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Working Group meeting to discuss Nagaland job reservation policy inconclusive

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Mar 20, 2021 10:02 pm
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Next review meeting of Working Group will be held on April 20 and the final decision is expected to be taken on that day

First consultative meeting on Nagaland’s reservation policy in progress at Hotel Japfu in Kohima on March 5. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, March 20 (EMN):
The 15-member Working Group, which was constituted earlier this month to review Nagaland’s job reservation policy in public sector, had a meeting at the chief secretary’s conference hall, Nagaland Civil Secretariat Kohima, on Saturday, to discuss the matter but it remained inconclusive.

President of Eastern Naga People’s Organisation (ENPO), Kekongchin Yimchumger told journalists that ‘there is no concrete outcome as such (at the meeting)’.

He maintained that the chief secretary of Nagaland would bring the proposal of the state government in the next review meeting to be held on April 20 and the final decision is expected to be taken on that day.

He also stated that the working group would deliberate on the positive suggestions and the proposal put forward by the government would be discussed by the committee before making a recommendation.

Saturday’s meeting was a follow-up of the consultative meeting held on March 5, wherein a ‘Working Group’ was formed comprising seven legislators and a representative each from eight civil society organisations from the state.

It may be mentioned that the members of the working group are expected to study the reservation policy, consult with their respective communities or organisations and come back with suggestions. The cabinet sub-committee will examine its recommendations and suggestions before submitting the same to the state government.

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