ITANAGAR, June 6 - The BJP Government in Arunachal Pradesh has decided to move the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) to expeditiously complete the Hollongi Greenfield Airport � the foundation stone of which was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February last.
�Determined to push and put in place the basic infrastructure which would open the gate of economic upliftment of Arunachal Pradesh, the State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu has recently decided to impress upon the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation to expeditiously complete the Hollongi Greenfield Airport before the deadline of 42 months set by the AAI (Airports Authority of India),� stated a press note from CMO here.
The Cabinet also decided to request the Ministry of Civil Aviation to constitute a Project Monitoring Committee under the chairmanship of Union Secretary of Civil Aviation with Chief Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh being one of the members in order to ensure time to time monitoring of the project.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for construction of Hollongi Airport on February 9 this year. The Airport once built will see landing of A-320 aircrafts, which will also have cargo facilities.
The Pema Khandu-led Cabinet also took important decisions to revamp and improve the health sector in the State. The Cabinet decided to rationalise the posting of doctors, specially the specialists, to ensure that essential medical and special services are made available in each and every district of the state.
Cabinet also decided to enhance the number of medical seats from existing 50 to 100 in the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), Naharlagun.
It was also decided that a 250-bedded hospital and a dedicated Maternal Child and Eye Care facility unit will be established at Itanagar.
Two General Hospitals will be upgraded to 200 bed level. Proposal for establishing AIIMS in Arunachal Pradesh will be submitted to Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
The Cabinet also took major decisions to improve the status of education, besides taking a slew of measures to reinforce the law and order in the State.
The Cabinet also ordered to frame a State Education Policy within three months. It was also decided that State�s first Law College at Jote will be started in July 2019 and Govt Model Degree College at Palin to be started this year.
The other key decisions taken by the Cabinet included: Paperless e-Office in Secretariat and Directorates for effective decision-making and e-HRMS module for online transfer & posting of teachers.
On law and order front, the Cabinet decided that an Emergency Response Support System shall be made operational by July 31. The Cabinet while taking note of the manpower requirement in the Police department approved creation of 1,000 posts in the financial year 2019-20.