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Nagaland: Landowners serve ultimatum to NST Wokha

By EMN Updated: Aug 27, 2019 10:38 pm

Dimapur, Aug. 27 (EMN): A group of protesting landowners in Wokha town has threatened to lockdown the office of the general manager (GM) of NST department, and halt all business activities within the office’s jurisdiction, if its demand is not addressed in the next seven days.

In a notice served to the GM, the “Land Owner’s Union NST Department” in Wokha stated that early this year, it had given the department one month to make grade-IV appointments “as per the March 30, 1968 agreement, but the department had failed  to.”

At the expiry of the deadline, it stated, the union had locked the AGM office on April 29, as a mark of protest. The meeting between department staff and the landowners on May 2 was unfruitful, thus they decided to meet again on or before May 20 to resolve the issue, it informed.

However, the department officials did not turn up for the meeting; so the landowners went to meet the GM in his office on July 3 during which “he assured us that he will convene a meeting of senior officers on June 11 and the outcome of the meeting shall be made known to us at the earliest,” it stated.

However, even after two months, the department has not contacted the landowners, prompting them to serve the seven-day notice, it stated.

By EMN Updated: Aug 27, 2019 10:38:20 pm