NSF meets CM, urge him to set up SSB within two months

NSF meets CM, urge him to  set up SSB within two months

NSF executives submitting a memorandum to the Chief Minister at his office. (Photo credit: NSF office)

DIMAPUR, JUNE 12 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) led by its president, Ninoto Awomi, called on the Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio in his office today to apprise him and to seek his support on a number of pressing issues confronting the students’ community in the state.

The NSF through a memorandum impressed upon the CM on setting up of Staff Selection Board (SSB) committee within a period of two months and to draft the policy in tune with SSB implemented states like Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh etc, a press statement issued by the Federation on Wednesday informed.

It also pressed upon the CM to scrap away departmental exams immediately and that all vacancies in Grade III posts which do not fall under the purview of Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) should come under the SSB for open competition.

Further, the Federation urged that a cabinet decision be immediately taken, notification to this effect be issued and accordingly notified in the official gazette within the stipulated period of two months.

According to the Federation, the CM gave a patient hearing to the representation and acknowledged that setting up of SSB is the need of hour to root out corruption and take forth the culture of meritocracy.

He admitted to “certain practical difficulties confronting his government when it comes to the setting of SSB and its implementation.” He, however, assured the team that the matter shall be discussed with his cabinet colleagues and fellow legislators and the right steps forward shall be taken up by his government at the earliest.

The Federation also apprised the CM on ANCSU’s 5 charter of demands to which he assured that the right steps forward have already been taken by his government and that the matter shall be solved at the earliest.