Manipur: Cabinet resolves to ease restrictions on buying, selling of land

It is now permitted to give land to another member of the family or relatives through the process of ‘gift deed’, Works Minister Th Biswajit said.

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The Manipur Cabinet at its meeting convened on Wednesday at the Cabinet Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat resolved to ease the restrictions on buying and selling of land, and changing of names of owners.

Regarding the meeting which started at 10.30 am, Works Minister Th Biswajit has relayed that concerning the difficulties faced by the people on buying and selling of land, and registration processes, it was decided to ease the restrictions that were earlier imposed. As per the resolution taken on Wednesday, it is now permitted to give land to another member of the family or relatives through the process of ‘gift deed’, he said. However, verification reports from DC/BDO and Police and the land buyer’s source of income will be checked, he added.      

Th Biswajit further said that a sum or Rs 10 lakh will be given to Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who is going to participate at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, as a one-time incentive to acknowledge her achievements and as a mark of encouragement.     

The meeting approved modification of the scheme area of National Games Village, Meitei Langol for construction of Temporary Government Quarters to relocate government employees staying at Tribal Colony Quarter, Checkon, Imphal East.

The meeting also decided to carry out the construction of Government Residential Quarters, Tribal Colony at New Checkon with Planning and Development Authority (PDA) as implementing agency, and discussed the mechanism of release of loan by borrowing agency to implementing agency.

The state Cabinet agreed to transfer 600 acres of land from Tea Estate at Jiribam under the department of Textiles, Commerce and Industries, government of Manipur to Power department (MANIREDA) for development of 100 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant under the 15th Finance Commission.

Implementation of “Development, Customization Deployment and Management of State-Wise Vehicle Tracking Platform for safety and enforcement with AIS-140 specification” in the State under Nirbhaya Framework by MANITRON was also approved at the meeting.

The Cabinet also reviewed its earlier decision on abolition, “de-cadrement” of 70 posts of BDOs from the Schedule-I of Manipur Civil Service Rules, 1965.

For the Home department, the Cabinet approved the recommended site for construction of Battalion Headquarters of 11th India Reserve Battalion at Saivom Village, Tengnoupal district.

The meeting also approved to appoint Lisham Gitchandra Singh, younger brother of (Late) Lisham Premchand Singh, inspector in Manipur Police department as a sub inspector in Manipur Police department on compassionate grounds.

The Cabinet approved amendment in the Manipur Startup Scheme with the objective of promoting 5,000 entrepreneurs, establishment of CSIR-CFTRI Resource Centre at Imphal, implementation of MLALAD programme in vacant assembly constituencies through deputy commissioners.

The Cabinet also approved amendment of Manipur Forest Rules, 2021 for strengthening protection of forests and for amending Manipur Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005.


First Published:June 23, 2021, 11:46 p.m.

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