Naga News

NAGA NEWS, 12th JUNE 2019

DIPR, Kohima

Wednesday 12th June 2019


            Nagaland Minister for Transport, Civil Aviation Railways and Land Resources, P. Paiwang Konyak officially flagged off the 2nd State Helicopter service on 12th June 2019, from Dimapur Airport.

            The high end configured Air conditioned helicopter with medical facilities has a sitting capacity for 13 passengers.

            With the induction of the additional helicopter, the Helicopter service in Nagaland will now be operating on 19 routes from the present 10 routes. 75 percent subsidy would be entitled only to common passengers and Medical evacuation cases. VIPs and bureaucrats/ government servants will not be entitled for subsidies as per the directive from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

            During the 2nd helicopter induction programme, Secretary Transport, Kenilo Apon said that the state Government has faced a lot of problems during the massive landslides last year, and had to engage 2 numbers of Indian Air Force choppers to meet the challenges of evacuation and relief, as the state chopper service was not sufficient. Taking note of the matter, Minister, Paiwang had taken up the issue with the Home Ministry, GOI, where MHA agreed to  enhance the flying hours from 480 hours to 1200 hours, he informed. Apon expressed gratitude to CM Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio and Minister Paiwang for their initiatives taken for the welfare of the people of Nagaland. The Secretary also urged upon the Managing Director Civil Aviation for ensuring that all pilots deputed in the state follows the standard operating guidelines so that the good image, trust and confidence of the people would continue to grow.

            Senior Associate Pastor, Dimapur Lotha Baptist Church, Rev. Chumben Kyong offered the dedicatory prayer.

            After the flagging off programme, Minister Paiwang along with Secretary Transport, Rev.Chumben, DPRO Dimapur and other officials went for a short chopper ride with captain Mukesh and Captain Nair.

                                                                                    (DPRO Dimapur)



            A new Sub-Registrar of Co-operative Societies (SRCS) office was inaugurated on 12th June 2019 at SRCS office complex, schools colony, Satakha by Minister of Agriculture and Cooperation, G. Kaito Aye.

            Speaking on the occasion, the Minister exhorted the people to work hard and be honest in repaying the loans taken from the banks. He also assured that if the people are ready do work then banks will help them financially. He also stated that the main aim behind opening the new office is especially to help the farmers and those who would like to start new ventures in the field of agriculture, livestock rearing etc. He also added that if the people are really committed and wants development then the Government is always ready to help but the people should also be ready to donate land without much conditions.

            The programme was chaired by ADC Satakha, T.L. Kiusumong Tikhir. Short speeches were delivered by Wepe Ritse, Registrar of Cooperative Societies Nagaland and L. Akato Sema, IAS Commissioner and Secretary Cooperation department and Imtila SRCS Satakha delivered the vote of thanks.

                                                                                    (DPRO/IA, Zunheboto/Suruhoto)



            A review meeting on implementation of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) and Urban Mission in the states of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim was held at Hotel Japfu on 11th June 2019.

            Economic Adviser, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI, Anupam Mishra elaborated on the implementation of RERA and mentioned that construction industry is the largest employer after agriculture and housing is the fundamental requirement. He said till 70 years of independence, there was no regulator in the real estate sector, however a Landmark Central Act- Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) was passed in March, 2016 to encourage greater transparency, accountability and financial discipline in Real Estate Sector, RERA is applicable to all the States and Union Territories (UTs) except Jammu & Kashmir, RERA protects the interest of home buyers by promoting greater transparency, citizen centricity, accountability and financial discipline, he added.

            Later, he also presented the status implementation of RERA:

  • Rules Notified by 30 States/UTs.
  • Real Estate Regulatory Authority set up by 28 States/UTs (Regular – 20, Interim – 08).
  • Real Estate Appellate Tribunal set up by 21 States/UTs (Regular -13, Interim – 08).
  • Web-portal operationalized by 23 Real Estate Regulatory Authorities.
  • Real Estate Projects registered: 41,380.
  • Real Estate Agents registered: 32,504.
  • Jammu & Kashmir has notified its own Act i.e. Jammu & Kashmir (Regulation and Development) Act, 2018, which is similar to RERA.
  • West Bengal enacted its own Act named Housing & Industry Regulation Act (HIRA); it is challenged in Supreme Court by a home buyer association; wherein MoHUA has also been made party and accordingly, affidavit has been filed by MoHUA in the case to annul HIRA.

            Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI, Durga Shanker Mishra gave a review on the presentation of RERA, Smart City Mission, PMAY, Swachh Bharat Mission, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), MoHUA. He deliberated on the status of the NE states and urged them to speed up the progress of the different projects and schemes for completing the urban flagship mission. He also advised them to take examples from other states by visiting and learning their technologies they are implementing.

            In his review of Real Estate Act, 2016 (RERA), he mentioned the importance of RERA, the relationship between the builder and the buyer, whether they are commercial or home buyers. RERA makes it mandatory for all commercial and residential real estate projects where the land is over 500 square meters, or eight apartments, to register with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority in order to provide greater transparency in project marketing and execution. He also added that this act does not conflict with land holding system of the State as provided under the constitution of India.  He further said that the Act provides benefit for consumers. Mishra asked the concerned departments that their major focus should be basic amenities, databases, power and electricity, social security of the State which can be achieved and monitored once they have installed Smart Command Control Command Centre. He also mentioned that the Centre has been proactively following the ‘Look and Act East Policy’ for transformation of North East India and that the Prime Minister has given a high priority for the development of NE region in the country.


                        (Siizo Kikhi & Takumpula, IA)



            The students of various school under Kiphire district were felicitated by the Kiphire District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) on 12th June 2019 at USBLA Retreat Centre Arehintre Thuyo Lichungse Sangtam from Saramati Higher Secondary School got 95 percent in Science, Longdiba Sangtam secured 95 percent in Mathematic from Loyala Higher Secondary School, Leo S. Sangtam secured 74.60 percent from the Zisaji Presidency College Kiphire and Thelemcha under Pungro Government Higher Secondary School secured the highest aggregate marks in the HSLC Examination 2019 under Government High School in Kiphire.

            Minister of Soil & Water Conservation, Geology & Mining and Chairman Kiphire DPDB, Kashiho Sangtam gave away certificates and incentives to all the toppers. In his short speech he encouraged the students to have ambition to secure good position even in the near future. He also urged the parents to care for their children and bring them up to be better persons in the society as they are the leaders of the future.

                                                                                    (DPRO & IA Kiphire)



            The Dimapur District Task Force meeting on account of introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine (RVV) in Routine Immunization was held at DC’s conference hall on 12th June 2019.

            DPO, (RCH/UIP), Dr. Rebecca Y. Sema, who gave a PowerPoint presentation on RVV, also highlighted the impact of Rotavirus scenario in India, WHO’s recommendation on the vaccine and why there is no alternatives to Rotavirus Vaccine. She also gave an overview of Universal Immunization Programme.

            DPO said that Rotavirus Vaccine is the only specific prevention against Rotavirus diarrhea which will be administered to the child in three doses, five drops of vaccine in each dose starting from 6 weeks of age and then at 10 & 14 weeks. The vaccine will be available in all health centres free of cost by the last part of July 2019. The meeting was chaired by SDO (c) Dimapur, Kikato Chishi.

                                                                                    (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)



            In Commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour, the Kohima District today launched the Quick Response Team under the District Task Force pertaining to Child labour at Deputy Commissioner’s Office chamber, Kohima on 12th June 2019.

            The World Day Against Child Labour, which is held every year on June 12, is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms.

            Launching the District Quick Response Team, DC Kohima, Anoop Khinchi IAS called upon the team to act on the complaint promptly and also to have constructive action plan for the conduct of the mass operation.

            The team also shared about the action plan for the conduct of rescue operation in workshop, Garage, Hotels and Restaurant etc. and also informed that if any child found and rescued from any of these places, he/she will be produced to the Child Welfare Committee where further decision will be taken care of by the committee. The team also decided to come up whit proper SOP in order to carry out the operation.

            SDPO (North), M. Yambemo Humtsoe, NPS also said that the team has to carry out survey and identify the areas before the conduct of the mass rescue operation and to shoulder the responsibility together as a team.

            SDO (C), Dev. Kohima, Shaying Sheu, who is also the Chairman of the District Quick Response Team, suggested for inclusion of legal personnel in the team as it involves legal matter.


                                                                                    (DPRO, Kohima)



            The monthly departmental coordination meeting of the Bhandari sub division was held at the conference hall of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari on 12th June 2019.

            Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari, Tiameren Chang welcomed new members and reviewed the last meeting minutes.

            Status of the ongoing construction of Traffic Island which is being sponsored by the Officers Forum, Bhandari, was highlighted by the construction committee which is also nearing completion. The house resolved to declare all educational institutions at Bhandari town tobacco free and decided that any activities of selling or purchase of tobacco products will be banned within the vicinity of the institutions.

            The members further deliberated on the genuine need of a sub- fire Station and fire extinguisher equipments at Bhandari and resolved to approach the competent authority for installation at the earliest.

            Renovation and refurnishing of the conference hall of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari was also discussed for approval.

            Highlighting on the activities of the line departments, Power and PHE departments stated that they are functioning well and the Medical department also informed the house that under the “Ayushman Bharat” programme, the medical department will cover all the villages under Bhandari sub division to provide health care.

            CDPO, Bhandari and BM SBI, Bhandari were entrusted to give Power Point presentation to highlight the activities of their departments in the next coordination meeting. ADC and Chairman had also once again reminded the officers to remain in station.


                                                                                    (APRO Bhandari)



            Community Sensitisation on harmful effects of plastic use and one day training on paper bag making was held at Council Hall Mon on 12th June 2019.

            ADC & Administrator Mon Town Council, Haizu Meru while addressing the trainees stated that the State Government has recently banned the use of plastic in the state and for alternative use of plastic, training on paper bag making was being organised in the district. He encouraged the trainees to train properly and start using paper bag in Mon district.

            The training programme was organised by District Administration in collaboration with CAN Youth Dimapur. All together 18 (Eighteen) persons attended the training on the first day at Council Hall, Mon.

            Jenpu Rongmei, Chief Functionary CAN Youth as the team leader, Mary Konyak, Sentimongla Ozukum, Marina Rongmei and Khongten Chang were the trainers.

            The District Administration is organising ‘Training on Paper Bag Making’ at Mon HQ and various Sub-Divisions of Mon District in collaboration with CAN Youth, Dimapur as per the following schedule: 12th – 13th June 2019 at Mon Town Council Hall, 14th June 2019 at ADC Office Aboi, 17th June 2019 at ADC Office Tobu, 19th June 2019 at ADC Office Tizit and 20th June 2019 at ADC Office Naginimora.

                                                                                    (K.K.Chim, IA Mon)




            With the theme, “safe blood for all”, the Medical Department in collaboration with Voluntary Blood Donors Association, Kohima, is organizing a programme on 14th June 2019, at Mount Olive College, Kohima, at 10:00am.

            Dr. Seyiechutuo Solo will be speaking on the importance of blood donation. The programme will be followed by blood donation drive.

                                                                                                (Takumpula, IA)



            The Kohima District Task Force (DTF) held an orientation programme pertaining to Child Labour and Adolescent Act under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Anoop Khinchi IAS at DC’s Conference Hall on 11th May 2019.

            While chairing the meeting, the DC said that in the present scenario, the child labour has been an alarming issue not only in the district but throughout the state and country as well. He therefore called upon all the concerned stakeholders to be aware of their duties and responsibilities and to act upon the issue as per the Act. The DC said that the child labour has certain regulations, which the concerned stakeholders should see and take action against the employer as per the law.

            Project Officer, Department of Labour, T. Chubayanger presenting on the topic shared about the present trend on Child Labour in the district. He highlighted on various Sections of the principal Act under Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 where he pointed out the new section substituted in Section – 3, which says “prohibition of employment of children in any occupation and process”. He said that children upto the age of 18 years were covered under this Child and Adolescent Act. He also highlighted on the “hazardous occupation and process in which adolescents are prohibited to work and children are prohibited to help” and “list of occupations and processes where children are prohibited to help in family or family enterprises”.

            In Nagaland, Chubayanger said that the main areas where the maximum numbers of children have been employed were as domestic helper or at hotel, restaurant and workshop. He pointed out that once the ILO rectification has come into place there would be a total banned stating that no children below the age of 14 years should be employed. He therefore stressed on the roles of various stakeholders to be performed during the operation and the provisions as per the Act.

            The house also deliberated on various issues of child abuse, a child who needs care and protection etc. and the provisions and law where the child can be taken care off.           During the meeting, ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa also said that mass awareness on the issue would be required in order to sensitise the people and to come up with proper guidelines, do’s and don’ts and how to go about it in the disrict.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Kohima)



            Tuensang District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting was held on 11th June 2019 in the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner, Tuensang.

            The meeting was chaired by Advisor, Information & Public Relations, SCERT & Village Guards, Toshi Wungtung.

            Reviewing the last meeting minutes in length, considering the backwardness and land locked region, the board decided and nominated Chessore as Aspirational block of Tuensang District.

            After reviewing the last meeting minutes, the board discussed the following agendas and recommended for the approval by the government – proposal for construction of marketing complex in Tuensang Town for local women vegetable vendors, construction of Primary Health Center for Chessore, Construction of GPS building at Hukir ‘A’ village, metalling and carpeting of district Jail Road Tuensang from SRDP, registration of Lunso Thulun Culture Society Muleangkiur village and United Welfare Society BPO Chare.

            The Board also discussed the Chopper ticketing service which is causing much difficulty and hardship to the general population so the board entrusted the NST department to work out the formalities.

            The Board also discussed about NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council) for Sao Chang College to be done by 2021.

                                                                                    (DPRO Tuensang)



            Chairman SDPDB Tseminyu and Advisor for V&AH and Women Resources, R. Khing lauded the Rengma HSLC 2019 toppers and the best performing GHS Tesophenyu at the felicitation program cum SDPDB meeting held at Tseminyu DB’s court building in ADC Office compound Tseminyu on 11th June 2019.

            Soben Lorin from Northfield School Kohima- top 6th position with Subject topper in English; Apenlo Jasu from DBS Tseminyu- top 13th rank with Subject topper in Foundation of IT, and Atyty Tep from BHSS Tseminyu-top 18th with Subject topper in Maths among Naga girls in the State were awarded certificate of merit with cash at the felicitation program. Congratulating the HSLC exam achievers, R. Khing said that parents, particularly the mothers, are extending full support to school going children, and therefore expressed his appreciation to the parents for their sincere effort in bringing up the children.

            Apenlo Jasu spoke on behalf of the achievers.

            The meeting also deliberated for further improvement for School teachers in Tseminyu Sub-Division, during which SDEO Tseminyu, Yhunyule Kent made power point presentation highlighting the activities under SDEO Tseminyu.

            Grant in aid for Christian School Tseminyu, put up by SDEO, was discussed in detail, and the Board agreed to recommend it to the higher authority.

            ADC Tseminyu, Nokchasashi Kichu as Vice Chairman SDPDB informed the concerned members to attend the inauguration program for the new Tseminyu ADC office building to be held on 21st June 2019.

                                                                                    (APRO Tseminyu)




            DC Peren, Sarita Yadav IAS has fixed 15th June 2019 (tentative) for District Convergence Action Plan (CAP) Committee meeting for Poshan Abhiyaan at 1:00 pm in the Conference Hall, New DC Hq. Peren.

            Hence the following members have been requested to attend the meeting positively: Administrator Town Committee, District Level PRI member (Town Committee), SDO, Project Director DRDA, CMO, DPO, DWO DEO (Edn), DPO-NRLM/ADS-WSSO/DPRO/AIPR, Sanitary Inspector, SDPO and DPO (ICDS).

                                                                                    (DPRO Peren)




            The Department of School Education, District Education Mission Society Samagra Elementary Kiphire and the District Mission Authority Kiphire shall be conducting the district Level VEC/WEC & SMB community mobilization training on 13th June 2019 at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall Kiphire town from 10.00 am onwards.

            In the training six representatives from village Education Committee under EBRC Kiphire & Seyochung will be participating. All the schools under Kiusem area have been requested to attend the training on 13th June. The following members have been requested to attend the training positively; Chairman, Secretary of VEC/TEC/WEC & SMB, one representative each from organisations, student bodies, & anganwadis, and also Council chairman, Secretary, Town Council Chairman. DC Kiphire, M. Shayung Phom will deliver the short speech in the training. And also DC Kiphire will release the video on role & responsibilities of SMC, VEC & TEC in the training the resource persons will be Chomlimong.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kiphire)



            A programme for distribution of Wheel Chairs, Crutches, Walking Sticks and Hearing aids was held at Ongpangkong Salang on 12th June 2019. The programme was organized by Care and Support Society in collaboration with CBR Forum, Guwahati. While the distributed items were sponsored by National Institute of Locomotor Disabilities, (NILD) Kolkata.

            Short speech was delivered by ADC Mokokchung, W. Manpai Phom, Welcome speech was delivered by Director, Care & Support Society, Imchawati while Asso. Pastor MTBA, Yanglu said the invocation.

                                                                                    (DPRO Mokokchung)



            Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Peren in Association with the Department of Labour & Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for implementation of Skill Development Training & Recruitment Programme under PMKVY have invited applications for free of cost Training and placement for selected applicants. Spot Registration will be conducted on 28th June 2019 at 12:00 noon at Zeliangrong Baudi Hall, Jalukie Town.

            Highlights of the Training programme:

  1. Free of cost Training under PMKVY2.0 Scheme.
  2. Training duration 3 months.
  3. 100% placement as per eligibility and merit.
  4. Placement available for the following positions: Cabin crew, Airport ground staff, Five star, Hotel Association, Cruise line (Attendants/Associates- entry level).

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Minimum class 12 passed/appeared.
  2. Good communication skills.
  3. Age between 18- 30 years.
  4. Ready to relocate anywhere in India overseas as per the company’s requirements.

            Hence, unemployed youth of Peren District can come and avail this opportunity. Interested candidates have requested to come along with their personal documents on the stipulated day.


            (DPRO Peren)



            Minister of PHED Nagaland, N. Jacob Zhimomi along with Commissioner & Secretary Water Resources, Nagaland attended the meeting convened by Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Government of India with the State Ministers on Water Conservation, Rural Drinking Water Supply and Swachh Bharat Mission (GRAMEEN) which was held on 11th June 2019 at Vidyan Bhawan, New Delhi. All the participating Ministers from the states had congratulated the Union Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for convening the meeting within a short span of time after formation of the new Government and also creation of new ministry called Jal Shakti Mantralaya (Drinking Water & Sanitation) and gave assurance to work together under his able leadership.

            The Minister, Public Health Engineering Department, Nagaland in his speech congratulated the Union Minister on behalf of Chief Minister and Government of Nagaland. In his speech, he mentioned that only 48.76% of water supply connectivity had been covered in Nagaland, and 51.3% remains partially covered. So he requested the union Minister Jal Shakti to assist the state in making the state fully covered by 2024, which the union Minister agreed to take up in earnest. The Union Minister interacted with the State Ministers of PHED and reviewed on the conservation of water resources in the states and the action plan for the immediate future conserve of water resources in the States.

            The union Minister addressed for corporative federalism among the states and for rational use of water in the country. He also mentioned that the Department of Drinking Water and the Department of Water resources have been amalgamated to the Ministry of Jal Shakti Mantralaya. The meeting ended with a brief note from the Secretary Jal Shakti Mantralaya Government of India.

                                                                                    (PRO, Delhi)