State Cabinet constitutes committee to examine women reservation

State Cabinet constitutes committee to  examine women reservation

Dimapur, June 6: The State Cabinet has decided constitute a ministerial committee to examine the women reservation issue and hold discussions with tribal hohos and all other stakeholders.
The Cabinet made the decision in its meeting held on June 5 after Advocate General, Nagaland apprised the Cabinet on various matters of importance pending before the Supreme Court and the High Court.
The Committee shall consist of G Kaito Aye, Minister as convener and members are CM Chang, Minister; Neiba Kronu, Minister; P. Paiwang Konyak, Minister; Jacob Zhimomi, Minister and Mmhonlumo Kikon, Advisor.
Royalty issue
On the issue of royalty collection on minor minerals between the Forest Department and Geology & Mining Department, the Cabinet also constituted a committee to study the issues.
The committee comprise of Sentiyanger Imchen IAS, Principal Secretary, Municipal Affairs & Development Commissioner as chairman and members are Principal Secretary, Environment, Forest and CC; Commissioner & Secretary, Geology & Mining; PCCF, Nagaland; Director, Geology & Mining and Secretary, Law & Justice Department.
Statehood Day
The Cabinet also decided that while Statehood Day will be celebrated on December 1 at the Secretariat Plaza, the inauguration of the Hornbill Festival will be held in the afternoon of December 1. It also decided to include Garo, Kachari and Kuki communities for the Mini Hornbill. For Dimapur District, Naga Council Dimapur can organize a common function of all tribes in consultation with the Deputy Commissioner and tribal bodies. Further, Mini Hornbill festivals will be held in the Districts as decided by the Cabinet in its earlier meeting on April 16.
The Cabinet discussed its April 16 decision on the constitution of Nagaland Investment and Development Authority (NIDA) and approved the change in nomenclature to Investment and Development Authority Nagaland (IDAN) to avoid confusion with similar sounding acronym.
Citizenship Bill
On the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill of the Government of India, the Cabinet was of the view that Nagaland is protected under Article 371(A) of the Constitution and the ILP regulations.
However, it decided that if the proposed amendment goes against the interests of the Nagas, the Government of Nagaland will go against such amendments and take up any such issues with the Government of India.
As a follow up to the meeting of the Political Affairs Committee meeting with tribal hohos on May 11 at Kohima, the Cabinet secretary was directed to write to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly for revival/reconstitution of the Joint Legislators’ Forum in order to strengthen the efforts being made towards the peace process.
(Page News Service)