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Home dept suggestions for efficient functioning of police

Aizawl: Mizoram Home department on Tuesday made several suggestions for more efficient functioning of the state police and observant of austerity measures in the meeting convened by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and attended by Home Minister R Lalzirliana. The meeting was also attended Home department officials and senior police officers. In the meeting the Home department suggested that concerted efforts should be made to end the use of constables by senior police official for private works according to an official statement. It was also suggested that a Central police workshop be established to cut down expenses on vehicle repairs and also put an end to senior police officers keeping more than two vehicles. Recruitment of more state home guard personnel in view of the possibility of natural disasters hitting the state and for civil defence was also suggested. The meeting was held after Lal Thanhawla asked all the secretaries to make suggestions on improvement in efficiency and austerity measures. (PTI)

Govt withdraws Assamese as official language from Barak valley

Guwahati: Assam government today withdrew Assamese as the official language of the Barak valley with immediate effect. “The Government of Assam has withdrawn the circular PLC 14/2011/39 dated 30th November 2013 regarding use of Assamese as official language in Barak Valley with immediate effect,” an official release said. The circular that created confusion in some circles was not actually meant for Barak valley, the release said. “The latest circular PLC14/2011/47 issued today (Tuesday) by the Political (B) Department, Government of Assam said that the official language of Barak Valley will continue to be used for all official works,” the statement said. “The circular issued at the directive of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is to remove the misapprehension regarding use of official language in Barak Valley,” it added. On Monday, Cachar district Deputy Commissioner Gokul Mohan Hazarika had said in an official statement that authority has already issued a directive for using Bengali as official language in the district as per a memorandum by Barak Upatyaka Banga Sahitya–O–Sanskriti Sammelan. (PTI)

Assam govt sends ADGP to liaise with Jammu and Kashmir govt

Guwahati: The Assam Government has deputed the Additional Director General of Police (Vigilance and Anti Corruption) today to Jammu and Kashmir to liaise with the state government in order to render necessary assistance to the people of Assam stranded there. ADGP Rajkumar Chandranathan will be camping at Srinagar and will tie up with the Jammu and Kashmir Government for taking necessary action for rendering assistance, an official statement said. (PTI)

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