NPF youth wing says SVC appointment violated CVC Act
Dimapur, June 7 (EMN): The youth wing of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has issued a rejoinder in response to the National Democratic Progressive Party’s (NDPP) press release that appeared in the local newspapers on June 7. The rejoinder from the opposition party’s youth wing was received here on Thursday.
In the press release, the youth wing iterated that it fully supports the objection of the leader of opposition and the party against the appointment of the state’s vigilance commissioner. The youth stated that the appointment was in total violation of existing norms stipulated by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act of 2003.
The youth wing affirmed that none, the leader of opposition nor the NPF’s spokesperson or the party, targeted the integrity and credentials of Mayang Lima. Rather, it was the lapse in procedures for recruitment to the post of vigilance commissioner which the youth wing stated was violated by the People’s Democratic Alliance government. This is the point of contention, the press release stated.
The press release stated that the NDPP had claimed that ‘all due procedures were followed by the government in appointment of the state vigilance commissioner.’ According to the press release the appointment of Mayang Lima was issued in clear violation of clause-4 (a) of a cabinet resolution dated April 9 1976 ‘because the appointee is neither a retired high court judge nor a retired senior executive officer.’
The NPF wing also referred to the Central Vigilance Commission Act of 2003, section-41 clause-1 of sub clause (c) that to appoint the vigilance commissioner approval of the Leader of Opposition was mandatory.
The youth wing stated: ‘The said appointment prima facie suggests that, it is a political reward ascribing on the appointee’s political loyalty to the ruling NDPP party in Nagaland which can be substantiated by taking the record, the fact that the appointee contested 2018 general election from 22 Arkakong assembly constituency under Mokokchung district, Nagaland. Mayang Lima may be a ‘legal luminary’ but we must accept the fact that he is a defeated NDPP candidate and it is a clear attempt on the government of the day to defeat the sole purpose of Cabinet resolution dated 9th April 1976.’
Therefore, the NPF youth stated, the SVC is not a political post but a statutory post and necessary norms and procedures as stipulated should be followed.