Aizawl: Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga, on Friday said that the central government was unable to provide Rs 3,500 crore to the state during the last three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He made the statement while addressing the annual conference of the Mizoram Engineer Service Association (MESA) at Berawtlang in Aizawl.
The CM said that the state government was unable to take the desired actions due to financial constraints.
“As we have been severely impacted by these problems and constraint, we can’t do what we want to do and make new recruitment. We need your understanding as we have been impacted by several difficulties which we don’t expect,” Zoramthanga said.
He said that the government is well aware of the demands of the association to new recruits. “We also know the needs of other services,” he said.
Zoramthanga said that his government would make efforts for the welfare of the employees. The chief minister said that the hardships and difficulties that the state faced made him realised the need for self-dependency.
Over the past four years, EastMojo revolutionised the coverage of Northeast India through our sharp, impactful, and unbiased coverage. And we are not saying this: you, our readers, say so about us. Thanks to you, we have become Northeast India’s largest, independent, multimedia digital news platform.
Now, we need your help to sustain what you started.
We are fiercely protective of our ‘independent’ status and would like to remain so: it helps us provide quality journalism free from biases and agendas. From travelling to the remotest regions to cover various issues to paying local reporters honest wages to encourage them, we spend our money on where it matters.
Now, we seek your support in remaining truly independent, unbiased, and objective. We want to show the world that it is possible to cover issues that matter to the people without asking for corporate and/or government support. We can do it without them; we cannot do it without you.
Support independent journalism, subscribe to EastMojo.
He said that Mizoram has been blessed with natural resources, good climate and water reservoir. The CM urged the engineers to give their best to unearth and tap the wealth of the state and to transform it into a land of self-reliance. Further, he encouraged the engineers to take the challenge of developing the state.
MESA was founded in 1972 with 8 members. The association currently has 332 actives members- 144 in PWD, 73 in Power and Electricity department, 67 in Public Health Engineering department and 16 in I&WR department. With some life members, the current strength of the association is 363 members.
- Assam: 74 rare tortoises seized from Silchar-Sealdah train, 2 arrested
- Internet ban in Manipur again? Check details here
- Nagaland: Church condemns PM’s call for cleanliness drive on Sunday
- Ukhrul: Journalists boycott 24 AR over ‘harassment’ of reporter
- Mizoram: Serchhip district celebrates silver jubilee amid HIV, drug abuse concerns
- Tripura HC dismisses one of ‘10,323’ teachers’ plea, fines petitioner