Student groups serve ultimatums to government
Dimapur, Feb. 21 (EMN): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has served a 40-day ultimatum to the state government, starting February 22, to address certain issues concerning Higher Education.
In a representation to the chief minister and the minister for Higher and Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, the union on Friday listed three demands.
Nodal cell for scholarship schemes
It demanded the state government to uphold its notification for setting up a common nodal cell for all kinds of scholarship schemes on October 25, 2019. “While the students were given a hope to soon see an established nodal cell, the notification for establishment of the cell is yet to be implemented in action.”
110 assistant professor posts
The union demanded the state government to send the 110 sanctioned posts for assistant professor to the Nagaland Public Service Commission “at one go”.
Principals for all colleges
Also, the ANCSU demanded appointment of principals in colleges that do not have one, within the next 40 days.
DNSU wants liquor shops closed
Maintaining that the dry law in Nagaland has failed to curb the flow of liquor into the state, the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) on Friday served a 7-day ultimatum to the Commissioner of Excise, Dimapur “to close down all the liquor shops, outlets and thoroughly check the flow of liquor in Dimapur”.
In a press release, the union stated that it “will take its own course of action” if the authorities fail to comply with the demand.