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DIPR Naga News (21.10.2021)


‘We salute their valour and dedication and words can never describe their bravery, services, the spirit of sacrifices as they continue to inspire us all’, quoted the Deputy Chief Minister Nagaland, Y. Patton while paying homage to the supreme sacrifices by the Police men and women at the Police Commemoration Day Parade at New Police Reserve, Phesama, Kohima on 21st October 2021.

Patton acknowledged all the brave and courageous police personnel who had sacrificed their lives in the line of duties putting service above themselves and stressed that police plays the most important role in safeguarding the basic rights of the citizen, the right to protection of life and personal liberty, which forms the basis of a welfare State. It is the strongest executive arm on which a democratic government relies in delivering services to its people.

He stated that ever since the global pandemic exploded, the Nagaland Police personnel along with medical health workers have been at the forefront of the Government’s effort to control the spread of COVID-19. Nagaland police stepped beyond conventional “Law and Order” approach and took on a new role as public health messengers and service providers despite immense stress and strain. Patton lauded the Nagaland Police for coming out of their comfort zone of traditional policing and performing citizen centric policing, which is the need of our modern times.

He expressed that the Government has always been acknowledging the services provided by the force and has always stood by it and it has been the prerogative of this Government to ensure that the privileges and welfare of the police men and women of the State are taken care of, therefore the Government has declared Ex-Gratia of Rs 10 (ten) Lakh each for every Policemen and Policewomen who lost their lives due to COVID-19 while on active duty during the pandemic.

We mourn their loss; we share the pain and the vacuum they leave behind for their loved ones. But, we also take pride in the dedication shown in the supreme sacrifice made by them, he added

Patton called upon all the Policemen and women to emulate the ideals of the fallen heroes to ensure the prevalence of peace, tranquility and progress in our society and also urge all personnel of Nagaland Police to continue upholding its Motto ‘Security, Service and Sacrifice’.

Director General of Police, T. John Longkumer, IPS, in his short address briefed on significance of Police Commemoration day and the historical event dating back to 1959, when ten policemen were martyred by the Chinese troops in Ladakh, hence in remembering and honouring the brave policemen for their supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, 21st October was marked and observed every year.

Longkumer also read out the roll of honour and honoured the fourteen Covid Martyrs of Nagaland meanwhile Dy. CM, Patton handed over the ex- gratia to the next kin of the covid martyrs.

(Siizo Kikhi, IA Kohima)


            Along with the rest of the country, Dimapur police observed Police Commemoration Day at CP’s office, Dimapur on 21st October 2021.

Speaking on the occassion, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo recalled how a police patroling party at Ladakh was ambushed by Chinese troops on 21st October  in 1959 where 10 of them were killed and some captured. He said that in 1960, during IGP Conference, it was decided to observe 21st October as Police Commemoration Day to remember the sacrifice of not only those killed in Ladakh but of all other policeman killed in the line of duty. He informed that during the last one year, 377 police personnel in the country lost their lives while performing their duties. In addition, altogether, 14 police personnel lost their lives due to Covid out of which four were from Dimapur District.

 The day was also marked by general salute,  presentation of “Roll of Honour” to CP Dimapur, reading out of “Roll of Honour”, Laying of “Roll of Honour” on the Cenotaph, Shok Kar “Last post” followed by ‘Reveille’,  SAMARAK KO SALAMI and laying of wreaths by the CP followed by other officers and personal.

(Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


Chief Secretary, J Alam informed that the State Level War room on COVID-19 shall function from the premises of the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, Nagaland Civil Secretariat until further orders. All the works handled by the State Level War Room pertaining to data collection, submission of reports to the various authorities and co-ordination with the various District Task Forces for monitoring of COVID-19 situation in the State shall continue to be looked after by the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, he added.

The officers from the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Department Information Technology & Communications and other departments shall continue to update the COVID-19 War Room website and reports online.



ADC & Vice Chairman Pughoboto SDPDB, Thungchanbemo Tungoe has informed that Sub-Divisional Planning and Development Board members of Pughoboto that the SDPDB meeting for the month of October has been scheduled to be held on 26th October 2021 at 11 AM in the office of the ADC Pughoboto.

            All the SDPDB member have been requested to attend the meeting positively.

                                                                                                (APRO Pughboto)


Meeting of the District Level Implementation Committee for mobilizing the unorganized workers and undertaking registration drives in respective districts for enrolment of such workers on eShram portal was held on 21st October 2021 at DC’s Conference Hall, Kohima

Chairing the meeting, Deputy commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie stated that the Ministry of Labour & Employment, which is one of the oldest ministries of the Government of India, is continuously working on improving life and dignity of Labour Force of the country by protecting and safeguarding the interest of workers, promotion of welfare and providing social security to the labour force both in organized and unorganized sectors. Adding that Ministry of Labour has developed eShram Portal ( for creating a National Database of unrecognized workers, which would be seeded with Aadhaar, consists of name, occupation, addresses, education, skill types, family details etc. for optimum realization of their employability and extent the benefit of the social security schemes to them which is the first ever national database of unrecognized workers.

Additional Secretary, Labour and Employment, Anthony Ngully informed that any worker who has been working in unrecognized sector and aged between 16 to 59 years, would be eligible to register on the eShram portal including, migrant workers, gig workers, platform workers, agricultural workers, MGNREGA workers, fishermen, milkmen, ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers,  street vendors, domestic workers, rickshaw pullers and other workers engaged in other similar occupations in the unrecognized sector, self-employed worker or a wage worker in the unorganised sector and also the worker in the organized sector who is not a member of ESIC, EPFO or not a  Government Employee

Highlighting on the benefits of registration on eShram portal, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Vikeluto Naki said that eShram portal will be a centralized database of unrecognised workers seeded with Aadhaar. After registering he or she will get an accidental insurance cover of 2 lacs under PMSBY. Stating that in future, all the social security benefits of the unrecognised workers will be delivered through the portal even in emergency and national pandemic situation like the COVID-19, the database would be utilized for assistance.         He informed that the following documents are required for registration in eShram portal: Aadhaar number; mobile number (Aadhaar linked preferred), Bank Account with IFSC by self-registration with Adhaar linked mobile number or by visiting nearest CSC and State Seva Kendras (SSKs) with biometrics

The implementing committee members discussed on various issues on registration, enrolment and mobilization programmes and also decided to organised sensitization programmes in all the Sub-division with village functionaries under Kohima district

(Akamla IA Kohima)


Presentation on landslide risk evaluation of Noklak Town final report by the Department of Geology, Nagaland University was held on 21st October 2021 at DC’s Conference Hall, Noklak.

In his PowerPoint presentation of the final report of the project, Prof. G.T.Thong stated that, nearly one-fourth of the Noklak township are affected by Kiam landslide where the people and their assets are in danger. The landslide has plagued Noklak town and its citizens for more than two decades.

Prof. Thong explained in detail the causes of landslide like tectonic activity, earthquake, high precipitation, poor drainage and anthropogenic activity. The town rests on disang rocks (mostly shale) and slope material (soil & rock Debris) and the depth of soil cover is 3-5m. Most of the rainfall in the northern part of town flows into Kiamong river passing through slide zone, Prof. Thong added.

The main objectives of the project were  determination of mechanical properties of soils & rocks of Noklak landslide zones, preparation of landslide susceptible & risk maps of Noklak Town and to suggest remedial/ mitigation measures. The overview of study area as found are highly unstable due to weak rocks, steep slopes and sparse vegetation where the situation is aggravated by running water, Prof. Thong stated.

The remedial suggestions for Noklak Town in the report says: preparation/ modification & implementation of building code essential, plan for expansion of township towards east, conduct awareness programs, good drainage network. The report also suggested not to construct heavy structures on weak slopes, not to initiate developmental activities in the slide zone’ and ensure proper disposal of waste particularly non bio degradable.

The mitigation measures reported are: prospect for permanent measures bleak and the viable option are proper line drains along Kiamong river course and check dams to reduce velocity & minimise erosion.

The project was taken by Dr. Temsulemba Walling as Principal Investigator, Prof. G.T.Thong as Co-PI, Mademshila Jamir as Research Fellow and Nokendangba Chang as Project Assistant under the Department of Geology, Nagaland University Kohima campus, Meriema. The project started on 1st June 2018 and concluded on the 30th March 2021.

Prof. G.T. Thong expressed his acknowledgement to Noklak District Administration, Noklak Village Council and Kiam Landslide Committee for their support and cooperation.

Officers from Geology Survey of India who are also working on the kiamong landslide highlighted on how there are working on the land slide during the meeting.

While welcoming the resource person and his team from Geology Department of Nagaland University and Geology Survey of India, SDO (Civil) Noklak C.Phuniang highlighted the problems caused by the landslide in Noklak Town and congratulated the successful completion of the project. A copy of the project report was handed over to District Administration Noklak.

(K.K. Chim, IA Noklak)


The Information and Public Relations Department is holding a two-day Intensive Crash Course on Live Sound Management with Director, Pheto Music & Film Academy Dimapur, Kashito Kiba Managing Nagaland as the resource person from 21st & 22nd October, 2021 at Conference Hall DIPR.

Director, Information and Public Relations, Er. Z. Tokishe Sema in his speech stated that we are fortunate for the opportunity to serve the Government as well as the people. He encouraged the trainees to hard work and create a good workplace environment. Sema also stated that one should be motivated to learn new skills and do well in their duties, and be responsible.

On the first day, class on basic and brief introduction of live sound, system configuration of live sound, external analogue processor and system of corrections and configuration were imparted.

The inaugural function was chaired by Joint Director IPR, Kevizayienuo.

                                                                                                (K. Zeliang, Asst. Director)


The 1st Inter-departmental Badminton Tournament is set to begin from 22nd October 2021, 3:00 PM at the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Multi-purpose Hall, Kohima. Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu will be the special guest for the inaugural programme.

Convener, IDBC, Shanavas C, IAS will give the introduction and welcome address which will be followed by acknowledgement. The special guest will deliver his speech after which T Imtisungit Ao will introduce the teams. It will be followed by declaration of tournament. The programme will be chaired by Kekhriesetuo Ziephru.

The tournament is being organised by the Inter Department Badminton Club, Kohima.

                                                                                                (Wepre Kronu, APRO)


SCERT, Nagaland has informed that it will facilitate the procuring of the Nagaland Heritage Studies Series (MIL) Classes 1-8 and Nagaland Heritage Studies Series (English Version) Classes 5-8 textbooks for all private schools for the Academic session 2022.

Therefore, the SCERT has requested the private schools willing to introduce the Nagaland Heritage Studies textbook to place the school requirements to SCERT, Nagaland on or before the 30th October, 2021.

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