ANCSU suspends proposed agitation

ANCSU suspends proposed agitation

Dimapur, May 24: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has called off its proposed agitation of abstaining from participating in the forthcoming bye-election to Lok Sabha after it anticipated that the Government would seriously pursue the Union’s charter of demand as an assurance was given by the Chief Secretary on May 21 last.
Stating that it does not acknowledge the government’s policy of delay in responding to the core issues that affects the students community, the Union however, appreciated the initiative taken by the Chief Secretary in calling a joint meeting with the union and other government officials concerned on May 21 last at the Chief Secretary’s conference hall.
The meeting discussed and deliberated on the charter of demands made by ANCSU on the following issues i.e. land encroachment issue at Kohima Science College Jotsoma, setting up of a separate nodal Cell for all the scholarship schemes and detachment of teachers under school education resulted in a positive response by the government.
In regard to the land encroachment issue, the government has called a review meeting on June 27 to study the report and progress made by the district administration as proper survey and identification of illegal land encroachers is to be made through legal proceedings. The state government agreed to constitute a committee and bring out the modalities in setting up a nodal cell/department for all scholarship schemes. While the government has vowed to immediately stop the policy of attaching teachers with VIPs, the state government also agreed to take strict action against those teachers who has been detached and still not in the posted institutions as per the 31st October 2017 Office Order.
It may be mentioned that out of the 523 teachers who has been detached, 25 parties (single/group) have filed case against the state government in the Guwahati High Court bench.
Though the ANCSU has called off its proposed agitation, it said it would strictly monitor and be vigilant on the progress made by the government in this regard.
The meeting called by the state Chief Secretary was attended by Advisor to Chief Minister, Home Commissioner, Nagaland Commissioner, Principal Secretary School Education, Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Director Higher Education, Director School Education and other concerned department officials.
(Page News Service)