Kohima, June 08 (NEx): The new officials of Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) for the tenure 2021-23 in it’s first meeting resolved to actively pursue the issues related to Indo-Naga Politics, COVID-19, NSSB besides being committed to ensure that all students’ welfare issues are effectively dealt with.
Also, NSF expressed gratitude to Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho, General Secretary NBBC, for invoking God’s blessing upon the officials for the tenure 2021-2023 at NSF Office, Oking Naga Club Building, Kohima. The New team of executives for the tenure 2021-23 were elected at the 29th General conference held in Kohima on Friday, April 30, 2021.
*Indo-Naga Political Issue:
NSF reiterated that it stand committed to the Indo-Naga political issue and shall leave no stone unturned to push forth for early settlement to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue vis-a-vis peace process.
The Federation appeals for Peace and Unity among the Nagas and further appeal to all the Naga Political Groups (NPGs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to come together under one table for an early Inclusive, Honourable and Acceptable solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue.
Further, the federation calls upon the Government of India to expedite the process of Indo-Naga political dialogue with the negotiating parties and ink the final agreement without delay.
The NSF said that effective implementation of e-Governance is the need of the hour which will bring about ‘transparency’ in governance. It strongly advocates e-governance as a tool to bring ‘transparency’ as a powerful agent to check corruption in state governance.
Access to accurate and updated information in regard to various State Government’s functionaries, departments (including District Administration) and agencies, such as schemes & programs, incumbency list, post creations & vacancies, progress report of the Department and vice versa, must be made readily available in the public domain in compliance with the laid down guidelines for departmental websites (GIGW), so as to enhance the level of citizen interaction through application of internet and mobile technologies and to ensure that the benefits are accessed by all citizens, it said.
*COVID-19 Related Issues:
The Federation appeals all the educational institutions to waive off school fees owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and also the Government of Nagaland not to shut down stationery shops and bookstores during Lockdown in order to readily make accessible the basic needs and requirements of the students’ community.
While appreciating the State Government, Frontline Workers and Healthcare Workers for their tireless efforts and services rendered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federation urged the State Government to maintain transparency in utilisation of COVID-19 funds.
*Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB):
The Federation further appeals the State Government not to further delay the implementation of NSSB and to make it fully functional owing to the rise in the number of educated unemployed youths in the state. It also suggested the State Government to revise and resolve the Reservation Policy in the state within the legally permissible jurisdiction without delay.
*SSA & RMSA Teachers, 2010 & 2013 Batches:
The Federation said that it stands committed to ensure the agreement signed on October 18th, 2020 pertaining to the rationalization of SSA & RMSA Teachers is materialised in letter and spirit. It also asserted that the federation shall no longer tread lightly on the matter if the State Government does not honour the aforementioned agreement.