Nagaland

NSF reiterates stand on ban of departmental exams

NSF reiterates stand on ban of departmental exams

Kohima, January 11 (NEx): The Naga Students’ Federation reiterates its earlier stand to ban the proposed departmental exams for recruitment to various Group C posts under the department of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Government of Nagaland scheduled to be held on January 13, 2021.

The federation through a press release said that it cannot allow for the proposed exam to take place in good conscience as it is convinced that the proposed departmental exam undermines the very principle of meritocracy which the federation has been staunchly advocating for the last many years. Further, the NSF states that it defeats the very principle of providing a level playing field to everyone aspiring to serve the state government as a Group C employee by constituting the NSSB.

In light of the above, the federation said that it is constrained to warn the department concern that if any actions in defiance of the above stated stand of the federation are initiated, the officials of the department shall be held solely responsible for any unwanted consequences thereafter.

Further, the federation appealed to all the aspiring candidates to kindly cooperate with the federation and abstain themselves from the proposed departmental examination in our collective bid to uphold and protect the future of the youths and students community.

The federation meanwhile, appreciates the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland Shri. Neiphiu Rio and his cabinet colleagues for the sincere efforts to ensure that reservation policy of the state is completely revamped and rationalised. However, the exercise been undertaken needs to be completed in a time-bound manner and an amicable solution to the issue of ‘reservation and reservation policies’ which has been stalling the NSSB needs to be brought out before February 15th, 2021, NSF said.

The federation also stated that it will be compelled to take up actions in conformity with the democratic principles inorder to ensure that the aspirations of the youth and students community of the state is upheld.