CM issues directive to address students’ demand

CM issues directive to address students’ demand

Dimapur, August 16: Responding to the demand of the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) on the issue of encroachment of Kohima Science College land, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Kohima to complete survey work and submit report within six weeks to enable the Government to take necessary action as deemed fit.
The CM also asked that directions be issued to all Deputy Commissioners to submit status report with regard to any cases of encroachment of land belonging to Government colleges/institutions within three months.
With regards to release of scholarship for the year 2017-18, the directive issued from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat sought immediate action to release the first instalment to the students and utilization certificate submitted to the Government of India for release of the balance instalments. Further, possibilities of releasing scholarship from State’s resources pending release of scholarship money be explored specially in view of the poor financial position of the State, said the directive issued by Commissioner & Secretary to CM, Abhishek Singh.
With an objective to streamline the system of disbursement of scholarships through a Common Scholarship Cell – a report may be obtained from all departments who disburse scholarships to work out a suitable mechanism, it said.
It also informed that the Government is setting up a cell for the implementation of insurance scheme for students studying outside Nagaland under which the Government will provide Rs 5 lakhs in case of unfortunate death of any such student. Possibilities of entrusting the same cell for managing scholarships of all departments may be explored, it suggested.
The CM’s Secretariat also directed that necessary steps be taken to ensure there is no disruption of academic activity in colleges and strong action initiated against anyone disrupting normal life or taking law in his or her hands.
All possible action be taken for maintaining of public order, said the directive.
(Page News Service)