Zoramthanga cabinet passes judiciary separation

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Aizawl, May 31 (UNI) The Zoramthanga cabinet in Mizoram has passed the much-awaited separation of the judiciary from the executive.

The cabinet's decision followed a dialogue between Mizoram Chief Minister and the Gauhati High Court Chief Justice here on May 17, an official statement said here today.

The cabinet also approved the Mizoram Judicial Service (Amendment) Rules, it said adding the separation of judiciary would also apply to the three autonomous district councils - Lai, Mara and Chakma.

The cabinet meeting also decided to create 15 new posts to reinforce the Trade &Commerce department and one Joint Director post each for Information&Public Relations and Labour&Employment and a Superintendent post for Directorate of Agriculture/Crop Husbandry.

It also agreed to create ten super-numerary posts for the newly set up Krishi Vigyan Kendra.

The cabinet also decided to bifurcate Mizoram police into two ranges - southern range to be headquartered at Lunglei and northern range with Aizawl as headquarters.

However, the cabinet was still undecided on the creation of the much-demanded Hnahthial district, regularisation of work-charged, muster roll employees and the centrally-sponsored Operation Blackboard teachers.

The cabinet meeting would resume on Monday to consider these sensitive issues, it said.

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