The newly formed Cabinet approves the plans for the Divyangs, the primitive tribes; Framing policies for the health and information technology sector

  • Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura

Agartala, 16th May 2022: New Tripura cabinet members under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha on Monday approved new welfare programs for Divyangs and indigenous tribes, and frame two policies in the healthcare and IT sectors.

After being sworn in at the Governor’s House on Monday noon, all new ministers in Dr. Saha’s cabinet attended a courtesy meeting at the Civil Secretariat here in Agartala. The meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary Kumar Alok and Principal Secretaries from all departments.

In today’s meeting, several agendas were to be discussed to take decisions but Chief Secretary Alok urged the new Chief Minister to take decisions on some agendas which are from the highest necessity, ICA Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said Monday afternoon.

In a press conference at the Civil Secretariat here in Agartala, Chowdhury said, “A plan will be announced for the welfare of the ‘Divyang’ people following the guidelines of the central government and the Supreme Court. As a result, service booking, tracks in government institutions and establishments, economic benefits, etc. predictable. »

Among the new council of ministers, an elected representative of the “Reang” community had been inducted by the IPFT, an allied partner of the BJP.

For the comprehensive development of the indigenous ‘Reang’ tribes in the state, the ICA Minister said, “A new program will be introduced for the welfare of the Primitive Tribal Group (PTG). In the state, there are 43,316 families and the population is 1.85 lakh. They reside in all districts except West Tripura and Sepahijala districts.

Claiming significant development in the health sector under former Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Chowdhury said, “The health policy of Tripura state needs to be framed following the national policy of health 2017. To develop the primary health center, community health center, sub-divisions, districts and state centers, this policy should be developed within two months.

Fourth, Tripura IT Policy was formulated in 2017 and expired in 2022. Hence, the IT Policy will again be framed in order to stimulate job creation and more businesses from different parts of India and India. foreigners will come to invest here in Tripura, he added.


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