Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Wednesday 3rd April 2019



            The 32nd convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was held at URA Academy Hall, Mission Compound, Kohima on the 3rd April 2019.

            Delighted to be part of convocation program Director Higher Education Dr. Anungla Aier congratulated the graduating student for their hard work and in meeting the various challenges and completing the academic responsibilities. She also expressed happiness that IGNOU since its inception has been contributing so substantially in the educational requirements of the state.

            Dr. Aier stated that most of the higher education institutions in the state are concentrated in the main towns like Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung and very few in the far flung areas. However, she added that INGOU has been able to fill that gap toward empowering and igniting the young minds and imparting vocational education through their regional and study centres spread across the state.

            Dr. Aier opined that in the mist of all the pertaining issues like unemployment, social injustice, political and rising crimes in the state, one must live our life and find meaning despite of all the negativity in our society today. She said that one should choose one’s career targets very carefully and how to go about in perusing the target is also very important and added that without integrity, honesty, transparency and accountability there cannot be any genuine or real achievements. Therefore, she challenged the graduating students to set their target and priorities right and to charter ahead with a clear vision for a better future and progress of the society.

            While delivering the Report on IGNOU, Regional Director of IGNOU, Dr. T. Iralu mentioned that there were 806 learners, which comprised of 506 Masters Degree, 178 Bachelor’s Degree, 108 Diplomas and 14 Certificates. He also said that Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has earned recognition for itself as the most viable, economical and flexible option to reach large number of people. He added that the University has plans to conduct special drives to enroll education seekers from marginalised groups into their programme and as an initiative for the disadvantaged, free education is provided to jail inmates through 59 Jail Study Centres across the country.

            Iralu also briefed on the Future Plan of Action of the University here, in Nagaland, that they would design a regional based programme (certificate programme) on piggery production in collaboration with School of Agriculture, IGNOU, and Mithun Research Centre, ICAR, Jarnapani. He further stated that they would reach out and activate study centres in all the sub-divisional Headquarters of Nagaland to provide opportunities of higher education and to organize need based training programs to generate self employment opportunities as well as gainful employment to the unemployed youths. IGNOU is the world’s largest University and the Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates are recognized by all the members of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The University at present, offers 228 programmes of study.


                                                                        (Esuihangle & Takumpula)



            D.D. Goel, Special Expenditure Observer for Nagaland and Arunachal for the forthcoming Lok Sabha General Election visited three Polling Stations at Mishilimi Village under the 13 A/C Pughoboto on 3rd April 2019.

            Earlier, the observer interacted with the ADC & DEO Pughoboto K. Mhathung Tsanglao and other officials for election related matters and situation prevailing in the areas. During the interaction he said that c-Vigil is very important which every election official should be aware of for smooth conduct of the election.

                                                                                    (APRO Pughoboto)




            Training on Webcasting and Offline Videography Operators in connection with the ensuing Lok Sabha to the Nagaland Parliamentary constituency was conducted on 3rd April 2019 at Customary Court, Kohima

            Demonstrating the Webcam to the trainees, District Master Trainer for Webcasting, Moasunep Kichu stated that 28 polling stations will be set up as online and 6 polling stations as offline Webcasting in Kohima district. He further informed that out of 34 polling stations, 17 polling stations have been selected to exercise Mega Mock drill on webcasting on 4th April 2019 from 10:00 AM onwards.

                                                                                    (Akamla IA Kohima)



            Training for the operators of webcasting was held at DC’s Conference on 4th April 2019 and was conducted by the Nodal Officer for Webcasting cell, Tumben Tsanglao. 51 polling stations are earmarked for the webcasting out of which 28 polling stations are going online and remaining 23 polling stations will go for offline webcasting.

            DC & DEO Tuenang, Mohammad Ali Shihab, IAS called upon the trainees to work with commitment and sincerity and maintain good team work.  Election duty should be done with full discipline and technical errors should be checked for error free activities, he stated.

            In order to avoid the network related problems 5th April 2019 is scheduled for mock drill on webcasting at the targeted polling stations.

                                                                                    (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)



            Anoop Khinchi, IAS Deputy Commissioner And ARO Kohima, Nagaland hereby informs all concerned Polling Personnel drafted for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019, that four (4) facilitation centres manned by District Level Master Trainers (DLMT) are being set up at the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima on 5th, 6th, 8th & 9th of April 2019 during office hours to impart hands-on training and clear doubts on all polling related matters.

            Therefore, all concerned Polling Personnel who are assigned duties in different capacities for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and who are interested in getting hands-on training and clearing their doubts may avail the opportunity on the mentioned dates. Further, Nodal Officers of all concerned departments are directed to ensure that this information is disseminated to all Polling Personnel drafted from their concerned departments.


                                                                                    (Morotsung Longchar, IA Kohima)



            In connection with the forthcoming Lok Sabha election 2019, webcasting & off line videography training was conducted for personnel at Deputy Commissioner Office, old Peren on 2nd April 2019.

            During the training, Master Trainer, Sachui gave hands on training to the personnel on handling of camera and the process of installation during the poll day.


                                                                                    (Shahlong IA Peren)



            DEO & ARO, Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan, has informed that in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019 and the Bye Election to the 26-Aonglenden AC, the third round of training for Presiding Officers and First Polling Officials shall be conducted on the 5th of April 2019 at Mayangnokcha GHSS from 9:00 AM.

            Further, the training for the Second Polling Officials and Third Polling Officials shall be conducted on the 6th April 2019 at MGHSS from 9:00 AM and on the same day (6th April) training for Grade IV will be conducted at 12:30 PM at the same venue.


                                                                                    (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)




            DC and ARO Kohima Anoop Khinchi, IAS has informed all the IV th Grade Polling Personnel drafted for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019 that there will be a screening and briefing session on 4th April at DPDB Hall, DC Office Kohima at 12:00 Noon. He has directed all concerned to attend without fail and further directed Nodal Officers of all concerned Departments to ensure strict attendance of their respective Gr-IV Staff.


                                                                                    (Akamla IA Kohima)



            Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Phek has directed all  the vehicles owner/drivers whose vehicles were requisitioned for the conduct of 17th Lok Sabha Election 2019 from 1(one) Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency, Phek district to report to the transport committee at Local Ground, Phek Town as per the tentative.


Sl. No. Vehicle requisitioned under Sub-Division Reporting Date & Time
1 Pfutsero, Meluri & Chizami 7th April 2019 10:00 AM
2 Phek HQ and Chozuba 8th April 2019 10:00 AM


            Failure to comply with this order will be dealt with as per Election Laws.


                                                                                    (DPRO Phek)




            District Magistrate, Sivasagar has informed that heavily loaded vehicles carrying minerals like coal, sand gravel, stone, clay and brick earth etc. by heavy vehicles are causing damage to the roads and becoming concern for other public safety on the road, danger to human lives, public properties and also disturbs public peace and tranquility.

            Therefore, for the safety of public lives and property, heavily loaded vehicles carrying beyond permitted limit and movement of those vehicles between 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM is prohibited within the district of Sivasagar (Assam) and any deviation of this order will be viewed seriously.

            This order will come into force with immediate effect and will remain in force for a period of 60(Sixty) days.

                                                                                    (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)




            In view of the forth coming Lok Sabha Election 2019 and Bye-Election to 26-Aonglenden Assembly Constituency on 11th April 2019, District Election Officer & Assistant Returning Officer, Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS has informed that 11th April 2019 shall be a paid holiday for all Government employees.

                                                                                    (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)




            Having joined the Department in March 1984 and appointed as Chief Engineer (D&R) on March 2017, Er. Khose was felicitated with a farewell programme at the Chief Engineer Office Power Department, Tsiepfutsiepfhe (AG colony), Kohima on 2nd April 2019.

            Besides all the sentiments and emotions, Khose shared about the departmental achievement and experience in his career. He cited that the department cater a very essential service to the public, sustaining a critical sector to the state, yet lots of dissatisfaction and criticism from the consumers and publics are being listed out.

            He mentioned that the level of service satisfaction still needs to improve though infrastructure and organization setup constraint and limits their services. Government at the highest level demands and expect the department to perform on both sides on revenue and commercial front as well as delivering quality supply to the state which is the biggest challenge the department is facing.

            In Transmission sector the department have a robust network which is focusing on future planning, while in the generation sector of Power he advised them to have instant focus on generation projects and to have policies guidelines relating to land holding polices, water resource, coal resource and ownership issues.

            Distribution network in urban areas is a complex issue to cope up with, chasing the loads and the activities developing at such a rapid pace but with additional resources the operation system can be improved, he stated. Since activities in the department are co-related ‘teamwork with motivation’ can bring about a lot of improvement, the nature of their job makes them responsible because of their heavy work load however it can be considered as a challenge or opportunities, he added

            Recalling his past, he lauded about his senior officers and highlighted about their achievement in the department. He said the department has a galaxy of officers who have done so well in their own sector. He congratulated the new Chief Engineer, Er. Keviletuo Yiese (D&R) and also acknowledged the department for their gratitude shown towards him.

            Short speech were given were given by Principal Secretary, L. Kire IFS, Chairman NPSC Er. TS Angami, Commissioner & Secretary Power & IT, K.D Vizo President APEN Er. Penrithung Yanthan, SE (Revenue) Er. Moa Aier, incoming CE Er. Keviletuo Yiese (D&R), CE (T&G) Er. Rokozhalie Angami. Tagging him as the ‘Face of Power Department’ they appreciated his exceedingly contribution rendered towards the department and described him as a knowledgeable and intellectual person retiring with exemplary recognition of competence and a positive impact in the department.

            Farewell messages from the Advisor Power, H. Tovihoto Ayemi and Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, REC (Rural Electrification Corporation), Power Grid Corporation were also read out during the occasion.

                                                                                    (Siizo Kikhi IA)




            Urban Development Department in a notification has informed that the Government of Nagaland has set up a Kohima Solid Waste Management Authority (KSWMA) under the aegis of Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) for taking up the exercise of a regular Operation & Maintenance (O&M) for “Kohima Solid Waste Management Facility at Lerie” funded under ADB assisted programme, with immediate effect.

            A Board of Director (BoD) shall be constituted for overall monitoring, operations and technical support of the facility under Kohima Solid Waste Management Authority (KSWMA). The Managing Director shall also be designated for KSWMA.

            The Managing Director of KSWMA shall be authorised to take up a Plant Manager and Assistant Plant Manager for the day to day operation and technical support of the facility, to be hired on contract basis. The KSWMA will also engage labourers as required for segregation and operations of the facility. In order to build up local capacity, KSWMA can also consider to have a Deputy Plant Manager to be provided through Entrepreneurs Associates. KSWMA shall maintain separate Book of Accounts for maintenance of the facility.

            KMC shall also depute Sanitary Inspectors and other staff that may be required for undertaking the responsibilities being entrusted to KSWMA.

            Bye-Laws shall also be framed for the Kohima Solid Waste Management Authority (KSWMA) which should be submitted to the Government within 30 days for approval.






            Urban Development Department in a notification has informed that the Government of Nagaland has designated Zakiekhotuo Kiso, Office Secretary, Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) as Managing Director of Kohima Solid Waste Management Authority (KSWMA), in addition to his normal duties w.e.f. 1st April, 2019.





            The State College of Teacher Education Kohima will be organizing a seminar on the topic ‘Teachers : Transformational Leaders’ at Multipurpose Hall SCTE, Kohima, on 5th April 2019, 9:30 AM which will be jointly organised by M.Ed. 4th Semester and IQAC, SCTE-K.

            Dr. Watijungshi Additional Director, Department of Higher Education will grace the seminar as the special guest while Research Associate, SCERT, Benjungla Yaden will be the resource person.

                                                                                    (Siizo Kikhi IA)



            Personnel & Administrative Reforms Department in an Office Memoranda of even number dated 19-01-2018 and 21-8-2018 had emphasized, inter alia, the requirement on the part of all departments:

  • to expeditiously obtain the ex-post facto clearance of the P & AR Department against officiating-promotions carried out without the P & AR Department’s previous clearance, inclusive of retired and deceased officials; and
  • then, promptly take up with the Departmental Promotion Committee for regularization of such cases of officiating-promotions

            An office memorandum from the Department of P&AR stated that even after a lapse of more than 01 (one) year, departments continue to come to the P & AR Department for ex-post fact clearance in respect of officiating- promotions effected prior to the notification of Office Memorandum of even number dated 19-01- 2018.

            Further, there had been instances of departments grant ing-officiating-promotions even after 19-01-2018 without prior clearance of the P & AR Department which is highly irregular.

            Instances have also been noticed whereby departments had apparently waited for officials to retire from and only thereafter, place their officiating-promotions before the P & AR Department on the erroneous assumption that the sanction of ex-post facto clearance for such cases would be a mere act of formality – an approach which, obviously, is irregular and not acceptable at all.

            Consequently, in the light of the state of affairs brought to fore, all departments are directed that any such cases of officiating-promotions undertaken by the departments without clearance of the P & AR Department will be deemed to be illegal and the concerned officer will be liable to be reverted to his original post with consequent recovery of pay & allowances drawn.

            No case of P & AR clearance for such officiating-promotions should be submitted to this Department unless a proposal has been first submitted to the Departmental Promotion Committee for regular promotion and there is a reason to believe that delay is likely in convening of the Departmental Promotion Committee, and there are functional reasons for the need of officiating- promotion.

            The memorandum further re-iterated that the office of the Principal Accountant General, Nagaland, the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts, Kohima, or offices of the Senior Treasury Officers, as the case may, shall neither issue ‘pay slips’ nor process pension in respect of those Government employees whose officiating-promotions were undertaken sans prior clearance of the P~& AR Department, unless such officiating-promotions has the ex-post facto clearance of the P & AR Department and are regularized by the Departmental Promotion Committee.


                                                                                    (Siizo Kikhi IA)




            Personnel & Administrative Reforms Department in a circular informed that instances have come to the notice of the Government where officers and staff in the departments are not following the guidelines of noting as per Chapter-VI, Clause 31 (10), the Manual of Office Procedure 2010.

            As per the instructions, the dealing assistant will append his/her full name and signature with the date on the left below his/her note.

            An Officer will append his/her full name and signature on the right hand side of the note with name, designation and date. In the Civil Secretariat, officers from Under Secretary and above are directed to make name and designation seal to be henceforth appended in the note sheet below their full signature and date.

            Henceforth, all the Administrative Heads of Department and Heads of Department have been directed to strictly follow the instructions of this Circular.


                                                                                    (Siizo Kikhi IA)