File photo: Kohima Science College

The All Nagaland College Students Union asserted that it would not accept any manipulation in the land survey in Kohima Science College at Jotsoma.

The Nagaland government recently directed Kohima deputy commissioner to complete the survey work vis-à-vis Kohima Science College at Jotsoma land encroachment issue and submit report within six weeks.

The ANCSU, in a release on Sunday, appealed to the district administration to properly survey the land and ensure that not even an inch of the college land was compromised.

On the state government’s assurance to set up a separate nodal cell for implementing all kinds of scholarships, the union expressed hope that the government would strictly abide by its assurance.

The union also urged the state government to take measures to disburse full amount of scholarships to the beneficiaries. It said student community would not acknowledge any kind of justifications on partial payment of scholarships.

It said inability or failure on the part of the state government and the departments concerned to avail funds from the central government on time for payment of students’ scholarship is not justified.

The ANCSU reiterated its demand to the state government to take measures for payment of scholarships in full amount to the beneficiaries by making alternative arrangements.

The union stated that its agitation has been kept on abeyance until the expiry of the time given by the state government for necessary actions and implementation of its demands. The college students staged demonstration in Kohima on August 10 followed by boycott of classes in colleges across the state.

The union warned that the college students would not remain silent if the state government fails to address its genuine issues.

The ANCSU, however, appreciated the directive given by the chief minister’s office to the district administrations and the departments concerned to submit reports on the issues raised by it within a stipulated time.

Further, the union expressed displeasure with the department of school education for not taking on its demand to detach all the teachers attached to VVIPs, VIPs, school education directorate, district education officers, sub-divisional education officers and deputed to other missions as per the standing order of the government.

It said despite several appeals, the department was yet to implement the standing order dated October 31, 2017 in full.

The union appealed to the government and the school education department to take the matter seriously as it affects the career of the student community.

Claiming that it has full list and reports of the attached and deputed teachers, the union said that salaries of those teachers unwilling to return to their respective institutions should be withheld and necessary action initiated.

The ANCSU also warned that it would be compelled to expose the names of the teachers within no time.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com

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