Nagaland

Chief Minister’s meet with ENSF today inconclusive; Agitation to continue

Chief Minister's meet with ENSF today inconclusive; Agitation to continue

Kohima, December 01 (NEx): On the backdrop of ongoing indefinite democratic agitation by the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) in regards to the Nagaland Staff Selection Board, a meeting was convened by the Chief Minister of Nagaland with the ENSF which was held at Chief Minister’s Residential Complex in Kohima today, and ended inconclusive.

The ENSF President, Sepili Sangtam in a press release informed that ENSF has attended a meeting convened by the Chief Minister along with Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister at Chief Minister’s Residential Complex today, December 01, 2020 to discuss the issues pertaining to the ultimatum served over the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) regulation and the non-implementation of Personnel and Administrative Reforms by the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC).

Sangtam informed that the meeting could not come to a logical conclusion as the Chief Minister stated that to address all the charter of demands put forth by the federation, it requires some more time and also need an approval of the cabinet.

The meeting remained inconclusive and the federation stated that the proposed democratic indefinite agitation will continue in the entire Eastern jurisdiction until their demands are fulfilled.

Meanwhile, the federation informed that the 2nd Phase of the proposed democratic indefinite agitation called by the ENSF passed off peacefully and successfully.

The boycotting of statehood celebration, locking down of government offices and restriction of movement of government registered vehicles by the six federating units at respective head quarters passed off peacefully, today.

Today, on the second day of the ongoing agitation, one (1) vehicle was seized for not respecting the directives issued by the federation and the federation asserted that the seized vehicle will be released only when their demands are fulfilled. Altogether, 12 vehicles have been seized so far.

Further, the ENSF extended their gratitude to the six federating units for their continued support and cooperation in all the endeavours being undertaken by the federation and also to the Eastern brethren for expressing solidarity with the cause. The federation also directed all the six federating units that the 2nd Phase, day two of indefinite democratic agitation remains the same as per the directives issued.

Though today’s meeting ended inconclusive, the ENSF also acknowledged the Chief Minister for the concern shown and also inviting to sit across the table and discuss the issue pertaining to the ultimatum served, said the ENSF Press release.