Naga News

8th March Naga News



Nagaland government has come down heavily on plying of government condemned vehicles allotted to VIPs, retired government officers and individuals with government registration without converting such condemned vehicles to private registration.

Terming it as a “serious offence and illegal under the provision of law” Secretary Transport Department, Kenilo Apon issued an office memorandum directing all concerned to strictly adhere to the condition laid down on condemned vehicles and convert such vehicles to private registration within two (2) months-time from the date of issue of allotment order.

Kenilo Apon further instructed all state government departments to prepare a detail list of all condemned and allotted vehicles and submit the list to the concerned RTOs and DTOs and concerned SPs to check and put a stop to this ‘misuse of government authority’.





Awareness programme on Right to Information Act, 2005 was held on 08th March 2019 at DC Conference Hall, Mon.

Chanbemo Lotha, Chief Information Commissioner, Nagaland stated that, the RTI, Act 2005 is to create a practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure transparency and accountability of public authorities. As this awareness in the district level is very important where most of the RTIs are sought in the distric, all PIOs and APIOs in the district should have the proper knowledge of this Act, he stated.

G.H. Ramlia State Information Commissioner, Nagaland mentioned that, in a democratic country, RTI Act is very important tool where all citizens have the right to know the developmental activities in their area. In order to implement RTI Act 2015 effectively, all PIOs and APIOs should provide right information to the citizens, he added.

Secretary, Nagaland Information Commissioner Worhonthung Ezung in his power point presentation stated that RTI is to make accountable, transparency, empowerment of citizens  and contain corruption. He also spoke on misuse and abuse of RTI, Penalty and consequences.        Deputy Commissioner, Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS delivered welcome address and Dharam Raj, Assistant Commissioner Mon proposed vote of thanks.


(K.K. Chim, IA Mon)



The Phek Town Women Baptist Union in collaboration with the District administration under Bedi Bachao Beti Padhao program, was organised the International Women’s day celebration in Phek Town Baptist Church under the global theme “Balance for better”.

Zaposhelu Venuh and Votalü Luru-o were awarded with certificates and cash incentives in recognition for their valuable service and contribution towards upliftment of women community and the welfare of Girl child in the district.

SDO Civil HQ, T. Lemlila Sangtam, delivered greetings from District Administration, Phek. The theme Speaker, Vevolu Khamo, shared the importance of gender equality for a holistic development of a society.




Mini Marathon to mark the celebration of International Women’s Day was held on 8th March 2019 at Wokha. The event was organized by District Administration in collaboration with Social Welfare department, Wokha under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), SVEEP campaign and Poshan Abhiyan.

The race was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS from Local Ground Wokha. The mini-marathon was held under two category: Male and Female, around 600 (six hundred) students from different schools took part in the race.
The DC, while addressing the students on the significance of International Women’s Day, said as students whatever principle and basics they gain during this ‘forming’ age will always remain with them throughout their life and urged them not to discriminate girls but show respect. There has to be gender balance and gender equality in all sphere of life, he added.

The DC also appealed to the students to take pledge from their parents not to take money and exercise their franchise with utmost fairness during the forthcoming Parliamentary Election 2019.

Under female category Yilobeni, Wonchibeni, Senchano, Nzanhorni and Thechano all from DBHSS were adjudged the winners. In the male category, Amos (SMBS), Nchumbemo (DBHSS), Chumbemo (DBHSS), Chonben (Mt.Tiyi College) and Yanpothung (Mt.Tiyi College) got the first, second, third, fourth and fifth respectively. Certificates and cash awards were given to the winners. VVPAT demonstration was also done at the flagging off venue.

                                                                                    (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)



Along with the rest of the world, the Chakesang women welfare society in collaboration with the Pfutsero town Mothers’ Association celebrated International women’s day on the 8th of March 2019 with Dr. Diana as its keynote speaker.

In her address, Dr. Diana urged the gathering to rise up and transform the society basing its principles on the various sets of laws and acts formulated by the constitution for women rights and safety. She also appealed the various sections of women organizations, institutions and individuals to initiate a change of mindset and fight for their rights and equality. The celebration was attended by representatives of eleven sectors of Pfutsero town. The programme was chaired by Vice President PTMA, Viekope-o Kenye while invocation was pronounced by Associate Pastor Women Nielhou-ü Mekru followed by a special number by Ralü Yhobou and Vechülo-ü Kanou as the speaker.

                                                                                    (APRO Pfutsero)



International Women’s Day cum literary competition under Beti Bachao Beti Badhao, organised by the District Administration, Wokha was held at the Town Hall Bhandari on 8th March 2019.

Special guest of the programme, Thungsali Odyuo, President Eloe Hoho Bhandari, thanked the District Administration for the support and intensified effort to help empower and uplift the status of women in the society by helping them to be more aware of their rights, potentials and worth and be partners in building a progressive society for all on equal terms.

She also called upon the women in the community to feel encouraged and take the opportunities in positive ways to help build better homes and families which will reflect in the life of the society and nation as a whole.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari, Tiameren Chang in his Keynote address stated that a society which does not acknowledge or value the contribution that women as mothers,  wives, daughters and sisters gives without condition will lack in progress in the changing times and exhorted them to support and respect the share of responsibilities they bear for the good of all.

In the programme, extempore, prepared and narrative speech competition was held for students from schools and the winning participants were awarded with prizes.

During the programme adolescents club Bhandari also presented a special number. The programme was chaired by EAC Bhandari, Riku Khutso.

                                                                                    (APRO Bhandari)




Peren district observed international women’s day on 8th March 2019 at Peren Town GB Hall under the theme “Think equal, Build smart, Innovate for change” .The program was organised by the department of social welfare, Peren.

President, Zeliangrong Mipui organization Nagaland, Apeuna I Heilung spoke on the significance of International Day for women. DPO ICDS Peren, Nokcharenla Longchar delivered welcome address. Special number was presented by A/W Helpers. CDPO Jalukie Namhuhing invoked God’s blessing. While Asangla Jamir CDPO Peren proposed vote of thanks. The function was chaired by CDPO Tening Yanbeni Humtsoe.


                                                                                    (Shahlong Phom, IA Peren)



The monthly Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board meeting was held on 7th March 2019 at Dobashi Court SDO (C) Changtongya under the Chairmanship of Advisor, Industry & Commerce and NIDC, Imnatiba. The meeting was also attended by Minister PWD, Tongpang Ozukum.

Imnatiba cited that the main reason for holding DPDB meeting in several towns under Mokokchung District is to connect the Government with the people. He also asserted that in coming days more MLAs will be attending meeting, he expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister of Nagaland for giving opportunity to the young people and advised all the officers to have prospective ideas during their service.

Tongpang Ozukum mentioned that for the first time initiative for repairing and maintenance of roads was given to the Department and expressed satisfaction over the work done, he cautioned that if any land owner claim percentage from the Department that particular stretch will not be touched and the land owner will be the sole responsible.

During the meeting the board approved to upgrade “Community & Social, Welfare Society” Yajang Village. The Board also approved repairing and maintenance of Mokokchung Town road which was presented by E.E. PWD (R&B) Mokokchung. For the upgradation of Civil Hospital Mokokchung and DC office complex which is underway, the Board requested to execute the work at the earliest. Some of the new agendas taken up were printing Child Help Line logo and painting of all the Offices at Mokokchung district.


                                                                                    (IA Changtongya)




The SDPDB Pughoboto meeting was held under the chairmanship of ADC and Vice Chairman SDPDB, Phuleshe K. Yepthomi at ADC’s Office on 6th March 2019.

In the meeting the Board discussed about the shortage of mathematics teacher under several GHS, particularly at Pughoboto, Ghathashi and Lazami. SDEO appraised the Board that he had already sent a proposal to the Government. The board has entrusted SDEO to send a reminder letter to the Department to expedite the matter. Mini Solar Plant installation at Mini Secretariat was successfully completed, however, the Board agreed that fencing is absolutely necessary to keep it safe from damage. The members also suggested to write a letter to the concerned Department to appoint a caretaker for the plant. During the meeting, R&B Department has volunteered to conduct a cleanliness drive around the plant. Meanwhile, the Board also agreed to inform to Power department to help assessing and arranging the transmission of energy to nearby offices.

A presentation on recent tour to meat processing Centre Guwahati by local butchers was delivered by Supervisor AH&VS department S. Arong. In the coming days, a seminar on awareness and sensitisation for clean and hygienic consumption of meat will be conducted by the Veterinary department.

Farewell programme for the outgoing ADC Pughoboto, Phuleshe K. Yepthomi was conducted after the SDPDB meeting. ADC expressed his gratitude to the people for the cooperation and kindness shown to him during his tenure. The programme was chaired by EAC Nuhuta Tunyi.

                                                                                                (APRO Pughoboto)




SDO Civil Longleng HQ, D. Robin launched the Pradhan Mantri Sharm Yogi Mandhan (PMSYM) at the DC’s Office Complex as special guest on 6th March 2019. In his speech, Robin asserted that unorganized sector includes home based workers, street vendors, head loaders, brick kiln workers, domestic workers etc. He informed that PMSYM scheme is open to such unorganized workers whose monthly income is below Rs. 15000/-. The minimum age of joining the Scheme is 18 years and the maximum is 40 years. He appealed the unorganized workers to avail the opportunity of the schemes through registration by visiting Common Services Centre along with Adhaar Card and Savings Bank account number. The SDO civil also gave away pension cards to the beneficiaries.

The Program was chaired by Assistant Labour Commissioner Longleng, Thungbemo Lotha while the District Manager, Common Services Centre (CSC) Longleng, Tehomeli Phom highlighted the PMSYM Pension Scheme.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng) 



Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK), Wokha organized the District Youth Convention cum International Women’s Day 2019 on 8th March 2019 at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, with EAC, Toking Yimchunger as the special guest.

The programme was attended by around 115 participants from various Youth clubs and organizations. During the programme NYK distributed sports materials to all the representatives of the youth clubs, organizations and the schools.

The special guest encouraged the participants to take up the new entrepreneurship skill and be a promoter of job and not be a job seeker. He also highlighted on various new schemes of the Government of India.

The function was chaired by Chibenthung N. Ovung, while Programme Coordinator NYK, Wokha L. Ethel Ngullie gave the welcome address. Saron colony youth organization presented a special number.

                                                                                    (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)




One day awareness cum registration Program for placement and skills training under PMKVY Scheme in the field of Aviation, Hospitality and Cruise line was held at Auditorium Hall, Phom Lempong on 28th February 2019. It was organized by the District Administration in collaboration with Emporium Skills Training Institutes under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao program.

Deputy Commissioner Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam briefed the issues of unemployed youth and encourage the youth to unite together to eradicate the problem of unemployment prevalent in Longleng district.

The President Phomla Hoichem highlighted the problems faced by the young girls and put a strong emphasis on participation in political & formal decision making. She also encouraged the youths to step out from the comfort zone and meet life with passion.

The President Phom Students’ Conference (PSC) in his short speech appreciated the Emporium team for organizing such program. He exhorted the youth to be confident and bold enough to stand for their rights. He assured that his organization would render help and support in any activities that can eradicate the problem of unemployment in Longleng.

Centre Director of Emporium Skills Training Institute, Temjenkala Aier highlighted on the activities and achievement of the Institute and presented the importance of Skills training of Aviation, Hospitality, and cruise line as well as the nature of work. She also encouraged the parents to support towards their children to learn from such skill development trainings and broaden their mindsets.

Managing Director, Anirban Mukhurjee also spoke and exhorted the youths while EAC Longleng HQ. Robi Sangtam proposed the vote of thanks.  The main aim of the program is to support young people in recognizing and gaining competence for employability. The program was attended by Village Council members, Church leaders, Women organization, Students’ body and the youths of the district.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Longleng)



Noklak Sub-Division launched the programme of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao cum awareness campaign at KTC Hall, Noklak on 7th March 2019 with the theme “Save a daughter, Educate a daughter”.

EAC Noklak, Yithachu Thur highlighted the gathering on the various objectives to be undertaken under the program. While the President KMH, Newkai Penglang spoke about the various issues faced by women in the society. Women Secretary KBCA, Chongti stated that any society is incomplete without females. DCPO Tuensang, N.S. Khaikho spoke on the importance of empowering women in the society. Students from Christian High School Noklak presented a special song, and a special presentation basing on the theme was made by St. Paul School Noklak. The program was chaired by SDO (Civil) Noklak, C. Phuniang who also administered the pledge on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.

Departmental officers, KMH Official, Church leaders, Town Wards leaders, Students and others attended the program.

                                                                                    (APRO & IA, Noklak)




Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Sivasagar, Assam has reinforced night curfew from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM in the 5 km belt in Assam side of Sivasagar district bordering Nagaland state with effect from 22nd January 2019 for a period of 60 days.

ADM, Sivasagar in an order said night curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure to prevent occurrence of anti-social elements/extremist/unlawful activities coming across the Assam/Nagaland border in the belt of Sivasagar district. ADM, Sivasagar said movement of any person/ group of persons/any vehicular traffics are prohibited during the period of night curfew.

However, Magistrate, Security personnel of army/CRPF/Police and civil officials deployed on duty are exempted from the purview of the prohibitory order.

                                                                                    (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)




Nagaland Legislators’ Christian Fellowship cum Thanksgiving service to mark the completion of one year of PDA Government will be held on 10th March, 2019 at 11 am at the State Banquet Hall.

To be chaired by H. Moba Konyak, Pastor, Konyak Baptist church, Kohima Reverend Keviyiekielie Linyu, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Kohima will be the main speaker.

On the occasion Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and PDA Chairman, Chingwang Konyak will greet the congregation. Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Patton, Minister G. Kaito, Tongpang Ozukum and L. Khumo, Advisor will also address the congregation.

Chief Secretary Temjen Toy informed all the Administrative Heads of Department (AHoD) and Heads of Department (HoD) to attend the service along with their families.

(Tsuthong & Tovikali, IA)




Deputy Commissioner & District Election officer, Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan has informed to all concern that in view of the General Election to the Lok Sabha 2019 as per the directives from the Election Commission of India, the district Contact Centre is to work along with State Contact Centre in tandem.

The Contact Centre has been made operational from one Universal number that is 1950 known as “Voter Helpline”. Therefore, all the citizen of Mokokchung District are informed to use the “Voter Helpline” number 03691950 for any query relating to electoral process.


                                                                                    (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)




Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS informed that in view of the ensuing Parliamentary Election 2019, all Arms License holders under Wokha district have been directed to deposit their Arms/Weapons in their nearest Police Station immediately.
All Administrative Officers have been directed to oversee that Arms License of every type of weapons are deposited in their respective police station. The order comes into force with immediate effect.

                                                                                    (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)




Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan has informed all electors in the district that the Election Commission of India has directed that for the upcoming General Election to the House of the People, 2019 and General Elections and Bye-Election to State legislative Assemblies to be held simultaneously, all electors who have been issued Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) have to produce the EPIC for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes.

Those electors who are not able to produce the EPIC shall produce one of the following alternative photo identity documents for establishing their identity: Passport, Driving License, Service Identity Cards with photographs issued to employees by Central/State Govt. PSU/Public Limited Companies, Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post office, PAN card, Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR, MNREGA Job Card, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, Pension document with photograph, Official Identity Cards issued to MPs/MLA/MLCs, and Aadhaar card.

Further, it is also to inform that Photo Voter Slip shall henceforth not be accepted as a stand-alone identification document for voting although it will continue to be prepared and issued to electors as part of the awareness building exercise.


                                                                                    (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)



On the eve of International Women’s Day (IWD), Lotha Baptist Church Diphupar Women’s Wing, organised a special programme for the womenfolk as a prelude to the Women’s day at Lotha Baptist Church Diphupar, Dimapur on 7th March 2019.

District Public Relations Officer Dimapur, Lolano P. Khuvung who spoke on the topic “Balancing for Better” reminded the gathering of women that IWD is all about unity amongst the women, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. She emphasized on the importance for women to empower other women. On a day such as this we should make a mission to build a global community of strong women, who will help one another to succeed, so that we also contribute our bit towards achieving a balance for a better world, she maintained.

Marking the day, Nyano Tungoe and Gloria Ovung presented a musical piece while Narisen Lotha Cultural Club presented a cultural song.

Greetings was brought by Women Pastress, LBCD, Yanpvulo J. Ovung while Deaconess Ezo Ngullie chaired the programme. Secretary LBCD, Mhonchumi Ngullie offered the benediction.

                                                                                    (Sebu Lam, Dimapur)




The Finance Department has issued corrigendum in the notification of the Government of Nagaland, Finance Department (Revenue Branch) F.NO.FIN/REV-3/GST/1/08 (Pt-l)(Vol.l)/41, dated the 29th January, 2019:-

  1. at page 5, in line 4, for “in instruction 12, for the words “business verticals” at both the places where they occur, the words “places of business”” read “in instruction 12, for the words “business verticals” at both the places where they occur, the words “places of business” and for the word “vertical”, the words “place of business””.
  2. at page 5, in line 12, for “Note: – Your registration stands suspended with effect from….. (date).” read “Note: – Suspension of registration stands revoked with effect from……(date).”
  • at page 9, in para 28, in line 8, for “pre-deposit of 20% of the disputed admitted tax” read “pre-deposit of 20% of the disputed tax”.






3rd Inter Department Football Tournament 2019 under Changtongya Sub-Division, opening function programme was held on 8th March, 2019 at local ground. The programme was chaired by Nungsangnenla G/T GHS CTN-B. Invocation was pronounce by T.Aliba Imchen Asso. Pastor Changtongya Town Baptist Church followed by the welcome address by Moakumzuk Tzudir SDO (C) Changtongya, who was also convener of organizing committee.In his speech he thanked NGOs and general public for their support.

                                                                                    (Makamchim, IA Changtonya)