BJP apprises Guv on major issues
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 1
A THREE-member delegation of Nagaland unit of BJP took up with Governor Ashwani Kumar four major issues concerning the state. The BJP delegation who met the Governor at raj Bhavan on September 30 raised the Indo-Naga political issue, Assam-Nagaland border issue, Article 371(A) and financial issue relating to the State.On his part, the Governor assured to take the up issue with appropriate authorities at the Centre, general secretary and spokesman, BJP Nagaland, K James Vizo said in a release on Tuesday.
Interacting with the BJP delegation which included Dr M Chuba Ao, State president, Vihoshe James, general secretary (Adm) and K.James Vizo, general secretary and spokesman, the Governor said his top priority is welfare of the people and upholding the Constitution of India and stressed that education, employment and infrastructure building such as roads under BRO and NH, railways and communication network (BSNL) should improve in its performance in the State.
The release said the Governor expressed concern over the education system in the State, saying it is in pathetic condition. He said he had witnessed during his visit to some government schools where there is only one teacher for 105 students and in some cases there are no sufficient class rooms or teachers.
“We are cheating ourselves when we say we are giving education,” the release said quoting the Governor.
Sharing his views with the BJP team on how to reform the education system in the State, the Governor suggested that students should pursue professional courses after 10th standard so that they could be easily be employed or self-employed after their studies.
As per 2011 census, out of 19.81 lakh population in the State, 1,14,600 people employed in the State government departments and therefore, the students need to go for more vocational courses to be self employed, he stated.
On the oil exploration issue, the Governor suggested that the people of the State must visit Barmer in Rajasthan and study the type of concept adopted there. As per their tripartite model, 12 percent royalty in the form of revenue is paid to the State government which amounts to Rs 600 crore per year, 24 percent is paid to the people and the rest goes to the companies, he informed. “Make a comparative study whether similar model will be viable in our State too,” he said.
Stressing that peace and political stability is very important for a State, he affirmed that the 16-point agreement and Article 371(A) should be honoured and cannot be compromised.
To a query that transfer and posting files are delayed at his table, the Governor clarified to the BJP team that all files are cleared in due time and no files are kept pending.