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Rio on youth empowerment
Correspondent KOHIMA:
Published on 16 Aug. 2009 12:57 AM IST
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Commenting on the Nagaland Retirement from Public Employment (2nd Amendment ) Act 2009 which was passed in the last assembly session, state chief minister Nephiu Rio said the “Act sets the upper age of 60 years or 35 years of the service of government employees” and will open doors of job opportunities to many educated unemployed youth. In his address at 63rd Independence day celebrations, the chief minister informed the state police was further reinforced with the recent induction of two more Indian Reserve Battalion –14th NAP (IR) and 15th NAP(IR) (Mahila Battalion) providing at least 2000 job opportunities to the youth. Rio also said capacity and efficiency of the state police was bring up-graded through improved training, transportation, arms and equipments etc. “It is matter of satisfaction that the Government of India and other state have confidence in the ability in our police to maintain law and order even in other parts of the country”, he added. Informing that there were about 3800 ex-servicemen and twice that many serving soldiers, he said to implement their welfare and resettlement programme effectively, state government had created a separate department and new directorate for the Rajya Saink Board. He also disclosed that “Under Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) two polyclinics, one each at Kohima and Dimapur have been sanctioned by Government of India. Chief Minister also revealed that during the last one year 170 youth from Nagaland had been recruited into the defence forces.

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