Bhandari departmental meeting highlights pertinent issues

Wokha, June 14 (MExN): The monthly departmental co-ordination meeting of Bhandari was held with ADC Bhandari, Tiameren Chang as the chairperson at his office chamber on June 13.


ADC thanked the officers for their cooperation during the recent Lok Sabha bye-election as well as for their participation during the plantation drive on World Environment Day at the Forest Department’s purchased land at Longayim village. He also congratulated the Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) for the exemplary result in the NBSE examination 2018.


The meeting discussed adoption plan of a village by the Officers Forum of Bhandari sub-division keeping in view the feasibility of transportation and accessibility, whether it be in the hill or plain area, stated a DIPR report. The selected committee members were entrusted to finalise and name a particular village within a month’s time.


Discussing on opening of bank account under SBI, Bhandari branch, the functioning manager informed that by the end of June, all villages under Bhandari sub-division would be covered under the initiative. He also highlighted the situational condition in regard to the building which it occupies at present, functioning on a rental basis.


The principal GHSS, who expressed the need to have a new building for the school, cited some possible problems which may arise later due to land encroachment activities. The school needs to have a boundary wall for safety, security and control of the students, it was emphasized.


Running of possibly unauthorized saw mills and free movement of trucks loaded with timbers within Bhandari and Merapani area were also discussed, in which the ADC stated that appropriate action will be taken against those operating illegally after careful crosschecking.


He observed and cautioned that rampant cutting of trees should be avoided as it is a matter of concern for the environment.


While discussing on the cause of scarcity of water supply and interrupted power supply, the concerned officers stated that they are exploring all possibilities to restore them to normalcy at the earliest.


ADC while bidding adieu to the officers who are being transferred, expressed concern and stated that SMO Bhandari and SDO, PWD are yet to have their reliever take over and perform their functions.


The house also bade farewell to EAC Bhandari, Bodi Kapfo, who is being transferred to Mokokchung.