NSF places several demands before Nagaland government
Dimapur, July 21 (EMN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) on Wednesday reiterated its demand to scrap all departmental exams in the state till the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) is implemented.
A joint press statement by several student bodies stated that emergency presidential council meeting of the NSF was held in Kohima where issue faced by job aspirants due to the ban on recruitment by the state government was discussed.
The meeting was convened following the “office memorandum” issued by the department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms pertaining to ‘partial lifting of appointment’.
While acknowledging the issues faced by job seekers in the state, the house ‘agreed in principle to appeal to the agitated aspirants to understand the rationale behind the federation’s demand for immediate implementation of NSSB which is to curb rampant backdoor appointments that is depriving the hardworking youth from facing proper selection process’.
It also stated that there is no reason for the state government to delay the implementation of NSSB when “it is willing to go ahead with departmental exams”.
The house reiterated the resolution adopted at the presidential council meeting of the federation in February this year on blanket ban of departmental exams for recruitment to various group ‘C’ posts until NSSB is implemented in the state. It added that all existing vacancies for ‘group C’ post should be requisitioned to NSSB.
The house also demanded “age relaxation for entry into government service should be in sync with the period of delay in the recruitment due to non-implementation of NSSB and not merely one year”.
While appealing to all the aspirants to walk together with the federation in this journey until the desired result is achieved, the house urged the state government to comply with their legitimate demands without delay, failing which the federation said that it would be compelled to take up befitting democratic agitation.
The joint statement issued by the NSF was signed by the representatives of Angami Students’ Union, Chakhesang Students’ Union, Lotha Students’ Union, Rengma Students’ Union, All Zeliangrong Students Union, Ao Kaketshir Mundang, Pochury Students’ Union, Sumi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu, All Nagaland College Students’ Union, Dimapur Naga Students’ Union, and Diphupar Naga Students’ Union.