Dimapur, February 25: The National Health Mission Employees Association (NEAN) has decided to go for total cease work (No Pay No Work), if the state government fails to release the pending salary from December 2019 to February 2019 (3 months) on or before March 5.
The NEAN said the state had already received the 1st installment from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on December 24 lat for the financial year 2019-2020 but till date it is lying in the state Treasury.
Citing various letters, the NEAN stated that the funds from the state treasury to State Health Society (NHM) account must be transferred within 15 days of receipt of funds from Government of India.
A press release issued by NEAN president, Dr Shasinlo Magh and general secretary, Kewetso Kenye stated that on September 10, 2018, the Association (NEAN) had submitted the representation to the Chief Secretary, Government of Nagaland cum Chairman, Governing Body, State Health Society, NHM for timely release of fund from State Treasury to State Health Society (NHM) within 15 days. But, the same trend of delayed fund flow has been observed, till date, which adversely had impacted on the performance of NHM programmes & activities (Mission Mode with conditionalities) which in turn has affected the output leading to disincentives, as well, from GoI. Therefore, keeping in view the unprecedented constraints & hardships being faced by the NHM employees, the Association appeals the Government to release the pending fund as stated.
It also appealed to the state Government that funds should be reserved for remuneration component, at least for a minimum of 3 months, as and when fund is received for the welfare of the employees, so that they get their due salary, on time.
It further said delay in release of State Share (10%) has also, ultimately, affected the timely tranche release of fund from GoI to the state. The Association appealed to the State Government to adhere to the financial norms, as mandated by GoI, for the smooth functioning and positive outcome of the program.
(Page News Service)