Nagaland Senior Government Employees Welfare Association (NSGEWA) held a general meeting on November 11 at Kohima and discussed the latest development in Supreme Court on the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by NSGEWA against the Guwahati High Court judgment. Members from every department of Nagaland government and representatives from all districts attended the meeting and resolved to contribute funds besides membership fee towards court expenses.
A joint press release by NSGEWA chairman, Roko Pier; general secretary, Thunglomo Ovung and press secretary, Medoselhou stated that the main aim of the association was ‘all government employees having constitutional protection must retire from public service according to service rules’.
Supreme Court, after admitting the SLP filed by NSGEWA on October 30 has heard the case twice on November 3 & 6 respectively and directed the respondent state, Nagaland not to issue further orders with regard to Nagaland Retirement Bill 2009. It also issued notice to the respondent state and allowed the petitioners to file additional affidavits, certificates, evidences and proof, if any. The next hearing has been fixed on January 19, 2010. Association has further informed all members not to be disheartened on hearing ‘rumors or propagandas’ but remain ‘cross-fingered’ and wait for final verdict of the Supreme Court which they anticipate, would bring justice.