NPRAAF observes 1st constitution day
Dimapur, March 28 (EMN): Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) that was launched on February 27 in 2016 observed its first ‘Constitution Day’ on the motto “Justice for all” on March 28 at Nagaland Science Centre, Dimapur.
Delivering the presidential address, Wedie-u Kronu said Nagaland Public rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) was initially started by 8 like-minded individuals comprising of social activists, lawyers, scholars and various professionals to work unwaveringly and strongly towards delivering justice for all strata of society.
She said the members today have crossed over 10,000 with 44 executives spread across the State. She said NPRAAF was formed with its primary objectives to be a mouthpiece for the unspeakable; to provide a platform for any individual or groups whose due rights are denied in any public, private or government establishment; endeavour to fight social evils, corruption in high places; and create awareness on public rights, benefits, and responsibilities.
Highlighting some of the achievements initiated by NPRAAF, she said through its intervention three LDA appointments made on the basis of backdoor in the Food and Civil Supplies was corrected as contract appointees. She added that various departments like Health and Family Welfare, Education, Power, Land Resource and Rural Development could not furnish response to the RTI sought even after lapsed of 3 months as NPRAAF could not follow-up most of the RTI at an expected pace.
NPRAAF strongly advocated that all vacancies should be filled through open competitions. It also sought to know the recommendations of High Power Committee (HPC) report to curb illegal taxation. It said the same was kept in cold storage till date by the Chief Information Commission without verdict even after it summoned two parties and were made to explain its respective position on June 16, 2016. NPRAAF also appealed to all departments to stop corruption in the State in the larger interest of future generations.
During the programme, Philip Lorin, member of the legal cell, read out the preamble, while Dr. Ralan delivered the vote of thanks.