NVCO demands removal of parliamentary secretaries
Dimapur, August 24 (EMN): Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) has urged the State Governor to remove the 26 Parliamentary Secretaries and 9 Advisors in Nagaland as the Supreme Court of India had declared the post of Parliamentary Secretaries as unconstitutional in its Judgement & Order dated July 27, 2017.
“The declaration of the Assam Parliamentary Secretaries (Appointment, Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 as ‘unconstitutional’ clearly covers the similar Act in Nagaland especially the Parliamentary Secretaries and others such as Advisors or Chairman whatsoever,” NVCO press and media cell in a statement.
NVCO has stated this, while supporting the proposed ‘mother of all rallies’ against corruption organised by Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) on August 25 at Naga Shopping Arcade, Dimapur.
Stating that Governors of the State are appointed to uphold the Constitution of India, NVCO urged the State Governor to uphold the Constitution of India particularly Article 164(1A) which limits the number of ministers in the state cabinet on misuse and drainage of public money. NVCO also demanded to establish Lokayukta and State Human Rights Commission in the State.
It also urged the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) to stop taking or demand commission from public funds meant for infrastructural development in the name of party fund. Besides, it stated that the government should not induct Commissioner when there is no Commission and also stopped the practices of backdoor appointments. Further, NVCO urged the State government to invite CBI enquiry into cases such as MKR Pillai, fuel adulteration, backdoor appointments, kerosene & PDS scam, and also protect the rights of the Naga indigenous people under Article 371A of the Constitution of India.
With the application of Goods & Services Tax (GST) in the State, NVCO has urged the State government to stop all others taxes -legal or illegal- except GST.
Meanwhile, NVCO has assured the citizens to continue their fight against corruption in the State in order to protect the bright future of the present and future generations of the Naga society.
ACAUT informs public
In view of the proposed ACAUT public rally, all participants are requested to report at the venue in advance considering the traffic situation in Dimapur.
Participants are also requested to avail the free pickup and dropping service extended by the DDADU (Dimapur District Auto rickshaw Drivers’ Union) and DDPVODU (Dimapur District Pick-Up Van Owners & Drivers Union).
It stated that pick-ups would be stationed at important places such as old Dhansiri Bridge; Kuda Village, Purana Bazar, St, John School junction, Firing Junction, Burma Camp/Veterinary Colony; Nepali Khashiram/ Rangapahar; Signal Junction, near Sub-Urban PS; DDSC Stadium, and DC office junction. All the autos and the pick-ups on transportation duty will be displayed with posters.
Prominent personalities from the CNTC, KCCI, AKMWP, International Border Area People’s Organization, IMTN, and DUCCF will speak in the programme.
Meanwhile, ACAUT Nagaland has thanked all the bikers including Nagaland Motorcycle Club, United Riders Motorcycle Club, The Tribe, and the United Royal Riders’ Club along with various solo riders for their support.
All the speakers for the ACAUT “All Nagaland Public Rally” to be held on August 25 are requested to report at Hotel Saramati by 2 pm sharp for orientation.
CNTC notifies units
Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has informed all its constituent units namely Ao Senso Telongjem Dimapur (ASTD), Lotha Hoho Dimapur (LHD), Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) and all the student bodies under the CNTC platform to attend the ACAUT rally on August 25 at Supermarket, Dimapur.
CNTC has made this appeal to express solidarity with ACAUT against deplorable roads, collapsed bridges and the multiple scams which has crossed beyond the public tolerance.