Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy. Image credit - Nagaland Post

Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy on Tuesday requested the Nagaland Planning Machinery Service Association (NPMSA) to call off its proposed pen down strike as the representation submitted by it on July 9 is under active consideration of the government.

In a letter to the president of the association, Toy said the matter will be taken up in the next state cabinet meeting.

He said the grievances of the association have been taken into account and all steps will be taken to ensure that the service interests of the members are not put to a disadvantageous position.

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On July 13, the association announced to launch a phase-wise agitation till its demand for removal or expunging of the post of OSD (skill development) from the cadre post of the Nagaland Planning Machinery Service Rule, 2019, is met.

The association said the inclusion of the OSD in the cadre post is irrational, arbitrary and cannot be accepted as it is in violation of the judgment and order passed by the Gauhati High Court on May 20 this year.

It said the state planning and coordination department appointed I. Sino Phom to the post of OSD (skill development) on deputation for a period of two years in 2011.

However, the post was converted from ex-cadre post to a regular cadre post and Phom was absorbed permanently against the post with effect from December 19, 2012, it said.

Bhadra Gogoi

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

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