NAGA NEWS, 10th FEBRUARY 2020
February 10, 2020
Monday 10th February 2020
THIRD DAY OF THE ASSEMBLY SESSION
The Third day of the fifth session of the thirteen assembly began with starred question on 10th February 2020.
Deputy speaker Y Patton answering to the starred questioned raised by Dr. Chotisuh Sazo MLA on the ILP defaulters detected and action taken under BERF 1873 in Dimapur said that a total of 28 ILP defaulters were detected and 6 defaulters were registered and forwarded to the court for further necessary action. He added that 8 defaulters without any documents were fined Rs. 500 each and deported to Assam and further 14 defaulters were fined Rs. 500 each and ILP were issued to them.
Replying to the question of MLA Moatoshi Longkumer on the sanctioned amount and total length road 4 lane road construction from Dimapur to Chumoukedima up to Patkai Bridge said that Rs. 369.96 crore is the amount sectioned and 12.9km is the total length of the road.
Also replying to the query of the 2 lane road from Golaghat gate to Zion hospital said that the total amount sanctioned was Rs. 26.90 and length is 2.9 km. He also said that sanctioned was accorded for widening the 4 lane and reconstruction of 2 lane and that work was on progress and had further requested to the Ministry for 8 months extension. Minister RD Metsubo Jamir replying to the question on the total number of job card holders under MGNREGA program in the state and block wise transaction done so far from 2018- 2020 on which he replied that 4,36,000 are registered in the program and that payment is done online thought NREGA-soft eFMS.
State Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, who is also Minister in-charge of National highway, replying to the starred questioned raised by MLA Vikheho Swu on the progress, work allotment and completion date on capital road, bypass from Nuiland to Kohima said that progress so far on package -1, package -2, package -3 are 13%, 55% and 32% and that the work was allotted to M/s Vilelie Khamo & sons and M/s Coal Mines associated Traders pvt Ltd. He further said that work should be completed by March –April 2020 but the department concerned have requested the Ministry for extension till March 2021. The leader of Opposition TR Zeliang and Imkong L. Imchen also raised supplementary questions to the minster in charge on the ongoing 4 lane road on which the minister said that an enquiry committee will be set up for further necessary action to be taken.
In another starred question raised by MLA Chotisuh Sazo, on the total amount received by the State from the Japan International Co-operation Agency, the State share released to the Department till date and the activities being taken up. Minister in charge of Environment, Forest & Climate Change C. M. Chang said that Rs. 25.59 Cr. has been released through the Government of India, with Rs. 17.15 Cr. of State share released till date. He added that in Batch І villages (31) nursery, entry point activities, water harvesting structures, advance works and in Batch II village (63) selection and pre informed consent activities are being undertaken.
Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Tribal Affairs Temjen Imna Along tabled a statement in fulfillment of the assurance given on the floor of the House in reply to supplementary starred question raised by Yitachu, MLA regarding total fund allocation for sports activities in the School.
(Esuihangle & Nouneseno, IA)
LAYING OF ANNUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS/RULES AND GOVERNMENT BILLS
Chief Minister tabled a copy each of the Annual Administrative Reports 2019-2020 of the following Departments Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Tourism, Women Resource Development and Sericulture.
Annual Administrative Reports 2019-2020 of the Department of Land Revenue, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Department of Land Resources and Department of Urban Development were also laid.
Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio tabled a copy each of the Annual Reports and Rules of Horticulture Service Rules 2019 Nagaland Electricity Regulatory Commission (Multi Year Tariff) Regulations 2016 and Nagaland Electricity Regulatory Commission Regulations 2019.
Nagaland Planning Machinery Service Rules, 2019 and Tribal Affairs Department Service Rules, 2020 were also laid on the table.
The following bills were moved for consideration by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio ‘the Nagaland Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2019’ and Minister for Agriculture, Cooperation, G. Kaito Aye ‘the Nagaland Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020’ and both bills were passed at the floor of the house.
(Esuihangle & Nouneseno, IA)
NLA DELIBERATES ON THE PROPOSED GREENFIELD AIRPORT AT CIETHU
The technical feasibility, selection of site and other matters concerning the proposed Greenfield airport at Ciethu were deliberated at the 5th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on 10th February, 2020.
Replying to a starred question, Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation & Railways, P. Paiwang Konyak said that the aerial, water, land feasibility has been cleared and the kind of plane to be flown is yet to be determined. He said that as advised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the State government has floated a tender inviting AAI empanelled consultant for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) and added that the tender formalities is under process and expected to be finalized shortly.
With regard to the question on why Ciethu was chosen over Ruzaphema, the Minister said that as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation policy on Greenfield airport, land should be provided free of cost by the state government and every state capital should have an airport and with the compensation amount demanded by the Ruzaphema land owners at that time it became unviable to build the airport. He added that the plan to build an airport at Ruzaphema has not been abandoned and that it will be taken up in future.
Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio adding that issue of having the airport at the capital or Medziphema should not be the contention. He said that every state capital is entitled to have an airport which was agreed to by Vajpayee in 2003 when he was apprised of the matter.
Rio said that the proposed airport at Ciethu has a possibility of having 4.4 km runway as compared to the present airport at Dimapur with 4.2 km. He said that other airports will also be built and the present one extended and developed when the state has enough means and resources.
(Esuihangle & Nouneseno, IA)
SEVERAL LEGISLATORS DEBATE ON ISSUES CONCERNING THE STATE
Joining on the Debate on the adoption of the Motion of thanks to the Governor address of the ongoing fifth session of the thirteenth Assembly on 10th February, Minister for Higher and Technical Education Temjen Imna Along said that Naga peace talk has successfully completed on a positive note yearning for the early settlement and unity for enduring a peaceful era in the land of Naga. The Minister informed that citizenship amendment Act is passed by the parliament but at the same time the central government is provided certain provision to safeguard the right and identity of the Nagas.
He added that teachers dairy has been introduced to ensure continuous monitoring of learning outcome of students and teachers performance. Vocational education on information technology, hospitality and tourism will go a long way in solving the problem of human resources development in Nagaland, Along said further stating that the government is exploring more avenue for resources generation to fund for more developmental activities in the State.
Minister for Housing, Tongpang Ozukum mentioned that the people’s democratic Alliance government has always considered the early settlement of the Naga political issue as the most important agenda and convey his deepest appreciation to all the stakeholders in helping to create a conducive atmosphere for the Naga settlement.
MLA, Dr. Imtiwapang Aier highlighted on CAA and about the facts and realities that has been recently disturbing the whole country and the neighbouring states which was widely criticized by legal societies, civil leaders, academicians etc. He stated that this Act is a violation of Article 14 & 21 and against secularism. The Act has also attracted the international communities expressing their displeasure and disappointment over religious discrimination.
Aier also questioned on why the Central government has implemented and extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 for another 6 months when the state has been duly recognised and awarded the best performing state among small states for Law & Order for the year 2019 by the India Today Group ‘State of States’ Survey 2019 for the consecutive year.
On sports ‘Dr. T. Ao’ Aier suggested the Government and the concerned department to organise an under 15 tournament for young sportsman to promote and be at par with the rest of the country with the condition and criteria that only indigenous player from their respective district enter in the list of players.
MLA Yitachu commenting on the citizen amendment bill 2019 said that the act will affect the minorities in the course of CAA 2019. He also stated that CCA by becoming an act had ignited a spark which will eventually consume everyone.
He argued on many other issues like ILP, health care system, Human Resource, tax revenue, roads etc and seek answers from the leader of the house besides calling JLF meetings what are the various steps the PDA government had initiated to bring about the successful conclusive talk.
Dr. Chumben Murry MLA said that so much unhealthy suspicion has been created in the minds of many Nagas regarding the framework agreement. He added that time has come for all the factions to come together and sign one peace accord and at this critical juncture the JLF will need to be more vocal on the ongoing naga political issue. He appreciated the PDA Government for constituting a Commission for studying, examining and advising on issues related to RIIN.
On health care he said that Nagaland quality of health care is positioned the lowest among the 28 states. He stated that Anganwadi centers could play intermediary role in providing health counselling and dissemination of information on proper nutrition etc. but unfortunately many Anganwadi centers are only distributing occasional nutritional food products and incentives across the state. He therefore insisted on providing training to Anganwadi workers and provided yearlong manual of activities. He also deliberated on RIIN, agriculture sector, health, sericulture, veterinary and animal husbandry sector etc.
MLA Y. Yollow Konyak raised concern on CAA, with Assam bordering the State and with check post not being properly maintained, he said that the State can be infiltrated by outsiders.
MLA Moatoshi Longkumer pointed out that the most needed road connecting four districts, the Foothill road is not yet completed and not mentioned in the Governor’s Address. Under Flood Management Programme, Longkumer also asked the government to give priority to Dimapur since it is the commercial hub of the State.
Minister for Forest, Environment & Climate Change, C.M. Chang stated that cutting across party lines the members of Joint Legislatures’ Form have equal concern for the ongoing Naga peace talks and called all to continue to work together so that the talks resolves into the final settlement.
Leader of Opposition, T.R. Zeliang called on the Speaker and Chairman of JLF on the Naga Political Issue to take the lead as real facilitator with inclusive delegation comprising of all the tribes and political parties and know the road map to where we are heading. He also stated that Public Working Committee should go and meet the Interlocutor and both the Naga negotiating group to hammer out the differences.
(Temjenkaba, Esuihangle, Akummeren, Siizo Kikhi & Nouneseno)
CHIEF MINISTER GIVES CONCLUDING REMARKS TO GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS
Chief Minister Nagaland Neiphiu Rio giving his concluding remarks to the address on the motion of thanks to the Governor speech said that the people’s Democratic Alliance government has considered the early settlement of Naga political issues as the top priority. He conveyed his appreciation to all the stakeholders for exhibition with utmost sincerity and a spirit of understanding in helping create a conducive atmosphere for conclusion of the talk on a positive note. He expressed his appreciation to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit shah for their commitment, determination and guidance leading to successful conclusion of the talk.
Rio was of the view that for a new beginning there has to be an agreement. On the citizenship amendment act he said that there are apprehension among the people of possible adverse impact but the special status of article 371A and the inner line Permit regulations will protect the interest of the Nagas in the future.
On import of pork, Rio said that to enhance pork productivity in the State for self-sufficiency the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services (AH&VS) has initiated procurement of 24 Nos Pure Breed Hampshire Pig from the United Kingdom to upgrade breeding stocks in the State with the initiative under the National Livestock Mission – Piggery Development in NER. The Department has both Services and Production Sector and is participating in all the livestock and poultry disease control programmes in consonance with the rest of the States by engaging its manpower and resources while steps are being undertaken to promote, develop and enhance meat particularly pork so as to create an eco-system of self-sufficiency in the near future.
In fish formalin aspect Rio said that the concerned department has been inspecting, checking and testing by the Food Safety Team, Designated Officers / Food Safety Officers with Food Safety on Wheel Team in coordination with the District Administration, Police, Municipal and Town Councils, Chambers of Commerce, Youth Organisations and Voluntary Consumer Forum etc carrying out strict vigilance at all levels in all the districts.
On fair price shop the Chief Minister stated that the State has 1621 (One Thousand Six Hundred Twenty One) Fair Price Shops (1323 rural and 298 urban). In rural areas, the Village Councils are entrusted with the responsibility. GPS mapping has been completed in all the FPS and Foodgrains are allocated 100% online up to FPS level with effect from March 2019. The allocation of foodgrains are done basing on the number of ration cards /beneficiaries. FPS level distribution (automation of FPS) ePOS (electronic point of sale) installation has started in all the districts since October 2019 to ensure that the genuine beneficiaries lift the entitled foodgrains.
(Temjenkaba & Suzo, IA)
PHEK DPDB DISCUSSES CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
The Phek DPDB monthly meeting was held on 10th February 2020 at DPDB Hall under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and Vice-Chairman DPDB Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS.
Two new members, Lines Rhi BDO, Chetheba and Er. Semasie Katiry EE, PWD (R&B), Phek were introduced to the house. The Deputy Commissioner highlighted the house regarding the coronavirus outbreak and preventive measures to be taken against. CMO, Phek said that the quarantine posts are yet to be set up in the district while screening of passengers are being done at Dimapur Airport and Rail station.
The DC informed the house about the new cutting of Phek to Pfutsero Road where he requested the members to co-operate for smooth functioning of the work. The EE, PWD (R&B, Phek highlighted the progress report of the roads within the district.
Industry department was entrusted to present department activities in the next meeting.
AWARENESS PROGRAMME CONDUCTED AT TAMLU BLOCK
Two days awareness programme was organized by Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission, Tamlu Block Longleng District on 6th and 7th February 2020, at Tamlu and Bura Namasang villagers respectively. The programme was conducted with an objective to sensitize the general public and the woman’s community in particular about the various schemes and program of the mission and convergence with other government agencies.
ADPM Bendangmongba spoke gave an introduction on Financial Inclusion Mela. Resource person Enyei Phom, Block Coordinator, Social welfare Department dwelt on the facilities under (PMMVY) and various benefits under social welfare department. Metyong Phom, ICTC counselor PHC, Tamlu highlighted on the benefits under Ayushman Bharat (BMJY), JSY and JSSK. C. Henchem phom, center Administrator Sakhi One stop center, gave a brief introduction on one stop center. She encouraged the women to come out of their comfort zone to voice for their dignity, self-respect and to fight against the dictates that undermine their rights as a human being.
Adv P. Monyei Phom, Panel Lawyer Longleng District legal services Authority, spoke about protection of women from domestic violence and right to legal aid and how the district legal Service authority aides the under privileged to avail justice. District coordinator Financial inclusion (DC-FI) highlighted on Bank linkage, social security schemes and Pension and advantages of the Digital Indian Project.
(Manjong, IA Longleng)
2nd PHASE NISHTHA TRAINING UNDER MON DISTRICT CONCLUDES
The 2nd phase of the 5-days NISHTHA Training programme under Samagra Shiksha which began on 4th Feb’2020 concluded on 8th Feb 2020 at GHSS Mon. A total of 356 Primary Teachers from 26 GMS and 78 GPS attended the training. The training was conducted by 10 Key Resource Persons and two State Resource Persons.
In the motivational session of the final day, Principal, DIET Mon, Sohulo Rengma, said that teaching is the only noble profession which should be taken up with great responsibility. He also encouraged the teachers to upgrade themselves with the changing times.
The valedictory programme was chaired by Ngiplem, Project Assistant. DEO Mon, Appe Lohe, in his speech called upon the teachers to be faithful in performing their duties.
(K.K. Chim, IA Mon)
WORLD PULSES DAY 2020 OBSERVED IN PUGHOBOTO
Agriculture Department under Pughoboto Sub division observed World pulses day 2020 with the rest of the world on 10th February 2020 as Field Day with pulses Farmers and women SHGs.
Importance of Pulses in nutrition, health benefits, rural economy and soil benefits in farming were illustrated by Viketuno Chusi, AO.
Cultivation practices of common pulses grown in the area like ricebean, pigeonpea, kholar, pea and fabia beans were disseminated along with farmer interaction and ITK sharing. A total of 21 farmers attended the field day.
HSSLC EXAMINATION AND CLASS XI PROMOTION EXAMINATION 2020
The HSSLC Examination and Class XI Promotion Examination 2020 commences from 13th February 2020 and HSLC Examination 2020 from the 14th February 2020.
In HSSLC Examination, a total of 15461 candidates (Arts-11599, Commerce-1337, Science-2525) are enrolled and will be appearing from 53 provisional examination centres. Out of 15461 candidates, 8117 are girls and 7344 are boys. The stream-wise break up figures of boys and girls are:
In Arts stream, regular candidates from 160 institutions are enrolled whereas in commerce and science stream, the candidates are from 33 and 42 institutions respectively.
A total of 17846 students will also be appearing for the Class XI Promotion Examination 2020 from 173 institutions.
In HSLC Examination, there are 22393 candidates out of which, 10444 boys and 11949 girls will be appearing for the examination from 80 provisional examination centres and 2 sub centres.
679 schools are presenting 19417 regular candidates for the HSLC examination. 2971 candidates are repeaters. 4 students are appearing again to improve their result and there is 1 (one) case of change of centre.
In HSLC Examination, Dimapur district have the highest enrolment with 7245 candidates followed by Kohima district with 3715 candidates.
The Board had a meeting on 31st January 2020 with the Centre Superintendents at the NBSE Conference hall, where the Centre Superintendents were briefed on the rules and regulations for smooth conduct of examinations.
Candidates have been requested to read the question paper carefully before they start to write the answers. Answers to the questions should be written keeping in mind the marks allotted to it. Candidates are allowed to bring only the materials that are permitted in the examination hall such as pen, pencil, scale, eraser, sharpener and geometry instruments. Students are also reminded to refrain from any kind of mal-practices during examinations. Candidates have been advised to reach the examination centre in time by moving out from home early.
With the examinations set to start, the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) convey its best wishes to all the candidates appearing for the examinations.
Schools who have not send their internal grades are directed to mail it within February 2020 positively.
DIRECTOR YOUTH RESOURCE DEPT INFORMS
Director Youth Resources & Sports, Akumla Chuba, NCS, has informed the students who registered for the free football coaching (under 14 years- boys & girls) at 1GS Kohima which was started on 4th September 2019 that the coaching camp will resume from 19th February 2020.
The coaching will be conducted every Wednesday and Saturday from 3.00 pm onwards. Dropping after the coaching will be provided till Government High School junction, Kohima.
For further detail information may contact the appended officials;
- Administrator, IGS, contact No.8787302692.
- Ropfu Meyase, Football Coach, contact No.7630098992.