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EUUN flays bribe report
Published on 19 Nov. 2008 1:18 AM IST
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Educated Unemployed Union Nagaland (EUUN) has taken strong exception to allegations that some EUUN office bearers had accepted bribes from government servants in the form of collection of Rs. 50,000 from every Government department in connection with the issue of superannuation of government employees in the State. EUUN president Achilo Thong and press secretary Ezambemo Erui in a press release said that if the allegations were true, then those government servants whose promotion had been stalled due to enhancement of retirement age should come out openly and publicize the facts in the media, instead of “spreading propaganda and tarnishing the good image of union office bearers.” The Union asserted that it was primarily concerned with the upper age limit for entry into government service considering the increase in the number of over aged educated unemployed youth and, to this end, had been fighting for fixation of length of service at 35 years. “If it is implemented lakhs of government servants ranging from 54 (uniformed service) to 60 years of age will successively retire in two to three years time. Hence, there will be variation and no uniformity in the retirement age,” the union said. Maintaining that EUUN had nothing to do with the State government servants for the sake of gaining political mileage as alleged by some student leaders, EUUN said some government servants were fighting to continue occupying their chairs, while EUUN was fighting to create resultant vacancies of the chairs, and for which, the union was “losing sympathy of senior State government servants.” The union also reiterated that it would continue to fight “in the interest of the Naga people and not make a few bucks at their expense.”

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