ANCSU warns against encroachment of KSC land

ANCSU warns against  encroachment of KSC land
Kohima Science College (File Photo)

Kohima, April 24: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) today affirmed that it will not compromise with the massive illegal encroachment of land belonging to Kohima Science College Jotsoma by Government departments, individuals and churches.
Addressing media persons in Kohima, ANCSU president Katho P Awomi along with other office bearers lamented that the District administration was yet to respond to its 40 days ultimatum served on March 14, which expired today, demanding immediate demolition of the permanent and temporary structures.
Pointing out that ANCSU submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on April 19 last, Awomi reiterated that they will not compromise even an inch of land that was originally acquired for the Science College.
He revealed that though there are no official records of the 200 acres of land, 150 acres acquired on payment of compensation by the Government and 50 acres donated by Jotsoma village, as per record provided by Land Revenue Department on November 19, 2015, the college is left with only 133.75 acres of land.
The rest of the land have been encroached either through forceful allotment order or without allotment orders by three Government departments – Public Health Engineering, Doordarshan Kendra and Regional Centre for Excellence in Music and Performing Arts (RCEMPA), individuals and church bodies.
Revealing that the District administration has assured to conduct a joint survey of the actual 200 acres of land belonging to the college along with the ANCSU leaders, college authorities, and Higher Education Department very soon, ANCSU cautioned if no action is initiated by the Government before the commencement of the regular classes, the students’ community would start a vigorous agitation in the form of vandalizing the three Government buildings located within the acquired land of Science College as an example for those encroaching the college land.
The ANCSU also expressed concern on the failure of the Department of School Education to detach all teachers attached to VIPs, Directorate office, District Education Offices and Sub-Divisional Education Offices.
ANCSU demanded that the Government order dated October 31, 2017 be enforced that all teachers attached to VIPs and other offices be detached and sent to respective places of posting as the educational institutions have been facing shortage of teaching faculty.
They warned that if their demand is not fulfilled at the earliest, they would be forced to demand for the termination of the services of the attached employees from the post of teachers and fresh recruitment be conducted for appointment of teachers.
ANCSU further reminded the People’s Democratic Alliance Government that the previous NPF Government in the State in November last year had accepted their proposal for creation of a separate cell or nodal department for implementation of all scholarship schemes.
“Different scholarship schemes are being initiated/disbursed by different departments, which create numerous confusions,” ANCSU said while expressing optimism that by setting up separate cell/nodal department for dealing all the schemes will definitely smoothen the functioning and disbursement of scholarships.
In this, ANCSU appealed to the newly installed PDA Government to implement the same at the earliest. (Page News Service)