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Agitation in NU continues
Published on 22 Nov. 2009 1:23 AM IST
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Cease work called by NUTA and NUNSTA entered the fifth day Saturday to protest against transfer of some development funds kept in Fixed deposits by Nagaland University and on the ‘illegal’ show cause notice and FIR lodged against NUNTSA president Medo Chira for peaceful demonstration. A joint release issued by CEC NUTA president and secretary general stated that the demonstration was against transferring Rs 20 crores from one Fixed deposit at Central Bank into a new Fixed deposit at SBI Kohima, which the organizations were demanding to be kept in current accounts and utilized for the development of the three campuses. The Rs20 crores was from the From former Prime Minister Vajpayee’s package , from which Rs 10 crores was given for Kohima campus, Rs 35 crores was for Lumami in which money remained unutilized. The funds were kept in illegal Fixed deposits earning interest. The release stated that to counter demands of NUTA and NUNTSA, the VC issued a show cause to the president NUTA Kohima Prof.G.T.Thong and the Registrar issued a show cause to Medo Chirha, On the second day of agitation the registrar arrived ‘drunk’and filed FIRs against the presidents of NUNTSA and NUTA Kohima, the CEC president and secretary general, on ‘false and fabricated grounds.’ NUNTSA has launched a total cease work after their meeting with the Registrar failed to evoke any response while NUTA was preparing its own course of action. NCPF appeal Nagaland College Principals’ Forum (NCPF) has appealed to NU authority, NUTA, NUNTSA to settle their differences and arrive at amicable settlement at the earliest. NLCA president Dr. P.S. Lorin and general secretary Dr. Vituo Belho, in a joint press note, expressed belief that any internal disagreement should not hurt the entire affiliated colleges under NU catering more than 28,000 students preparing to complete undergraduate examination 2010. Meanwhile, expressing surprise at the news report that the principal of Wangkhao Government College had not been attending office for a long period, the Association wanted to know how the negligence took place. Further, the NCPF said principals “will and should” uphold their duties and responsibilities towards the student community and society at large. “The forum believes that the appointing authority and the concerned department will surely investigate and attend the case and also inform the student community and the public,” it said.

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