The Manipur High Court closed a PIL seeking construction of the General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) Institute building at Tamenglong.
An additional affidavit dated 28.09.2022 was filed by S. Nepolean, Government Advocate, on behalf of the State of Manipur and the Director of Health Services.
Therein, the Deputy Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Government of Manipur, set out details of funding by the Central Government under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme and preparation of the estimate for the project in question.
He also narrated the particulars of funds released for the construction of building and asserted that the construction of GNM School at Tamenglong was now in progress.
According to him, a sum of Rs 1,78,70,842 was released to the Manipur Tribal Development Corporation for construction of GNM School.
In the light of the aforestated additional affidavit, M. Rakesh, Counsel for the petitioner, stated that the cause in the PIL no longer survives for consideration on merits.
Therefore, the Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar and Justice M.V. Muralidaran closed the PIL.