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DIPR, Kohima

Tuesday, 12th February 2019




            Election Expenditure and Monitoring meeting was held in connection with the conduct of forthcoming Lok sabha General Election on 12th February 2019 at DPDB Conference Hall, Kohima.

            Assistant Commissioner and Nodal Officer, EEM, Vineet Kumar, IAS briefed the expenditure monitoring team members on major legal provisions related to election expenditure monitoring; Risks of money power in democracy; purpose of election expenditure monitoring etc. He sought the cooperation from various teams for the successful conduct of election and requested the members to be prepared with their entrusted duties for efficient conduct of the Elections.


                                                                                                (Akamla IA Kohima)




            A District Taskforce Meeting for the upcoming National Immunization Day 2019 was held on 12th February 2019 under the Chairmanship of DC & Chairman, Peren District Task Force, S. Tainiu at DC’s Conference Hall, New Complex Peren.

            DPO (RCH&UIP) Peren, Dr. Nukshisangla Jamir gave power point presentation on the following: Global and National Polio update, Wild polio virus Eradication and Endgame strategies, Polio Endemic countries, Wild polio virus containment and certification. She also highlighted key action plans for Wild polio virus Eradication in India by following the under mentioned points: Mass polio vaccination, Participation of high political involvement, Focus on high risk areas, Invocation and equity issues, Intensive IEC activities, Strong feedback mechanism etc. Follow up of action plan laid down for the welfare of the people will ensure free polio areas or free poliovirus, she added.

                                                                                                (DPRO Peren)




            The monthly Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting was held on 12th February 2019 at ADC’s Planning Hall, Mokokchung. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner & Deputy Chairman DPDB, Rajesh Soundarajan, IAS.


            The meeting discussed on the following points, as the general election is nearing, the chairman requested all the members to be prepared to take part and perform election duties and also informed that there will be no exemption on poll duty once enlisted in the poll duty chart.

            Renovation of indoor Sports building at Imkongmeren Sports Complex was also discussed on which the DC replied the house that it will be looked into on priority. The house also discussed on town traffic problem, the Board agreed to approach the Department concern to ease and solve the problem.

                                                                                    (DPRO Mokokchung)




          Street Food Festival and Job Mela, an initiative of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), was organized on 12th February 2019 at MMC Shopping Complex, Mokokchung by the District Urban Development Agency, Mokokchung under SUDA, Nagaland.


          Inaugurating the Food Festival, ADC Mokokchung, W. Manphai Phom said the objective of the Mela was to encourage and support the activities of the Urban street vendors and to create awareness on food safety for all the citizens of the country.

          Appreciating all the 24 self-help groups representing all 18 wards of Mokokchung for their participation in the Food Festival, the ADC further urged the SHGs to come forward and register to FSSAI to ensure safe and wholesome food for all.


                                                                   (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)




          Pursuant to the Judgement of the Supreme Court dated 15th December 2017 in the Writ Petition(Civil) No.243 of 2005 with Writ Petition (Civil) No.228 of 2008 on making all public places accessible and barrier free, the management of all Government Schools, Government aided Schools and Private Schools in Nagaland have been directed to adhere to the judgement order and make their respective schools barrier free and accessible for children with special needs through construction of ramps/stair lifts/lifts/others. Simultaneously, all school establishments should ensure that children with special needs are not denied admission to schools.






            Second Peren District Planning and Development Board meeting was held on 12th February 2019 at DC’s Conference Hall, New DC Complex under the Chairmanship of DC S. Tainiu and Vice Chairman DPDB. Tening Block identified by RD Department for special attention for development was recommended by the DPDB for onward action plan from the state Government. Cooperation Department have presented their Department slideshow presentation with further explanation of District office and its function till date. Assistant Election Officer, Peren has explained about VVPAT and EVM Machines and its uses to the members with hands on trial for more clarity about the operation system. DC also informed all HoOs to take note of clearing office premises so as to avoid the danger of fire break outs in office areas in particular and the District in general.

                                                                                                (DPRO Peren)




            School of Management Studies, Nagaland University will be organising the 10th Annual Management Fest ZOOMMX 2019 at State Academy Hall, Kohima on13th February 2019.

            The event will be on the theme “Reinvent your thinking” and it will be in association with Ramietech solutions. Assistant commissioner, Vineet Kumar IAS will grace the occasion as the guest speaker.

                                                                                    (Esuihangle, IA)




            SDPDB Tseminyu held its Monthly meeting at DB’s customary court, ADC office Tseminyu on 12th February 2019.

            Vice Chairman SDPDB and ADC Tseminyu, Nokchasashi Kichu chaired the meeting. The Board discussed the importance of sincere coordination among departments, in which the ADC, as the Administrative head of the Sub-Division, acknowledged and appreciated the department officials for their sincere participation at its 70th Republic Day held at Tseminyu for which the celebration was a grand success, ADC said.

            The meeting also discussed proposed agenda for organizing Departmental sports to be held within a month at Tseminyu.

                                                                                                (APRO Tseminyu)




            Advisor for School Education, Government of Nagaland, K. Tokugha Sukhalu, IAS inaugurated Sub Divisional Education Officer (SDEO) office of Tening at EBRC Building, Tening Town on 8th February, 2019.

            Speaking on the occasion, K. Tokugha Sukhalu called upon the teachers to be sincere in their profession. The supporting staff for newly inaugurated for SDEO office will be post soon, Advisor added.

            Advisor for Water Resource Development, Namri Nchang asked the public to take care of the property with cooperation and expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister, Advisor and Director of School Education for their initiatives.

            Director of School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe along with department’s officers, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tening, Chubatemjen and retired Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner, Government of Nagaland, H.K. Khulu, IAS joined the inaugural programme.

            Earnest Zeliang, SDEO, Tening chaired the programme. Special number was presented by Baptist High School.

                                                                                    (DPRO & Kiso, IA Tening)




            32 Assam Rifle organized a medical camp at Lukikhe village, Aghunato Sub- Division on the 12th February 2019.The programme was organized under the Military Civic Action (MCA) Operation, Sadbhavna.

            The medical team was led by Dr. Ngukato Kiho, Deputy Commandant (SMO) 32 AR and Captain Abhishek Sharma RMO 32 AR, Zunheboto. While undertaking the programme, Patients at Lukikhe, Shevishe and surrounding villages under Aghunato were given free medical treatment and medicines were distributed free of cost.

                                                                                                (APRO Aghunato)




            On 8th February 2019, the district Executive Force (DEF) Kiphire observed the 30th National Road Safety week at Public Ground, Kiphire where hundreds of students from different schools, taxi drivers union and NGOs attended the programme.

            Addressing the gathering SDPO Kiphire, Khuzah Jurry spoke on the ‘Rules and Regulations’ and said that it is the responsibility of the citizens to follow them for the their own safety from road accidents. Khuzah said that the common cause of road accidents are due to drunken driving, wrong overtaking, over speeding etc. as a result of which more than 1.3 million people die every year in road accidents and between 20 to 50 million people are left injured and disabled. India account for above 10 percent of road accidents. He also added that the cost of Road accidents in India cost around 2.4 percent GDP.

            Stressing on the importance of helping victims of Road accidents, SDPO said the supreme court of India has given a law to protect good Samaritans. The purpose of this law is to provide legal protection to the bystanders who came to rescue the victims of road accidents. Meanwhile, Dr. Kumar also highlighted about how to provide first aid to the road accident victims.

            Also participating in the event, Sivituo Solo, Team leader of the project 72 hours expressed his appreciation to the people of Kiphire for banning the use of plastic in Kiphire and called for proper maintenance of the dustbins in Kiphire town to properly manage the waste. The programme was chaired by officer in charge Kiphire Police station, Vikiehieto Kinnao.


                                                                                    (Wangshikokla, IA Kiphire)



            Director IPR, Limawati Ao and Additional Director IPR, Z. Tokishe Sema visited Information Centre, Suruhuto on 7th February 2018.

            During their visit, they inspected the IA office at Suruhuto and held a meeting and interaction with the land owners and staff of IA office Suruhuto.

            The director encouraged the IA Office staff of Suruhuto to be sincere in performing their duties effectively and that the news and happenings of Suruhuto area should reach the people.

            Later the Director, Additional Director and the land owners discussed about the future development prospects of IA Office Suruhuto.

            The visiting officials were accompanied by DPRO Zunheboto. Along with the land owners, elders of Suruhuto, Adhoc Town Council Suruhuto members and GBs of Suruhuto attended the meeting.

                                                                                                (IA Suruhuto)




            The National Deworming Day was observed in all the schools and Anganwadi centres under Wokha District on 8th February 2019. St. Peter’s School, Longsa also observed the NDD, Dr. Khokholie MO RBSK spoke on the importance of deworming the children, a mission initiated by the Government of India MoHFW and which aims to reduce the cases of worm infections among children from 1-19 years.

            The major goal of this campaign is to deworm all the children to improve the overall health for a better cognitive development among children so that they can get a quality life in future. Infection through parasitic worms (STH-Soil Transmitted Helminthes) is one of the most common infection in children. According to WHO around 220 million children in India are at risk of STH infection. It has emerged as one among the world’s largest public health campaign preventing children from intestinal parasitic worms, as worm infection can make children anaemic, mal-nourished, weak, sick, and tired with poor concentration. ICDS supervisors visited all the AWCs in the urban areas to supervise the activity.

            The mass deworming programme aims to reach all children at schools and AWCs with the deworming treatment, any child not dewormed on National Deworming Day due to absenteeism or sick will be dewormed on the Moped- Up day, i.e., 14 February 2019.


                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA, Wokha)




            Under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) a camp for fathers on “Sensitization on Women Health Issues” was held on 9th February 2019 at Wokha Town Baptist Church, Wokha. With Medical Officer, Dr.R. Zechano Ezung and UBSI Longkumonen Pongen as the resources persons.

            Dr. R. Zechano Ezung (AYUSH) District Hospital Wokha dwelling on the topic of women health issues stated both men and women have many health issues but some health issues affect women differently and pointed some of the common problems and diseases concerning women health like breast cancer, pregnancy issues, cervical cancer. She also stated women suffer higher heart attack deaths compared to men. Depression and anxiety exhibits more often in women, she added.

            UBSI Wokha Police Station, Longkumonen Pongen, speaking on Dangers of Social Media on Teenagers, said it is very important for parents to talk with their kids about how to use social media wisely as there are so many good things to learn and pointed out risk factor involved and suggested that parents should talk to their children about the danger and consequences of social media.

            He also added, parents should be aware of what kids do online, spending so much time on social media can be sometimes dangerous on the other hand if used in a good way can be an opportunity for learning new ideas and improvement of communication skill and technology skills. He also emphasized on “Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences”.

            The function was chaired by EAC Wokha, Tumben P.Tsanglao, while Rev. S.Thungrio, Pastor, Wokha Town Baptist Church welcomed the gathering.


                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)




            The Dimapur Langpangkong Senso Telongjem (DLST), in commemoration of its Golden Jubilee, constructed a Clock Tower with free Drinking Water Booth at New Market junction, near Plaza Bakery, Dimapur which was inaugurated by Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Metsubo Jamir in the presence of Advisor, Power Department, Tovihoto Ayemi and MLA, Moatoshi Longkumer on 9th February 2019.

            In his inaugural speech, Jamir, while acknowledging the contribution made by the Langpangkong Union towards the development of Dimapur, urged all sections of people to emulate the good gesture shown by the Langpangkong Union towards the development of Dimapur. Stating Dimapur as a mini city, represented by different tribes and communities, the Minister said that despite differences in nature and opinion, the people of Dimapur have been coexisting in harmony.

            Advisor, Tovihoto Ayemi, in his short speech, expressed his appreciation to DLST for their contribution in transforming one of the filthiest spot in Dimapur into something beautiful with basic amenity attached. He observed that such good example shown by the Langpangkong Union towards the society will help create a sense of moral responsibility among the people in making a better Dimapur.

            MLA, Moatoshi Longkumer also extended his sincere appreciation to DLST for giving back to society and proving the very meaning of their existence in Dimapur. He further urged the Dimapurians and the people of the state to come together and do such similar works so that the society can improve.

            Administrator, Dimapur Municipal Council, Moa Sangtam, on behalf of DMC and the people of Dimapur, thanked the DLST for their contribution to Dimapur Town.

            The programme was chaired by Convenor, Golden Jubilee Organising Committee, K Temjen Jamir; while welcome address was given by President DLST, Er. S.N. Meren Jamir. Pastor, Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo, Rev. I Wati offered the dedicatory prayer.

                                                                                    (Watimenla IA Dimapur)




            Registration Programme for Placement Linked Skill Development Training and Recruitment was held at Emporium, Half Nagarjan, Dimapur on 9th February 2019.

            The Registration programme was held for approximately 30 candidates from 39 Sanis A/C sponsored by Advisor for Horticulture, Mhathung Yanthan.

            Addressing the candidates, he said that he viewed unemployment as being among the biggest challenges and he always had the urge to help unemployed youth of the state. He said he is ‘sponsoring’ because he wanted to provide job opportunities for unemployed youth. He urged the naga youths to not only hope and attempt to get into government jobs but also look out into the private sector. He urged the candidates to be sincere, disciplined and to acquire knowledge through hardwork.

            Earlier the welcome address was delivered by Center Director Emporium, Temjenkala Aier. Introduction of Emporium faculty was done by Head Faculty and Aviation trainer, Tekanungla. Words of gratitude was given by Hospitality Trainer, Easter Lotha. Introduction of Brand Emporium by Operations Manager, India and International Anirban Mukherjee and vote of thanks was delivered by Head Faculty and Aviation Trainer, Tekanungla. The programme was chaired by Center Director Emporium Temjenkala.

                                                                                                (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)




            The University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (Grievance Redressal) Regulations, 2012 in the official Gazette of India on 23rd March, 2013 has given directives to set up Grievance Redressal Committee.

            Prof. Rajnish Jain, Secretary of UGC notification vide D.O. No. F. 1-1/ 2013 (PG) dated 5th February, 2019 has directed to have a ‘notice board/ flex board fixed near the office of the Vice Chancellor/ Director/ Dean/ Principal of the University/ Institute/ College to ensure publicity/ awareness of the establishment of Grievance Redressal Mechanism and Students Grievance Portal.

            According to the notification it would not only help reducing the number of grievances being received by the MHRD on the CPGRAMC portal but would also cut down the delay in addressing the grievances of the students. However, there have been representations by the Appellants/ Petitioners who are not satisfied with the response/ time taken in disposing of the grievances. In this connection, both DARPG and Ministry of HRD have emphasized that all Educational Institutions directed to take action on prominent display of information regarding grievance redressal mechanism.

            The order has directed to take the following necessary action:

  • Speed up the disposal of grievances and reduce the number of pending grievances.
  • Fix up Notice Boards at prominent places giving following details for the convenience of students and their parents/ guardians:
  • Name of the Vice Chancellor/ Director/ Registrar/ Principal
  • Name of the Nodal Person with phone number & email address.
  • Details of online grievance portal.
  • The Colleges affiliated to the university, if any, may also be directed to take above mention necessary action immediately.

            The order has directed to upload a compliance report at University Activity Monitoring Portal ( within a week by providing photographs by the Institution.


                                                                                    (Kiso, IA Tening)