DIPR Naga News (17.4.2019)
April 17, 2019
PRE-MONSOON PREPARDNESS MEETING HELD
‘All the departments must take preventive checks and be prepared for any emergencies, as in Nagaland most disasters occur in the form of landslides due to excessive rain and clogged drainages during monsoon season and many such disasters can be avoided with timely action’, said Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS at a meeting to review Pre Monsoon Preparedness with AHODs, HODs and DCs at the Secretariat Conference hall on 16th April 2019.
The pre monsoon preparedness meeting deliberated on many action points relating to the disasters that may be faced with the onset of monsoon season in Nagaland. The house decided that a mass social work will be carried out across the state on 4th May 2019 to clear out all clogged drainages, culverts and debris to avert landslide and other disasters. In districts, similar meeting will be held by DCs with the line departments and discuss matters relating to pre monsoon preparedness.
Deliberating on the roads blockage in far flung areas of the state during monsoon, the meeting also decided that an alternative route will have to identify by all the DCs which will be led by NSDMA and line departments. It was also decided that DCs along with Road & Bridges department should work out an alternative routes in the districts and important places to be used during the monsoon season.
On the issue of shortage of food supplies in the far flung areas during disasters, it was decided that the divisional godown will be stocked up with food grains so that it can be used as relief materials for the affected people or as and when the need arises.
It was also decided that the Health and Family Welfare Department is to keep sufficient stock of medicines and manpower available in District Hospitals, Community Health Centres and PHCs at district levels in case of any emergencies.
While discussing on the epidemic of cattles in some parts of Dimapur and Medziphema areas, the animal husbandry department has been directed to procure sufficient medicines to contain the outbreak of the epidemic and also to keep sufficient drugs in stock in case of any such outbreak of epidemic during the monsoon season.
The meeting further decided that for the Agri & Allied departments due to excessive rain and hailstone tons of horticulture crops are damaged every year and therefore it was decided that a parameter for damage assessment will be brought up by the NSDMA. All the other departments concerned with the assessments of damages in roads, crops and bridges etc to be realistic in their assessments of damages. On crop insurance, the department of Agri & Allied has been directed to formulate the modalities.
During the meeting it was decided that more training and refresher course will be given to SDRF personnel so that they are in a better position to tackle any emergencies that may arise during the monsoon season. On equipments purchase, the NSDMA should first consult the SDRF while purchasing in order to get the exact requirements.
OSD Johnny Rongmei gave a power point presentation on pre-monsoon preparedness meeting. He mentioned the discussions for the review of the monsoon preparedness status of the districts between DDMAs and line departments at the district level were carried out at the meeting. Also, the District Commissioners were to review landslide prone areas which may disrupt daily routines. He also mentioned that the status of public infrastructures and helipads should be monitored by the concerned line departments such as PWD, PHE, Power, Urban etc. Also, the Emergency Response Team was to be available at any given time. He also mentioned that completion of repair works and cleaning of drains and nullahs were required and also identifying alternate routes and roads were to be done by DDMAs and line departments. The DDMA Dimapur were also to take into precautionary measures of the flooding of Dimapur airport.
(Nongozo, Esuihangle & Takumpula)
HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS TRAINING FOR FIELD FUNCTIONARIES
Department of Horticulture conducted Training on Soft Skills Development for field functionaries on 17th April 2019 at the Directorate of Horticulture, Kohima.
Director of Horticulture, Dr. R. Elithung Lotha while delivering keynote address expressed gratitude to all the officers and staff of the Directorate and field functionaries in the districts for attending the training. He said the department has been working hand in hand with different departments and other private entrepreneurs over the past few years in order to promote the horticultural products.
He said the department is manned by highly qualified people with full of confident and competent to discharge their assigned duties. With this training, he hoped that the role of field functionaries in the districts in communicating and convincing the people would be much easier. He said the department is in dire need of educated people who can educate people not only on production but also the importance of marketing after harvesting. Stressing on the importance of soft skills development, he said convincing people and expressing one’s ideas for the others to embrace requires good communication skills.
Director, Youth Net, Alezo Putsure, in his introductory note said the most important thing in life is how we communicate. Soft skills will not come from what we have studied or the books we have read nor the videos we have seen it but it comes through interaction.
He mentioned that leadership is all about communication, as such, a person with good communication skills builds strong leadership. He said that Soft skill is very important in our life whether it be at work or personal life. He also expressed that Horticulture is one such department which plays a pivotal role for the welfare and wellbeing of the people. Therefore, the initiatives taken by the department in giving soft skills training to the field functionaries is indeed remarkable, he added. He encouraged the field functionaries to upgrade their soft skills as they continue to work since they play an important role for the entrepreneurs, young people and women. He also urged the officers not be an officer who just occupies the chair but be an officer who will remember them even in the days to come.
Deputy Director, Meshento Ghap chaired the programme while vote of thanks was proposed by Asst. Horticulture Officer, Eluba.
(Nongozo & Tovikali)
PEREN DPDB MEETING HELD
District Planning and Development Board Peren meeting for the month of April 2019 was held on 17th April 2019 at DC’s Conference Hall at New DC Complex Peren. DC and Vice Chairman DPDB Peren, Sarita Yadav, IAS welcomed all members followed by self introduction of new members Sr. SDEO Peren Ramdi Thou, Moses Newmai, Assistant Research officer, Art& Culture Department. Sarita Yadav also expressed her indebtedness to all officers and staff of various Departments for contributing their selflessness during the last Parliamentary elections in the District.
CMO Peren also expressed his gratefulness to all Departments and staff involved during Measles and Rubella vaccination Campaign in the District. DC Peren, Sarita Yadav, IAS did the honour of handing over the Certificates of Measles and Rubella vaccination campaign to DPO Social Welfare, Joseph Vikirto, ADC Peren, DEO and staff Peren, DPRO Peren, DC Peren, CMO and staff and ANPSA. Introduction of science stream in Government Higher Secondary School Peren was deliberated at length in the meeting and resolved to forward its decision with regard to introduction of the science stream to the concern department.
ZUNHEBOTO DPDB MEETING HELD
The monthly meeting of Zunheboto District Planning and Development Board for the month of April was held on 17th April 2019 at DC conference Hall under the chairmanship of Shanavas C IAS, Deputy Commissioner & Vice Chairman District Planning and Development Board, Zunheboto. The board members also welcomed PD, DRDA Zunheboto, Liboni Humtsoe.
The Deputy Commissioner & Vice Chairman thanked all the members present and congratulated all the members for successful conduct of the polling to the Nagaland parliamentary constituency on 11th April 2019. The Vice Chairman however informed that strict action shall be initiated against all the suspended polling officials.
Discussing about the poor attendance of Government Officials in the office, the Vice Chairman directed all head of offices in the district to ensure regular attendance in their respective offices.
Power Point Presentation from Forest department was made by District Forest Officer Zunheboto, Rajkumar, IFS followed by District Horticulture Officer Zunheboto, I. Chubatoshi respectively.
DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION MEETING HELD AT BHANDARI
The monthly departmental co-ordination meeting of Bhandari Sub division was held at the conference hall of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhandari, on 17th April 2019.
At the outset, ADC Bhandari, Tiameren Chang welcomed the new members and thanked the officers and staff for their cooperation for the successful conduct of the General Election to the 17th Nagaland Parliamentary constituency, 2019.
In the meeting, the forthcoming Naga Students Federation (NSF) conference which is scheduled to be held in the month of May 2019, at Bhandari Town was deliberated at length and the house resolved to render all logistic support.
The ADC also reminded the Police department, Bhandari, to make appropriate arrangements for security and traffic movements during the NSF conference.
After thorough discussion, the members also resolved to initiate beautification of the offices of their respective departments by the end of April, 2019.The chairman also briefed and highlighted to the house that works for proposed construction of traffic Island at Bhandari town will commence immediately.
GOVERNMENT PURCHASES TO BE MADE COMPULSORILY THROUGH GeM
In pursuance of the cabinet decision with regard to implementation of Government e-Market, all purchases by the state government departments and Public sector Undertakings of value exceeding Rs 50,000 (Rupees fifty Thousand) only should be compulsorily made through the GeM portal only with effect from 1st April 2019.
An Office Memorandum issued by the Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS said all government vehicles shall also be purchased from GeM unless it is certified that a particular model of vehicle is not available on GeM.
Chief Secretary requested all Administrative Heads of Department and Heads of Department to bring it to the notice of all concerned for information and compliance.
UTILISATION OF E-SEVA KENDRAS FOR ASSISTING PACL INVESTORS
Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha Committee informed that necessary instructions be issued to all E-Seva/Kendras/common service centres in the State to assist and facilitate the investors of PACL Ltd. in filing their refund claim applications.
The Committee is constituted by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) pursuant to the order dated February 02-2016 passed by the Supreme Court of India and subsequent orders thereof in Subrata Bhattacharya V. Securities and Exchange Board of India and other connected matters under the chairmanship of Justice3 (Retd) R.M Lodha for selling the properties of PACL Ltd and using the sale proceeds to refund the investors who have invested their money in PACL Ltd.
The following are the refunds to PACL investors:
- The estimated number of investors in PACL Ltd. is about 5 Crore as per the details provided by PACL and the amount mobilized is about Rs. 49,000 crore.
- The Committee at the first instance initiated the process of receipt of claim applications with respect to the investors of PACL whose total outstanding amount (Principal) with PACL was up to Rs. 2,500. Upon verification, refunds were made in respect of claims found to be in order. The said process has now been concluded.
- Further, the Committee has now initiated the process of receipt of claim applications from all investors having outstanding claims with PACL Ltd. Such process for claim filing is a fully digital one and is open upto April 30, 2019.
- It may be mentioned that a large proportion of the PACL investors belong to villages/ interiors of India, and hence may not have access to computer/ internet facilities. It is also understood from the information/ feedback received from investors that the cyber cafes are asking for exorbitant rates for filing the refund application on behalf of the investors.
- Accordingly, considering the issues faced by investors in filing their applications from cyber cafes and the limited time period for which such application process is open, it is requested that the E-Seva Kendras may be immediately instructed to provide the necessary facilities at all centers across the State to assist investors in filing their refund claim applications, under intimation to the Committee.
- It is further informed that the demo videos in Hindi and English, illustrating the process for submitting claim applications, have been provided on the website http://sebipaclrefund.co.in/ a detailed list of the FAQs have also been made available on the website. In case any further information is required by an investor, they may be advised to contact the Nodal Officer at the email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
JUSTICE UMA NATH SINGH NAGALAND LOKAYUKTA NOTIFIES
In exercise of power conferred by Section 33 of the Nagaland Lokayukta Act 2017, (Act No.l of 2018) on Nagaland Lokayukta to make Regulations for carrying out the purposes of this Act, Justice Uma Nath Singh Nagaland Lokayukta notifies the accompanied Appendix B (l) containing supplementary instructions, under Section 33(2) (d) for processing of complaint submitted to the Nagaland Lokayukta Organization. A complaint shall be signed by the complainant and shall be made in Form I accompanied by his own affidavit in Form II and affidavits of his witnesses, if any, duly affirmed and attested by a Gazetted Officer/ Village Council Chairman/ Head Master of the Village/Gaon Bura of the Village.
Provided that the Lokayukta or the Upa-Lokayukta, as the case may be, may in his discretion permit the filing of Forms I and II on any day subsequent to the date of filing of the original complaint.
Every complaint shall be accompanied by cash of Rs. 20, Money Order, Banker’s Cheque or Demand Draft in favour of the Secretary/ Under Secretary or Registrar of the institution on any Bank having a branch at Kohima for Rupees Twenty Only.
A complaint may be presented in person to the Registrar/ Secretary/ Under Secretary or any other officer duly authorized by Lokayukta in this behalf or be sent by registered post.
Registering of complaints – After any complaint is received in the Nagaland Lokayukta office, it shall be scrutinized by the Registering Authority designated by Lokayukta,(hereinafter to be referred to as “the Registering Authority”), and if the authority is satisfied that the complaint is proper, he may direct the complaint to be registered in a register maintained for that purpose.
Defects in complaint. – If the Registering Authority finds that the complaint is not in accordance to the instructions or is otherwise defective, he may postpone the registration of the complaint and inform the complainant to rectify the defects within a specified time and after such compliance, he may direct the complaint to be registered.
Effects of non-compliance. – If the necessary requirements are not complied with within the time specified in the order of Registering Authority or such further time as the Registering Authority may allow, the complaint may be put up by him before the Lokayukta or the Upa-Lokayukta, as the case maybe, and the Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta may summarily reject such complaint or pass such other order as he deems fit in the circumstances of the case.