Organisations serve ultimatums on state govt

DIMAPUR, SEP 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/2/2020 12:18:16 PM IST

NSF, ENSF on SSA & RMSA teachers issue

Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) Wednesday served a 30-day ultimatum on the state government to mainstream SSA & RMSA teachers of 2010 & 2013 batches as per the decision taken at the cabinet meeting on October 3, 2018 and Office memorandum issued on October 5, 2018.

In the ultimatum addressed to the state chief secretary, NSF president, Ninoto Awomi and ENSF president Sepili L Sangtam cautioned that failure to address the issue would compel the two federations to take up “democratic measures against the inaction of the state government.”

NSF and ENSF stated that in the agreement, which was signed between the school education department and Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (NSSATA), NSF & ENSF on June 12, 2018, the Point No.3 stated that the department would rectify the nature of appointment of SSA teachers of 2010 & 2013 batches.

Subsequently, they said that the Cabinet meeting on October 3, 2018 decided in principle to bring the all 2010 & 2013 batches of SSA & RMSA teachers into the mainstream of School Education cadre and the OM vide No. CAB-2/2013 (Pt), was issued on October 5, 2018. However, they lamented that despite their several reminders and appeals, the agreement/decision has not been implemented till date.

NCD over Dhansiri bridge work 
Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) has issued an ultimatum on the Urban Development department (UDD) to complete the RCC T-Beam bridge near Urban Haat Super Market Dimapur over river Dhansiri by December 2020 otherwise it will resort to its own course of action. Stating this, NCD president Ghokehto Chophy and general secretary Thsanpongkyu Sangtam in release, expressed anguish over the inordinate delay in completing the project.
NCD said as per RTI, the work order was awarded to M/s Aien Meren Enterprises CL-I/360 NPW Dimapur, Nagaland vide work order dated Kohima February 10, 2010. It said that as per work order terms and condition SL.No.2, all the works of the project was to be completed within 24 months. Further, NCD pointed out that as per SL.No.3 if the project was not completed within 24months, then penalty would be imposed as per agreement.
However, NCD said that even after 10 years, the bridge was still incomplete and causing immense hardship to commuters. NCD has asked the UDD as to why it was taking so long to construct the bridge of only a few meters?
NEAN over pending salary
National Health Mission Employees Association Nagaland (NEAN) has served an ultimatum on the state government to release two months pending salary on or before September 10, 2020. 
In a press release, NEAN president Dr. Shasinlo Magh and general secretary Kewetso Kenye cautioned that the government’s failure to release the pending salary would force the association to take the next course of action as deemed fit.
NEAN stated that since the outbreak of COVID-19, the NHM employees, both technical and non-technical, have been working ceaselessly till date and attendance made more stricter. 
In addition, the NEAN has also appealed to the government to expedite the release of the pending arrears for the current financial year from April 2020 onwards, which was yet to be released.

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