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GLEANINGS FROM LBSNAA -By Lunminthang Haokip, Manipur

The Promotion: March 1, 2012. A much-awaited faxed letter from Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, New Delhi, was received in the Secretariat of Manipur State. Members of 14 families of senior MCS (Manipur Civil Service) erupted in joy and reassurance because a member each of their respective families were inducted into the coveted IAS - Indian Administrative Service - by promotion. I happened to be one of them. Having been given the spiritual IAS (I am saved) way back in 1994 by the grace of God, I did not expect much future from my obscure 21 year old tenure in MCS  in the backblocks. But, if the goodness of my Creator lifted me up to a higher level, who was I to question?

                        The call to LBSNAA: After two batches of 6 officers in each from the 14 officers who were promoted to IAS on 1st March, 2012 were given Induction Training at LBSNAA, Mussoorie, my turn to undergo the same came through Order No. 11/7. 2000-IAS/DP(Vol.III) dated the 18th February, 2013 of the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Government of Manipur. The Order deputed the 2 remaining IAS Officers from the 2012 list and another 4 from the next batch to participate in the 113th Induction Training Programme for IAS Officers at Lal Bhadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie from 25.02.2013 to 19.04.2013. With great expectations, the six of us deputed IAS Officers of Manipur-Tripura cadre, headed for LBSNAA and formed the largest group in the 113th ITP course that housed 35 similarly inducted IAS Officers from 13 States of India for 8 weeks.
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SRILANKA : FOREIGN EXPOSURE TRIP - 113th ITP For IAS Officers -By Lunminthang Haokip, Manipur

The Departure for Colombo: All the 34 officer-participants of the 113th Induction Training Programme for IAS Officers, including this author, who had received board-room training at Indira Bhavan, LBSNAA, Mussoorie from the 25th of March, 2013, on the 23rd March, 2013, met at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for departure to Colombo en route to Chennai airport. The Srilanka–bound OTs hailing from 12 states of India led by Dr. Prem Singh, Deputy Director (Sr) & Associate Course Coordinator and Shri Abhishek Swami, Professor & Associate Course Coordinator, both of LBSNAA, Mussoorie, were on their way to have an eight-day long foreign exposure cum study tour in Srilanka as a part of their 8 week training. Shri Murali Dhar Dubey, Spl. Secretary from UP was appointed as the peer-leader of the trip.
            Arrival at Colombo: The Jet Airways 9W 835 flight that departed from New Delhi at 1445 hours arrived at Chennai at 1725 hours. After an hour and 35 minute halt at Chennai International Terminal, the team departed for Colombo at 1900 hours. Before one could grab shut eyes in the one hour flight, arrival at LK Bandaranayike International Airport was announced at 2020 hours IST. There, having collected our respective luggage, we, the visiting OTs were asked to exchange the dollars and Indian rupees we carried with us at the airport money-exchange counters. The rate of exchange varied from INR 100: SLR 200 to INR 100: SLR 220 from place to place in the country of call. Communication being a vital part of any tour, the OTs patiently lined up in long queue to get new sim-cards.

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ADCs AND HILL ADMINISTRATION -By Lunminthang Haokip

Introduction: Like the state of Punjab that had undergone a period of anarchy and turmoil post-Operation Blue Star in the eighties of the last century, our own Hill areas of the state of Manipur had steadily been limping back to peace, normalcy and progress from the ashes of arson and mayhem the early nineteen nineties witnessed in its vicinity. Following a trouble-ridden landmark democratic District Council Election initiated with commendable brinkmanship by the State Government in the 6 ADC constituencies of Manipur in 2010, after taking a long electoral sabbatical, many steps were taken by the Administration to make the ADCs take part in the programmes taken up by other departments of the state. The renamed Directorate of Tribal Affairs and Hills had also been made the Directorate for Hills Division so as to speed up and streamline the implementation/monitoring of the devolved TA & H schemes and service delivery.

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SENSIBILITY ON DISABILITY -By Lunminthang Haokip

Introduction: Like the state of Punjab that had undergone a period of anarchy and turmoil post-Operation Blue Star in the eighties of the last century, our own Hill areas of the state of Manipur had steadily been limping back to peace, normalcy and progress from the ashes of arson and mayhem the early nineteen nineties witnessed in its vicinity. Following a trouble-ridden landmark democratic District Council Election initiated with commendable brinkmanship by the State Government in the 6 ADC constituencies of Manipur in 2010, after taking a long electoral sabbatical, many steps were taken by the Administration to make the ADCs take part in the programmes taken up by other departments of the state. The renamed Directorate of Tribal Affairs and Hills had also been made the Directorate for Hills Division so as to speed up and streamline the implementation/monitoring of the devolved TA & H schemes and service delivery.

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