Kohima, January 28 (NEx): The Government of Nagaland has decided to accord State Funeral to Late Shri Temjen Toy, IAS, Chief Secretary, Nagaland, who breathed his last at his residence in Kohima on January 28th, 2021.
The State Cabinet in an emergency meeting held today at 7:00 PM decided that the State Funeral will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 noon at the Official residence of Chief Secretary, Nagaland, Officers Hill, Kohima.
All the Government Offices in Kohima will remain closed on January 29, 2021, to enable the government employees to pay their last respect to the departed soul, informed J. Alam, IAS, Cabinet Secretary.
The Cabinet expressed shock at the sudden demise of Shri. T. Temjen Toy, Chief Secretary of the State this evening. The Cabinet placed on record its sincere appreciation of the exceptional services rendered by Lt. Shri. Temjen Toy in his 32 years of illustrious service career.
A legendary officer of the State, Late Shri. Temjen Toy joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1989. During his illustrious career he served in several important positions in the Government with great distinction. He was Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung during trying times and his exceptional handling of the delicate law and order situation during that period is still talked about.
While at the helm of the affairs in all the major departments of the State, he provided outstanding leadership and left an indelible mark in every Department he worked. He displayed splendid administrative acumen while serving as Commissioner Nagaland as well as the Principal Secretary to two Chief Ministers.
As Chief Secretary, his leadership to the entire government machinery, matured and measured advice, counsel, and the tremendous goodwill enjoyed by him cutting across the length and breadth of the State was a source of immense strength to the Cabinet and the government officials. He made tremendous contributions and galvanized the entire Government machinery to fight the Covid-19 pandemic ensuring the people of the State were least affected.
The void created by the demise of Late Shri. Temjen Toy would be difficult to fill.
The Cabinet conveys its deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prays to Almighty God to grant them strength and solace during this time of grief.