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Dimapur DC office issue largely solved — Patton

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Oct 12, 2021 12:05 am
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Y Patton with legislators of Dimapur district, CSO leaders and other officials on Monday. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, Oct. 11 (EMN):
The issue surrounding the Dimapur Deputy Commissioner’s Office caused by the Home department’s order to shift some administrative branches and cell to the new office complex in Chümoukedima has been largely solved, said Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, Y Patton.

Patton, who is also in-charge of Home, had a meeting with the legislators of Dimapur district — Tovihoto Ayemi, Zhaleo Rio, Moatoshi Longkumer, and Azheto Zhimomi – district administration, Principal Secretary of Home Abhijit Sinha, and members of CSO’s Core Committee at Police Complex, Chümoukedima on Monday to discuss the matter.

He informed while briefing the journalists about the outcome of the meeting that the state government had decided to revoke the Home Department’s September 7 order, which is the main demand of the CSOs.

When asked about appointment of a new ADC, as the CSOs were against the transfer of ADC, EAC and sub-treasury office from the present DC office, Patton said that they had discussed it in the meeting as well and that it would be taken up in the Cabinet.

However, Patton clarified regarding the sub-treasury office, saying that there will be a new sub-treasury office and one ADC will be posted at the new complex at Chümoukedima.

Regarding the usage of “headquarters” tag, he said that Dimapur is the headquarters of the district. It was informed that he had assured the CSOs during the meeting that the Home department would look at the specific order mentioned by them and discuss the matter in the Cabinet and also intimate them.

Principal Secretary of Home, Abhijit Sinha also maintained that the ultimatum submitted to the state government and the points raised by the CSOs were discussed in detail, after which it was decided to cancel the September 7 order on Monday, October 11 itself.

While maintaining that there was no order for shifting of DC complex to Chümoukedima, Sinha said that they would discuss on the usage of “headquarters” tag and revert to the CSOs.

The spokesperson of the CSO’s Core Committee also expressed satisfaction with the outcome of Monday’s meeting, saying that the government has addressed the core issues.

Regarding the shifting of DC office, it was also informed that the committee was satisfied with the clarification earlier made by the chief minister that there was no such order of shifting the office.

The spokesperson went on to inform that the core committee would call off its ongoing agitation at DC office premises when it receives cancelation of September 7 order.

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Oct 12, 2021 12:05:05 am