Dimapur, July 14: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has raised serious concerns over the selection of candidates for undergoing MBBS, BDS and other professional courses.
In a press release, ANCSU reminded that it had served numerous representations to the State Government not to allot seats under State reserved quota to non-indigenous people of Nagaland for undergoing MBBS, BDS and other professional courses. It insisted that aspirants for undergoing professional courses are increasing every year and the State cannot afford to lose any seat depriving the genuine indigenous people of Nagaland.
In view of the NEET 2018 results, ANCSU said it has appealed to the Director of Technical Education to meticulously verify the documents of doubtful candidates (non-indigenous). It had also appealed for intervention of Chief Minister, Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Commissioner Nagaland.
Having sent the list of doubtful candidates to the concerned district administration by the DTE, the ANCSU said it was hoping for a thorough verification of the doubtful candidates but lamented that the administrations of some districts has not verified properly as appealed. “The ANCSU is not satisfied/ convinced by the verification done by the concerned district administrations. The ANCSU is aware of District Administrations issuing ST and Indigenous certificates randomly to non-indigenous people of Nagaland without proper verification of documents and not following the Govt. standing orders and office Memorandums for issuing ST and Indigenous certificates. The ANCSU terms it as a corrupt practice of responsible officers for not following Govt. standing orders,” it said.
The ANCSU warned that it shall initiate its own course of action if any seat is allotted to non indigenous people of Nagaland. ANCSU shall not acknowledge any kind of manipulation or loopholes in the process of selection of candidates for undergoing the professional courses, it said.
ANCSU also reminded non-indigenous candidates of NEET 2018 not to complicate in the process of selection, cautioning that if any seat is allotted to non-indigenous candidate, the concerned shall be called back.
The ANCSU again insisted for verification through the electoral voters list of 1963 to prove indigenous of Nagaland, while stating that it shall not compromise in any manner. (Page News Service)