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Govt constitutes enquiry committee to probe fund utilization at KPA; ANCSU calls off protest

Govt constitutes enquiry commission to probe fund utilization at KPA; ANCSU calls off protest

Kohima, October 17 (NEx): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) called off the indefinite digital protest against the State government, as the government met the demands of the union by constituting a 3 member Enquiry Committee to probe into the fund utilization at Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu, Zunheboto.

The Higher and Technical Education department, notified that the Government has constituted a 3 (Three) member Enquiry Committee headed by Kenilo Apon, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Water Resources Department as Chairman and Peter Lichimo, Deputy Commissioner, Zunheboto and Lhoubeizoto, Audit Officer, Treasures & Accounts as Members. The Committee has to submit its report within a period of 3 (Three) months from the date of issue of the notification.

The Scheme was funded by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi for strengthening of institutions in terms of infrastructure, faculty competence and quality of teaching, research and consultancy, improve learning outcomes and employability of students, H&TE department informed.

The fund was received by the Institute in instalments during 2013-14 to 2015-16 of a total Rs, 3,71,60,000/- (In words, Three Crore Seventy One lac and Sixty Thousand), the amount being directly transferred to the beneficiary Institute, it said.

The ANCSU has sent over one million emails and multiple phone calls to the top government functionaries, as part of the digital protest. On the fourth day, today, as the Government agreed to the demands of the union, the union has decided to call off the indefinite protest against the State government, it informed.

The ANCSU further cautioned that in the wake of inability to conclude an impartial enquiry within the stipulated time, the Union shall resort to any intensive democratic protest.