All Nagaland Aggrieved Ad-hoc Teachers Association (ANAATA on Saturday urged the government to initiate action "without further delay" basing on the preliminary report of the Directorate Verification Committee (DVC) for the benefit of both students' community and aggrieved teachers.
A press statement issued by ANAATA president Hekiye H. Liriki stated that the DVC has submitted its report to the state government through commissioner & secretary of school education. The statement said ANAATA had patiently cooperated with the DVC even after a lapse of four months from the date it put up its memorandum appealing the government to take early action on teachers who were served show-cause notice. ANAATA stated that on the issue of the department, it has committed to leave aside "other anomalies, manipulation or irregularities so far committed/made by the government" for sometime as per verbal request/directive from officials in order to facilitate smooth conduct of the investigation. However, pointing out that all "concerned parties" involved were summoned for questioning in any enquiry, judicial probe or investigation, association expressed dismay that no "concrete or sensible action" had been initiated in this issue. It stated that except for the "helpless victimized teachers", the other two parties-government who conveyed authority to department and department officials who endorsed issue of appointment orders for the concerned teachers.
Meanwhile, ANAATA also stated that the investigation committee's performance during initial stages were laudable, however it alleged that in due time the "real motive" of detecting and suggesting corrective measures on financial mismanagement by DDOs of the department was diverted towards "already victimized aggrieved teachers".
ANAATA asserted that despite such instances, it would be hoping for "sunshine after rain", urging its members to be optimistic about the decision of DVC and the government.