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ANCSU calls off indefinite digital protest

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Govt. sets up inquiry committee
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 17: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has called off its indefinite digital protest after the Government of Nagaland, as demanded by the Union, constituted an enquiry committee to probe into fund utilization on implementation of North East Quality Improvement Program (NEQIP) Scheme at Khelhoshe Polytechnic, Atoizu (KPA).
The Government of Nagaland on Saturday notified that a 3-member enquiry committee has been constituted to probe into fund utilization at KPA. The committee is headed by Kenilo Apon, IAS, Commissioner and Secretary, Water Resources Department as Chairman and Peter Lichimo, Deputy Commissioner, Zunheboto and Lhoubeizoto, Audit Officer, Treasures & Accounts as Members. The committee has been asked to submit its report within a period of 3 months.
The scheme was funded by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, for strengthening of institutions in terms of infrastructure, faculty competence and quality of teaching, research and consultancy, improve learning outcomes and employability of students.
The fund was received by the institute in installment during 2013-14 to 2015-16 was Rs 3,71,60,000. The amount was directly transferred to the beneficiary Institute.
Meanwhile, ANCSU has acknowledged the participation of its units, students and well-wishers in the protest. It also cautioned that in if the Government failed to conduct an impartial inquiry within the stipulated time, the Union will resort to intensive democratic protest.
(Page News Service)