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Group of Nurses announces democratic sit-in from Nov 9

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 5: A group of nurses recruited by Nagaland Government during the COVID pandemic has announced a democratic sit-in from November 9 to protest the Government’s failure to address its demands
The group, named ‘Department Recruited Aggrieved Nurses 2021’, issued a press release on Saturday stating that the Government would be held responsible if any untoward incidents occur during their protest.
“With utmost respect, we the staff nurses appointed during the COVID-19 pandemic would like to state that as per the notification vide HFW (A) COVID-19/Appt-13/17/2020 dated Kohima 5th July 2020, was notified framing the basic guidelines for recruitment and service condition of the medical officers, nurses, technicians and other para-medical posts that were created in the 2 Cabinet meetings, i.e., 11-06-2020 and 23-06-2020. Clause (5) of the said notification dated 5-07-2020 prescribes that 50% of the post of staff nurse shall be filled through queue system and the remaining 50% through direct recruitment”, it stated
In continuation of the notification, the Government has issued an advertisement on July 16, 2020 stating that “applications are invited for recruitment against newly created posts on regular basis under the Department of Health & Family Welfare through the Department Recruitment Board”.
“We, the Department Recruited Aggrieved Nurses 2021, appeared before the Department Recruitment Board and on being successful through the interview, we were appointed in order of merit. While the Government allowed to fill up the other 129 posts (50%) of Staff Nurses through queue system. Therefore, when the Government has allowed to fill up 50% (129 posts) through queue system, we, who have appeared before the Department Recruitment Board interview, should not be denied of our legitimate rights”, it stated.
The group reminded that it had already submitted 3 representations at different points of time, and an ultimatum served on October 20 last to redress their grievances and to release pending salaries from July to October within 7 days, which expired on October 31.
“But, till date, we have not received any response from the Government”, it stated.
(Page News Service)