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NSF submits representation to CM on ILP and Grade-III employment

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KOHIMA, JULY 9: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) today called on Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and submitted representation on bringing Dimapur district under ILP regime and also to eliminate backdoor appointments of Grade-III employees in the State.
As custodians of the interests of the Naga students and the broader community, the NSF sought the immediate and effective intervention of the Chief Minister to the following:
On the influx of illegal immigrants, the NSF highlighted that the ILP (inner line permit), a testament to its 150-year existence, has been instrumental in regulating tourist flow and controlling the entry of illegal immigrants into Nagaland.
However, the NSF lamented that over the past several decades, successive Governments have struggled to execute the ILP diligently, leading to a surge in illicit activities that endanger the unique identity, culture and demography of Nagas.
The exclusion of Dimapur district (erstwhile) from the ILP regime, as indicated by the suspension order dated June 2, 2023, has created a perilous haven for illegal immigrants, it said.
Dimapur, as a melting pot overrun by individuals with questionable identities, poses a grave threat not only to Nagaland but also to the North Eastern hills, the NSF said.
In this, the NSF sought the Chief Minister’s immediate intervention for revocation of ILP suspension order and to bring Dimapur district under the ILP regime.
It also requested the establishment of ILP Monitoring Cells at Dimapur Railway Station, Dimapur Airport, and all entry/exit points to the State and also stringent implementation of ILP regime in all District Headquarters.
“We firmly believe that with your esteemed office’s intervention and the commitment of the Government, we can overcome this looming threat and secure the future of our people”, it said.
The NSF appreciated the Government’s commitment to meritocracy and transparency by establishing the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) for the recruitment of Grade-III posts, saying that “this progressive step underscores the Government’s dedication to fostering a fair and just selection process, ensuring that deserving candidates are given the opportunities they rightfully merit”.
However, it pointed out that despite this commendable initiative, there remains a prevalent issue of backdoor appointments within various Government Departments.
“The Federation, through the RTI campaign, has uncovered numerous discrepancies that suggest a continuation of this practice, undermining the integrity of our administrative system”, it said.
In this, the NSF urged the Chief Minister to take decisive action to eliminate these backdoor appointments.
Instituting stringent measures to ensure compliance with established recruitment protocols will not only reinforce the NSSB’s efforts but also our confidence in your Government’s commitment to justice and transparency, it said.
The NSG expressed optimism that under the visionary leadership of Rio, the aspirations of Nagaland’s youth would be upheld, fostering a future where merit and fairness are the cornerstones of the State’s employment policies.
The NSF hoped that the CM would address these critical concerns with the urgency and dedication they deserve.
“Your intervention will not only safeguard the interests of the people of Nagaland but also ensure a brighter and more secure future for the next generations”, the NSF said through the representation signed by its president Medovi Rhi and general secretary Chumben Khuvung.
(Page News Service)