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CS urges Depts to pay all Advt bills to newspapers

Nagaland News

Dimapur, September 10: AHoDs & HoDs meeting was held at the Secretariat Conference Hall on September 10 under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of Nagaland, J. Alam, IAS.

During the meeting, the Chief Secretary urged all the departments having pending advertisement bills to pay their bills to the newspapers at the earliest.
He also stressed on the importance of maintaining websites and asked all the departments to keep it updated, as he said, it is the only source of keeping the citizens informed about the department. Such updation on the websites with the right and timely information will drastically reduce the number of RTI cases, he added.
Principal Secretary IT & Power, K. D. Vizo said out of 95 departments, only 72 departments have been updated their websites and the remaining 23 departments are yet to be updated. He further mentioned the Cabinet decision in 2016 which clearly stated that all the Government departmental websites are to be hosted at the State Data Centre.
Principal Secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha, IAS asked all the departments to come up with activities and programmes, and submit reports to the Home Department in commemoration of the 75 years of India’s Independence- Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
On attendance, the CS asked the AHoDs & HoDs to continue monitoring the attendance of officers and staff and urged them to work in close association with one another.
During the meeting, the Department of Law & Justice notified on the subject “Engagement of Legal Consultants” with regard to discontinuation of appointment of Legal Consultants/Advisers/ Assistants. This notification supersedes all other notifications dealing with the engagement of Legal Assistant, Legal Advisers, Legal Consultants including the Finance Department’s Notifications dated 24th August, 2018 and 15th April, 2019.

During the meeting, a PowerPoint presentation on CAG Audit report was presented by Finance Department.
(Page News Service)