Govt says taking steps to initiate resolution to ANCSU demands

DIMAPUR, AUG 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/16/2018 12:51:29 PM IST

As reported by Nagaland Post on August 16, the state government has taken up certain measures was to resolve issues raised by the All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) during the meeting held at the chief minister’s residential office on August 14.

According to commissioner & secretary to CM, Abhishek Singh the chief minister has directed that the following action may be taken. With regard to the issue of encroachment on Kohima Science College land, DC Kohima has been directed to complete the survey work and submit report within six weeks to enable the government to take necessary action as deemed fit. 

On release of Scholarship for the year 2017-18, CM has directed immediate release of the first instalment to the students and utilization certificate submitted to Government of India for release of the balance instalments. 

Further, CM said possibilities of releasing scholarship from state’s resources, pending release of scholarship money, be explored especially in view of the poor financial position of the state. With the objective to streamline the system of disbursement of scholarships through a common scholarship cell, CM has asked responsible departments that disburse scholarships to submit a report to work out a suitable mechanism.

Singh also said that the government would be setting up a cell for the implementation of the insurance scheme for students studying outside Nagaland, under which the government will provide a sum of Rs 5 lakhs in case of unfortunate death of any such student. He also said that possibilities of entrusting the same cell for managing scholarships of all departments may be explored.

He also directed all Deputy Commissioners to submit a status report within three month with regard to any cases of encroachment of land belonging to government colleges/institutions. 

Further, CM directed that necessary steps may be taken to ensure that there was no disruption of academic activity in colleges and strong action to be taken against anyone who disrupts normal life or takes law in his or her own hands. He said all possible action can be taken for maintenance of public order.

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