisi platform, phone call, messages, written complaints etc. The ‘Anti Corruption Cell’ would transfer actionable complaints to the competent authority and necessary action will be initiated by the concerned authority within 24 hours, he added.