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NNaga DAO to launch stir against withheld funds

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By EMN Updated: Oct 26, 2016 11:27 pm
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DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 26: The Network of Nagaland Drugs and AIDS Organization (NNagaDAO) and the Nagaland Targeted Intervention Employees Forum (NTIEF) have stated that it may jointly organize ‘peaceful protests.’
The suggested protests are to start from November 1 to express resentment at the ‘NACO (National AIDS Control Organization) and the NSACS (Nagaland State AIDS Control Society) for the non-release of four months fund for the last fiscal year 2015-16.’
The organization issued a press release to the media on Tuesday.
According to the group, the ‘NTIEF’ started their agitations “against non-release of their salaries” stated to be pending from December 2015 till March 2016.
However, the NNagaDAO executives intervened and had a meeting with the Nagaland TI Employees Forum on August 11 in Kohima and appealed for more time to the NACO and the NSACS till October 31. Since this, the protest was kept in abeyance, the NNagaDAO stated.
A delegation of the NNagaDAO also visited the NACO in New Delhi and expressed their concerns regarding the financial backlog and withheld funds from December 2015 till March 2016 for targeted intervention projects in Nagaland.
‘Thereafter several representation and reminders was given to both the NACO and the NSACS. However, till date, the situation remains the same,’ the organization stated.
The NNagaDAO has appealed to the NACO and the NSACS to ‘expedite all possible action’ to ensure the release of the funds at the earliest, on or before October 31.
“In case of failure from NACO and NSACS, we (NNagaDAO) shall be obliged to join NTIEF and start agitation to get justice,” the note added.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 26, 2016 11:27:56 pm