Minister of School Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Tokheho Yepthomi. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | November 14
With the Nagaland government having decided to implement 7th RoP from January 1, 2018, the State would be paying additional Rs 882 crore annually to its employees.
Informing this, Minister of School Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Tokheho Yepthomi added that out of the 19.87 lakh population in the State as per 2011 census, the government employees accounted to 1.28 lakh regular and 16, 000 work-charged employees totalling to 1. 43 lakh.
He said this was in stark contrast as against the 68, 000 employees as against 24 lakh population in Meghalaya and 69, 000 employees as against 27 lakh population in Manipur.
Speaking at the Ahuna festival, Padumpukhuri, Dimapur on Tuesday, Tokheho maintained that only 43, 000 employees would be ‘really working’ out of the 1.43 lakh government employees. He also said that out of the 6000 PWD labourers, there would hardly be six of them working hard on the roads.
The Minister informed that after the recent detachment of 573 teachers from various offices, 16 of the affected teachers have taken the matter to the Court. He also discouraged the system of proxy teachers since the government was serious to do away with the menace.
He reminded about the state government’s decision not to accept appointment of primary teachers whose academic qualifications in class XII do not cross 45%.
Speaking about the 4-lane project from Purana Bazaar to Chumukedima Old Bridge the tender for which has been completed, the Minister appealed the public to extend their support and cooperation to the authorities. Meanwhile, Tokheho also queried as to how the works have not been started yet for the Nagarjan Bridge, Dimapur even as the work order amounting to Rs 21 crore was released in 2016.
Ahuna Papuh (father/host), Lozheto Chophy, Additional Registrar (Co-operation) retd spoke on the significance of Ahuna festival.
Among others, the programme was attended by a host of leaders from various communities within Padumpukuri, Dimapur.