Cab sub-committee recommends total review of reservation policy

Correspondent KOHIMA, JAN 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/7/2021 1:11:17 PM IST

 To work out formula after consultations

Cabinet sub-committee has recommended total review of the reservation policy in the State. The decision was taken during the cabinet sub-committee’s meeting here on Wednesday wherein the members discussed about Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB). 

Informing this to a section of media persons on the sideline of the swearing0in ceremony of David Thingchum Sangtam as NPSC member, at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday, planning & coordination, land revenue and parliamentary affairs minister Neiba Kronu admitted that it could take time to review the entire reservation policy, but, he stressed that it was time for review. 

He said though some members could not attend the cabinet sub-committee meeting, those present called for total review of the reservation policy. 

The minister said suggestions were also made to invite intellectuals from all areas, including ENPO, and other tribes to work out a formula since the reservation review could not be held time and again. 

Considering different population figures in various districts, he emphasized that it was time to review the reservation policy, adding that even the roster policy needs to be reviewed as well.

He said the meeting put forward its recommendation to the cabinet for approval. 

Meanwhile, on the demand and deadline set by Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) that expires on January 10, Kronu said the cabinet has entrusted minister P Paiwang Konyak and adviser Toshi Wungtung to hold discussion with the federation. 

However, ENSF president Sipili Sangtam claimed that till Thursday the duo had not met them or held any kind of meeting. 

Speaking to media persons, Sangtam reiterated that ENSF had given the deadline of January 10 to the State government to address its “legitimate demand”, stating that upon expiry of the deadline, the federation would hold a meeting with its units and decide further course of action. 

He however appreciated the State government for keeping the appointment of chairman and other members of NSSB in abeyance.


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