Dimapur, February 19: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has reiterated its earlier demand for separate nodal cell to implement all kinds of scholarship schemes, settlement of Kohima Science College Jotsoma land encroachment issue and land issue in all the district colleges/institute.
It said the Chief Minister had consented to set up a separate nodal cell to implement all kinds of scholarship schemes and has also directed the district administration to submit a survey report on Kohima Science College, Jotsoma land within 6 weeks and land survey report of all the district colleges/institutes within 3 months which was published in local dailies on August 16, 2018.
In a press release, the Union stated that some departments are not willing to give up scholarship schemes towards the common nodal cell, which is a clear sign of the department having intentions to mismanage/misappropriate those funds meant for the students.
Even after a period of six month, the district administrations has failed to submit the survey reports and also failed to take positive steps in setting up a nodal cell as directed by the Chief Minister, the Union said adding, it is not only a mockery to the CMO but also an ambush to the genuine cause of the students community.
The Union while appreciating Chief Minister,Neiphiu Rio for taking proactive measures towards disbursement of the Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) ST session 2017-18 second and final installment, the union expressed surprised at the casual response from the various department officials concerned towards releasing the Drawal Authority.
Quoting Higher Education Directorate, it said that the state government has received the sanction order for the second and final installment only on January 11, 2019. The directorate then on January 11, 2019 has written to the state government for drawal authority.
The Union said through reliable sources it was informed that the Chief Minister has directed the departments concerned to disburse the scholarship amounts to the students account before the end of January 2019 as it was seriously affecting the students community.
Despite continuous request and appeal from the ANCSU and directive from the Chief Minister, the departments concerned has intentionally delayed the file process which clearly indicates that those government officials concerned are not even interested to the directive of the Chief Minister who is the head of the government, it said.
The ANCSU appealed to the Chief Minister to seriously look into the matter and initiate necessary course of action to avoid unwanted confrontations from the aggrieved students. (Page News Service)