NLSF opposes proposal for creation of 13 ex-cadre posts

NLSF opposes proposal for  creation of 13 ex-cadre posts

Dimapur, April 5: The Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) has opposed the proposal for creation of 13 ex-cadre posts to be associated with the Chief Minister’s Office, appointment of Priyang Pandey as OSD in Nagaland House, New Delhi, appointment of advisor, chairmen and one day voluntary deduction of all government employees towards the Chief Secretary’s Welfare Fund(CSWF).
Expressing shock at the government’s proposal, the NSFL said the Government of Nagaland as a welfare state cannot simply take any decision against the welfare of its citizens as a whole.
While supporting the government’s decision in doing away with VIP culture such as banning of VIP escort, removing nameplates, no more parliamentary secretaries etc, the NLSF said it failed to understand the subsequent reaction/initiative of the government such as the proposal for creation of 13 ex-cadre posts to the extent that a mere political party worker/citizen who does not have any status/rank in the government as an employee to avail/hold the status/position of Commissioner & Secretary/Secretary/Jt. Secretary/Class 1 Gazetted to the Government of Nagaland.
The NLSF pointed out that only few NCS candidate could reach the position of Commissioner & Secretary after conferred as IAS and that is only on the verge of retirement, many sincere and hard working officers retire before reaching the position of Secretary.
It said to become a Gazetted officer/class 1 gazetted one has to work very hard to pass the open competition examination such as conducted by NPSC or UPSC or through several promotions.
“If at all the Government is going to create 13 ex-cadre posts in the ranks of Commissioner & Secretary, Secretary, Jt. Secretary and Class 1 Gazetted by appointing mere party workers/ordinary citizen and those who does holds any status/rank in the government as an employee and even these improper appointments for the highest office then it is so much of discouragement to the bright and upcoming students and sincere/faithful government servants to work hard or to render fruitful services to the government and it would also affects the state exchequer,” a press release issued by NLSF president, Imliben Lemtur and vice president, Yuwang Konyak stated.
The Federation said if the Government has money, then why not spend for opening a government law college in Nagaland or repair river belt roads or construct broken bridges or provide better health facilities and better education.
It further questioned as to why it is necessary to appoint Priyang Pandey as OSD, Nagaland House, New Delhi.
“Is that the officers out there can’t manage the House without him or he could be the best dalali/middleman to do all mischievous things?” it asked.
The appointment of legislators as advisors to department and chairman to several committees is simply unconstitutional and also amounts to office of profit, the NLSF said. (Page News Service)