Dimapur, July 31: Civil society organizations based in Dimapur has appealed to the Government of Nagaland to retain Anoop Khinchi, IAS as Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur.
In an appeal to the Chief Minister of Nagaland, the Dimapur Urban Council Chairmen Federation (DUCCF), Naga Council Dimapur (NCD), Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD), Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) and GB’s Union Sadar Kohima said since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anoop has been leading from the front and has been guiding all activities pertaining to the efforts relating to containment of the pandemic.
“As the administrative head of the district who has been at the helm of affairs since the beginning of the pandemic outbreak, the incumbent DC is more aware of the ground reality and has gained sufficient experience to confront all kinds of emergency situation that may arise in the near future,” it said.
The appeal maintained that removing an officer with such huge responsibilities at this juncture will prove to be disastrous not only for the district but also for the entire State.
The CSOs urged the CM to put on hold the transfer of the incumbent DC at least till the crisis gets over the district returns to normalcy.
DDCF: The Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF) has also expressed resentment over the transfer of DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi.
“DDCF is sorry to say that transfer and posting of the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur has become like a musical chair game. It has been observed that the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur has been changed twice within 18 months i.e. 11-01-2019 to 30-07-2020 for reason(s) best known to the concerned authority, and the district will see three Deputy Commissioners within two years time,” it said in a release.
“Dimapur district which is the gateway of Nagaland and the Commercial capital of the state, is facing a step motherly treatment with the rapid change of the Administrative head of the district. Moreover, it is shocking to learn about the transfer of the administrative head who is also the head of the District Task Force, during this Covid-19 pandemic period,” it said.
The DDCF appealed to the Government to treat the district of Dimapur more seriously with more stable administration.
(Page News Service)