Dr T Ao Award controversy: No formal complaint yet, says Nagaland CM

Our Correspondent
Kohima | September 20

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today told the floor of the House that the government has not receive any formal complaint regarding the allegation made in local newspapers on the Dr. T. Ao Sports Awards.


Rio said that despite the allegation by various individuals in certain sections of the local media, no formal complaint was given and as such the Department did not clarify to the charges made.


Replying this to MLA Khriehu Liezietsu, Rio said that complaint has to come through formal way so that the government would look into it.


Maintaining that the department is aware of the charge/allegation of favouritism leveled by various individuals, Rio said since the selection was done by a state level selection committee as incorporated in the Nagaland State Policy as per the laid down criteria, the department felt that no action is required.


Rio meanwhile said that the process/criteria for appointing the Project Director of Music Task Force (MPT) will be as per rules laid down by P& AR department.


Further, he informed that the department had issued a circular addressed to all administrative head of department and head of department inviting application for filling up of the post.


He said the department has received three applications but so far the department has not appointed anyone against the MTF PD post.


Rio also informed that no schemes were sanctioned under Khelo India ever, since it was approved as central sector schemes from the financial year 2016-17.