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Naga Students’ Federation to pursue pressing issues besides student welfare

By EMN Updated: Jun 08, 2021 12:19 am

Dimapur, June 7 (EMN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) on Monday stated that it would pursue several pressing issues, including Indo-Naga political issue besides its commitment to ensure that all student welfare matters are effectively dealt with.

Through a press communiqué, the student body stated that it would stand committed to the Indo-Naga political issue and would leave no stone unturned to push forth for early settlement to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue.

In this regard, it appealed for peace and unity among the Nagas as well as requested all the Naga Political Groups and civil society organisations to come together under one table for an early inclusive, honourable and acceptable solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue. It also called on the government of India to expedite the peace process and ink the final agreement without delay.

The federation advocated e-Governance as a tool to bring ‘transparency’ and check corruption. It stated that updated information in regard to various state government’s functionaries, departments (including district administration), schemes and programmes etc. should be made readily available in the public domain.

Acknowledging the hardships of the student fraternity and parents, the federation appealed to all the educational institutions to waive off school fees owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and requested the government not to close stationery shops and bookstores during the lockdown. It also lauded the state government, frontline workers and healthcare workers for their tireless efforts and services during the pandemic; and urged the government to maintain transparency in utilisation of Covid-19 funds.

The student body appealed to the state government not to delay the implementation Nagaland Staff Selection Board and revise the reservation policy within the legally permissible jurisdiction.

‘The federation stands committed to ensure that the agreement signed on 18th October 2020 pertaining to the rationalization of SSA and RMSA teachers (2010 and 2013 batches) is materialised in letter and spirit,’ read the press communiqué, adding that it would not “tread lightly on the matter”.

The NSF 2021-23 also has constituted ‘Public grievances redressel cell’ with Vice President Atokiho Sumi as Convenor and Secretary Education Medovi Rhi as the Co-Convenor. It added that its ‘Media cell’ would be headed by Secretary Information and Publicity Mteisuding as Convenor and Secretary Games & Sports Kaisü Chakre as Co-Convenor.

By EMN Updated: Jun 08, 2021 12:19:57 am