The Nagaland government appealed to the Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF) to consider withdrawing its ultimatum and refraining from going for a total shutter down in Dimapur on Thursday.
In an appeal letter on Wednesday, principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha said the ‘shutter down’ besides causing economic losses will also cause a lot of inconveniences to the people.
The government requested the DDCF not to oppose the shifting and rather cooperate with it in implementing this well-thought decision in the overall interest of the people of Dimapur district.
Sinha said the State Cabinet on August 10 decided for the posting of an ADC, an EAC and the sub-treasury officer at the new deputy commissioner’s office complex at Chumukedima and also for shifting of the branches/cells of the DC office as well as other offices to the new complex.
The decision was taken with a view to providing greater convenience to the residents of the district, including Dimapur town, for availing various services of the government from the branches and offices housed at the new complex.
It was also aimed at decongesting the present deputy commissioner’s office.
The partial shifting of some branches as well as some offices to the new complex, which is complete in all respects, will be in the interest of the people of the district, the government said.
“Keeping in view the likely benefits and the interest of the general public, the decision for shifting has been taken,” it added.