DISTRICT OFFICER TRIBAL AFFAIRS AND HILLS, TAMENGLONG
The activities of the supplementary in the nature of the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes family of Manipur. The main objective of the department is to implement income generating schemes element to the below property line family. The work programmes has two sectors viz:-
- Family oriented schemes
- Social/Community development schemes
A) FAMILY ORIENTED SCHEMES: Under this scheme has various programmes implemented like Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Piggeries, Industries, Women’s & Children Programmes, Medical and Health, Education etc.
B) SOCIAL/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES: Under this programme, construction/repairing of roads, school buildings, community halls, hostels, water supply’s minor irrigation, etc. are done.
Tribal Welfare Office was installed in Imphal in 1976 with Shri Prongo MCS as it first Director. This Directorate was created for the welfare of the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes in Manipur sate. The nomenclature of the Directorate alter from time to time according to the decision of the government cabinet. In 1989 with the Cabinet decision 6(six) branch offices were created in the hill districts/areas namely, Churachandpur, Chandel, Ukhrul, Senapati, Tamenglong and Gamnom Sapermeina in Safar Hills, to minimize the problems faced by the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes of Manipur. During this period, the Directorate was named as Directorate for Development of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes and the branch offices wre headed by Assistant Director. Development works and schemes were decentralized.
The above schemes/programmes are changed from time to time. There is a State Level Advisory Board. The policies and work programmes are formatted by this Board every year. There is a District Level Beneficiary Selection Committee in all five hill districts and Assistant Director, Kangpokpi. This committee is authorized to identify and recommend the deserving beneficiaries and other work programmes of the concerned district.
In 2011 there was a great change of this department. Autonomous District Council(ADC) Election was held and matters relating to Scheduled Caste and their welfare which was with the Directorate for Development of Tribal and Scheduled Caste was transferred to the Directorate for Minorities and other Backward Classes and the parent Directorate was renamed as Tribal Affairs and Hills Department. With this alteration policy the progammme was centralized once again. ADC was granted 50% of fund from the TA and Hills Department. Therefore, the district offices could not implement the previous programme till today.
However there is a new scheme which was commenced from the year 2013-14 for all ST and SC students who are studying in Class-VI and X as Pre-metric scholarship. The nomenclature of the Directorate is renamed Tribal Affairs, Hills and Scheduled Caste Development since the Scheduled Caste Welfare has been transferred back to the TA and Hills Department. This new schemes is in addition to the previous post metric scholarship. Forms will be available in this office or individuals can download from the website https://manipur.gov.in
Government of Manipur, Order No. 26/20/2011-TD(MISC) dated 14/10/2016 and Directorate Order No. 17/98/2014-TAH dated 29th November, 2016 all matters relating to Scheduled Caste and their welfare which was totally transferred from the Directorate for Development of Tribal and Scheduled Caste was transferred to the Directorate for Minorities and other backward class, Imphal. Now this department is functioning under Directorate of Tribal Affairs and Hills.
- Shri M. Jilla Singh, District Officer, TA and Hills, Tamenglong.
- Shri Ng. Chandbabu Singh, E.O./Agri, TA and Hills, Tamenglong.
- Shri Ok. Gunamani Singh, S.O., TA and Hills, Tamenglong.
- Shri R.K. Pongamang, RM, TA and Hills, Tamenglong.
- Shri Heujinggaing Panme, Casual LDC, TA and Hills, Tamenglong.
- Shri Hongenang Gonmei, Peon, TA and Hills, Tamenglong.
- Shri K. Khellanang, Peon, TA and Hills, Tamenglong.
- Shri Tingsangbonliu, Peon, TA and Hills, Tamenglong.
At present this office has no much development work since all development project and schemes are centralised. District offices are existing nominally till today.