Will not accept verbal commitment: NSF

DIMAPUR, JUN 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/5/2019 12:38:04 PM IST

Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has appreciated the efforts of the state government and ANCSU in sorting out the issues amicably, but maintained that it would not accept verbal commitment without action.

In a press release, NSF president Ninoto Awomi and general secretary Liremo K. Kikon said the federation held an emergency meeting on June 5, 2019 at its office with regard to ANCSU’s charter of demands and decided to press on the matters including scholarship issue, nodal cell, land encroachment issue and recruitment of assistant professors.

Scholarship issue: NSF has given two weeks to complete the investigation on the alleged misappropriation of scholarship. NSF said it would expect copies of the investigation report/charge-sheet. It stated that Lokayukta should complete the investigation pertaining to the scholarship issue within two weeks time and charge-sheeted officials be immediately suspended.

Nodal cell: On the setting up of nodal cell, NSF stated that nodal cell should function as a separate entity of the higher & technical education department. It suggested that nodal cell should consist of seven member headed by the commissioner & secy., hr & technical education. 

It stated that funds allocated by the Centre and all students’ related schemes should be directly transferred into the accounts maintained by the nodal cell. The scholarships should be released to the students latest by the month of August each year.

KSC land encroachment issue: NSF has sought the status of action taken on the commissioner & secretary report dated October 24, 2018 submitted to the chief minister, which was with DC Kohima. NSF said government was expected to give status report and action taken within 30 days from the date of receipt of the communication from NSF office. The Federation also demanded that all land encroachment issues in the district colleges and polytechnic institutions be immediately recommended for proper land survey and land belonging to the institutions must be immediately settled.

110 asst. professor posts for recruitment: With regard to ANCSU’s demand for advertising the 110 posts of asst. professors, NSF said it expected the government to issue public advertisement within two months. If the demand was not met by the government, the NSF said it would have no other option, but to resort to its own course of actions.

The federation said it expected a matured approach from the government and the responsible department in dealing with the genuine issues that the student community has raised under the banner of ANCSU. 

NSF also urged the government to settle the issues with utmost seriousness and sincerity.



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