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NSF reiterates superannuation stand
Published on 24 May. 2009 1:17 AM IST
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Reiterating that the NSF would not deviate from the stand adopted by previous executive members, the NSF vowed to carry forward the issue with renewed vigour, determination and commitment. It may be recalled that the Nagaland Directorate Ministerial Services Association (NDMSA) had criticized the Federation for demanding reduction of the superannuation from the current 60 to 33 years of service, alleging that it was a “wrong criteria”. In a clear response to the criticism leveled against it, new NSF president Mutsikhoyo Yhobu pointed out that in Nagaland and unlike other states, employment opportunities outside the government was severely limited due to near absence of the private sector. He asserted employment in the government became the only avenue available for the educated youth for meaningful employment. Expressing the belief that government jobs should have equitable distribution, Mutsikhoyo said the superannuation issue was being pursued by the NSF for that purpose. “We feel that the issue is being pursued by the Federation in the interest of the parents and the children alike as parents would like to see their children meaningfully employed rather than being a liability to their parents and society,” the new NSF team said. The NSF asserted that it being a vibrant civil society, exerted pressure on any government that went against the interest of the people. Khoyo said construing the pressure as a “dictat” was “erroneous.” The NSF expressed the hope that the present government would respect the sentiments of the students’ community and work out an acceptable solution on superannuation, benefiting all concerned. The new team also expressed gratitude to all sections of the society for reposing their faith in electing them to the NSF office and sought also the support and cooperation of the public for realizing the “Unified Lim and Glory of the Nagas.”

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