The Nagaland government has made it mandatory for all the employees of Nagaland secretariat to attend the Independence Day celebrations at Secretariat Plaza on Wednesday.
In an order on Tuesday, the state home department directed all officers and staff of the secretariat to attend the celebration as well as the evening programme of the day compulsorily.
It also asked all the administrative heads of departments to take attendance of their respective staff and submit it for necessary action. The supervisor Nagaland Civil Secretariat has also been directed to take attendance for the grade IV staff.
The order said the secretariat staff buses would pick up the employees from their respective pick up points by 8 am.
Dimapur deputy commissioner Sushil Kumar Patel on Tuesday also informed all the heads of departments/offices under Dimapur district that the attendance at the Independence Day function would be mandatory.
In a notification, Patel said attendance of all departmental officers and staff of the district would be taken at Dimapur District Sports Complex (DDSC) stadium at 9 am and 4 pm on Wednesday. He said the attendance sheet should be handed over to the Dimapur additional deputy commissioner.
The notification further said all markers and shops will remain closed till 12 noon on the day.
Meanwhile, as part of the security arrangement for the Independence Day celebration at DDSC Stadium, the Dimapur police said the entry point from Assam at New Field check gate would be completely sealed off and no entry of vehicles would be allowed through the inter-state check gate from 7 am till the end of the programme.
In a press release, the police said the vehicles with Car Pass ‘Z’ (Red) would be allowed entry inside the DDSC Stadium while Car Pass ‘Y’ (Green) would be allowed entry inside Tragopan point towards DDSC Stadium.
Entry from the Tragopan Point would be sealed off completely and the vehicles with passes will only be allowed entry.