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Recommendations on Nagaland state’s reservation policy finalised

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 06, 2021 12:08 am
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Kohima, Oct. 5 (EMN): After months of study and consultation with various stakeholders to end the impasse on reservation policy in government sector, the cabinet sub-committee has finalised its report and forwarded the matter to the Cabinet for finalisation after a meeting with the nominated representatives of the civil society organisations in Kohima on Wednesday.

Speaking to journalists, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, who also heads the cabinet sub-committee on reservation policy, said that the meeting ended positively with all the nominated representatives of the civil society organisations agreeing to the reservation draft.

A meeting was held at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Conference Hall in Kohima.

The deputy CM added that the report will be submitted to the state’s Cabinet and the committee will be dissolved hereafter.

The agenda is expected to be taken up at the next Cabinet meeting likely to be held this month.

It may mentioned that a 15-member “working group”, consisting of cabinet sub-committee (seven legislators) led by Patton and one member each from eight civil society organisations, was constituted in March this year to review Nagaland’s reservation policy in public sector amid demand for it.

The working group members were tasked with studying the reservation policy, consult with their respective communities or organisations and come back with suggestions. The group would then submit its recommendations and suggestions to the cabinet sub-committee, who in turn would examine and submit the recommendations to state government.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 06, 2021 12:08:27 am