NAGA NEWS, 6th MARCH 2019
March 6, 2019
Wednesday, 6th March 2019
STATE TASK FORCE REVIEW MEETING ON NID
The Directorate of Health & Family Welfare held a State Task Force meeting to review National Immunisation Day under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, I. Himato Zhimomi at the conference hall, office of the Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Nagaland.
Mission Director, NHM, Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru in his address welcomed and thanked all the officers of the department and members representing different departments for making themselves available for the meeting. He stated that the Intensive Pulse Polio Immunisation could not be held in February due to technical problem thereby it has been postponed to March 10, 2019. He also mentioned that the programme was started in the year 1995. Wherein, other departments such as Social Welfare, School Education and Information & Public Relations have been actively participating in their own capacity for the successful implementation of the programme. In this regard, he urged all the departments including the officials of Health & Family Welfare to actively participate in the exercise of this programme.
SIO, UIP, Dr. Ritu Thurr while presenting state performance and preparedness of IPPI mentioned that the state has 2244 booths in total for IPPI. He also stated that the Head count exercise is carried out by the departments of School Education and Social Welfare where school teachers, Anganwadi and ASHA workers actively involved.
SMO, WHO, Dr. Shiela Longkumer while delivering a powerpoint presentation reviewed the last NID (IPPI). She mentioned about the situation of polio eradication in India where India has achieved major milestones. In 2011, last polio case due to WPV was reported, in 2012, India was removed from the list of polio endemic countries and in 2014, India received polio-free certification.
She also mentioned about the unprecedented progress that India has made in eradication of polio but the risks still remain due to complacency, emergence of UDPVs, Areas with low populations immunity, International importation, gaps in AFP Surveillance or delays in detection of WPV and Delayed or inadequate response to importation. In order to intensify IEC activities, mass mobilization activities on celebrity endorsements, print media engagement, electronic media/television and advocacy and partnerships have been introduced, she added.
Preparation for IPPI- March 2019, sanction order issued on 11th January 2019, issued of logistics completed on 14th January 2019 and issue of vaccines completed on 14th February 2019.
WORKSHOP ON ELECTION EXPENDITURE MONITORING HELD AT KOHIMA
In connection with the ensuing General Election to the Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency, 2019, a briefing cum workshop on Election Expenditure Monitoring (EEM) was held with all the representatives of recognised political parties and media personnel at DPDB’s conference hall on 6th March 2019.
Nodal Officer for Election Expenditure Monitoring, Vineet Kumar, IAS, Asst. Commissioner highlighted on the important issues to be adhered by the political parties and its candidates and also the role of media during the election process. Besides, the register of election expenditure and maintaining of account, he highlighted on the major legal provisions related to election expenditure monitoring such as Representation of People’s Act 1951; Conduct of Election Rules, 1961; India Penal Code, 1860 and Instructions on Election Expenditure Monitoring. He also spoke on the importance of separate bank account of a candidate or join account with election agent (not with family members), where he stated that the bank account can be opened at least one day before the date of filling of nomination. All amount meant for election should be deposited in this account for expenditure, all expenditure above Rs. 10,000 to be paid through a/c payee cheque and all donations from single person/entity during election process in excess of Rs. 10,000 should be received by a/c payee cheque or draft or account transfer only.
On media related matter, Kumar said that the Election Commission of India is giving lot of emphasis on role of media as media plays a critical role not only for the conduct of free and fair election but also makes the task of the election machinery easier. Highlighting on the District Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC), he said that MCMC has been constituted in the District and State level, to monitor all the paid news of a candidate and political parties which will be accounted in his account or party account. He said for pre-certification, all political advertisements appearing in electronic media has to be pre-certified by the MCMC while advertisement in print media on poll day and one day before the polling also needs to be pre-certified. On social media, Kumar said that social media also comes under the purview of certification where expenditure on advertisement on social media is to be included in the final statement of expenditure. Political advertisement in e-paper requires pre-certification while content in form of messages/photos comments/videos/blogs/self accounts on website is NOT treated as political advertisement which does not require pre-certification, he added. He further stressed on the role of media for constructive and positive role, wide publicity for citizens awareness, important role in conducting clean election, “eyes and ears” for MCC violation and to maintain ethical reporting.
RTI AWARENESS PROGRAMME HELD IN TUENSANG DISTRICT
An awareness programme on RTI Act, 2005 was held on 6th March 2019 at Town Hall, Tuensang with resource persons Chief Information Commissioner(CIC), Chanbemo Lotha, State Information Commissioner(SIC), G. H. Ramlia and Secretary Nagaland Information Commission (Nic), Worhonthung Ezung.
At the outset CIC Chanbemo Lotha briefed on the Right To Information Act 2005 and which was followed by a power point presentation by Secretary NIC, W.Ezung. He explained about RTI and how it enables the citizen to participate, to seek and question the Government. He also said that if the RTI is applied in a proper manner it would lead to transparency and accountability. He also briefed on the process of filing an RTI. He concluded by saying the RTI may not solve all the problem but it is the first step for solution.
Interactions were also held with the resource person. DC Tuensang, Mohammad Ali IAS also spoke on the occasion. Welcome address was delivered by ADC Chaitanya Prasad IAS while vote of thanks was proposed by SDO (Civil) Tuensang. Camp court was also conducted by the three resource persons
(Tialemba, DPRO Tuensang)
INTER SCHOOL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION AT MON
As a part of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, Mon District Administration organised Inter School Essay writing Competition on 6th March 2019 at DC Conference Hall, Mon.
Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K, IAS, speaking during the prize distribution stated that, ‘to save the girl child and to educate her, the mindset of the people have to change first’. In order to bring changes, we have started the awareness campaign to uplift the girl child, he added.
Apo Y Konyak of Sacred Heart School Mon was the winner of Inter School Essay Competition. Alih P Konyak of St. Joseph School, Mon and Mary A Konyak of Eastern School Mon took second and third prize respectively.
The winners were awarded with certificate and all participants were also given gifts. Altogether 15 (Fifteen) schools from Mon District participated in the competition.
The competition is organised by Mon District Administration under the aegis of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP).
(K.KChim, IA Mon)
PRADHAN MANTRI SHRAM YOGI MAAN-DHAN LAUNCHED AT ZUNHEBOTO
Along with rest of the nation, Zunheboto District launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) in the presence of Relise Sangtam, SDO (C) at Assistant Labour Commissioner office, Project colony Zunheboto on 5th March 2019.
At the outset, highlights of the scheme was introduced and explained by the official of Labour Department official stating that the scheme is meant for old age protection and social security of unorganised workers (UW) who are mostly engaged as rickshaw pullers, street vendors, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobbler’s, rag pickers, domestic workers, washerman, home based workers, beedi workers, agricultural workers, handloom workers, audio-visual workers or in similar occupations. He also explained that it is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme under which the subscriber would receive a minimum of Rs. 3000/- per month after attaining the age of 60 years. And if the subscriber dies, the spouse of the beneficiary shall be entitled to receive 50% of the pension as family pension. A total of 12 beneficiaries were enrolled and PMSYM cards were handed over to them by the SDO (C).
DC PEREN INFORMS
Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sarita Yadav, IAS has informed all applicants applying for the post of DB that, there will be an oral interview on 12/3/19 from 9:00 AM onwards in the Conference Hall, DC office New HQ. Therefore, all concerned are hereby directed to report to the DC office New HQ by 8:30 AM with all necessary documents in original as mentioned below:
- Educational Qualification certificate.
- Proof of Age Certificate (Birth Certificate/ HSLC Certificate)
- Schedule Tribe Certificate.
- Indigenous Inhabitant Certificate.
- Experience Certificate (if any)
- Police Antecedent Certificate.
DC PEREN INFORMS
Deputy Commissioner, Peren, Sarita Yadav, IAS in a notification stated that the monthly DPDB meeting for Peren district has been postponed to 11th March 2019 at New DC’s Complex Peren.
COMMISSIONER NAGALAND VISITS PESHU VILLAGE
The reception program of M. Patton, IAS, Commissioner Nagaland was held at Peshu Village on 5th March 2019. M. Patton, IAS, highlighted some important facts with regard to upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019 in order to conduct free and fair election in a peaceful atmosphere. He also encouraged the public and the departments present to maintain self determination to do justice while performing their assigned duties and extend co-operation with the government for development. He also distributed Shawls to all the Town GBs and Area GBs during the occasion.
Advisor Fisheries & Aquatic Resource, Evaluation and Economic & Statistics, L.Khumo also spoke on the occasion. He also thanked the Commissioner and his Team including the other departments for their concern over the sub division.
Earlier, M.Patton, IAS Commissioner Nagaland and his Team also visited the SDO (C) office and held meeting at DBs and GBs Court Thonoknyu HQ.
SDO (C) WOKHA INFORMS
SDO (C) Wokha, Chonpenthung Ezung informed that in pursuance of Office of the Commissioner, Nagaland, Kohima for written examination held on 2nd March 2019 for appointment to the post of LDA cum Computer Assistant under the establishment of the Deputy Commissioner, Wokha. The following candidates have been shortlisted for Computer Practical exam. The date, time and venue of which will be notified separately.
Following are the roll numbers shortlisted: 1, 2, 14, 15, 18, 23, 24, 54, 60, 71, 74, 75, 76, 77, 82, 85, 90, 93, 97, 99, 121, 125, 126, 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 158, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 181, 183, 191, 198.
(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
DC WOKHA INFORMS
Vice Chairman DPDB and Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Dr.Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS informed that the monthly District Planning and Development Board meeting will be held on 11th March at DC’S conference hall, Wokha. All members are requested to attend the meeting positively.
(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
DIMAPUR DPDB MEETING HELD
The monthly District Planning and Development Board meeting for the month of March was held on 5th March 2019 in the conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur.
The meeting was chaired by DC Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol who is also the vice chairman DPDB Dimapur.
Reviewing the minutes of the last DPDB meeting, the Board today recommended the proposals which included opening of New School- Bloom Academy Eralibill Dimapur, Weekly Bazaar Society, Thahekhu village- Block 4 Dimapur, Green Ura group, Medziphema Town, and Keystone Education Society, Aoyimti Village, Dimapur.
In the meeting, the Board also recommended the proposal for registration of society for Great Commission Kids Academy, Naga United Village. Further, the Board members recommended the proposals for opening of new school – Tuyitu foundation school at Diphupar village and also God will school at Nihekhu, Dimapur. The board also decided to forward to the government with regard to the proposal for creation of new EAC administrative headquarter at Aqahuto, Dimapur.
With the mushrooming of several Universities, colleges and schools, DC Dimapur reminded the DEO and SDEO to ensure that quality education is imparted in the educational institutions.
Administrator DMC, Moa Sangtam while presenting the departmental activity highlighted on the project- ,” A better Dimapur” initiated by DMC with an objective to bring a cleaner, greener and healthy Dimapur through community participation. He urged upon all the officers under Dimapur district to be a part of the project.
PWD (R&B), Er. Talitemsu also highlighted on the status of the two bridges (Nagarjan bridge and the bridge over Chathe river behind Referral hospital) which are under construction at Dimapur.
Urban Development and district Agriculture departments have been entrusted to make a presentation on the ongoing activities of their respective departments in the next DPDB meeting. The meeting ended with a word of thanks from the chair.