DIPR Naga News (12.11.2020)
November 12, 2020
DGP SPORTS TEAM CELEBRATES GOLDEN JUBILEE AT DIMAPUR
Raised in 12/11/1970 under the stewardship and Leadership of the former IGP Nagaland, R.D Pande IPS, the DGP Sports Team befittingly commemorated and celebrated the Golden Jubilee today, the 12/11/2020 with the unveiling of the Golden Jubilee Monolith and the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Souvenir by the DGP and the President Nagaland Police Sports Control Board (NPSCB), T.J Longkumer, IPS.
The formal program was chaired by Commandant NAPTC and Asst Secy – NPSCB, Ben Longkumer NPS. Welcome address was given by DIG (Trg) & Hony Secy NPSCB, Aotemsu IPS. Highlights of the programme included Jubilee remarks by the Sports Officer- Asst Comdt Dibambo Zeliang, felicitation of former Sports Officers and others including the DGP Nagaland, release of the Golden Jubilee Lapel Pin and souvenir by the DGP Nagaland, presentation of the Jubilee Song by the Jubilee Choir of the DGP Sports Team, and speeches by the IGP (Trg & Bdr) and Vice President NPSCB, Liremo Lotha IPS and the DGP and President NPSCB, T.J Longkumer IPS.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by ABI Imliyanger. All activities in the Jubilee programme were carried out with strict compliance and in adherence to COVID SOPs and safety protocols, and ended with a Jubilee feast.
S&WC DEPARTMENT HOLDS INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH APC
The Department of Soil & Water Conservation held an interactive session with Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS, Agriculture Production Commissioner, Government of Nagaland on 11th November 2020 at the conference hall of the Directorate of Soil & Water Conservation, Kohima.
During the session, K. Zhekheto Awomi, Director, Soil & Water Conservation, presented a brief profile and initiatives of the Department. This was followed by a short speech by Ben Yanthan, Director, Department of Agriculture, who highlighted the potential schemes and areas that could be explored by the Department of Soil & Water Conservation. A power point presentation on National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture and MIS was presented by K. Khekiho Shohe, Additional Director, Soil & Water Conservation.
The APC, Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS expressed his gratitude in getting an opportunity to serve the farming community of the state. He shared his vision to lead the people from the urban pockets back to their roots, where every individual could be self-sufficient and ultimately food security will be achieved. In this regard, he stressed that all the Agri & allied Departments must come together in unison and work towards a Nagaland based integrated farming system as an alternative to Jhum cultivation or unsustainable farming. In his speech, he also laid emphasis on the importance of Soil Health Card to be provided to all the farmers, based on which land use and cropping plan should be formulated.
The programme was chaired by Wondangbeni Kikon, SDO (SC) and vote of thanks was proposed by S.K. Hekshe, Joint Director.
DC PEREN BANS FIRE CRACKERS IN PEREN DISTRICT
In compliance with the Home Department notification no.GAB/2020 dated Kohima the 10th November 2020 and in review of the increase in number of the Covid-19 positive cases in the state and with winter season approaching during which the elderly, children, persons with co-morbidities and others develop respiratory problems, the DC Peren has directed that there shall be a complete ban on sale and use of fire crackers in the district from 10th November 2020 to 31st January 2021.
The order stated that Diwali and others festivals are approaching during which the people usually burn crackers, and bursting of fire crackers releases harmful chemicals which have severe impact on the respiratory health of vulnerable groups and such pollutants further may approve hazardous for recovered as well as active covid-19 patient.
Any person found violating this order shall be punished under relevant provision of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and other relevant laws.
(Eto Kauring IA, Peren)
DC WOKHA BANS SALE AND USE OF FIRE CRACKERS
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha in exercise of the power conferred under Section 22(2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, hereby directs that there shall be a complete ban on sale and use of fire crackers in Wokha district from 12th November 2020 till 31st January 2021. In the interest of public health safety bans bursting of crackers as it releases harmful chemicals which have serve impact on the respiratory health of vulnerable groups and such pollutants further may prove hazardous for recovered as well as active COVID-19 patients.
And whereas, Diwali and other festivals are approaching and people usually burn fire crackers during such occasions, therefore, the Deputy Commissioner has immediately banned sale and use of fire crackers.
Any person found violating the order shall be punished under relevant provisions of the Disaster management Act 2005 and other relevant laws.
(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
COORDINATION MEETING HELD AT MELRI
Co-ordination meeting of government departments, CSOs & NGOs under Meluri Sub-division for empowerment of people’s rights and entitlements through constitutional provision was organised by NBCC/PBCC in partnership with Nagaland Development Outreach and in collaboration with administration department Meluri, supported by Church Auxiliary for social action (CASA) on 12th November 2020 at Pochury Hoho conference hall.
ADC Meluri Chuba Temjen in his speech focused on fundamental rights and directive principles of state policy of the Indian constitution.
Various departmental heads who dwelt on the people’s rights and entitlements in the concerned respective department, included SMO, Dr. Chukhusie CHC Meluri, SDAO Lisütho Phoji, CDPO Porütho and Raso SIS on behalf of educational department.
Earlier SOWSORD Director Moses T. Fithu highlighted on the concept of the programme.
The Nagaland Board of School Education has notified for information of the Heads of Institutions and repeaters of HSLC & HSSLC Examinations that:
- Repeaters in HSLC & HSSLC Examinations who are intending to appear at the ensuing HSLC & HSSLC Examinations 2021 are informed to contact their institutions/centres within 21st November 2020 to 5th December 2020 for filling up the Application Forms according to their category:
Category Institution/Centre to contact
- a) HSLC
- Needs Improvement candidates – School last attended
- Improvement of performance – School last attended
- Eligible candidates of Compartmental – HSLC Main Examination
Examination/Centre Repeaters Centre last appeared
- Change of Centre – HSLC Main Examination
Centre last appeared
- b) HSSLC
- Regular Repeaters – School/College last attended
- Improvement of performance – School/College last attended
- Centre Repeaters – HSSLC Examination
Centre last appeared
- Change of Centre – HSSLC Examination
Centre last appeared
- The Application Forms for the repeaters will be available at the Centre Schools or the School last attended.
- All the Centre Superintendents are directed to read the rules and instructions carefully for filling up of the forms as there are some new changes in the rules.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, change of examination centre provision is extended to all the districts for HSLC & HSSLC Examinations 2021. Candidates applying for change of centre shall fill up the forms from the centre/school within the specified time.
- Candidates who are unable to fill up the hard copy of the Individual Form can visit nbsenl.edu.in and fill up the forms in the portal with intimation to the centre/school within the specified time.
- Schools and candidates are reminded to observe all SOPs while issuing and collecting the forms. Issue of forms should be done in a staggered manner while observing social distancing. The SOPs is made available in nbsenagaland.com.
- All Registered Schools are further reminded that the students who have qualified Class IX Examination 2019/Class XI Promotion Examination 2019-20 and who have studied the Class X/XII are all regular candidates for the HSLC &HSSLC Examinations 2021. Moreover, students should be guided so as to prepare them well for the ensuing Board’s examinations.
Lastly, it may be noted that rules do not permit conducting a selection test to screen out the students (Page 13 of the Management of Examinations).
TRANSPORT DEPT NOTIFIES
In supersession of Govt. of Nagaland Notification No. TPT/MV/3/2013, dated 03/09/2015, and in exercise of powers conferred under Section 200 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1989 as amended by the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, the Government of Nagaland has empowered Officers not below the rank of Assistant Road Safety and Enforcement Inspector under Motor Vehicle Department and Sub-Inspector of Police under Police Department either before or after institution of the prosecution under mentioned offences committed under Section 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 182A(1), 182A(3), 182A(4),182B, 183(1), 183(2), 184 only to the extent of use of handheld devices, 186, 189, 190(2), 192, 192A, 194, 194A, 194B. 194C, 194D, 194E, 194F, 196, 198 of the aforesaid Act for such amount as specified below:
|SECTION||PARTICULARS||FINES in INR|
|177||General penalty||· First offence – fine up to Rs.500/-
· Second offence – fine up to Rs.1,500/-
|177A||Violation of road regulation.||Rs.500/- to Rs.1,000/-|
|178(3)(b)||Travelling without ticket.||Fine up to Rs.500/-|
|179||Disobedience of orders of authorities and refusal to give information.||Fine up to Rs.2,000/-|
|180||Unauthorised use of vehicles without license.||Fine up to Rs.5,000/-|
|181||Driving without license.||Fine up toRs.5,000/-|
|182(1)||Driving despite disqualification.||Fine up to Rs.10,000/-|
|182(2)||Acting as a conductor after disqualification.||Fine up to Rs.10,000/-|
|182A(1)||Penalty relating to construction, maintenance, sale and alteration of motor vehicles and components.||Imprisonment for up to 1 year and/or fine of Rs.1,00,000/- per vehicle.|
|182A(2)||Defective vehicles.||Imprisonment for up to 1 year and/or fine of Rs.100 crores for defective automobiles.|
|182A(3)||Sale of critical safety component in violation of rules.||Imprisonment for up to 1 year and/or fine of Rs.1,00,000/- per component.|
|182A(4)||Alteration of retrofitting in contravention of rules.||Imprisonment for up to 6 months and/or fine of Rs.5,000/- per alteration.|
|182B||Oversize vehicles.||Rs.5,000/- to Rs.10,000/-|
|· Rs.1,000/- to Rs.2,000/- for LMV.
· Rs.2,000/- to Rs.4,000/- for medium/heavy passengers or goods vehicles.
· Second subsequent offence- impounding of Driving License.
Penalty for dangerous driving
|· First offence- imprisonment of 6 months to 1 year and/or fine up ofRs.1,000/- to Rs.5,000/-.
· Subsequent offence (within 3 years from first offence) – imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine up to Rs.10,000/-.
|· First offence- fine up to Rs.10,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 6 months.
· Second offence- fine up to Rs.15,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 2 years.
|186||Penalty for driving when mentally and physically unfit to drive.||· First offence- fine up to Rs.1,000/-.
· Second offence- fine up to Rs.2,000/-.
|187||Penalty for offences relating to accident (Section 132(i), 133 and 134).||· First offence- fine up to Rs.5,000/- and/or imprisonment of 6 months.
· Second offence- fine up to Rs.10,000/- and/or imprisonment of 1 year.
|189||Punishment for racing and speeding.||· First offence- fine up to Rs.5,000/- and/or imprisonment up to3 month.
· Second offence- fine up to Rs.10,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 1 year.
|190(1)||Using vehicle in unsafe condition with defect.||· First offence- fine of Rs.1,500/-.
· Second offence- fine of Rs.5,000/-.
|190(1)||Using vehicle in unsafe condition with defect resulting in bodily injury or damage to property.||· First offence- fine up to Rs.5,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 3 months.
· Second offence- imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs.10,000/-.
|190(2)||Penalty for driving vehicle violating road safety, noise/air pollution standards.||· First offence- imprisonment up to 3 months and/or fine up toRs.10,000/-, and disqualification from holding license for 3 months.
· Second offence- imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine up to Rs.10,000/-.
|190(3)||Penalty for carriage of goods dangerous/hazardous to human life.||· First offence- fine of Rs.10,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 1 year, and disqualification for holding license for 3 months.
· Second offence- fine up to Rs.20,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 3 years.
|191||Sale of vehicle in or alteration of vehicle to condition contravening the Act.||Omitted.|
Using vehicle without registration- Explanation.
|Contravention of Section 56 also punishable under this provision:
· First offence- fine from Rs.2,000/- up to Rs.5,000/-.
· Second offence- imprisonment up to 1 year or fine Rs.5,000/- up to Rs.10,000/-.
|192A||Using vehicle without permit.||· First offence- imprisonment up to 6 months and fine of Rs.10,000/-.
· Second offence- imprisonment between 6 months to 1 year and/or fine of Rs.10,000/-.
|192B(1)||Offences relating to registration- failure by owner to make application for registration.||Fine of 5 times the annual road tax or 1/3 of the life time tax of the motor vehicle, whichever is higher.
|192B(2)||Offences relating to registration- failure by dealer to make application for registration of new vehicle.||Fine of 15 times annual road tax or life time tax, whichever is higher.|
|192B(3)||Misrepresentation by owner while obtaining certificate of registration or difference between engine/chassis no. on certificate and vehicle.||Imprisonment from 6 months to 1 year, and fine of 10 times annual road tax or 2/3 life time tax, whichever is higher.|
|192B(4)||Misrepresentation by dealer while obtaining certificate of registration or difference between engine/chassis no. on certificate and vehicle.||Imprisonment from 6 months to 1 year, and fine of 10 times annual road tax or 2/3 life time tax, whichever is higher.|
|193(1)||Punishment for agents, and canvassers.||· First offence- fine ofRs.1,000/-.
· Second offence- imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine of Rs.2,000/-.
|193(2)||Punishment for aggregators||Fine from Rs.25,000/- up to Rs.1,00,000/-.|
|193(3)||Contravention by aggregator of condition of license under S.93(4)||Fine of Rs.5,000/-|
|194(1)||Overloading||Fine of minimum Rs.20,000/- and Rs.2,000/- per excess tonne, and liability to pay for overloading.|
|194(1A)||Punishment for lateral/front/rear extension of load.||Fine of Rs.20,000/- and charges for offloading.|
|194(2)||Refusal to stop and submit vehicle for weighing.||Fine of Rs.40,000/-.|
|194A||Carriage of excess passengers.||Fine of Rs.200/- per excess passengers.|
|194B(1)||Use of safety belts and seating of children.||Fine of Rs.1,000/-|
|194B(2)||Seating of children below 14 years.||Fine of Rs.1,000/-|
|194C||Penalty for violation of safety measures for motor cycle drivers and pillion riders.||Fine of Rs.1,000/- and disqualification from license for 3 months.|
|194D||Penalty for not wearing helmets.||Fine of Rs.1,000/- and disqualification from license for 3 months.|
|194E||Failure to allow free passage to emergency vehicles.||Fine of Rs.10,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 6 months.|
|194F||Penalty for unnecessary honking and or honking in no honking zones or releasing of exhaust gases other than through the silencer. in silent zones.||· First offence- fine of Rs.1,000/-.
· Second offence- fine of Rs.2,000/-.
|195||Imposition of minimum fines.||Deleted|
Driving uninsured vehicles.
|· First offence- fine of Rs.2,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 3 months.
· Second offence- fine of Rs.4,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 3 months.
|197(1)||Taking vehicle without lawful authority.||Fine of Rs.5,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 3 months.|
|197(2)||Seizing motor vehicle by force.||Fine of Rs.5,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 3 months.|
|198||Unauthorised interference with vehicle.||Fine of Rs.1,000/-|
|198A||Failure to comply with standards for road design, construction and maintenance resulting in death or disability||Fine up to Rs.1,00,000/-|
Offences by juveniles
|· Guardian owner deemed guilty.
· Fine of Rs.25,000/- and imprisonment up to 3 years, and cancellation of registration of motor vehicle used by the juvenile in the offence, for 12 months.
· Juvenile ineligible to obtain learners’ license until the age of 25 years.
|199B||Revision of fines||Annual increase of fine up to 10%
|201||Penalty for causing obstruction to free flow of traffic.||Fine of Rs.500/-along with towing charges.|
|210A||Power of State Government to increase penalties.||Notify a multiplier between 1 to 10 for each fine.|
|210B||Penalty for offence committed by an enforcing authority.||Twice the penalty under the Act.|
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 12th OF NOVEMBER 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME
The full text is as follows:
“As regards the total number of COVID-19 cases detected today, it is 37 cases- 26 in Kohima, 9 in Dimapur, 1 in Tuensang and 1 in Mon. The total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 9,615.
Out of the 9,615 positive cases, the total recoveries so far are 8,683. The active cases are 786 and there have been 44 deaths. As per the severity of symptoms 733 active cases are asymptomatic, 28 active cases are mild, 11 active cases are moderate on oxygen, 10 active cases are severe on oxygen, 2 active cases are critical without oxygen and 2 active cases are on ventilator.
Further, out of 9,615 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are: 4,091 cases of Armed Forces/ Police, 1,691 cases of Returnees, 3,363 cases of Traced Contacts and 470 cases of Frontline Workers.
A total of 65,043 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 63,992 samples have been received. In addition, a total 34,656 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 34,649 samples have been received. Through Rapid Antigen Test 4,872 samples have been tested.”