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Eastern Naga students’ Federation to launch indefinite stir from April 21

The Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) on Monday announced that it would launch a fresh agitation starting April 21 over the government’s failure to address its six-point charter demand. The

The Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) on Monday announced that it would launch a fresh agitation starting April 21 over the government’s failure to address its six-point charter demand.

The ENSF has stated that they would be holding an indefinite peaceful agitation outside the Nagaland Civil Secretariat in Kohima starting from April 21.

The federation has been demanding the inclusion of exempted departments and posts in the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) Regulation, 2020.

ENSF president Chingmak Chang that they are going to resort to protests as the cabinet sub-committee formed to look into the charter of demands by the ENSF has not been able to deliberate points 3 and 4 despite the demands by the ENSF.

They further expressed their dissatisfaction at the report submitted by the cabinet sub-committee to the state government.

Chang said that the government had constituted a Cabinet Sub-Committee in 2020 to discuss its charter demand and a report was subsequently submitted about a year later but the government ‘never discussed’ its demands.

He also clarified that the ENSF is not blocking the functioning of NSSB but attempting to eradicate backdoor appointment and give chance to meritocracy.

Chang added that the federation had called off its agitation in 2020 following the government’s assurance to consider its demand but the matter isn’t solved after more than two years.

The departments which are exempted from the purview of NSSB are: Home, Fire and Emergency services, Prisons, Nagaland Lokayukta, Nagaland Police Telecommunication Organisation (NPTO), Home Guards and Civil Defence, Excise and Forest Guard (Pay Level 5) in the Environment Forest and Climate Change department.

Group C posts are like Store Keeper/ Store Assistant, Laboratory Assistant, Tracer, Boilerman under Horticulture department, copyist under School Education, Draughtsman, Grainer (Map Production), Assistant Inspector under LMCP, Motor Vehicle Checker, Counter Attendant/Binder/Dark Room Assistant, Bench Assistant/Bench Clerk under Law & Justice Department, Asst. Road and

Enforcement Inspector, Demonstrators under I&C Department, Record Assistant, Court Keeper, Technical Assistant, Projector Operator and Labour Supervisor are also included.

First Published: 19th April, 2022 12:44 IST



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