Nagaland

ANCSU appeals CM Rio for action on the land issue of Kohima Science College

ANCSU appeals CM Rio for action on the land issue of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma

Kohima, October 29 (NEx): All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) appealed the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shri Neiphiu Rio, to take earnest action towards the long pending Kohima Science College, Jotsoma (KSCJ) land issue.

The Union in a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Nagaland on Thursday stated that Kohima Science College, Jotsoma being a premier college of the state has not only attracted national but international academic minds as well. However, the unattended land issue of the college presage hindrance for the growth of the college, it said.

The ANCSU and all stakeholders of the KSCJ extolled the CM and the state government, when on August 14, 2018, assurance to solve the land issue was made and widely publicized in all local dailies on August 16, 2018, it said.

ANCSU appreciated that a land survey was completed and report brought about thereafter. On receipt of the land survey report, the Union said that it made several appeals for settlement towards the land issue, but the state government non-existed to the hue and cry of the students.

The Union had then written a letter to CMO on November 20, 2019 and subsequent letter to the Chief Secretary on February 21, 2020, appealing for a joint meeting with all the stakeholders, but to no response till date.

Considering the forthcoming assessment of the college and needed settlement of the land issue for pleasant progress of the college, the ANCSU solicit the CM GoN, to set up a High Powered Commission (HPC) including members from all the stakeholders.

The students’ Union also put up the following points in the Memorandum to the Chief Minister:

*The commission should be set up before November 17, 2020 and report be submitted for necessary action within two months from the date of commission set up.

*The commission should frame policies and provisions on how to settle the land issue for once and for all.

*The state government must implement the recommendation of the commission in action within one month from the date of submission of the report.

The union hoped that the CM would not disregard the issue further but commit in bringing a permanent settlement for the welfare of the students’ community.