Aizawl : Mizoram Rajya Sainik Board (MRSB) have a meeting under the chairmanship of its President, Mizoram Governor, (Rtd.) Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma on Wednesday.
The board was formed to aide ex-servicemen in Mizoram and their needs and problems.
Addressing the meeting held in Aizawl, Governor Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma appreciated the ex-servicemen in Mizoram and said they have set examples for everyone in the state – we can see their contribution towards the society through their action.
This is what that makes them different from their fellow ex-servicemen across the country, he said.
The governor said that Mizoram Chief Minister’s post have also been occupied by three great personalities with a military background and went on to highlighted the initiatives taken by them in recent years in aiding ex-servicemen.
Mizoram Governor further recalled the statistics of defence force enrolment in the state between 1960 and 1970, and said that there is a decline in enrolling for military services from the state, especially at officer level.
He also expressed his hope that Sainik School at Chhingchhip will resolve the issues.
He stated that initiatives on enrolling girl students in the institute are also in the process.
He also urges the board to have meeting frequently and to take more initiatives in promoting armed forces among youths than they already have. He also asked the Ministry of Defence officials to take initiatives in setting up Sainik office in every district and went on to highlighted the benefits ex-servicemen would get and also the government as a whole.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla stated that it is the responsibility of the state government and central government to be concern about the beneficial of its ex-servicemen.
He said that Mizoram government is taking every initiative in its power in taking care of nation’s ex-servicemen within the state.
Lal Thanhawla also highlighted some of the government initiatives taken for ex-servicemen.
He further stated that he have sent a letter to the Prime Minister of India about forming Ecological Task Force under Infantry Battalion which will be beneficial for an ex-servicemen.
Meeting at Raj Bhawan Darbar Hall deliberated on the resolution passed by the Mizoram Rajya Sainik Board on March 1, 2012.
The meeting reviewed the result of the entire project in detail that was carried out on the decision of the last meeting.
The meeting also deliberated on overcoming the problem in ECHS, setting up of Sainik Offices in every district in the state and the plan to form Eco Task force.
New rules for street vendors in Tuikual area
Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) has introduced new rules for vegetable vendors sitting along the street between Horticulture and Agriculture Directorate building within the jurisdiction of Tuikual South Local Council.
A function which marked the official introduction of new rules in Mizoram was held today, attended by AMC Commissioner and Town Vending Committee Chairman Dr. H. Lalthangliana and AMC Ward No XII Councillor R. Thanglura.
As per the new rules all vendors sitting along the vending zone between Horticulture and Agriculture Directorate building in Tuikual area shall have to pay Rs. 50 for each day as vending fee.
The vending fee will be collected by Tuikual South Local Council which will enjoy Rs. 30 and the rest Rs. 20 will go to AMC.
AMC record said that there are 144 street vendors who most sell vegetables along the vending zone between Horticulture and Agriculture Directorate building.
All vendors were issued licence for one year and were registered under AMC.
AMC is taking massive effort to have proper vending rules in all vending zones in other parts of Aizawl city by assessing the vending zones.