The state government has not been able to notify the ADC election as agreed upon due to the surge in COVID-19 across the state, additional chief secretary (TA and H) Letkhogin Haokip stated.
Apropos the press note issued on Monday by the state government on its decision to conduct the ADC Elections by June 25, ATSUM clarifies that the decision was one sided.
The ATSUM had resolved to resume various forms of agitations from Monday over the issue of ADC elections.
ATSUM said that the agitations will include two days picketing of government offices and mass rallies.
Representatives of FEGOCTA and AMCTA met CM Biren on Saturday and discussed the long standing demand of the college teachers for payment of salary as per UGC 7th Pay Commission.
The All Tribal Students ’ Union, Manipur warned of agitations if the government fails to issue the election notification at the earliest.
The resumption of agitations with a threat of boycotting academic activities have impacted the minds of the thousands of students, ATSUM said.
The apex tribal student body reasoned that appointing new officials of the school board during COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect the students.
The state government had reportedly decided to construct a multi-storeyed building (G + 6) government residential quarters at Tribal Colony, New Checkon in Imphal East.
The ATSUM pointed out the lack of amenities in several sectors, including the public health sector, in Chandel district of Manipur.
A release by vice chairman of AMTU, T Ashuhrii Romeo stated that the union will support both physically and morally to the proposed agitation that might be taken up by ATSUM if the state government fails to conduct the ADC election in time.
The Manipur government assures to consider timely ADC elections in the next state cabinet meeting.
ATSUM president Seiboi Haokip said that the union particularly the tribal people of the state cannot accept further extension of the ADCs elections
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ATSUM submitted a memorandum to the chief minister on Monday and sought immediate consideration of the recommendation of the Hill Areas Committee for timely conduct of the election.
The committee was formed to ensure delimitation based on 2001 census is exercised in Manipur.
The ATSUM appealed to the interstate transporters and public to bear and cooperate during the course of the proposed bandh.
A joint statement issued by the three students union on Wednesday stated that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Manipur in the presence of the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues on June 9, 2018 with the assurance that native officers will be given preference in the appointment of the chief secretary in the future.