NPSC responds to SKK demand

DIMAPUR, JAN 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/22/2020 12:28:19 PM IST

Responding to All Sumi Students’ Union (SKK)’s plea for nullifying the result of a candidate, the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) has clarified that it had no authority to deviate from any laid down procedures of recruitment examination or declaration of results duly notified by the state government and that it had been meticulously following all the norms and procedures set by the government.

In a rejoinder, NPSC secretary Kevekha Kevin Zehol pointed out that in the instant case NPSC received an application from Levi Sumi for NCS and Allied Services Examination, 2018 enclosing her educational certificates from HSLC onward till her Master’s degree in (History & Archaeology) along with ST & Indigenous Certificates duly issued by DC Kiphire.
NPSC secretary stated that in all the certificates mentioned above, the commission found her father’s name as Hotoshe Sumi, a permanent resident of Yangzitong village Kiphire. NPSC secretary said that DC Kiphire had on June 9, 2017 issued indigenous inhabitant certificate to Levi Sumi, certifying that she and her family ordinarily resides in Yangzitong village and that she belonged to Sumi tribe of Kiphire district, which is notified as one of the backward tribes of Nagaland. Having found all the pertinent documents to be genuine, the secretary said the commission selected her for the post of secretariat assistant against the backlog vacancy reserved for Sumi (Kiphire).
However, the secretary said the NPSC received complaint from Kiphire Tuensang district Sumi Students’ Union stating that Levi Sumi was not a bona fide indigenous citizen of Yangzitong village.
The secretary said the commission immediately brought the matter to the notice of the state government.
Accordingly, the secretary said the P&AR sought verification from DC Kiphire in respect of indigenous inhabitant certificate of Levi Sumi. DC Kiphire on January 10, 2020 had forwarded to the government the verification report received from the GBs and council of Yangzitong village A &B clarifying that Levi Sumi was daughter of Hotoshe Sumi, a bona fide citizen of Yangzitong village.
Stating that the commission always welcome complaints and suggestions from all citizens, the secretary said it also expected that in the present case it would have been better had the SKK discussed the issue with the commission before going public in order not to be misled or be carried away with only one sided version of the matter. NPSC stated that drawing one’s own conclusion such as “defied all the norms and procedure set by the government of Nagaland” as alleged by SKK was uncalled for and may amount to vilification of the commission.
The NPSC has, therefore, appealed to all responsible to come forward and discuss issues with the commission in the interest of all concerned rather than going public through the media.


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