Thursday, August 18, 2022

ENSF demands implementation of relaxation policy

Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) has demanded that relaxation policy norms be applied in the recent recruitment drive for Maths, Science and Hindi graduate teachers (GTs) for candidates from Eastern Nagaland.
In a press release, ENSF president Chingmak Chang and assistant general secretary Kaibo Konyak said the federation has appealed to the chief secretary to implement the January 9, 2009 ‘relaxation policy’ in connection with the March 16, 2022 advertisement for GT (Maths, Science and Hindi).
ENSF recalled that they had also submitted a representation to the Department of School Education (DoSE) on June 7, 2022 and a reminder subsequently on July 1 for implementation of the relaxation policy during the recent recruitment of GTs. However, they regretted that their genuine demand was “blatantly turned down”.
According to ENSF, the relaxation policy states that “the shortlisted candidates belonging to the six (6) tribes shall be given 5 years to obtain professional qualification instead of 2 years as mentioned in the relaxation order” of October 27, 2008.
ENSF pointed out that the relaxation policy was implemented considering lack of human resource development and sound socio-economic condition due to non-availability of professional institutions in eastern jurisdiction. But despite such a clear government notification, ENSF lamented that DoSE had utterly failed to maintain the same in letter and spirit as witnessed in the recently-held recruitment.
It said ENSF was well conversant of the impediments faced by students of eastern areas owing to lack of B Ed colleges for which, they claimed, the federation had been relentlessly submitting a series of representations to the department for allotment of B Ed college in eastern areas. However, they mentioned that they were pained that their persistent implores and reminders to the government had yielded no positive response to date.
Therefore, ENSF demanded that the relaxation policy be applied till such time establishment of B Ed colleges in eastern areas materialised. In the event of failing to comply with their genuine demand, they warned that ENSF would be forced to chart its own course of action in the larger interest of the people.


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