DIPR Naga News (12.10.2020)
October 12, 2020
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION ISSUES PRESS RELEASE ON THE ONGOING AGITATION
In connection with the agitation called by the NSF and ENSF in support of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) teachers, the State Cabinet had reviewed the situation and the Department of School Education is giving factual position so as to set the issue in the right perspective and also enable the general public to understand the problem in a more holistic manner.
A press release by the School Education Department stated that as of now there are 1990 Government Schools in the State with the total enrollment of 169,548 and the number of teachers are 19265. There are 6 Government Schools with zero enrollment and thirty two(32) Schools with zero percent(0%) pass percentage in HSLC. The teacher to student ratio is now one(l) teacher for nine(9) students (1:9) whereas the national average is one(l) teacher for thirty two(32) students(l:32). The requirement of teachers in Government Schools are now about 9000 whereas the present total strength inclusive of SSA and RMSA teachers are coming to about 20,000 and this is now a huge burden to the State. It may please be noted that there are some Schools with many teachers without any student and there are also Schools where teachers are more than students.
In the earlier Cabinet decision on 3rd October 2018, the Cabinet had decided in principle to bring the teachers of the 2010 and 2013 batches of SSA and RMSA into the mainstream of the School Education cadre with a condition that all the Schools will be linked with bio-metric attendance and Aadhar number of all teachers will be linked to the same. The Cabinet also directed the Department to Club/merge all neighbouring Schools which are not performing, producing Nil results or have negligible enrolment.
The Department was also directed to work out optimum number of teachers required as per enrolment. Further the Cabinet directed the Department to frame guidelines or find a feasible solution to give golden handshake to the teachers who are under qualified or untrained teachers. It may please be noted that the said Cabinet decision has given certain conditions and the Department is in the process of fulfilling those conditions. However due to the CoVID-19 pandemic and other constraints the process has been slowed down.
The Department of School Education had already apprised the representatives of NSF & ENSF of the status of the issue at hand on 10th of September 2020. The issue was also reviewed at the level of the Chief secretary on 14th September 2020 and on 6th October 2020 and the actions taken by the department to fulfil the conditions stipulated in the Cabinet decision issued vide No.CAB-2/2013 (Pt) dated 05.10.2018 on mainstreaming of SSA and RMSA teachers were deliberated. A meeting was also chaired by the Chief Secretary on the 9th October 2020 with the NSF and the ENSF wherein the position and the status of the issue was explained and a request was made to them to re-consider and withdraw the proposed agitation to be launched from 12.10.2020. It may please be noted that these batches (2010 and 2013) of the SSA & RMSA teachers were recruited through respective District Selection Boards and it took the department considerable time to undertake massive exercise to cross check the records. Meanwhile comments of the P&AR, Department and Finance have since been received and the Department of School Education is now in the process of submitting the issue to the Cabinet. It may please be noted that the Department of School Education is doing whatever is possible inspite of various constraints and keeping in view of the CoVID 19 pandemic situation wherein the State is still under various SOPs issued under the Disaster Management Act 2005, the student organisations have been requested to understand the difficulties being faced by the State and withdraw the agitation in the interest of all stakeholders.
VIRTUAL MEETING ON JAN ANDOLAN COVID CAMPAIGN
A virtual meeting was held on 12th October 2020 with the State Nodal Officers for Jan Andolan COVID campaign, organised by the Secretary (Information & Broadcasting) along with Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Government of India. It was attended by the Chief Secretaries of State Governments and Administrators of Union Territories.
The meeting stressed on the words of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, that until the time, medicines or vaccines are found, wearing of masks, hand-washing and maintaining distance of two yards is necessary. Representatives from almost all the States and Union Territories delivered short presentation on how various measures are being taken to tackle COVID-19, and to ensure that the Jan Andolan COVID campaign reaches and benefits every beneficiary.
Representative from Assam reported that the Jan Andolan COVID campaign was launched in the State on 23rd September at the state, district and block level. The ASHAs and Anganwadi workers are briefed on the safety measures and precautions to be taken, so that it percolates down to the grassroot level. Mobile Medical Units are set up to ensure that people in remote areas are not left out in the programme.
Representative from Chhattisgarh mentioned that measures are taken to ensure that all departments, employees, visitors, beneficiaries are involved in the programme.
Representative from Delhi reported that the Government has started focused campaign which has an impact on the decrease in the number of COVID-19 positive cases (there has been a decline by 40%) and admissions in hospitals have also gone down.
Representative from Kerala stated that besides social distancing, wearing of masks and hand washing, local committees are formed, headed by the Ward Members. Local campaign ‘Your health is your responsibility,’ has been started which is headed by the District Collector and involves the line departments also. Important activity such as ‘Reverse Quarantine’ is being taken up which focuses on elderly people, people suffering from co-morbidities etc. The State Government also conducts regular meetings with the media.
Union Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Amit Khare concluded the meeting by focusing on the need to follow the safety precautions diligently, as the pandemic is ongoing. He mentioned that PIB, AIR, Doordarshan have been advised to stay in touch with the State Governments, and to carry out their activities regularly. State Governments have been requested to ensure that town traders, merchants, shopkeepers put up banners about COVID appropriate behavior, so that the public follows the guidelines and safety measures diligently.
(Mhonlumi Patton, APRO)
SBI ATM INAUGURATED AT NAP TRAINING COMPLEX
State Bank of India ATM was formally inaugurated by Aotemsu IPS, DIGP (Training) at the NAP training Complex, Chumukedimaon 12th Oct, 2020 in the presence of Ben Longkumer, Commandant NAPTC, Abinash Hemdrom AGM SBI, host of Police Officers, Bank Officials and many others.
Welcome and introductory remarks by the Commandant NAPTC. AGM SBI and the Special Guest, Aotemsu IPS, DIG (Trg) also spoke on the occasion. The SBI ATM will deliver and bring Banking Services right at the doorsteps, and will serve and cater to both the Police Personnel and their families within the Police Complex, and the Civilians residing in the adjoining localities.
GOVT SCHOOL PERFORMANCES HIGHLIGHTED IN WOKHA DPDB MEETING
The monthly Wokha District Planning & Development Board Meeting was held at DC’s conference hall on 9th October 2020. The meeting was conducted by vice-chairman DPDB & DC Wokha, Orenthung Lotha.
The Board welcomed new members, Er. Yanthanshan Yanthan SDO (H), Alemtoshi AME (Mech), Y. Achilo Murry SDEO Sanis, and Mhathung Humtsoe SDEO Bhandari.
The Board also welcomed officials of School Education Department led by Director Wothungo Tsopoe, Nokchasashi Jt. Secretary Emilo Patton,Dy Diector and Nellayappan B,Asst Director as the special invitees to highlight the performance of school education in the district.
Involving all the stakeholders of the district, the board reviewed on the dismal performance of government run schools in the district and how to introduce corrective measures to produce good results were discussed.
Director of School Education Wothungo Tsopoe, while expressing his concern on the dismal performance of the concern district suggested following measures to address the problem, improve infrastructure of schools such as science labs with necessary equipments, libraries, internet services, drinking water facilities, schools auditoriums, increased numbers of trained teachers, introduce GPS base bio-metric attendance for teachers, accommodations for teachers in the rural areas, establishment of residential schools or tribal hostels and strengthening of monitoring and inspection involving administration department , etc, will help produce quality result, he added.
Advisor Horticulture & Border Affairs & Chairman DPDB Wokha, Mhathung Yanthan, thanked the department schools education for their active participation and for expressing their concern of the performance of the government run schools in the district.
While reviewing the last meeting minutes, the board also reviewed in detail, on the activities and the work progress undertaken by the various departments for the four aspirational villages, chairman thank all the concern departments for their active participation.
Other agenda included proposal for up gradation of Bhandari Sub -Division to District and creation of Sub-Centre of health care facility at Khumtsu Village which were discussed and forwarded to the government for approval.
Later in the day the board members also visited one of the aspirational village, i.e, wokha village and highlighted the projects undertaken by the various department for the benefit of the village.
DC KOHIMA INFORMS
Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS in an order issued on 9th October 2020 stated that with reference to the Joint No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the Village Councils of Khuzama, Viswema, Jakhama, Kigwema and Phesama, it is informed to all public that any new developments along the RoW of the proposes 2-Lane Kohima – Mao Road Project should not be undertaken by any individual /clans/groups/organizations.
This is issued for strict compliance.
(Shahlong IA Kohima)
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER LONGLENG NOTIFIES ON SEALED AREA
In view of the detection of a Covid-19 positive case at house No-34, Shayung ward Longleng the aforementioned building (House No-34,shayung ward) is hereby by sealed for 48 hours in order to contain the spread of the disease /infection and for necessary tracing.
All movement of person/ vehicle in the sealed area is strictly restricted/ prohibited and under active surveillance with effect from the date of sealing.
Another order by the DC Longleng observed that shops business establishments and the public have been violating unlocked guidelines issued by the Government from time to time as measures to contain and control the spread of corona virus (Covid-19).And whereas, non-compliance violation of such directives /guidelines issued by the Government is an offence under section 51(b) of the disaster Management Act 2005 and also under Section-188 of Indian Penal code.
All shop’s business establishments and all concern in the District were notified to strictly adhere to the following guidelines with immediate effect. Necessary actions as per existing provisions of the law shall be initiated against those violating these guidelines.
- Compulsory wearing of face cover/mask in public places.
- Provisions for hand sanitization / Hand wash for customers/ workers / employees in shops and business establishments.
- Social distancing in shops/business establishment and other public places.
- Social distancing in vehicles (public and private).
- Proper sensitization of door knobs/handles in shops / business establishments and other public places.
(Manjong Phom IA Longleng)
PUGHOBOTO SDPDB MEETING ON 19TH OCT
ADC and Vice Chairman SDPDB Pughoboto Thungchanbemo Tungoe has informed to the all the members that the SDPDB meeting for the month of October will be held on 19th October 2020 at 11 A.M at the DB court hall Pughoboto. All the members have been asked to attend the meeting without fail.
NTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD DAY OBSERVED AT WOKHA
In commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child, a felicitation programme for girl child achievers and Women achievers and Wokha District Local Champion of Beti Bachao BetiPadhao was initiated by Wokha District Administration and District Level Centre for Women –Mahila Shakti Kendra (DCLW-MSK) under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao on 11th October’ 2020.The programme started with a warm greeting message to all the girls of Wokha District
from Mhathung Yanthan, Advisor, Horticulture and Border Affairs.
Speaking on the theme “My Voice, Our Equal Future”, he said that it spoke volume of the further desire and inspiration of more than 1.1 billion young girls across the globe under theage of 18 years in asserting their rights as change makers. He appreciated the work done by the District Administration, Wokha and DLCW-MSK in coming up with many innovative ideas in implementing BBBP scheme specially in creating awareness in social issues, education, health and skill development. He further emphasised on the needs to educate the girl child in environmental conservation and take up measures in medicating and adapting to climate change.
Lobeno Tungoe, 2nd runners up of Song composition and Singing Competition organised under BBBP enthralled the audience with her original song “Strength of a Woman”. Chairperson, Arhonbeni Ezung, EAC (P), led the audience in saying the Pledge of Saving, Supporting and Educating the girl child. After the pledge taking, Hachoben and Chumreno, winner of online dance competition organised under BBBP captivated everyone present with their dance on the song “Savage Love”.
On the occasion, many groups of achievers were felicitated, namely, under the literary groups- 16 winners of online essay completion under different categories and off line essay competition on the event of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary were felicitated. Under recreational category- 17 Winners of dance competition and Basket weaving competition were felicitated. Under education category- Top ten girls of both HSLC and HSSLC 2019-2020examination, Two Subject topper of HSLC and HSSLC 2019-2020 examination and three schools which achieved cent per cent result during the HSLC and HSSLC 2019- 2020 examination were felicitated.
Susana H. Humtsoe, local champion of Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao was also felicitated in recognization of the her contribution in promoting the cause of Beti Bacaho and Beti Padhao inall the blocks and village of Wokha District. Speaking on the occasion, she emphasised on the importance of gender equality and how the society must work together as one to achieve the dream of equal world.
Chief Guest Mathung K. Tsanglao, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, speaking on the occasion said that gender quality must start from home, right from the kitchen. Claiming thatthere is no such thing as male work or female work, that all works are same as everyone eats the same so every work must be done by everyone regardless of gender. He emphasised that parents must inculcates this concept right from the beginning in order to stop the chain of gender stereotype. He said there is a need to bring up the child with a thought that boys and girls are same for our generation to progress towards positive development. Gender equality is a human right, so not allowing female to work outside or not given the opportunity to vote or the rights to own a property is wrong. Male must listen and respect the opinion of female in every decision that involves her or her family. He further said that educating girl child is a must. Till date there are some families which gives priority to household chores that to the girl education which he stated that is wrong and violate her right as human. He encouraged everyone present to be the channel of change and spread the message of importance of girl education.
He pointed out that girls are victims of double discrimination because being under age they cannot voice out when injustice is melted out to them and also because just being a girl itself as their views and opinion are not taken seriously by the society. He encouraged the girls to stand and speak for their own rights because as long as we do not stand or speak out we are not heard or seen. He also touched on the issue of family planning. Pointing out on the importance of taking into consideration on the financial status of a family while planning for the number of child the family planned to have as it because a burden to both parents as well as the child if the family cannot even provide the basic need of their children.
Further, he also encouraged the individuals responsible for the implementation of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme in utilizing the adolescent girls club created under the scheme. He indicated that many social issues can be disseminated to the society through the clubs. The ended his speech with a word of encouragement to support the education of girl child and promote the cause of gender issues to all the audience present.
The programme ended with a concluding remark from Vitolu Chishi, EAC (P). Sanitary Pads were also distributed to all the participants to emphasis on the importance of menstrual hygiene.
(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD OBSERVED AT LONGLENG
Along with the rest of the world, a weeklong celebration of the “International Girl Child day” on the Theme; “My Voice, Our Equal Future” was observed at Longleng district from 7th-11th October 2020, organized by the District Administration, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Mahila Shakti Kendra Longleng.
Closing event of the “International Girl Child Day” was held on 11thOctober 2020 at DC Conference Hall. Speaking at the event, the Deputy Commissioner Longleng M Shayung Phom encouraged the gathering to give importance on quality education to both male and female child without any discrimination. Also, citing the example of his own family, where female child were included in taking major decision brought a huge changes and success in the family.
Trongdiba Tongpi T.Sangtam SDO (Civil) Longleng inspired the gathering by announcing a commitment to sponsor a girl child education (school & tuition fees), and also encouraged them to always respect women and girls in every aspects of their life. He concluded, given the opportunity, a girl child can bring a great change in the society in particular and nation at large while Ruokuosetuo Tetseo, EAC HQ Longleng spoke on the importance and significance of the day.
The highlights of the event also saw female artist “Soul Sisters” performing a beautiful song called “Spread your wings”. Also winners of Super Girl costume competition were announced at the event. Shamthung Phom of PPC ward bagged the first position, while Yingli Phom of Shuli ward bagged the second position and Mungli Phom of Nyenching in the third place. The winners were awarded with certificates and cash prize and consolation prizes were also given to all the participants. The awards were given away by CMO Dr. Obangjungla and Sr.SP Yanithung NPS Longleng. The program was chaired by Phungla Phom WWO, MSK Longleng.
The weeklong activities to mark the celebration includes Pink Painting of street walls, Super Girl costume competition, Formation of BBBP volunteers, Social Work and the closing event on 11th October 2020.
To promote the BBBP scheme widely, 10(ten) girls each from every ward of Longleng town have been selected as BBBP volunteers. They will be assisting in all the activities under BBBP scheme in the district. Social work was also initiated by the newly formed BBBP volunteers led by the ward Youth President on 10th October 2020 in all the wards.
(DPRO & IA Longleng)
PEREN OBSERVES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GIRL CHILD
Peren Observed International Day of Girl Child on 11th October, 2020 under the theme “My Voice, Our Equal Future” which emphasizes on the adolescent girls to keep pace with the reality they face today. It is a day dedicated to amplify the voice of the girl child stand up for their rights.
To mark the occasion District Administration, Sakhi-One Stop Centre in convergence with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) and Mahila Shakti Kendra initiated Sponsorship Scholarship with the objective to celebrate the achievement and is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity as well as to encourage, recognise and support meritorious girl students belonging to weaker section. Ziedibi of class 10 and Leihaucule of class 12, both from Government Higher Secondary School, Peren received Sponsorship Scholarship with an amount of Rs. 5000/- each based on their outstanding performances.
Meanwhile, as part of skill development programme, knitting set and plastic rope for making basket were also distributed to the girl child and adolescents of Servanthood Ministry Children Home Peren town.
(DPRO & IA, Peren)
PHEK OBSERVES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
International Day of the Girl Child 2020 organised by district Administration & DLCW- Mahila Shakti kendra (BBBP) Phek Under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao was celebrated at Phek on 11th October at DC Chamber with the theme “My Voice , Our Equal Future”. The programme was chaired by Bhavani Sri IAS, SDO (C) and Nodal Officer BBBP Phek.
Highlights included releasing of Musical video Oh Hi Hey Nagas United for Women Empowerment and BBBP magazine by Sachin Jaiswal IAS, DC Phek, declaration of Phek District Icon BBBP, Jessica Snock by Bhavani Sri IAS, SDO (C) and Nodal Officer BBBP Phek. Distribution of Baby Gift hampers to the new born baby girls in celebration of Girl child birth was also held at District Hospital Phek.
DC DMP ON RESTRICTION OF VEHICLE MOVEMENT
DC Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, has informed that in the interest of public safety there will be total restriction of all movement from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong from 12 noon on 13th October 2020 (Tuesday) till 12 noon on 15th October 2020 (Thursday) for restoration works.
He stated that the restriction is necessitated as a precautionary measure to prevent any injury, loss of life and damage to property.
General public may take the alternative route from Dimapur-Kohima/Kohima-Dimapur for light vehicles only via 7th mile-New DC Office-Shokhuvi-Razaphe-Mhaikam-Pimla-Mhainamtsi-Jhornapani-Medziphema and vice versa. All concerned may take note of the same for necessary action, he informed.
(Watimenla IA Dimapur)
GUIDELINES FOR PUBLICATIONS DURING BYE ELECTIONS AT PUNGRO
As per the section 127 A of the representation of the people Act 1951 guidelines the following will come into effect immediately within Kiphire District for the period of the bye- elections to the house of the people for 60 Pungro- Kiphire Assembly constituency .
- No person shall print or publish, or cause to be printed or published any election pamphlet or poster which does not bear on its face the names and addresses of the printer and the publisher thereof.
- No person shall print or cause to be printed any election pamphlet or poster unless a declaration as to the identity of the publisher thereof, signed by him and attested by two persons to whom he is personally known, is delivered by him to the printer in duplicate; and unless within a responsible time after printing of the documents, one copy of the declaration is sent by the printer, together with one copy of the document to District magistrate of the district in which it is printed.
- Any process for multiplying copies of a document, or other than copying it by hand, shall be deemed to be printing and the expression’ printer’ shall be construed accordingly, and
- ‘Election pamphlet or poster’ means any printed pamphlet, and bill or other document distributed for the purpose of promoting or prejudice the election of the candidate or group of candidates or any placard or poster having reference to an election.
- Before under taking the printing of any election pamphlets or poster, etc printer shall obtain from the publisher a declaration in terms of section 127A (2) in the pro- forma prescribed by the commission. This declaration shall be duly signed by the publisher and attested by persons to whom the publisher is personally known .It should also be authenticated by the printer when it is forwarded to the chief electoral officer or the District magistrate, as the case may be.
- The printer shall furnish four copies of the printed material, along with the declaration of the publisher, within three days of the printing thereof. Along with such printed material and the declaration, the printer shall also furnish the information regarding number of copies of document printed and the price charged for such printing job such information shall be furnished by the printer, not collectively but separately, in respect of each election.
(Wangshikokla, IA Kiphire)