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Government Employees Face 'No-Work-No-Pay' Order in Manipur Amidst Clashes

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Saturday, August 26, 2023
Government Employees Face 'No-Work-No-Pay' Order in Manipur Amidst Clashes
Manipur Chief Minister Implements 'No-Work-No-Pay' Order Amidst Ethnic Violence
Imphal:  Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has taken a strict stance against state government employees who have been absent from work without proper leave, invoking the 'no-work-no-pay' order. In light of the ongoing ethnic violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities, the BJP government has directed administrative heads to provide details of employees who have been absent since the outbreak of violence.

The clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities have resulted in the tragic loss of over 100 lives. The violence initially erupted on May 3 after a 'Tribal Solidarity March' was organized in the hill districts to protest against the Meitei community's demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.

Manipur's population consists of approximately 53 percent Meiteis, with Nagas and Kukis comprising another 40 percent. Against this backdrop, the state government has taken measures to ensure the continuity of essential services and maintain productivity by implementing the 'no-work-no-pay' policy.

This decision has been made to address the issue of state employees not reporting for duty without valid reasons or leaves. The administrative heads have been instructed to provide comprehensive information about the absent employees, facilitating effective management and appropriate action.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army has expressed concerns about women activists deliberately obstructing routes and interfering with security forces' operations in violence-hit Manipur. The Army's Spears Corps tweeted, stating that such unwarranted interference hampers the timely response of security forces during critical situations aimed at saving lives and protecting property.

In response, the Indian Army has appealed to all sections of the population to support their efforts in restoring peace. They have called for cooperation from the community to facilitate their mission in bringing stability and security to Manipur. The Army seeks to minimize disruptions and ensure the safety and well-being of the local population.

As Manipur grapples with the repercussions of ethnic violence, the government's measures to enforce work attendance and the Army's call for support underscore the importance of maintaining order and restoring peace in the region. It is crucial for all stakeholders to come together and cooperate in efforts to resolve the underlying issues and foster harmony among different communities in Manipur.