NUNTSA to protest from June 2

Dimapur, May 31 (MExN): The Nagaland University Non-Teaching Association (NUNTSA) is to go on strike in the form of “pen-down” from June 2 in all the campuses of Nagaland University for the university authorities’ failing to fulfill its genuine demands. The NUNTSA did not mention what the demands were, in the note issued to the media today. The vice-chancellor of NU is said to have convened a joint emergency meeting on May 4 comprising the Registrar, staff of the Establishment and NUNTSA leader. He assured the association that all the genuine demands of NUNTSA would be fulfilled and asked for seven more days.
The university’s authority then issued a notification to convene the 9th Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meeting on May 30 and the 31st and Departmental Promotion Exam (DPE) to be conducted on June 4 2011 respectively. “As per the Central Civil Service (CCS) Recruitment Rules, DPC should meet at regular annual intervals to draw panels to be utilized for promotion over a year. The visiting team of UGC to Nagaland University on 19th Feb` 2011 clearly stated that failure to conduct/hold DPC/DPE in time is a serious offence,” the NUNTSA stated.
However, on May 16, 2011 the Vice-Chancellor informed the association that the DPC/DPE had been cancelled “citing lame excuses.” “The indifferent attitude and step-motherly treatment of its staff by the university authority for many years has compelled the association to take up the drastic step of indefinite ‘pen-down’ strike till all the demands of the association are met, for which the university authority would be held solely responsible,” the NUNTSA added.
The students` community and the public are requested to bear with any inconveniences that may arise because of the strike.