The first meeting of Kiphire District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) for the year 2011 was held on January 5 under the chairmanship of C. Kipili Sangtam, MLA, Chairman, NSMDC, and DPDB, Kiphire at DC office.
GBs and chairmen of different colonies/wards of Kiphire town attended the meeting as special invitees.
In his address, Kipili declared that as a New Year’s gift, he would neither blame nor take any action against officers who could not attend the meeting.
Concerned over garbage littered everywhere, Kipili said Kiphire denizens were “languorous” and urged people of the district to take cleanliness seriously and advised them to use dustbins. He also advised people to construct houses systematically leaving at least 10 to 15 feet in between for footpaths, roads, etc.
The chairman also emphasized the importance of time management and encouraged leaders and every citizen of the district to make use of time judiciously and asked members to maintain peace and tranquility in the town.
Reminding the board there were only two MLAs in the district, Kipili encouraged the members to cooperate with both MLAs to maintain peaceful coexistence and in developmental activities.
Colony chairmen of Longya, Kipongya, mission and Bazar wards appealed to the authorities to take necessary steps to develop their colonies like clearance and construction of drainage, footpaths, proper maintenance of circular roads, landslides, through small and medium town fund and BRGF, etc.
In a review of the last meeting minutes on submission of expenditure statement on “State Plan Schemes”2009-10, departmental profile, proposal for district plan – 2011-12, the board directed defaulting departments to immediately submit the plan without further delay before the next meeting.
The Board also discussed an agenda/proposal received from United Sangtam Students Conference (USSC) for putting up signboards in all the government offices.
SDO (Electrical), Kiphire highlighted that our new transformers of 100 KVs, (of 25 KVs each), has been installed in Kiphire town and has restored power supply.
Meanwhile, DC and MLA informed that minister for urban development, higher & technical education Dr. Shürhozelie would be visiting Kiphire on January 13 as the chief guest to attend the USSC general conference. All officers have been directed to be in station.
As announced last year, during the month of June to award the cleanliest wards 1st prize of `40,000 was bagged by DC Ward; 2nd prize of `30,000 by Longya Ward; High School Ward and Bazar Ward bagged `15,000 as 3rd prize.
PHEK: Phek DPDB meeting was held on January 10 at DC’s conference hall under the chairmanship of DC Phek, Mikha Lomi. The meeting started with review of agenda and presentation of departmental activities by horticulture, education and food control departments.
Phek physically being an agro based district, members pointed out on suitability of certain crops and fruits to enhance production from the district. The need for cultivation of varieties of flower for commercial purpose was also discussed by the board. Horticulture department was requested to study and give a technical viability report and further advised farmers of the district to cultivate crops and fruits, which would be beneficial for them.
It was also decided that awards should be given to a grade III and IV staff from the district during the upcoming Republic Day celebration. All heads of offices in Phek were asked to nominate and submit names of sincere grade III and IV staff to the DC office on or before January 15 for final screening and selection of awardees. Work distribution for Republic Day celebration was also allotted to various offices.
ZUNHEBOTO: Zunheboto District Planning & Development Board meeting was held at DC’s Conference Hall on January 10. The meeting was chaired by DC Zunheboto, T. Kiheto Sema. DVO Zunheboto presented departmental activities. The board also chalked out programme for Republic Day celebration at Zunheboto. The meeting was attended by all administrative officers and head of offices. The next DPDB meeting would be held at Satakha town hall on February 8.