DIPR Naga News (14.9.2021)
September 14, 2021
STATE FAREWELL PROGRAMME HELD IN HONOUR OF R.N. RAVI, GOVERNOR, NAGALAND
R.N. Ravi, Governor, Nagaland was accorded a State Farewell programme at the State Banquet Hall, CM’s Residential Complex, Kohima on 14th September 2021.
Chairing the programme, Chief Secretary, Nagaland, J. Alam, IAS mentioned that R. N. Ravi belongs to the Indian Police Service of 1976 batch (Kerala Cadre), served the Indian Police Service with distinction, and retired in 2012 as the Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau. From 2014, R.N. Ravi has been functioning as the Interlocutor for Naga peace talk. He joined as the Governor of Nagaland on 1st August 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Patton lauded R.N. Ravi’s passion for understanding the core issues concerning any development matters and using his good office for ensuring removal of any impediment or complications that may hamper the progress of that matter. He also mentioned that Governor Ravi ensured smooth and early completion of some critical and beneficial projects for the people of the State. Patton expressed his immense gratitude to Governor Ravi for his time and concern for the interest of the people of the State and said that the State will continue to be inspired by the advice and exemplary statesmanship of the Governor.
Leader of NPF Legislature Party, T.R. Zeliang said that R.N. Ravi’s name and identity is synonymous with the Indo-Naga political issue, and expressed hope that the Governor will continue to support the Naga people for an amicable solution to the Naga political problems, keeping his close association with all sections of the Naga society.
Calling Governor Ravi as a genuine and a down to earth person, who worked without any pretensions in discharging his duties, a sincere and hardworking professional who does what he think is right without any fear, Chief Minister, Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio thanked the Governor for the many things he achieved in a difficult situation. As a person well acquainted with the Nagas and their long history of struggle and aspiration, Rio said that the Governor’s tenure in the State has its fair share of challenges, of which a lot still needs to be achieved.
Rio said Governor Ravi did his best during his time as an Interlocutor – the Landmark Framework Agreement with the NSCN (IM) signed on 3rd August 2015, followed by the signing of the Agreed Position with the NNPGs on 17th November 2017, which bears ample testimony to the hard work and the negotiating skills of the Governor. He further said that as a Governor, R.N. Ravi had genuine concern for the development and welfare of the State and carried out whatever was possible within the constraints of the State’s resources, to expedite and improve implementation of infrastructural and welfare projects in the State. Rio also mentioned that Governor Ravi helped immensely in the management of the COVID-19 crisis in the State. The Chief Minister said that down the memory lane of the State which is yet to be written, the people of Nagaland will remember that Governor Ravi tried his best, both as a Governor and as an Interlocutor, for the Naga Political Issue.
Governor R.N. Ravi while addressing the gathering, said he was immensely benefited by the inherent love and affection of the people of Nagaland. Countering to Chief Minister’s statement, he said Nagaland is not less civilized than Tamil Nadu, may be in terms of industrial development, the state is behind, but not in terms of human civilization and values. R.N. Ravi said as a Governor, adviser and well-wisher, he tried and acted where he thought he should act with the intention of bringing some good to the people of Nagaland.
As an interlocutor, R.N. Ravi stated that that he tried to bring the talk from abroad to the land and its people where it belongs. Narrating the story when some Naga leaders met Mahatma Gandhi in July 1947, he said Gandhiji advised them to choose the path of non-violence like him if they want to pursue their desire, and Nagas were united till the Naga National Movement remained non-violent. He added that violence has only divided the Nagas and brought much more miseries. The Governor said he and his family will always remain grateful to the people of Nagaland for their love and affection.
Earlier, the invocation prayer was pronounced by Pastor, Shan Kikon, and a musical and cultural programme was presented by TaFMA.
(Atuzo & Mhonlumi)
STATE GOVERNMENT APPEALS
A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister, Nagaland on 13th September, 2021 in the Conference Hall of the Chief Secretary, Nagaland to deliberate for developing a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the complaints pertaining to Illegal Taxation/Extortion in Dimapur District, and also for discussing the matter of collection of items tax/fees by ULBs and certain other issues as contained in the representation dated 09.09.2021 submitted by the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CNCCI) to the Chief Secretary, Nagaland.
The meeting was attended by Advisor, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Chief Secretary, Nagaland, DGP, Addl. Chief Secretary & Finance Commissioner, Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Principal Secretary, Home, Commissioner, Nagaland along with other senior officers.
After due deliberations the following were decided in the meeting:
- The collection of any kind of tax/fees on items/goods that comes under GST regime shall be immediately stopped by all the Municipals and Town Councils across the State. Any other Government Department/agency, which may be collecting tax on any items falling under GST regime shall also give directions for immediately stopping such collections.
- Commissioner of Police, Dimapur in consultation with PHQ will immediately put in place a security grid and take other measures, including stationing sufficient security personnel at various locations to check illegal taxation/extortion.
- The Administrators of all the Urban Local Bodies will take steps for including the representatives of the business communities of their cities/towns in their advisory committees for taking decisions in respect to various business related activities.
The necessary Orders/Directions, wherever required, for the decisions taken in the meeting would be issued shortly by the Government.
In the meeting it was also informed that the application of the SARFEASI (Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest) Act, 2002 is under examination of the Select Committee of Nagaland Legislative Assembly and that the meeting of the Select Committee is scheduled on 14th September 2021.
In view of the above, the government has appealed to CNCCI to reconsider its call for going for State-wide closure of all the shops and business establishments on 16th September 2021, and to give support and cooperation to the Government departments for tackling the menace of illegal taxation/extortion and also for assisting in further improving the ease of doing business in the State.
PHEK DPDB MEETING HELD
The monthly meeting of the Phek District Planning Board (DPDB) for the month of September 2021 was held under the chairmanship of DC & Vice Chairman DPDB Phek, Razouvolie Dozo on 14th September 2021 at the DPDB conference hall.
The DC review the last meeting minutes and the house discussed the establishment of college at Chozuba town which was approved and recommended to the higher authority.
Dr.Lichukholie National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC) sensitized the DPDB members on smoke free campaign. The Department of Horticulture, Senkalemba presented power point of the departmental activities.
COOPERATIVE MARKETING PICKUP TRUCKS LAUNCHED AT LONGLENG
The office of the Assistant Register of Cooperative Societies (ARCS) Longleng held the launching programme of the Cooperative Marketing Pickup Vans financed under Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) 2020-2021, at DCs office premises on 13thSeptember 2021,with M.Shayung Phom Deputy Commissioner and Chairman DLCC, ICDP Longleng, M.Shayung Phom as special guest.
The DC acknowledged the department for providing financial assistance to the needy farmers living in rural areas for their economic upliftment. He also advised the beneficiary societies to make good use of the vehicle and to repay the loan on time and urged them to work unitedly for the progress and expansion of the societies and sat good example for other cooperative societies to fallow in the days ahead.
The beneficiaries of the Pickup trucks were (a) Yachem village Integrated Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd, and (b) Mongtikang Village Integrated Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd. The programme was chaired by I.Chume Chang (DRCS) Longleng.
(Manjong Phom IA Longleng)
DC DIMAPUR NOTIFIES
DC Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan has notified the constitution of District Level Committee in Dimapur for implementation of New India @75 program with the following members: Deputy Commissioner as Chairman, District TB Officer, Medical Superintendent, District Education Officer, District Public Relations Officer, District Youth Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Principal, Dimapur Government College, President/members District Voluntary Blood Donners Association, District Welfare Officer, Department of Social welfare, District program Officer, District Aids Prevention and Control Unit as members and Chief Medical Officer as Member Secretary.
(Watimenla IA Dimapur)
THEOLOGICAL COLLEGES INFORMED
Eligible Private Secular Colleges and Government permitted Theological Colleges have been informed to download the Grant-in-Aid form for the year 2021-2022 through the Department’s website www.highereducation.nagaland.gov.in and submit the filled up form to the Director, Higher Education, from 20thSeptember to 4thOctober 2021. Forms will not be accepted after the stipulated date.
POCHURY BAPTIST CHURCH COUNCIL LAUNCHES CLEAN ELECTION MOVEMENT
Pochury Baptist Church Council launched Clean Election Movement on 14th September 2021 at Baptist Church Meluri Town under the theme “MY VOTE MY FUTURE”
ADC Meluri K.Fürhesie Nyuwi was the main speaker. Short speeches were delivered by President Pochury Baptist Church Council Dr. Mosa Tsang, President Pochury Mother’s association Sürhotshü, General Secretary Pochury Hoho Sierhosie, President Pochury Student’s Union Müphatho Nyuthe and President Pochury GB Union Lüpuchu. Executive secretary Rev. Rümatho Nyusou formally launched clean election movement, invoking God’s blessings.
Around sixty members comprising of church leaders and civil society organisation leaders attended the programme.
(Tsurhotshu IA Meluri)
NBSE INFORMS ON AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV
Celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence –Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, along with the rest of the country the Nagaland Board of School Education has, so far, conducted the following activities with its registered institutions:
- From 12th March 2021 to 12th April 2021 (Essay/Creative writing)
Classes VIII to XII
- From 1st July 2021 to 31st July 2021. (Activity A) (Craft Making and Drawing Competition) Classes VIII to X
- From 1st August till 14th August 2021. (Activity B) (Essay writing) Class XII
The winners of each category based on the entries and activities submitted by the students were announced on the occasion of Independence Day i.e 15th August 2021. The winners, the list of participants and the best entries have also been made available in the Board’s Portal (www.nbsenl.edu.in).
In continuation of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, all the registered schools of the Board are reminded once again to undertake the following activities which were notified vide Notification No. 67/2021 dated Kohima the 27th August 2021.
- Activity ‘A’ – Classes VIII to XII (1st September 2021 to 25th September 2021)
Essay/Poem writing/Drawing competition on the theme “People who gave us the 75th year of India’s Independence.”
Submission of best 1(one entry) by the schools -27th -28th September 2021
- Activity ‘B’ – Classes X to XII (1st October 2021 to 25th October 2021)
Reading Comprehension Challenge.
Submission of best 1(one entry) by the schools -26th -27th October 2021
- Activity ‘C’ – Class XII (1st November 2021 to 25th November 2021)
Essay/Poem writing/Drawing competition
Submission of best 1(one entry) by the schools -26th -27th November 2021
The above activities are to be conducted in virtual mode as per the timeline given and only the best 1 (one) entry is to be mailed in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools must write the name of the student, Class and School clearly as any incomplete entry will be rejected.
FINANCE DEPARTMENT NOTIFIES
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 128 of the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (4 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), the Government, on the recommendations of the Council, and in supersession of notification of the Government of Nagaland, Finance Department (Revenue Branch) F.NO.FIN/REV- 3/GST/l /08(Pt-1)(Vol.II)/25 dated the 29th November 2020, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the State Government has waived the amount of penalty payable by any registered person under section 125 of the said Act for non-compliance of the provisions of notification F.NO.FIN/REV-3/GST/l/08(Pt-1)(Vol.1)/66 dated the 21st March 2020, between the period from the 1st day of December 2020 to the 30th day of September 2021.