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Cabinet indecisive on RIIN implementation


To hold further consultations before final call

Kohima, April 7: The State Cabinet today could not finalize on implementation of Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN), and shifting of the office of Dimapur District Deputy Commissioner to headquarters Chumukedima.

Sources said the Cabinet in a meeting today discussed several issues including implementation of controversial RIIN and shifting of DC’s Office from Dimapur town to Chumukedima, the declared district headquarters. Both the issues are being demanded and opposed by some group of people from Dimapur town.
But sources said today’s Cabinet meeting decided to have further consultations before taking a final decision.
On reviewing the ban on appointments in Government sector, the Cabinet referred the matter to the P&AR Department.
Interestingly three days back, a circular issued by the Cabinet Secretariat for the Cabinet meeting today was leaked, prompting some groups to issue press releases against shifting of Dimapur DC office and implementation of RIIN. The lists of agenda to be discussed today were in the circular.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio briefed the Cabinet meeting about his recent meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Naga peace process between the Centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak -Muivah).
Rio and former CM and leader of the Opposition TR Zeliang had recently met Union Home Minister and NSCN (IM) chief negotiator Thuingaleng Muivah in New Delhi.
(Page News Service)