IMPHAL: In the wake of the controversy wherein a lady IPS officer was allegedly assaulted by personnel of 12 Assam Rifles at Khudengthabi, the State cabinet has decided to man all the Assam Rifles check posts in the entire state by the state forces.
For this, state government will approach the Central Home Ministry to allow deployment of state forces in the check posts, said Government Spokesperson Minister Th Radheshyam on Saturday.
Briefing reporters at new secretariat about the cabinet meeting held on Friday with CM Biren in the chair, Minister Th Radheshyam said that state government decided to replace all Assam Rifles check posts with the state forces after thoroughly discussing merits and demerits of the AR manned check posts.
Cabinet resolved to man the check posts by the state forces following a complaint of alleged physical assault of a lady IPS officer by Assam Rifles at Khudengthabi. Following the incident, various organizations including IPS Officers’ Association, IAS officers’ Association etc. have pressurized the government to take action against the Assam rifles.
The cabinet meeting which continued till late night discussed as many as 25 agendas.
The meeting resolved to absorb all the teachers of RMSA and SSA as regular employees, to appoint 146 Hindi graduate teachers.
To comply with the SC directive, the meeting decided to hike duty allowance of the Home guard personnel to Rs. 18,689 after consultation with the ministry of Home Affairs.
State government will provide one time grant of Rs 50 lakh to the I-league qualified local football clubs in the state.
The meeting also gave nod to framing of Manipur State Journalists Award rules 2019 along with encashment of award for best editor from existing Rs. 25,000 to Rs 40,000.