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NPMSA suspends proposed agitation

By EMN Updated: Jul 18, 2019 12:47 am

Dimapur, July 17 (EMN): The Nagaland Planning Machinery Service Association (NPMSA) has resolved at an emergency meeting held on July 17 to temporarily suspend its proposed agitation following the government’s assurance to look into its demands.

The NPMSA had earlier announced that it would stage a ‘pen-down’ agitation from July 16 to the 18th to protest the failure of the state government to remove an officer on special duty (OSD) to Skill Development from ‘cadre post’ appearing in schedule I&II of the Nagaland Planning Machinery Service rule 2019.

“Now since the Chief Secretary on behalf of the Government has given a written assurance that the matter will be taken up in the next Cabinet meeting and that all steps will be taken to ensure that the service interests of the members are not put to a disadvantageous position. Based on this assurance, the NPMSA has temporarily suspended the agitation,” the association said in a statement.

However, the NPMSA has warned that it would resort to strike if the government fails to fulfil its demand.

“In the event of failure of the govt to remove/expunge the post of OSD (Skill Development) from Schedule I & II of the Nagaland Planning Machinery Service Rules, 2019, in the next Cabinet meeting, the Association will be compelled to resume the agitation,” read the association’s letter to the Chief Secretary.

By EMN Updated: Jul 18, 2019 12:47:02 am