Government given 45 days to reconstitute NLTP committee
Dimapur, April 26 (EMN): Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) in a consultative meeting with the advisor for Excise, Sericulture and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio and Excise department on Monday agreed to give the state government a ‘45-day time frame’ to allow the government to reconstitute its committee with a new chairman and table a report on the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act.
The meeting was held to discuss the proposed demand for review/revocation of NLTP Act 1989 and the 20-day ultimatum served to the state government by the student body.
An update stated that the Cabinet had apprised the student body of a committee constituted in November 2018 to study the issues relating to the implementation of NLTP Act 1989.
“The committee had already held two rounds of meetings on December 7, 2018 and December 7, 2018 on the issue. However, with the untimely demise of the chairperson, the government is yet to appoint a new incumbent to the committee,” it read.
It said that the main concern of DNSU was the “failure and the incapability of the NLTP Act itself, which was unsuccessful in saving the younger and upcoming generations.”
The union appreciated the advisor and the department for conducting a meeting to move forward the issue, it read.
Meanwhile, the advisor appreciated the points shared by the student officials and reiterated that the union should give ample time to the government “as the process involves a lot of consensus building and dialogue involving all stakeholders”.