DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 24: With Nagaland Government expected to conduct a ‘wholesome review’ of the job reservation policy for backward tribes, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday asserted that creamy layers should not be beneficiaries of policies meant to uplift the weaker sections.
“While our endeavour to pursue development will continue, we must also ask ourselves questions with introspection whether some of the initiatives aimed at empowering the people have served the purpose effectively. For example, we must ensure that the policy of reservations must benefit the real targeted sections,” he said at the ENPO silver jubilee celebration at Tobu town in Mon district.
Reservations, Rio maintained, must benefit the grassroots and elevate their lives in a meritorious and just manner.
“Let us put our heads together and evolve mechanisms that will benefit our people. We must be prepared to take paradigm shifts, think out of the box and innovate with creativity so as to overcome the hurdles that come in the way of progress. The onus is on the new generation of youth and the leaders of the day to rise to the occasion and deliver the goods without bias. Meritocracy and use of modern technology are the only ways to combat governance challenges,” he said.
The chief minister urged the youth to support good governance initiatives, strengthen measures that are aimed at rewarding merit, and play the role of responsible citizens.
(Page News Service)