Nagaland: NHM employees to cease work from Dec 15

Kohima, December 9 (MExN): National Health Mission Employees Association (NEA-N) workers will go on total ‘cease work’ from December 15 if the Government of Nagaland fails to release three months’ (September-November) salaries pending to them.

 

A press release from NEA-N President, Dr. Shasinlo Magh, and General Secretary, Kewetso Kenye, today informed that as per a directive from the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide Gol letter No. D.O.No. G. 27017/6/2015-NHM (Fin) dated June 7, 2016, “fund from the State Treasury to State Health Society (NHM) account has to be transferred within 15 days on receipt of funds from Government of India.”

 

However, the NEA-N learned that Nagaland State Government has received the first installment for the Financial Year 2018-19 from the Gol, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

 

On September 10, the Association stated that it had submitted a representation to the Chief Secretary to the Government of Nagaland and Chairman of Governing Body, State Health Society NHM, for timely release of fund from State Treasury to State Health Society (NHM) within 15 days.

 

“But the same trend of pending salaries has been followed till date which has adversely impacted on the performance of NHM as well as well being of the employees,” noted the Association appealing the Government that the “salary component should be reserved for one financial year as and when they received the fund so that the employees may get their salary in time.”