Nagaland

NSF demands age relaxation to be in sync with delay in implementation of NSSB

NSF demands age relaxation to be in sync with delay in implementation of NSSB

Kohima, July 22 (NEx): The Presidential Council of the Naga Students’ Federation in an emergency meeting adopted a three point resolution regarding the implementation of Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB), subsequent to partial lifting of appointment by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms.

A press statement from the NSF informed that the meeting was held at NSF Oking, Naga Club Building, Kohima on July 21st, and that the august house had a threadbare deliberation on the issue of the mounting rate of educated unemployed youths in the state due to certain tacit policies adopted by the state and the various issues been faced by the aspirants due to the ban on recruitment by the state government.

The house reiterated the resolution adopted at the Presidential Council meeting of the federation held on February 22nd, 2020 for a blanket ban on departmental exams for recruitment to various group “C” posts until NSSB is implemented in the state.

The house demanded that all existing vacancies for “group c’ post (not within the purview of NPSC) be requisitioned to NSSB and that departmental exams be scrapped once and for all.

The house also demanded that the age relaxation for entry into government service should be in sync with the period of delay in the recruitment due to non-implementation of NSSB and not merely one year.

‘The August house also saw no rationale as to why the state government is delaying the implementation of NSSB while it is willing to go ahead with departmental exams without any hurdles whatsoever’, it said.

The NSF presidential council appealed to the agitated aspirants to fully understand the rationale behind the federation’s demand for immediate implementation of NSSB which is to curb rampant backdoor appointments which is depriving the hardworking youth from facing proper selection process and the fact that backdoor appointment is sabotaging meritocracy in the state of Nagaland and that the sole purpose of the federation in demanding NSSB is to encourage and promote the competitive mindset of our youth at all levels and that every educated youths of the state gets equal opportunity in matters of public. The federation assured that it stands united, as a collective whole, in ensuring that meritocracy prevails in the government job market.

While also appealing to all the aspirants to walk together with the federation in this journey until the desired result is achieved, the federation appealed to the Government of Nagaland to comply with the legitimate demands of the federation in the interest of the general public without any delay. It cautioned that failure to do so, the federation will be compelled to take up befitting democratic agitation.