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DDCF, CNSA oppose shifting of Dimapur DC headquarters

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By EMN Updated: Apr 06, 2021 10:22 pm
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Dimapur, April 6 (EMN): Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF) in a letter to the chief minister has opposed the proposed shifting of the DC office in Dimapur to Chumoukedima village.

In the letter, a copy of which was made available to Eastern Mirror, DDCF stated that various organisations and citizens of Dimapur had expressed their resentment against the move in earlier representations.

“However, inspite of the various legitimate and logical reasons stated in our earlier representations, it is learnt that the Government of Nagaland is still in the process of shifting the DC office from the present strategic location to the new site. For which, we the undersigned representatives of various organisations of Dimapur once again reaffirm our earlier representations dated 25/08/2014 and 05/06/2015 and have decided not to allow the shifting of the present office of the Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur to Chumukedima village under any circumstances,” it read.

It further said that the apex bodies representing various organisations and citizens of Dimapur district did not have any objection for creation of two administrative heads (urban and rural DC) within the district for the convenience of the people.

“In the event of the Government continuing to act against public interest, the citizens of Dimapur shall be compelled to take out democratic agitations to ensure that the interest of the public is safeguarded,’ it added.

The Central Nagaland Students’ Association (CNSA) in a statement on Tuesday has also opposed the move to shift the deputy commissioner office.

It stated that the new district headquarters would not be able to “execute the duties and responsibilities of the district Administration as the village council will dictate the terms of governance in the district”.

“In this juncture Naga people need able and interference-free administration for growth and equitable development to meet the growing challenges in our state,” it read.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 06, 2021 10:22:42 pm