NVCO, NLSF opposes creation of 13 ex-cadre posts in CMO

NVCO, NLSF opposes creation of  13 ex-cadre posts in CMO
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Dimapur, April 11: The Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organization (NVCO) has supported the Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) representation submitted to the State Chief Secretary not to approve/consider the proposal for creation of 13 ex-cadre posts to be associated with the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), cancel the appointment of Priyang Pandey as OSD, Nagaland House, New Delhi and the deduction of one day’s salary from all Government employees towards the Chief Secretary Welfare Fund (CSWF).
The NLSF submitted the representation today. A copy of the representation was also served to Home Commissioner, Secretary P&AR, Commissioner & Secretary to CM, AG Nagaland, NTC, NSF, ACAUT Nagaland and NVCO for information and necessary action.
In the representation, the NLSF stated that the Government of Nagaland as a welfare State cannot simply take any decision against the welfare of its citizens as a whole. It supported the Government decision in doing away with VIP culture such as banning of VIP escort, removing nameplates, no more parliamentary secretaries, etc., but strongly opposed the Government’s subsequent action including the proposal for creation of 13 ex-cadre posts to the extent that a mere political party worker and citizen who now does not hold any position in Government are to hold the position/rank of Commissioner & Secretary/Secretary/Joint Secretary/Class 1 Gazetted to the Government of Nagaland.
The NLSF pointed out that only few Nagaland Civil Service (NCS) officials could reach the position of Commissioner & Secretary after being nominated as IAS, and that too on the verge of retirement. Similarly, it said many sincere and hard working officers retires before reaching the position of Secretary, and to become a Class 1 Gazetted one has to work very hard to pass competitive exams conducted by Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and get promotions.
Warning that the proposal of creating 13 ex-cadre posts by appointing party workers and ordinary citizens would act as discouragement to bright students and Government servants who works hard and render services faithfully, the NLSF stated that such appointments would make huge dent on the state exchequer and “affect the most prestigious and respectful post and status of bureaucracy”.
“Instead of wasting public funds or if the government had the money, then why not spend on opening a government law college in Nagaland, repairs river belt roads and construct broken bridges, besides providing better health and education facilities to the people,” it said.
The NLSF further questioned the State Government to appoint Priyang Pandey as OSD, Nagaland House, New Delhi. “Is it the officers and staff in Nagaland House, New Delhi can’t manage the House without him (Pandey) or could he (Pandey) be the best dalali/middleman to do all mischievous things,” it asked, adding it cannot accept the appointment of Priyang Pandey.
As regard the deduction of one day salary for CSWF, the NLSF stated that salary is the hard-earned money of Government employee and the Government cannot simply play with it in the name of welfare fund without considering any genuine cause or reason or relief or disaster, etc.
Earlier the NVCO had also termed the Government’s decision to deduct one day salary of all employees as contribution towards chief secretary welfare fund as “unreasonable.” It had pointed out that Government employee was also ‘consumer’ and entitled to all consumer rights guaranteed under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
(Page News Service)