A meeting between Committee on Review of the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001, tribe hohos and stakeholders in Kohima on October 11 (Morung Photo)
A meeting between the Committee on Review of the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001, tribe hohos and stakeholders today formed a Consultative Group with 10 members derived from a mix of women and men.
After hearing views and opinions at a meeting held at Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Sentiyanger Imchen, convener of the Committee on Review of the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001, proposed the formation of a Consultative Group as the opinions expressed at the meeting were divided and no convergence seemed to emerge.
“We don’t want conflict anymore,” he said, adding that there has to be solution.
The Consultative Group consists of 10 members from nine organizations, will conduct broad based consultations and place their findings before the Committee on Review of the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001.
Imchen also suggested inclusion of legal experts in the Consultative Group.
He said that on both taxation and reservation solutions can be found if both sides are not so rigid. Imchen informed that today’s is a preliminary discussion to take views and opinions.
He proposed the formation of this Group as a way forward and the House agreed.
The Consultative Group comprises representatives from Naga Mothers’ Association, Naga Hoho, Nagaland Tribes Council, Angami Public Organization, Central Nagaland Tribes Council, Joint Coordination Committee, Eastern Nagaland People Organization, Eastern Nagaland Women Organization, and Tenyimi Women Organization.
Imchen said the Government had given three months time to the Committee Review of the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001, after which it will give its recommendation to the government.
The meeting was attended by representatives from Tenyimi Women Organization, Naga Hoho, Naga Mothers’ Association, United Sangtam Likhum Pumji, Chang Khulie Setsang, Sumi Hoho, Lotha Hoho, Kachari Union, Pochury Hoho, Chakhesang Women Society, Phom Peoples’ Council, Yimchunger Tribal Council, Khiamniungan Tribal Council, Zeliangrong Baudi, Eastern Nagaland People Organization, Eastern Naga Students’ Federation, Eastern Nagaland Women Organization, Konyak Union, Ao Senden, Kuki Tribal Union, Central Nagaland Tribes Council, Nagaland State Commission for Women, Nagaland GBs Federation, Angami Public Organization and Chakhesang Public Organization.
Meanwhile, Imchen requested those tribe hohos and stakeholders who are yet to submit their views/comments on Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001 to sumbit the same in written to the Committee within a month.