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Nagaland

Deadlock over RoEB

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By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2013 12:18 am
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Correspondent
KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 22

THE Governor of Nagaland and Council of Ministers are still at logger-heads with regard to the Rules of Executive Business as the closed-door meeting ended in a stalemate today.
As reported exclusively in this daily on November 19 issue, the state cabinet during its meeting held on November 18 had accepted the invitation of the governor to have formal discussions with him before arriving at any conclusions on the Rules of Executive Business (RoEB), specially with regard to transfer and postings of the bureaucrats below the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police.Sources in the Council of Ministers (CoM) revealed that the proposed closed-door meeting was held this evening at Raj Bhavan, wherein the Governor Dr. Ashwani Kumar and the CoM led by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio shared their point of view on the RoEB. However, the sources refrained from divulging the any of the expressions made by the Governor.
Sources revealed that during the meeting held for almost one and a half hour both sides expressed their opinions on the Rules of Executive Business but failed to come to any concrete solution.
Sources said that the Governor has expressed his opinions, but no concrete solution was arrived during the meeting and therefore the matter would be discussed again in the Cabinet meeting which will be held very soon.
It may be recalled here that the Cabinet during its previous meeting had decided not to send files with regard to transfers and postings of the bureaucrats below the rank of Director General of Police and Chief Secretary to the Governor for approval.
After which, the Government through the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department had held a consultative meeting with the Tribal Hohos and Civil societies in Kohima on November 6 last, wherein the participants had asserted support with the decision of the Cabinet.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2013 12:18:47 am