Dimapur, April 26: Nagaland Government has been given 45 days’ time to re-constitute the committee it had formed in November 2018 to study the issues relating to the implementation of NLTP Act of 1989.
A press release from Excise Department informed that this ‘unanimous decision’ was taken during a consultative meeting involving the Advisor for Excise, Sericulture & Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio, departmental officers and officials of Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) on Monday.
It stated that the meeting was necessitated by the DNSU’s recent 20-day ultimatum to the government to either review or revoke Prohibition in the State.
“The student body was apprised of the existence of a committee constituted by the Cabinet in November 2018 to study the issues relating to implementation of the NLTP Act 1989. The committee had already held 2 rounds of meetings on December 7, 2018 and March 7, 2019 on the issue. With the untimely demise of the chairman, the government is yet to appoint a new incumbent to the committee,” it stated.
The new committee will be re-constituted with a new chairman, and revamped it need be, and table a report at the earliest, it informed. (Page News Service)