Will find a solution with the people— Rio on FMR
DIMAPUR — Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday said that the public and the state government do not agree with the scrapping of the Free Movement Regime (FMR) by the central government. He said that the state government would find a solution with the people.
Responding to queries raised by media persons after an event at Chümoukedima, the CM said that the centre’s decision came about because many of those in the border areas were not following guidelines, and the region had become a ‘safe haven’ for illegal activities on the Myanmar side.
However, the state government, after consultations, will do what is necessary and take certain actions to check and regulate illegal activities happening in the region, and accordingly, find a solution with the people.
When asked about the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team conducting a raid at the Department of Agriculture’s office in Kohima on Feb 8, Rio said that officials of the Agri department were found carrying cash at the Delhi Airport last year 2023. The case was handed over to CBI and they are here to investigate.
The CM also responded to queries on the controversial statement made by Advisor for School Education, Dr. Kekrielhoulie Yhome pertaining to non-recruitment of primary teachers from the Sumi and Ao communities for the next 10 years. He said that the advisor had made the statement as per the findings, figures and facts that there are excess primary teachers.
However, recruitments of primary teachers will go according to the rules, he emphasised.
On the lifting of NLTP Act, Rio said that the government has heard the public voice and that is why, it has not agreed to life the prohibition. The government is working on it and if and when the public voice out their concern, appropriate action will be taken.