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Ownership with VCs to certify citizens: CM


DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 30: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on November 29 said that the “real responsibility” of issuing genuine Indigenous Certificate in Nagaland lies with the village councils and the nearest administrative officer who will be certifying the person.
According to a DIPR bulletin on Wednesday, the Chief Minister made this remark during the Kohima DPDB day out-cum-Advent Christmas held at Pfuchama Village.
“He therefore said that the ownership is with the village council to give the right certification of the person to avoid any penalties and the administrative officers should be aware of the amendment of the Village Council and Tribal Council Act and guide the district people”, it stated.
Rio said that if the villages are not developed then Nagaland can never be developed. He therefore lauded the Kohima DPDB for coming up with the “innovative” village/ward adoption.
Stating that unity is the need of the hour for the State to survive as a community, Rio said that after a thorough study in 2006, the Government logo was changed from Ashok Chakra to Mithun to signify unity after the Government of India recognised the uniqueness of Nagas.
In line with this, Rio said that the Hornbill Festival is a celebration where all the cultural troupes come together to participate. He said that it is a festival of cultural extravaganza to revive, protect and preserve the richness and uniqueness of the Naga heritage.
Rio also spoke on the unemployment issue, where he pointed out that one must work more to earn more “citing that the business community and shops that are being taken up by non-Nagas coming from outside the State”.
On the DPDB agenda to set up a verification committee for LADP Scheme 2022-23, the Board decided to have one level of verification in the month of December. For change of medical administration from CMO Dimapur to CMO Kohima for the village of Thekrujuna and creation of sub-centre, it decided to forward it to the Department concerned.
Other Legislators representing various pockets of Kohima also attended the programme.
(Page News Service)