ENSF refuses to back down
Dimapur, Oct. 21 (EMN): Accusing the state’s School Education department of being run by “only few people to fulfil their selfish interest”, the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) has asserted that it will not compromise with its demands ‘until justice is delivered’.
A statement from the ENSF on Saturday stated the advertisement issued by said department – printed in local dailies on October 20 – was only a “partial initiative” by the authorities. “…a total No. of 36 posts was advertised exclusively for the 6 tribes of eastern Nagaland whereas the actual No. of vacancies under ENPO area amounts to 53 posts as per the office record. “Therefore, the federation demands from the department to include the missing 17 posts meant for the Eastern Nagas immediately. Moreover, the contents of the initiative are not confined to the office notification No.EDS/1-7/2008 dated, Kohima, the 9th January 2009. Where in clause II of the govt. notification clearly indicates relaxation of 5 years to obtain the professional qualification for Eastern Nagas which the department had conveniently ignored and advertised the post despite of several calls by the federation in various form of representations to the department and the government.
“The federation is now of the opinion that the Education department is running by only few people to fulfil their selfish interest and that is the reason the department is purposely undermining the genuine and undisputed demands made by the federation. It should be clearly understood that the 2009 govt. notification is not a fresh notification the federation is persuading the govt./concerned dept. to implement,” the statement read.
Alleging the department concerned of breaching government notification, the ENSF stated that it won’t compromise with its demand, and also warned the authorities that it won’t be held responsible “for unforeseen and ugly situation” during the agitation.