Kohima, July 22 (NEx): In view of the public response on the matter of Government officials requiring to furnish information regarding their family members and relatives in Naga political organizations, the State Government, in the interest of maintaining transparency, clarifies, as follows;
DIPR report said that the office of the Honorable Governor, through the Commissioner & Secretary to Governor, had written to the Chief Secretary on the Honorable Governor’s desire to have a database of State Government employees’ family members and relatives in underground organizations on February 14, 2020.
The letter required every Government employee to make a self declaration in a format which was enclosed along with the letters. The letter desired members of the Police Department to be segregated and furnished separately. The letter further directed the Home Commissioner to keep hard copies of the declaration and a soft copy to be sent to the Governor’s Office by April 2nd, 2020.
A reminder letter was received by the Chief Secretary’s office from the Honorable Governor’s Office on June 24th, 2020.
The decision of the Government to issue the Office Memorandum dated July 07, 2020 was made on the direction of the Honorable Governor which was deliberated by the State Cabinet in its meeting held on July 03, 2020, it said.