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Axed JSCO challenges termination order in HC

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DIMAPUR, APRIL 8: One of the two Junior Soil Conservation Officers who were recently terminated from service following allegations that they were illegally appointed has challenged the termination order in the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court.
“The present petition has been filed seeking for a direction to stay and quash the Notification dated March 12, 2024 issued by the Commissioner & Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, by which the service of the petitioner as Junior Soil Conservation Officer (JSCO) has been terminated w.e.f. March 7, 2024. Issue notice to the respondents returnable after 4 (four) weeks”, stated an order issued by Justice Kakheto Sema on Monday.
The petition was filed by H Agape Yeputhomi.
Following a sustained period of agitation by a group of job aspirants by the name of Combined Technical Association of Nagaland (CTAN), the Department of Soil and Water Conservation had terminated the respective services of H Agape Yepthomi and Avilie Nagi.
Since March 2022, CTAN had issued multiple ultimatums to the Department demanding termination of their services on the grounds that the appointments were made without adhering to proper procedures and the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) guidelines.
After their services were terminated, the Department of Soil & Water Conservation on March 13 claimed that their appointments on contractual basis had been made on humanitarian grounds “for their life sustenance as qualified Naga citizen”. (Page News Service)

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