NUTA seeks exemption from election duty

NUTA seeks exemption from election duty

Dimapur, May 21: The Nagaland University Teaches’ Association (NUTA) has sought exemption from election duty.
In a letter to Chief Election Officer, the NUTA stated that Nagaland University teachers, like other teachers from Central Universities in India enjoy the privilege of being allowed to be active members of political parties during serice.
“We are allowed to take five years leave, stand for election, have a political career and rejoin our service as in the case of former Union HRD Minister, Prof Murli Manohar Joshi and former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh from Delhi University,” NUTA president, Dr Rosemary Dzüvichü and general secretary, Prof D Kuolie stated.
The Central Executive Council of NUTA said in view of the fact that Central University teachers are politically active, no University teacher is sent on election duty, be it a Presiding Officer or Micro Observer etc in other parts of the country.
It objected that despite the representations written by the NUTA, the University teachers have been deputed for election duties time and again including the coming Lok Sabha election in Nagaland.
The CEC, NUTA demanded that the political rights of Central University teachers in Nagaland University be upheld in the state of Nagaland and exemption be made for all University teachers whose names have been enlisted from Kohima capus, Lumami headquarter, SASRD, Medziphema and School of Engineering and Technology, Dimapur for the ensuing Lok Sabha election in the state. (Page News Service)