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Rs. 6.33 cr relief approved
Published on 11 Jun. 2011 12:54 AM IST
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State cabinet has approved over `6.33 crore as compensation for damages to houses and properties during incidents of violence at Mokokchung town (August 24-29, 2003); Wungram colony, Dimapur (April 22, 2007) and Vihokhu village in Dimapur (June 28, 2008).
This was among other crucial decisions that cabinet took when it met June 9 at chief minister’s office.
In a press release issued Friday, state chief secretary Lalthara said cabinet discussed reports of committees set up earlier to assess damages to buildings and other properties during incidents at Mokokchung town; Wungram colony, Dimapur; Vihokhu and Khehoyi villages at various point of time.
However, with regard to damage at Khehoyi village, due to setting up of designated camp there by NSCN (K), the cabinet decided that matter may once again be taken up with the MHA with more justification for payment of the compensation by the centre.
On damages during incidents of violence at Mokokchung town; Wungram colony, Dimapur and at Vihokhu village in Dimapur district, the cabinet decided to compensate but at the rates recommended by committees of senior officers set up to assess the extent of damages and to recommend some compensation to the affected person.
The following is the amount of compensation agreed to be paid for various incidents:
i) For Mokokchung town incident of August 24-29, 2003 `2, 49,09,666
ii) For Wungram colony incident of April 22, 2007 `1,19,71,674
(Minus the amount already paid by the government.)
iii) For Vihokhu village incident of June 26, 2008 `2,64,86,750.
“The grand total of the above amounts to be paid as compensation is `6,33,68,080. The state government may pay the amount under non-plan, and seek reimbursement from MHA, under SRE,” the release said.

5 cabinet sub-panels to study ENPO issue
The cabinet also decided setting up five cabinet sub-committees to further study the report and recommendations of committee earlier constituted to examine ENPO memorandum for creation of separate state. According to chief secretary the cabinet deliberated upon the report of the committee constituted by the government to examine ENPO memorandum and accepted the report and expressed its appreciation to the committee for coming out with exhaustive report and recommendations, which would provide a good guide to the state government and central government in addressing the problems of backwardness of eastern Nagaland.
The cabinet decided that a copy of report and recommendations be circulated to all responsible departments of the state government for necessary follow up action, also a copy of the report be sent to union home ministry for necessary action.
The meeting decided to set up various cabinet sub-committees to further study the report and recommendations of the committee and to suggest necessary follow up actions that could be taken by the government.
The committees include: cabinet sub-committee on education sector consisting of minister higher & technical education and urban development Dr. Shürhozelie as convenor and school education minister Nyeiwang Konyak as member. Cabinet sub-committee on agri sector consisting of agriculture minister Dr.Chumben Murry as convenor and DUDA advisor EE Pangteang as member. Cabinet sub-committee on road sector consisting of R&B minister G.Kaito Aye as convenor and forest minister M.C Konyak as member. Cabinet sub-committee on health sector consisting of H&FW minister Kuzholuzo as convenor and PHE minister Dr.K.Ngangshi as member. Cabinet sub-committee on employment consisting of planning minister T.R Zeliang as convenor and home minister Imkong Imchen as member.
The cabinet has also allowed sub-committees to co-opt any ministers, parliamentary secretaries, advisors, MLAs or officers in the committee.
The cabinet sub-committees have been asked to submit their reports and recommendations to the cabinet within two months.
It was decided that cabinet would invite all MLAs of eastern Nagaland along with office bearers of ENPO, ENWO and ENSF for a meeting in the later part of June, 2011 to have a discussion on various demands of ENPO.
Thereafter, the chief minister would lead cabinet team to meet and apprise the prime minister and union home minister about the demands of ENPO and the views and suggestions of the state government on the issue.
Meanwhile, the cabinet also approved upgradation of GHS at Abpi and Tizit to that of GHSS, and creation of 31 posts of various categories for the two upgraded schools as well as for GHSS Mon.

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