The monthly Mon District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting for the month of January was held on January 15 in the DC’s conference hall, Mon under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and vice chairman, DPDB, Thavaseelan K (IAS). Reiterating the fact that election duties take precedence over all other tasks, the DC apprised the members of the preparations done for the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Elections, 2018. He urged those drafted for election duty to put in all possible efforts for the successful conduct of the elections. The house was also apprised of Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) centres for de-addiction. A programme involving NGOs and other stakeholders are being planned for de-addiction, the DC stated, and added that these programmes will have livelihood training component. Executive Engineer, Power, Mon Division, Er. S.I. Asangba Tikhir highlighted about the power situation in the district. The house later deliberated on power theft situations as well transmission and distribution losses. The DC later informed all members to attend the monthly DPDB meeting without fail. He warned of show cause notices on those absenting the meeting regularly. Phek: The monthly Phek DPDB meeting was held on January 16 at DPDB Hall, Phek under the chairmanship of Chairman, Phek DPDB and Advisor, Social Welfare, Chotisuh Sazo. SDO (Civil) Phek, Neilezo Tep reviewed the last meeting minutes. The newly posted officers were also introduced to the house. Chairman, Chotisuh Sazo delivering New Year greetings, urged the members to be sincere in their works. He also asked officers to be present at their places of postings for convenience the people. Food & Civil Supplies Department and Sports Department, Phek gave reports of their departmental activities. The next DPDB meeting will be held on 9th February. The Department of Forest and DEF (SP) Department, Phek will give reports of their departmental activities in the next meeting.