RPP decries order from state government to withhold salary
Dimapur, July 18 (EMN): Rising People’s Party (RPP) has decried the notification issued by the chief secretary of Nagaland which stated that the salaries of government employees would be withheld if they are not vaccinated or do not submit Covid-19 negative test report every 15 days.
In a statement on Sunday, RPP pointed out that the Meghalaya High Court in an order on June 24 stated that ‘forceful or mandatory vaccination violates the fundamental rights of a person.’
It further suggested that the state government should set up a separate Covid testing facility specifically for its employees.
“Instead of ordering the lakhs of government employees to take and pay for every TrueNat/Rt-PCR/CBNAAT tests once in 15 days from their own pockets, any government which does not treat its own employees with contempt should provide the tests free of costs,” read the statement.