Kohima, March 05 (NE): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio addressing the 45th General Conference of the Nagaland Civil Service Association on March 05, 2020 at RCEMPA, Jotsoma stressed on the need for the civil service to identify in their area of administration the local economy potential by co-ordinating with the developmental departments and to make sure that developmental funds are utilised properly.
Rio said that the Nagas are going through a difficult time and is at a crossroad. He admitted that for the government and NGOs working at various capacities it is not an easy job to serve the people at this difficult time, particularly with the Naga issue, he said the government and a service like NCS gets sandwiched between the Government of India and the Naga National Group, with both not being able to fully trust the State government.
While acknowledging the difficulties that the NCS go through, he hoped that through their hardships they would be able to identify with the struggles of the people that they are serving. With the NCS being the most qualified, to serve the people, Rio said, they should not only depend on the higher command for direction, but they need to be dynamic in emergency situations, especially in far flung areas.
Rio lauding the wisdom and foresight of the earlier political leaders in applying Inner Line Permit under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation,1873, in the State, which have also been applied and benefitted from in some NE states when Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 was passed. He said that it is the responsibility of the administration, the Village Council, colonies, wards to identify Indian citizens, migrants so that the society remains intact. He also stressed on the need to protect the people through proper identification, whether a person is an indigenous inhabitant of the State.
President NCSA, Honje Konyak in his Presidential Address also highlighted the various hardships and problems faced by the NCS in serving the people, while impressing upon the officers to be sincere, dedicated and efficient in their assigned task, said a report from DIPR.