DIMAPUR, JANUARY 7: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has expressed shocked at what it alleged was the “blatant disregard for sentiments of the Federation” by the office of the Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), by issuing notice for conduct of departmental exam for recruitment to various Group-C posts.
Reiterating its earlier stand for a “complete ban of all departmental examinations for recruitment to Group C post until Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) is implemented in the state and that all existing vacancies must be requisitioned through NSSB only,” the NSF urged the PHED to refrain from going ahead with the proposed Department examination on January 13 by respecting the aspirations of the youths and students’ community while also aiding the push for promoting meritocracy in the Government job market.
“The Federation shall be compelled to take up actions it deems fit if the concerned Department and all other Departments take up any action in contravention of this public appeal,” it warned.
The NSF also appealed to all aspiring candidates to cooperate with the Federation and abstain from the proposed PHE departmental examination “in our collective bid to uphold and protect the future of the youths and students community.”
‘Fast track NSSB’
The Federation further appealed to the Chief Minister of Nagaland and his Cabinet colleagues to fast track the process of implementing NSSB in the State. It reasoned that an amicable solution to the issue of “reservation and reservation policies”, which has been stalling the NSSB must be brought out at the earliest for the overall benefit of the students and youth community in Nagaland as indefinitely withholding the NSSB will prove detrimental to the State as a whole. (Page News Service)