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Apex court refuses stay on Retirement Act
Published on 7 Nov. 2009 1:46 AM IST
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State chief secretary Lalthara today disclosed that the Supreme Court, at the hearing Friday, rejected a plea by the NSGEWA to stay the operation of the Retirement Act till the case was disposed off and allowed the state government to take follow up actions necessary to implement the Act. The apex court also ruled that the outcome would be subjected to final judgment and order that may be finally passed by it. According to the office memorandum issued today, Lalthara further stated that those persons affected by the Act will cease to be government employees with effect from October 31,2009. The memo also stated that all arrangements listed in its earlier office memorandum ensure smooth transactions of government business will continue to be in place. NSF urges govt Meanwhile, the NSF today appealed to the state government to go ahead with the implementation of Retirement Act and start the procedure of making fresh appointments, in place of affected employees by the Act through a fair manner. NSF president Mutsikhoyo Yhobu, in a statement, reiterated that the movement was being carried out in the interest of younger generation, and that few “vested interest persons” cannot deprive the rights of Naga youths as the decision was unanimously taken in consideration of the welfare of the youths. The NSF stated that the prayer for interim stay was rejected by Supreme Court Friday and the matter was fixed for hearing January 14, 2010.

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