HAC recommends placing village recognition under ST/SC & Hill dept
Posted by kanglaonline Published on July 16, 2011 in Top Stories | View Comments
IMPHAL, July 15: A recent meeting of the Hill Areas Committee resolved
to placed all matters relating to recognition of all hill villages
under the purview of the Department of Development of ST/SC and Hills,
in business of the government of Manipur (allocation) Rules, 2009, in
accordance with the Manipur Hills Ppeoples' (administration)
According to an official, the resolution was finalized after due
responses and official compliment from the state government meeting of
the committee on June 28 which was attended by legislators from the
hill districts and the chief secretary as administrative
representative of the state government.
The meeting discussed the present system of the giving recognition to
new villages in the hill areas of Manipur, and the committee
reportedly learnt from the explanation of the chief secretary that
some official orders were issued recognising some new villages in the
hill areas by the hill department recently but were later cancelled
though an order of the state government.
The MLAs present at the said meeting also further explained that under
the Manipur Hills Peoples' (Administration) Regulation 1974 the hill
administration, particularly the un-surveyed hill land and revenue
especially hill house tax collection, is under the hill department and
as such recognition of new villages in the hill districts in the Hill
areas falls purely under the perview of the Hill department.
The source further mentioned that all the members attending the
meeting studied needful observations given by the various comments
from both state officials and from the members during the meeting and
finally observed that the Manipur of Hill People (Administration)
Regulation of 1974 should be effectively enforced. When some members
of the committee raised question why the order of the recognition of
new villages in the hill districts issued by the hill department were
cancelled, chief secretary DS Poonia explained the stand of the state
government that the enlistment in the Business of the Manipur
Government (Allocation) Rules, 2009, for recognition of all hill
villages under the Revenue department is only a matter of procedure.
Finally, committee meeting, after threadbare discussion on the matter,
resolved that all the matters relating to recognition of all Hill
villages be placed under the purview of the department of ST/ST and
Hills, in the business of the government of Manipur (Allocation)
Rules, 2009, in accordance with the Manipur Hill Peoples
(Administration) Regulation 1974. The committee further resolved that
the government of Manipur is responsible to act on it timely and to
intimate the action taken on the matter to the committee, the official
In the meantime, the official resolution of the HAC meeting was
officially circulated recently by the chairman of the HAC,
Thangminlein Kipgen the official source added.
KCP (MTF) held in Assam
IMPHAL, July 15 (NNN): A "commander" of Kangleipak Communist Party
(MTF) was apprehended along with a woman cadre by Assam Police on
Saturday night, said a police source here.
The apprehended Imphal East district "commander" of KCP (MTF) has been
identified as Thokchom Inaocha Meitei aka Ibungo aka Rahul from
Pundongbam Laimanak in Imphal East district while the woman cadre who
was arrested with him has been identified as Pundongbam Bandana Chanu,
d/o Lemba of Pungdongbam.
They have been arrested by Assam Police from Julubari in Assam after
gathering reliable intelligence input, the source said.
Two pen drives, two driving licenses, five memory cards, three mobile
handsets, five sim cards, one SBI ATM card, a school certificate and
six thousand rupees in cash were seized from them.
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