ENSF to lock down govt. offices, restrict movement of govt.-registered vehicles in 5 Nagaland districts
Dimapur, Nov. 28 (EMN): The Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) has informed that it would lock down government offices and restrict movement of government-registered vehicles in the five eastern districts of Nagaland from November 30 as part of its indefinite agitation.
It came two days after the federation announced that it would boycott Statehood Day and Hornbill Festival as part of the agitation against the state government for not fulfilling its demands related to Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) and non-implementation of personnel and administrative reforms by the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC).
The federation issued a press release informing that its meeting with the chief secretary on Saturday ended on an inconclusive note “as the state government could not fulfil the genuine demand placed by the federation”.
It stated that exemptions have been made for the offices, and movement of vehicles, of district administration, police, health, fire and emergency services and central agencies.
Meanwhile, the DIPR reported that the chief secretary had invited ENSF representatives to deliberate on its demands related to NSSB and NPSC.
“The ENSF was apprised of the constitution of the cabinet sub-committee headed by Y Patton, Deputy Chief Minister, to look into the 6-point charter of demands pertaining to NSSB. Government has also set up a committee to review the job reservation policy of the state which is headed by J Alam, Chief Secretary, Nagaland. It was also apprised to ENSF that the matter was discussed in the Cabinet meeting on 25-11-2020.
“The ENSF’s representation regarding non-implementation of P&AR OMs/notifications (4-charter of demands) was also discussed in the meeting. The government has sought relevant data from NPSC and will further examine the specific matter and accordingly required action will be taken,” it stated.
The chief secretary assured the ENSF that the government would look into their demands, while pointing out that both the committees would require more time to examine all the pertinent issues.
He requested the federation to appreciate the government’s serious efforts in dealing with the subject; and appealed to withdraw their ultimatum and allow the government to take required decision in the larger public interest at the earliest possible time.