Thursday, November 12, 2015


As a member of some whatsapp groups, I witnessed the broad wishes of the groups for-
1. implementation of the provisions of the 6th schedule of the constitution of India in the hill districts of the state; and
2. insertion of specific clauses in the 3 Bills (The Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015; The Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Amendment Bill, 2015; and The Manipur Shops and Establishment (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2015, passed by the Manipur Assembly on 31.8.2015 in the interest of the tribals.

As I go through the comprehensive Charter of Demands as brought out by the Joint Action Committee against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC), I like just it for specific reasons like-
Deletion of deceptive phrase:-
The disgusting phrase of 'who have contributed to the collective social, cultural and economic life of Manipur' is sought to be deleted.
Shifting of the cut-off year from 1951 to 1981:-
The proposal for shifting the cut-off year for citizenship of 1951 (as originally intended) by 30 years later to 1981 as proposed by the JAC is a welcome step. Some of my group members broadly want insertion of specific clauses in the Bills to safeguard the interests of the tribals. The demand of JAC, if accepted, would greatly lighten the mood of the Manipur tribals.
 Except for some who crossed the porous and dubious borders and settled in Manipur post 1981, for who the sheet of doubt regarding the possibility of putting the bill (if amended as demanded), into implementation is practically gone. Unlike in the post independence period, by the year 1981 Government offices had already been updated and reliable record might have already been maintained.
MLR &LR Act:-
One matter which hurts me whenever elders and scholars relate the issue of land, is the fact that the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act, 1960 (MLR&LR Act) has since been surreptitiously extended into the hill areas as a result of which certain villages in Churachandpur, Mao-Sub division of Jiribam, Sadar Hills of and Tamenglong districts have already been included within the purview of the Act.
So many villages in Imphal Ease, Imphal West, Bishnupur and Thoubal districts might have already been under occupation by the non-tribals.
The Charter of Demands want that the Principal Act of 1960 be restored and all gazette notifications issued there under cancelled. God bless the JAC convenors! We, the people are two steps behind!
Money Bills:-
Besides the Charter has boldly highlighted how the Hill Areas Committee is bypassed by the Government by deliberately classifying contentious bills as money bills. Thums up to JAC!

Even as I rejoice over the ingenious work of the JAC, certain queries crop up in my mind looking for answers.
(i) What if there is no response from the Government side in five days?
(ii) In the event of the year 1981 or 1951 whatever, being adopted as the cut off year for citizenship, how would the Government arrange to deport migrants?
(iii) Does the Government have plans to set up border posts along the Indo-Myanmar border areas?

Apart from the above it is imperative to put the following specific demands:-
(i) Annulment of the First Information Reports (FIRs) filed against the arsonists and due compensation for the houses of the legislators burned down in the wake of the passage of the 3 Bills on 31.08.2015.
(ii) Re-construction of Zonal Education Office, Employment Office and Sub-Divisional Office of Churachandpur and preservation of each and every Government document in the speediest manner.

Besides there are also aspirations amidst the users of whatsapp and facebook to-
(a) get the underground cadres covered under the Suspension of Operation (SoO) agreement signed by the local undergrounds withe the Indian Government absorbed in the existing Indian paramilitary forces;
(b) declare 31st August as Tribal Uprising Day and holiday observed every year;
(c) relocate the police station in Churachandpur somewhere else for burial of the martyrs and conversion and development of the existing plot as Martyr's Park. This might be done after fulfillment of all other else.

It's been the aspiration of each and every tribal of Manipur to have the provisions of the 6th Schedule of the Constitution implemented in the hill districts of the state. Some people in the legal fraternity suggest that the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council Act, 1971, in its present form, be completely repealed and a fresh Bill drafted providing for legislative, judicial and administrative power.
Besides personally I believe that the District Councils having control over the police will give a complimentary solution to the problems of the tribals.
The Government also need to have a re-look at the representation of people from the scheduled tribes community in the work force of Manipur Assembly Secretariat and the distribution of such staff across the various tribal communities;

As of now all efforts at the centre and state levels have not yielded positive results. As such a campaign through electronic media seems to be the only option left to keep the flames burning.
Since the Charter of Demands issued by the JAC on November 9, 2015 specified 5 days time for the Government to make a move, it might be wise to let that period pass before such a campaign is initiated.
If and when the specified 5 days expires without any sign of the Government showing honesty, it might be expedient to launch campaigns through electronic media by sending pictures and video clips to the various media houses and offices of executive heads of countries and organizations including the United Nations Organization (UNO)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Disobediance of Authorities

Sunday Sermon on 4.10.2015
EBCC Delhi

Obedience to Authorities

The pastor stressed the fact that the zomis should remember their numerical inferiority while going ahead with their indeavours in things like politics. Zomis are tribes and harbouring hopes of becoming a great nation, which they are not yet.

Amid the turmoil in Manipur with repercussions elsewhere throughout the country and even in New York in the wake of the passage of the 3 Land Bills in Manipur Assembly on the 31st August, 2015 and the ensuing violence and bloodshed, the pastor recalled the Divine Right Theory of Kings as written in the Romans 13:1-7.

Hence the Parliamentarians and legislators are servants of God.

The Sadducees who had command over the temples during the Roman rule of Israel, accepted the colonial rule and caused the ire of the zealots like the Pharisees.

Thus the Holy Bible has recommended submission to the governing authorities who are established/ordained by God. By that logic, rebellion is not between human beings but rebellion against God which attracts judgement.

However, two instances of disobedience of the authorities are recorded in the Bible:

(i)         Healing of the lame beggar by Peter and John by saying "Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk" (KJV) They were told to shut up about the miracle. But Peter and John replied, "Which is right in God's eyes: to listen to you, or to Him? You be the judges !"

(ii)        Daniel, one of the three administrators under king Darius of Babylon, distinguished himself over his colleagues. Eventually the king appointed Daniel to rule over the entire 120 satraps which made other two administrators jealous of Daniel. They convinced the King to issue an edict that all prayers should be made to the king and no other gods. Daniel on hearing the news, went home, opened his windows towards Jerusalem. Three time a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to God, just as he had done before.

Daniel ended up in lion's den where miraculously, he was not bitten.  

Coming Sunday 11.10.2015, a discussion on 'Patriotism and the Church' is planned in place of the Bible Study normally held at 9.30 am in the basement of the Church

Friday, October 16, 2015

Nepal Mission Field

The details of report for the month of September, 2015 from the Nepal Mission Field is given below:

24th Field Conference 2015 completed without any problem  After EBC Nepal Missions Field was entitled to hold a conference, the 24 Field Conference was held at Birtamode  on 29 & 30 September, 2015. Rev. K. Kamchinkhup, Director of Ministries, EBC served spiritual food based on the theme of "A Christian Family Acceptable to God". All the sermons were appropriate for the local condition and enjoyable. Hymns were sang instead of the traditional ones which served to test the viability of applying the under production Nepali version of the normal song books.
During the Business Hour, the conference resolved on the following:

1.            A budget of Rs. 30 lakh (Nepali) was passed which includes pay and allowances of the regular workers and is planned to be generated from the Church members.
 2.           Two Upas/elders , Elder Yogendra Bazgai and Shyam Rai were ordained.
3.            Co-opting and declaration of 6 New Fellowships under NEBC
4.            Plan for establishment of at least 2 field stations in West Nepal during the year 2016. 
5.            Speedy completion of the Church and quarters building under construction and taking steps to own Church building by those not yet having one.
6.            Granting of permission to elect upa/elder to 5 villages during the year 2016.
7.            Pastor Tikaram Thapa and family was felicitated by the conference with a memento for having sponsored 3 native missionaries.
8.            Scrutiny and adoption of Audit reports. Auditors are assigned from Field Offices to various villages which is also re-checked in the Field office itself before laying before the conference.
9.            In spite of the conference being planned only for delegates, the final head count came to 113
With God's kindness and the unstinted prayers from the Churches of EBCC, the conference was completed even as there was so much of consternation and unrest in Manipur and Nepal. Special thanks to God and the praying fellow Churches.

II. Christians always thriumph in prayer Nepal has promulgated a new constitution on September 20, 2015. Various theories are floated in this connection. One such theory believes that backed by the Indian Hindus, some elements in the Nepali society tried to make the country a Hindu nation. The obvious target being the Christians, the need for a lot of prayer was felt by the Mission Field.
1.            Nepal has a Federal Democratic Secular state  Opposing the existence of a secular state, the orthodox Hindus conducted campaigns . But the more they tried the more they failed. Because the campaigns only served to show the fact that a large mass of the populace was not Hindus. Each and every community asserted their respective beliefs. A plebiscite showed a two-thirds majority aspiring a secular state. We owe a depth of gratitude to the Lord for giving us religious freedom. 
 2.           Threats to Christians  One night before the promulgation of the Nepali Constitution, the Hindu Morch Nepal placed 4 bombs in the Churches, 2 of which went off. Fortunately  there was no death or injury.  The Morcha spread the word that the locals Christians should return to the Hindu fold and missionaries should go back and that refusal would invite large scale violence and death. They warned that the Churches be burned down. The Church members held fervent prayers and believers at various places also interceded the almighty God. As a result such violence as apprehended, did not occur. Instead the police arrested three of the leaders of activists who placed bombs in the Churches.
 3.           Increase in number of Believers  Contrary to the apprehension of a Hindu backlash against the imposition of religious freedom, a high class family from pathari NEBC commit themselves to God and burned their magic ornaments on October 2, 2015. Similarly on October 3, 2015 a family committed themselves to God.

 III. Workers Performance: In the midst of trouble and turmoil at home and abroad, God continued to manifest itself in miracles. The performance of the workers performance during the current month may be stated as follows:-

 A. Concerning the people :- (1). Village reached = 41, (2). House Visit =148, (3). People reached= 138; (4). Counseling = 53; (5). New tithes= 13 ; (6). Pray for sick= 67, (7). Faith promise = 13; (8). Cottage meeting = 86; and (10) Administration of Baptism=13
Names of New Baptized : 1) Mr. Madhan Chaudhuri (56) of Budhabare; 2) Mrs. Nabani Chaudhuri (50) of Budhabare;  3) Mr. Bikash Chaudhuri (20) of Budhabare;  4) Ms. Srijharna Thamal (23) of Budhabare;  5) Ms. Rose Mary Thamal (16) of Budhabare;  6) Mr. Iman Limbu (21) of Budhabare;  7) Ms. Samir Limbu (18) of Budhabare;  8) Mr. Lanbahadur Karki (68) of Pathari;  9) Mr. Prakash siwa of pathari; 10) Mr. Amber Bahadur; 11) Rai (61) of Gipetar;  11) Mrs. Dilkumari Rai (59) of Gopetar;  12) Mrs. Sonu Rai (32) of Gopetar;  and 13) Mr. Sujan Rai (12) of Gopetar.
(11). Lord's Supper= 6, (12). Newly Married= 2 ; (13).Child dedication = 1; (14). Funeral = 1 ; (15). Area visit = 8 ; and (16) New Converts= 32  
Names of New Converts:  1) Mr. Rambahadur Thebe (51) of Kathmandu;  2) Mrs. Urmila Thebe (45) of Kathmandu;  3) Ms. Roshna Thebe (18) of Kathmandu;  4) Ms. Romisha Thebe (16) of Kathmandu;  5) Ms. Chhojan Thebe (19) of Kathmandu;  6) Ms. Martha Tamang (19) of Kathmandu;  7) Mr. Deva Bahadur maharjan (24) of Harishiddi;  8) Ms. Surjana (27) of Harishiddi;  9) Mr. Gyanbahadur Maharjan of Harishiddi;  10) Ms. Mani Maya Maharjan of harishiddi;  11) Mr. Kuskumar Rai of Imswa;  12) Ms. Suran rai of Imswa;  13) Ms. Sundesh Rai of Imswa;  14) Mr. Iman Limbu of Budhabare;  15) Mr. Kumar Adhikary (41) of Pathari;  16) Mrs. Puja Adhikary (33) of pathari;  17) Mr. Bikash Rai (12) of Bhoise;  18) Mr. Dinesh Rai (15) of Bhoise;  19) Mr. Shusir Rai (24)of Faklung;  20) Mrs. Chandrakumari Rai (25) of Faklung;  21) Ms. Subita Rai (10) of Faklung;  22) Ms. Rammaya Rai (15) of Faklung; 23) Mrs. Padamkumari Rai (51) of Faklung;  24) Mr. Deubhan Rai (50) of Bungrung; 25) Mr. Shandosh Seling of Tanglepa;  26) Mr. Aitaraj Kalikate (49) of Damak; 27) Mrs. Dilmaya Kalikote (46) of Damak; 28) Mr. Kumar adhikari (41) of Pathari; 29) Mrs. Puja Adhikari (33) of pathari;  30) Mr. Abhishek Adhikari (15) of Pathari;  31) Ms. Anisha adhikari (12) of Pathari; and 32) Ms. Sara Swati Adhikari (15) of Pathari.

B. Distribution of Christian Literature: - O.T. = 12 copies; N.T. =74 copies ; Tracts= 700 in number; Comics = 30 books;  and Booklets= 51

The Mission Field looks forward to bring out a Nepali Song Book with Tonic Solfa. The work is still in progress with more than 50% of the songs already written. Revision is going on. It is planned to be completed in the month of October  and proof sent in November 2015. The field welcomes offers from individuals and Churches to pay for the printing expense. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hilarious Deductive Interpretation

This is what I term as hilarious, decuctive interpretation by the media. May be I'm right, may be not. Heaven only knows. God bless my people !

New Delhi, Dated 2nd September, 2015
The Hon’ble Prime Minister,          
Government of India

Subject: Request for immediate intervention on the atrocities perpetrated on the tribal people in Manipur.

Hon’ble Sir,

The Manipur Tribals Forum, Delhi like to bring the following facts for your kind perusal and necessary action.

1.  That, on 31 August, 2015, the Manipur Assembly passed three bills following sustained protests in the Manipur valley districts demanding the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system for the State. The three bills, taken together, will directly undermine the existing safeguards for the tribal ‘hill areas’ regarding land-ownership and population influx as the primary threat for the tribal people comes not from outside the state but the valley Meitei people itself. The tribal people have made their opposition to the Meitei demands clear. But, the tribal people were never consulted by the ‘Joint Committee’ which have been spearheading the demands, nor the Manipur Government which accepts them. The tribal MLAs in the Assembly, fearing for their lives, dare not oppose the Bills when the Bills were introduced and passed in the Assembly.

2. That, the Hill Areas Committee (HAC), comprising of all tribal MLAs, which was set up under Article 371C of the Constitution to protect tribal interests and whose concurrence is mandatory for all legislation affecting tribal areas, was summarily brushed aside.

3. That, this instance has sparked off a strong opposition from all the tribal people of Manipur across the state. It flared up emotion into violent reaction against their representative tribal MLAs. The state government, instead of explaining the contents of the amendment and pacifying the agitators used its naked forces to suppress the tribals causing widespread atrocities, untold miseries, and uncontrolled human rights violation across the hills.

4. That, the brutal reaction of the state forces against the peaceful mass agitation has caused the loss of precious lives of eight people and several number of the agitators were left with serious injury. In a clear case of daylight repression the state forces used real bullets to disperse the protesters. Your Honour might have seen various reports in the national media and social media networks testifying to the brutality of the state forces in dealing with the situation.

5. That, the incident of passing the Bill and its brutal suppression of the tribal agitators, State Government has shown its real intention to grab the lands of the tribal people which has been so far protected by the Constitution of India. It also shows a clear case of the present Ibobi government’s incompetency to govern the state.

We, the Manipur Tribals Forum, Delhi, therefore demand from the Government of India:

i). To immediately impose President’s Rule in Manipur

ii). To punish those state security forces involved in the brutal killing of the agitators.

iii). To immediately withdraw the Manipur Police commandos from all tribal areas and if need be, deploy central forces.

iv). Restoration of all villages transferred to valley district to their original hill districts.

v). To expeditiously act on the demands for ‘separate administration’ for the tribal areas of Manipur. This is a proof, if any more are needed, that the hill tribals and the plain Meiteis cannot live together under one administration.

Yours Sincerely,

On behalf of the Manipur Tribals Forum, Delhi

The Hindu Editorial dated 3.9.2015 stated:-

The crisis in Manipur stems from the demand to stop ‘outsiders’ from buying land in the State, in a context where the local population, predominantly the Meiteis, harbours fears of being marginalised. The valley constitutes only 10 per cent of the State’s geographical area and Meiteis constitute about 50 per cent of the population there. The long-standing demand has been to introduce a system similar to the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in other northeastern States, or some similar stipulation, to stop in-migration. But for this to be effective, the State needs to identify the ‘outsiders’ first. But that is a complex issue anywhere in the northeastern region as the borders are largely porous and the Government of India has not done enough to check the passage of people across them. One reason this was not done was to protect the state’s own interest: for a long time now, a section of the immigrants have been engaged to counter local insurgent groups. But as the demand for an ILP escalated, a cut-off year of 1951 was determined in the new Bills passed on Monday in order to identify outsiders. However, one of them, the Protection of Manipur People’s Bill, and two amendments, have been opposed by the tribal organisations, which claim control of the Manipur Hill districts. These are chiefly groups of Kukis, Mizos and Chins. They feel insecure as many of them who came to Manipur after 1951 or whose lineage may not meet the list of criteria set out in the Bills, could now be legally identified as ‘outsiders.’ Many of them also believe a rumour that the two amendments would be valid in the Manipur Hills districts, which is untrue.

The issues might not have escalated had the State government consulted the Hill Areas Committee before passing the Bills in order to clear any misunderstanding. Neither the organisation that had led the pro-ILP movement nor any of the tribal organisations was approached for any kind of dialogue. The pro-ILP movement was mostly confined to the Valley districts, while the people in the Hills isolated themselves, assuming and arguing that they were protected from outsiders under existing laws. As the tensions grew in the absence of dialogue, political groups added fuel to the fire to try and topple the Congress-led government and invite President’s Rule. Hence, it is not any genuine fear of becoming marginalised but realpolitik that is playing out in the hills of Manipur. But from any perspective, this is a dangerous portent for all the northeastern States. The Centre and the State need to come forward quickly to engage the people and figure out a solution to the crisis in order that it won’t go out of control.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

job in lok sabha secretariat

I left Army Headquarters to join as assistant on 30.10.1998 in AN-I Branch of Lok Sabha Secratariat. On the 24th November, 1998, I was posted in the Departmentally related Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution. From there I was moved on to the Question Branch during the Month of September, 2002. There I got promoted as Senior Executive Assistant and subsequently as Executive Officer 

Monday, July 6, 2015

leave account

Table of Leave in the credit of officers/staff of Group-C
Name and designation
CL in credit as on
CH in credit as on
2RH's used on
BD Dhyani US
4 on 7.7.2015

Rajpal Singh EO
5 as on 7.7.2015

Mili Dinesh SEA
7 as on 7.7.2015
6 as on 7.7.2015

Lal Engzauve SEA
2 as on 7.7.2015
9 as on 7.7.2015

Madhu Kanaujia SEA
6 as on 7.7.2015
8 as on 7.7.2015

Vineeta Sachdeva SEA
6 as on 7.7.2015
4 as on 7.7.2015

Vijay Kumar SEA
6 as on 7.7.2015
3 as on 7.7.2015
DS Rawat SEA
4 as on 7.7.2015
5 as on 7.7.2015

Saurabh Prakash EA
1 as on 7.7.2015
1 as on 25.6.2015

Sunil Sr Clerk
6 as on 7.7.2015
9 as on 7.7.2015

Sanjay Kumar Sr Clerk
5 as on 7.7.2015
2 as on 7.7.2015

Aarti Sr Clerk
6 as on 7.7.2015
8 as on 7.7.2015

AR Ansari Sr Clerk
6 as on 7.7.2015
13 as on 7.7.2015

Sohit Kr Sharma Jr Clerk
4.5 as on 7.7.2015
2 as on 7.7.2015

Rinku Attdt Gr II
5 as on 7.7.2015
4 as on 7.7.2015

Sagar Singh Jr Clerk
7 as on 7.7.2015
2 as on 7.7.2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

tsp dated 29.11.2011

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