IMPHAL, July 15: The state cabinet meeting held this evening under the chair of the chief minister approved creation of some 170 posts of MCS/MPS/Jr.MCS/MFS/SDC/SO along with rescheduling of the preliminary examination of the combined competitive examination of 2008 conducted by the Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC).
According to a reliable source, the cabinet meeting held today approved direct post creation of some 80 new posts of MCS/MPS/Jr.MCS/MFS/SDC/SO in addition to the previous 92 approved posts and the preliminary examination of combined competitive examination held in 2008 would also be rescheduled with age relaxation of those candidates who have already appeared in the said preliminary examination.
The cabinet also approved that the rules of MPSC regarding the quota system of SC/ST that any SC/ST candidate securing marks at par with the general candidates shall be placed in the general category as against their reserved seats would be applicable to the pre-medical test conducted by state health services.
The cabinet meeting further discussed the amendment of Manipur Essential Service Act, 1984 that would be placed before the ongoing assembly session with the inclusion of another sub clause regarding the safety measures to be taken up to ensure essential public service.
The ex-post facto of the appointment of advisor of JNIMS was also approved by the cabinet along with the decision to appoint 15 sweepers on contract basis for Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.
The cabinet meeting also approved setting up of an engineering cell for the department of Minority and Other Backward Classes for which the executive engineers would be appointed on deputation from other engineering departments.The creation of 17 posts of National Sports Academy including graduate teachers of various subjects, coaches, drivers and peons was also approved by today's cabinet meeting.(IFP)