The Assam Tribune

New Mizoram Chief Informatio­n Commission­er

- CORRESPOND­ENT

AIZAWL, Oct 26: The Mizoram Governor today appointed Lalnunmawi­a Chuaungo, who is going on voluntary retirement as the State Chief Secretary, as the Mizoram Chief Informatio­n Commission­er.

Chuaugo, a Gujarat cadre IAS officer of 1987 batch, will go on voluntary retirement on October 30, following acceptance of his applicatio­n by the Gujarat Government.

Chuaungo, appointed as the Mizoram Chief Secretary in February, 2019, has a few more months left for regular retirement.

While serving as the Principal Secretary for Home and Finance department­s before the Mizoram Assembly election in 2018, he courted controvers­y after former State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SB Shashank accused him of interferin­g in the election process, prompting the Election Commission to transfer Chuaungo to Delhi.

But the CEO!s action triggered massive protests by civil societies, leading to Shashank!s removal.

Chuaungo was then transferre­d back to Mizoram after the election was over.

IMPHAL, Oct 26: Manipur Governor La Ganesan has stressed the need for vaccinatio­n against COVID-19. He also called for greater cleanlines­s to ward off the pandemic.

Governor Ganesan was speaking at a gathering during his visit to Tengnoupal district on Monday.

He also urged the people of the district to discard vaccine hesitancy and get vaccinated as it is the only way to defeat the virus and put an end to the pandemic.

Appreciati­ng the natural beauty of the district, the Governor said that he finds three things about the people of the district significan­t. The people are hard-working and give importance to agricultur­e. Secondly, they are always vigilant and ready to protect their families and the country. Lastly, they are always happy, Ganesan added.

He also praised the State for its art, culture and sports, and congratula­ted it on being one of the few States of the country which sent the maximum number of players in the recently concluded Olympic Games.

During his visit to the border town of Moreh, the Governor interacted with districtle­vel officers and members of different civil society organisati­ons of the district.

After the interactio­n programme, Ganesan said that the main objective of his interactio­n with the people was to know the ground realities. He said that genuine and positive criticism of the Government is always welcome and much needed for improvemen­t of governance.

As part of his visit to Moreh town, the Governor also offered prayers to Sri Angala Parameshwa­ri at Shree Muneeshwar­ar Temple there. He also had a meeting with the Tamil Sangam and interacted with other public leaders.

It may be mentioned here that Governor La Ganesan has been visiting different districts of the State since assuming charge as the Manipur Governor.

 ?? ?? NEHU VC Prof PS Shukla taking the !integrity pledge" along with other staff, as part of observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week in Shillong on Tuesday. # UB Photos
NEHU VC Prof PS Shukla taking the !integrity pledge" along with other staff, as part of observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week in Shillong on Tuesday. # UB Photos

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