ATCTT seeks clarification on appointment of members by Duda advisor
Dimapur, Sep. 18 (EMN): The Adhoc Town Council Tobu Town (ATCTT) has sought clarification on the appointment of 11 members by the advisor to Department of Under Developed Area (Duda), N Bungkhao, to render support and co-operation to the administration for smooth functioning till the official date of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) election is announced by the state government.
“The ULB Election was kept in abeyance; it was in consultation with the administration and public of all wards had democratically selected their ward chairmen or ward representatives excluding those undeclared ULB candidates to assist the administration for the smooth functioning of the town led by vice chairman and secretary. However, it is unfortunate that the Honb’le Advisor DUDA has personally selected/appointed new members without seeking public majority on his self interest which is totally illegal and is against the democratic norms of the country,” read the representation to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, issued by ATCTT former vice chairman L Kaiba Konyak and former member A Yenso Konyak.
The ATCTT has asked if the government of Nagaland has entrusted the advisor to appoint the members directly on his own ‘without consulting the general public or the person concern, ward or town as well as the general administration’.
“If so, we would like to know the official notification of the state government regarding the authorisation order entrusted for appointment of members to the ULB. Those candidates who contested are waiting for declaration of result the Town Council of Tobu would like to know from state government the relaxation of null and void order. If not what action will be taken to Hon’ble Advisor DUDA for violation of government policy,” it read.
“Instead of confusing and fooling the general public we would like to approach before our Honourable Chief Minister of Nagaland to personally declare/ notify order for counting of election result which was kept in abeyance especially for Tobu Town Council,” it added.