Kohima, November 12 (NEx): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) appealed the state government for total transparency in the process of recruiting the Chairman and members of Nagaland State Selection Board (NSSB) to ensure that the evils of rampant corruption, backdoor appointment and other mal-practices prevailing in the recruitment process to various government jobs in the state are weeded out and a culture of meritocracy is adopted.
The NSF in a press release on November 12, said that NSSB is to ensure that these evils are weeded out and culture of meritocracy is adopted and to achieve this, it said that the government should practice total transparency in the process of recruiting the Chairman and members of NSSB.
While mentioning that the union is pleased at the various positive steps being initiated by the state government to bring the Nagaland staff Selection Board (NSSB) to fruition, it said that the recent notification inviting for applications for the post of Chairman and members of NSSB is another welcome move towards ensuring a swift and proper implementation of the same.
The federation reminded the state government that the demand for setting up of NSSB came at the backdrop of the rampant corruption, backdoor appointment and other mal-practices prevailing in the recruitment process to various government jobs in the state.
NSF further appealed to the state government to put in place a robust system wherein only officers with proven track record of expertise, integrity and morality throughout their career are on-boarded to NSSB. Until a group of incorruptible officers are constituted to form the board members, the very purpose of NSSB will be defeated. The federation is unapologetically of the view that equal job opportunity must be provided to everyone and that only deserving candidates are recruited through NSSB, the NSF said.
NSF reiterates its appeal to NPSC to release NCCSE 2019 results;
The NSF reiterated its earlier appeal to the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) to ensure that the long pending prelims results of Nagaland Combined Civil Services examination (NCCSE) 2019 are released without any further delay. This uncertainty over the outcome of the examination which was conducted in November 2019 has been the reason for much anguish and frustration to those aspiring candidates, it stated.
The NSF also stated that the delay tactic been adopted by the commission while taking the excuse of the COVID-19 pandemic shall prove counter productive in the face of the soaring unemployment amongst the youths of the state. More so, the federation appealed the NPSC to issue notification for NCCSE 2020 at the earliest as the future of the students’ and youth community cannot be compromised due to reason which is beyond anyone’s control.
The federation further urged the commission to respect the sincere aspiration of the students and provide them with the platform for true intellectual competition while we all learn to live together with the Coronavirus.