State government of Tripura Current Affairs - 2020

Tripura Government to start ‘Play Little, Study Little’ Scheme from 25th June

The state government of Tripura has decided to start a scheme for school students from 25th June 2020. The scheme is named ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’ –meaning ‘Play Little, Study Little’.

The scheme will be implemented via SMS or WhatsApp. For students, those who have access to smartphones of their parents will be able to access the scheme through WhatsApp. For students having feature phones, they will be able to access through SMS.

The objective of the scheme is to make sure that students invest their time in studies during these times of uncertainty as it could still take a couple of months for schools to reopen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the scheme name ‘Play little’, students apart from studies will also be provided with fun and games activities. The scheme will benefit students from 4,398 government-aided and 335 private schools across the state.

How Students will get access to the scheme?

Every morning, from the headquarter of the state’s Education Department the learning contents will be shared with the academic coordinator each district. The coordinator of the district will share the same with the headmasters of the schools located in that particular district.

The school headmasters will further share it with the teachers of their schools, a single teacher will have the responsibility of a particular number of students of the school. The teacher will share the content will the students.

Govt. signs Memorandum of Settlement with National Liberation Front of Twipra

A peace agreement was signed between Government of India, State government of Tripura and Tripura’s banned insurgency group National Liberation Front of Twipra led by Sabir Kumar Debbarma (NLFT-SD). As per the agreement NLFT-SD has agreed to abjure path of violence and join mainstream.

A Memorandum of Settlement was also signed in this regard between, Centre, State Government of Tripura and NLFT-SD with group also being agreed to surrender its 88 cadres with their weapons.

Key Highlights

National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT) has been banned under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) since 1997. The group has been involved in violence, operating from their camps across international border.

NLFT-SD: The insurgent group has been responsible for violent activities during period 2005-2015 including 317 insurgency incidents in which 28 security forces and 62 civilians lost their lives. In 2015, peace talks with NLFT were initiated and since 2016 there has been no violence by NLFT.

The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per Scheme for Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation of Militants in the North-East, 2018 of Ministry of Home Affairs.

State Government of Tripura will help surrendered cadres in recruitment, housing, and education. Also, centre will consider proposals of Tripura State Government regarding economic development of tribal areas of Tripura.