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State pledges to fight terrorism

By EMN Updated: May 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Chief Secretary, Pankaj Kumar administering the Anti-Terrorism pledge at Secretariat Conference hall on May 20.


Dimapur, May 20 (EMN): Commemorating the Anti-Terrorism Day, Nagaland state pledged to oppose all forms of terrorism and violence and to fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values.

State chief secretary Pankaj Kumar administered the pledge at the meeting of the Administrative Heads of Departments (AHoDs) and Heads of Departments (HoDs) held on May 20 at the Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima.

Anti-Terrorism Day is observed on May 21. But as the date falls on a Sunday, which is a holiday for state government offices, the day was observed on May 20.

Highlighting about the secrecy of Aadhar data, the chief secretary said government departments should be careful about protecting the secrecy of Aadhar data of any person, be it beneficiaries etc while uploading information on department websites. He said departments cannot publish in any form the Aadhar number of any person. He also instructed that departments’ websites should be made secure to protect from hackers. The chief secretary also highlighted guidelines on the Do’s & Dont’s with regard to the usage of Aadhar data.

With regard to ‘Storage and data protection guidelines,’ an agency using Aadhar must strictly follow all security guidelines specified by UIDAI. If an agency is storing Aadhar number in database, data must be encrypted and stored. It should also be ensured that no Aadhar data is displayed or disclosed to external agencies or unauthorised persons. Regular audit must be conducted to ensure Aadhar number and linked data is protected, the guidelines

The chief secretary also stated that although Aadhar is based on biometrics, it should not be assumed that it is totally iron-clad and stressed on the need for multiple barriers for security of such data.

Giving a presentation on “Land and assets management – encroachment and related issues,” Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan highlighted the various issues with regard to government land. He said that encroachments take place due to various reasons such as delay in lodging complaints or not lodging any complaint at all. In certain instances, he said government officials are in connivance with private individuals, coupled with lack of data base of assets and other documents such as survey maps etc which pose a problem in protecting government land. He also said that government properties lack demarcation and protective fencing. He also highlighted about the eviction process followed, which normally takes upto two to three months.

The DC suggested that departments should have a database of assets and to continuously update the database. He suggested that departments can prepare an annual statement of land or assets and carry out demarcation or fencing works. He also suggested that whenever an area is acquired for development, the area should be contiguous.

Commenting on the issue of government land encroachments, the chief secretary said the issue of protecting government land should be taken up on a regular basis.

T Longri Ao, Managing Director of NSMDC, made a presentation on the products of the Nagaland State Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. that are produced through its three industrial units – the Decorative & Dimensional Stone Plant (DDSP), Chümukedima; DDSP Wazeho; and Mineral Industry Growth Centre (MIGC), Kiruphema. These units produces high quality slabs, artifacts, bricks, wall cladding, sandstone floor tiles, monoliths, pillars, hollow bricks, load bearing paver blocks and many others.

Stating that the quality of products is in no way inferior to those brought from outside and that the rates are also very reasonable, T Longri Ao suggested that government departments may encourage usage of these locally made products in all government initiated projects or constructions.

By EMN Updated: May 20, 2017 11:13:31 pm