PSU begins first phase agitation in protest against apathy of state govt

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 1 (MExN): Irked over the failure of the state government and the Department of School Education (DoSE) to post/depute the concerned DEO and SDEO in Longleng on or before August 31, the Phom Students Conference (PSC) has resolved to initiate its first phase of agitation from September 1 -5.


A press release issued by PSU president, A Mane Phom and general secretary, Shunglam Longbahu regretted that even after submitting representation and ultimatums to the concerned department there has been no positive result.
It stated that the government and the DoSE are expected to provide the very basic needs of the students’ community without burdening the students too much. But, despite the repeated reminder and plea of the PSU, the concern department and government has not responded, approached or acted on the very matter, it added.


The concern department should be able to recognize the importance of HoDs in a department and understand its weightage in educational process and should have the moral obligation to adopt a positive and meaningful step at least for the welfare of the students’ community, the PSU said.


And, given the educational backwardness and disparity of Longleng district, the government and the concerned department rather than looking into the matter instantly, has absolutely turned a deaf ear and blind eye to their genuine plea, the union further lamented in the release.


Consequently, it appealed all the students along with the teaching staff to observe ‘Black Day’ during the first phase of agitation by wearing a black badge in all the institution within Longleng jurisdiction as a sign of agitation.


The PSC further warned that if their demands are not met the agitation would even go to the extent of picketing of office and closing down of institution in the later phase of agitation.


Informing this, the PSC also requested its entire federating unit to be mentally prepared for any eventually that might arise for which the department and the state government will be solely held responsible.