Demands Nodal Cell for Scholarship Schemes, 110 Asstt Professor posts & Principals in all colleges
Dimapur, February 21: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) today served a 40-day ultimatum to Chief Minister, and Minister of Higher & Technical Education, Tribal Affairs in regards to setting up of nodal cell and recruitment of 110 assistant professors post with effect from February 22.
In its memorandum to Chief Minister and Higher & Technical Education Minister, the Union demanded that the state Government should uphold the assurances and notification for setting up Common Nodal Cell for all kinds of scholarship schemes which was already notified on, dated 25th October 2019. It said while the students were given a hope to soon see an established nodal cell, the notification for establishment of the cell is yet to be implemented in action.
The memorandum issued by ANCSU president, Vimeyiekho Vitso and general secretary, Imnameren N Jamir also demanded that the state Government send the 110 sanctioned Assistant Professor posts under Higher Education department to Nagaland Public Service Commission at one go.
While a portion of the posts were advertised in the year 2019 and now kept on hold, the ANCSU strongly demand that the remaining post (110 posts in total) be sent to NPSC within the 40 days time period, it stated.
The Union further demanded that within the 40 days of timeframe, the Department appoint Principals in all colleges which are without principals.
The ANCSU questioned the sincerity of the Directorate of Higher Education in regard to the demands of the students’ community and further appealed to the department not to sit out comfortably when the students are facing shortage of lecturers and the future of the students at stake.
Stating that the department of higher education is responsible to oversee the needs of the colleges and recommend to the state government for necessary action, the Union said it is evident that due to incompetency of the department officials, almost all the colleges are suffering from various problems. The ANCSU further warned that the state government should not always wait for the students to protest or agitate but address the matters on priority to avoid any kind of democratic confrontations with the state government.
While the primary responsibility of the students’ is to attend classes, the government should not compel the students to hit the streets, it added.
Meanwhile, the ANCSU held its first Presidential meeting for the tenure 2019-21 at NSF conference hall.
The house also resolved that in order to bring a settlement to the decade long pending Kohima Science College, Jotsoma land issue and other district colleges land issue, that the State Government call for a joint meeting for settlement with all the stakeholders (College wise) within a period of 30 days, with effect from February 22.
The ANCSU hoped that along with its other charter of demands, the State Government would set up the Academic Council for Higher and Technical Education as asked in the memorandum submitted on 19/12/19 addressed to the Chief Minister and Minister, Higher and Technical Education, Tribal Affairs.
(Page News Service)